After a heavy defeat against LSB, Faker affirmed that only he can be the “hero” of T1.
The 2022 Summer LCK tournament is entering the final round of the group stage, the teams that will advance to the PlayOff round have been determined. In the final week of competition, T1 had to face two PlayOff competitors, LSB and former world champion DK.
Team T1 is showing instability at the sprint stage, which is clearly demonstrated by the two defeats against GEN and LSB. After the “weak” day of the whole squad when they lost badly 0-2 to the team right behind the rankings. Once again, in the midst of “in danger”, T1 most needed a locomotive, the Immortal Demon King Faker spoke up in the classic match with DK.
It’s not easy, a player can stay in shape for 6-7 years. But Faker always shows his “reputable” when he has to take on the main responsibility – where Gumayushi seems to be unable to.
Faker – The locomotive’s affirmation:
Entering the first game, T1 returned to the team to open the fight with Demon King Faker as the leader.
T1 decided on the team to “destroy” the opponent early, with the selection of a super strong bot lane pair in small skirmishes, Samira and Nautilus. Combined with that are Ahri, Wukong, Ornn – champions who open quick fights with their ultimate. In response, DK remained loyal to the “turtle farming” gameplay with Zeri and Azir in the later period.
After a failed opening phase at bot lane, T1 “reworked” in the Dragon area. Faker’s “Wind Kiss” situation on Azir, removing this chicken from combat, along with Gumayusi’s “Inferno Fire” swept everything.
With a “super open” lineup, T1 accelerated the game very early at 23 minutes. Constantly piling up control effects that made DK helpless, just standing still waiting to die. Baron and Fire Dragon and tons of advantages for Samira, the game becomes easier for T1.
Holding a “champion”, Ahri’s Faker constantly “kiss” the opponent, opening flash fights for the T1 squad. Along with that, “Fire Duong Hieu Trieu” from God of Thunder followed right after, the DK squad could only break up and run away.
Faced with the Fire Dragon Soul, DK is forced into a dispute. However, Ahri once again stopped the entire squad, holding a solokill with resisting the enemy champion Sejuani – Nuguri. An easy victory when Faker spoke up, 1-0 for T1.
Holding a general tendency to “support” fights, Faker is still at the top of the damage chart in the match, completely better than ShowMaker’s chicken. Contributing to the overall victory of T1.
In the second game, Faker was still given priority to choose Ahri and still successfully completed the task of opening the fight, dealing damage in the match.
Gumayusi’s better match, Faker’s fatal “Wind Kiss” situation in the mid lane, helped Guma “explode” very early, leading to a somewhat gentle victory for T1 in the final match of the group stage.
A very important victory for T1 – When Gumayusi and Zeus lost their form, the T1 team still had the super-powerful “ace” Faker. A true hero, the eldest of the team, Faker seems to be more suitable for this heavy responsibility. The T1 coaching staff should be more careful in choosing the lineup so that Faker can play to his strengths – opening fights instead of “drawn farm” options.
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