Esports titan T1 is moments away from the possibility of an undefeated regular split in the LCK. Can T1 truly pull off the perfect split?
The possibility of a T1 perfect split stands as a distinct possibility, with the Korean organization standing at 17-0 for the split so far. The LCK, Korea’s franchised league, plays best-of-three matches for the regular season, unlike LEC and LCS. T1 have made it through seventeen entire series without being defeated, and only a single match stands between them and history.
After defeating Liiv SANDBOX in a dominant showing on March 18, T1 stands with only a single game between it and the unprecedented possibility of an undefeated split. T1 has tied its own record of 17 series wins over the course of a regular split with its victory over SANDBOX.
The team’s central figure and star is the most decorated player in the history of the game, League of Legends’ unkillable demon king, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Faker continues to be a titan out of time, unmatched in the length of his stellar career and the consistency of his excellence. The multi-time world champion has seen many different rosters under the SKT banner.
This time he’s joined by Choi “Zeus” Woo-je in top lane, jungler Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon, and the allstar duo of Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeon and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok in marksman and support roles respectively. The team has been in top form, working as a cohesive unit to best their opponents in multi-game series over and over. Much of T1’s identity this split has come from Faker working in tandem with Oner’s aggressive jungle pool of high-agency skirmishers and Zeus’ versatile carry options.
Every member of the team has been performing incredibly well, with Gumayusi serving as a consistent carry that helps T1 index heavily on individually outplaying its opponents. The last match standing between the team and an undefeated split is against DRX, who are tied for third place at the time of writing.
The match will take place on Sunday, March 20. T1 has every reason to be expected to make history at the end of the week, and fans who can catch the games should watch the potentially historic moment in LoL esports.