League of Legends: In South Korea, T1 retains its title

Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee, star of T1 and esports, added a new line to his already well-stocked list. (T1)

Triple world champion in League of Legends (2013, 2015, 2016), winner of the last two editions of the South Korean league – one of the major regions of the competitive scene -, T1 retained its national title this Saturday.

The finals of the Major Championships in the competitive League of Legends scene follow each other and look alike. After a 3-0 for G2 against Fnatic in Europe, a 3-0 for Cloud9 against FlyQuest in North America, T1 ( “SKT T1” until this year ) inflicted a 3-0 to Gen. G in the final of the South Korean league this Saturday afternoon. The ninth national title of the most successful club in the world in League of Legends (also three times winner of the Worlds, in 2013, 2015 and 2016) and its midlaner star Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee . The third in a row for a team that has experienced many changes during the last off-season.

First at the end of the regular season , Gen. G did not exist against his dolphin in this physically disputed match (unlike the majority of sports competitions today), in Seoul, but behind closed doors, in front of a cardboard audience. Forerunner of what we could see becoming widespread in sport in the medium term?

More as dominant as in the past internationally, T1 will not be able to gauge it for a while since the Mid-Season Invitational – tournament bringing together the champions of the different main leagues around the world – was canceled this week . The next global goal for the South Koreans: the Worlds, in China, in the fall.

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