T1 is going through a difficult time when the internal competition is not stable, the fans are constantly not supporting and mocking the “comedy” team.
On February 4, according to Vietnam time, in the framework of the LCK Spring 2023, T1 had another victory against the underdog NS with a score of 2-1. This is considered a much needed victory at this time to regain the spirit of the whole team, after the unbelievable loss against HLE. This result also helped T1, although not keeping the unbeaten streak like last year, still ranked first in the table with 5 wins and 1 loss.
Contrary to many people’s speculation, even though NS is a weaker opponent, T1 also struggled to win. Even in game 2, T1 made a mistake for the opponent to exploit and win. Up to game 3, the stars of T1 also had a very confusing handling phase. This team was even mocked for playing as a “comedian” in front of NS.
One audience member commented on the Reddit forum: “Looks like the motto of the LCK teams is to come up with comedy. Watching the last misses in game 3 made me laugh more than watching any comedy. Maybe T1 thinks NS is too weak, so they don’t play seriously.”
In addition to the humor from the players’ handling, the unstable performance of Zeus is also the reason why T1 fans are worried. In game 2 of the match, this player had a very bad KDA of 0/4/2, was often caught odd and contributed very little to the overall play of the team. This young player seems to need too much care from Oner when facing DnDn.
In general, winning against NS but T1 still left a lot of emotions for fans. At the end of next week they will face weaker teams like BRO and DRX. Hopefully T1 will take advantage of this opportunity to get virtual victories to continue to lead the chart, thereby regaining the trust of the fans.