After 10 years of ups and downs of the LCK, T1 or SKT T1 in the past has always been the focus of attention whenever people mention this tournament, from the recent Oner hit drama incident to the media scandals. in the past, so why is T1 always such a hot name?
Before the era of SKT T1, the Korean Esports background was not really outstanding, they dominated Starcraft II but did not have success in other top Esport games like Dota, CS 1.6, etc. Until 2012, when Chung The League of Legends World End has expanded to the Korean region, the teams from the land of Kim Chi have been highly appreciated. Koreans’ trust in the NaJin Sword or Azubu Frost has not been reciprocated. However, in 2013, SKT T1 appeared as the light at the end of the tunnel, bringing the first Summoner’s Cup to Korea and opening a new era for the country’s League of Legends. The legacy that SKT T1 left behind has almost turned Korea into a leading League of Legends powerhouse in the world.
With 10 times LCK champion, 2 times MSI and especially 3 times World Championship, T1 or SKT T1 is definitely the most successful team in the history of League of Legends in general and Korea in particular. There were times when they seemed to have fallen, but Faker and his teammates always knew how to come back at the right time. SKT is also the name that nurtures talented generations of Korean League of Legends, which is the legendary 2015 lineup to the recent excellent youth like Zeus, Gumayusi, Oner, etc. The position of T1 is indisputable. With our tendency to always look at the biggest, flashiest things, the successes of the T1 empire completely eclipsed other teams. This is also part of the reason why T1 always attracts the media, the dramas that revolve around this team are always “trimmed to big”.
T1’s 2013 World Championship victory ushered in a golden age for Korean League of Legends
“Demon King” Faker:
Referring to T1 is also referring to Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok – a great player in terms of both achievements and personality. He was the one who started the SKT T1 empire, witnessed every turning point of the team and is still playing at the highest level, a true GOAT (Greatest of All Time). of the League of Legends. Faker has always been praised for his humble personality, he has never been proud or acted in contempt of his opponents, the Demon King has always been respected by his colleagues. The large number of views of the LCK is probably also due to the fact that people want to see Faker play and contribute to the red shirt, which CEO Gen G once admitted “I think all teams (including of course) ourselves), players and leagues should do a better job of conveying information about young players, new rookies on media platforms such as social networks in a comprehensive way. Otherwise, we’ll be in big trouble when Faker decides to retire and quit the game!”
Because of its success, the number of fans of T1 is extremely large, they are very proud of the success of their beloved team, but also very “bloody”. It cannot be denied that T1 fans have a strong love for their team, but sometimes that love turns into extremes that damage the T1 brand in the eyes of the public. They are not afraid to insult or lower the reputation of other teams, the LCK fan community also seems to be split into two halves: Fan and Anti T1. Obviously, this is not T1’s fault, but they themselves are used as bait to create dramas where the error is not originally from T1. It can be mentioned that Korean Netizens accused T1 of scrim (closed episode) with EDG before the final match of Worlds 2021, leading to a 3-2 loss to DWG – Korea’s new hope and making T1 isolated and unable to scrim with the top LCK teams during MSI 2022. Or the drama in the recent T1 vs HLE match, when the name T1 was once again used as a shield for a series of weaknesses of the team. arbitration led to heated controversies of the online community.Conclude:
T1 currently owns a young squad that is gradually entering maturity, combined with the experience of “Demon King” Faker – The ambition of the whole team is certainly not only in the LCK, or the MSI runner-up, but certainly is the 4th world championship cup so that their legend will live on forever!
See also: League of Legends: ‘Lightning of Zaun’ – Does Zeri have to choose the right rank climbing?