SK Telecom T1 have finally found a win in the LCK after five consecutive losses. The reigning Spring champions came on top on the latest episode of the so-called Telecom War against KT Rolster and ended a loss streak that was dragging them towards the bottom.
Even then, the games weren’t very clean and can’t be described as high-level League of Legends, at least the like of which one is used to expect from the LCK. Sloppy mistakes were a common occurrence. In game 1, SKT held a 4K lead at the 28 minute but gave away a couple of kills at baron, allowing KT to come back for a brief period and even take a succession of turrets as a result. KT couldn’t hold to the lead, however, and the next baron engagement went decisively in SKT’s favor, eventually snowballing it for the win.
KT were the worse team in game 2 as well. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok played a fantastic 2/0/14 Neeko which paired well with an aggressive Lee Sin from Kim “Clid” Tae-min to take the series 2-0.
“Our results up to now are really bad, so there are many fans that are worried about us,” Mata told Inven after the match. “We lacked confidence recently, but with today’s win, we’ll do our best to win more to get up higher in the standings.”
While this is an important win that gets SKT out of the bottom two, it still means very little. SKT have lost to every single top team in the league so far and are only left to play Gen.G and Hanwha Life in the first round robin. If the second half of the season is similar to the first, SKT will very likely miss Worlds for a second year in a row.