T1 are LCK champions once again, completing their third consecutive and ninth total domestic title. The winningest franchise in League of Legends history extended their title record by sweeping 2020 Spring Split winners Gen.G, and now lead LEC’s Fnatic and G2 Esports by two.
Many fans looked forward to the match as the grand clash between GOAT Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and Spring Split MVP Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong but the battle was not at all close. In the entire series, Faker died just once for a combined KDA of 9/1/19. Meanwhile, Bdd struggled to make impact either his Azir and Zilean and was almost invisible in the entire best-of-3.
Even game 1 which stretched over 45 minutes was decisively in T1’s favor, with every single lane showing up. Kim “Canna” Chang-dong had the most shaky performance from T1 overall, but even he had his moments in game 3, soloing Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee and initiating a lot of the critical teamfights that T1 needed to win the series.
Park “Teddy” Jin-seong was another super-carry for T1 in the series, peaking at 11/1/6 Varus in game 3, which ended with 15K gold lead for T1, 10 turrets to one, 21 kills to seven, and run time of under 30 minutes.
With Mid-Season Invitational cancelled, T1 won’t be able to convert this championship into an MSI win, but the team’s prospects for tenth title in Summer are looking high. Doubters about T1’s roster overhaul during the off-season have been proven wrong and if Faker and co. show another strong split in Summer, they will be once again considered World Championship favorites.