T1 is set when it comes to its League of Legends support position in the upcoming year thanks to an extended contract with support Ryu “Keria” Min-seok.
The recently crowned LCK MVP has been a vital piece in T1’s flawless run during the spring split. Together with the rest of T1, Keria broke one record after the other by going undefeated in the regular split followed by winning the trophy. Keria stood out enough to be awarded the spring split MVP, which is the first time for a support player.
Now that Keria is staying with T1 for the next year, the organization is set up for the upcoming 2022 LCK Summer Split as it chases a spot at the World Championship. Before that, Keria and T1 will be representing the LCK at the upcoming 2022 Mid-Season Invitational, where the team might be the biggest favorite to return the trophy to Korea.
It’s no surprise that T1 has been quick to lock in Keria for a new contract with the organization. At only 18 years old, the support is undoubtedly one of the biggest talents out there, known as one of the best supports in the world.
Despite having won his first domestic trophy and playing at two World Championships, it still seems that Keria has a lot of potential to grow. This is something T1 clearly doesn’t want to miss out on. During the recent spring split, Keria had by far the most assists in the role and really managed to enable the carries of T1 in pretty much every game.
Keria played the majority of his games on engage supports such as Thresh, Nautilus, and Rakan to great success. These champions allowed Keria to make the plays for his team, but he also had time to showcase his skill on enchanter supports such as Yuumi, Lullu, and Karma.
No matter what the meta will be at MSI 2022 or upcoming splits, there’s a good chance that Keria will be able to play it and succeed while doing so. WIth the newly signed extension, his contract will end at the same time as his bot lane partner in crime Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong and jungler Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon.
Keria will be back on the professional stage when MSI 2022 kicks off on Tuesday, May 10. T1 will be facing Saigon Buffalo, DetonatioN FocusMe, and Team Aze in the group stage.