16 teams started their journey in New York with one goal in mind: to raise the Summoner’s Cup at the Chase Center in San Francisco. After one of the most intense matches in League of Legends’ history, only two teams are flying to the West Coast. Worlds 2022 is coming to an end but there is still one more to go, it is time for T1 vs DRX Worlds 2022 Pick’em prediction.
For T1, Worlds 2022 is about legacy and reclaiming its place at the top. T1 has four of the youngest players in the tournament but what they lack in experience, they make up in passion and discipline. 2022 T1 reminds us of the glory days of SK Telecom T1, a relentless opponent, seemingly flawless. A team that reminds the audience why they love to watch League of Legends and the one team that all other teams wish to defeat. The hero and the final boss, all at once.
T1 had the hardest side of the bracket. First, it faced RNG, the team that took the Mid-Season Invitational title. What looked like a challenge on paper ended up being just a formality for T1.
In semifinals, the tournament favorite JDG looked like a worthy opponent. JDG took game one but after the second game in the series, its house of cards started crumbling. T1 understood its opponent, absorbing the pressure in the top lane and letting the rest of the map follow its natural course. JDG’s bottom lane couldn’t contain Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok, who continue to have an outstanding performances at Worlds.
The story of T1 is not complete without Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the Unkillable Demon King. While the side lanes fulfilled their duties, it was the man in the mid lane who made the difference with his pocket picks. There is no Ryze like Faker’s Ryze, no one can do with Azir what Faker can do, and let’s not even get into his Galio.
On the other side of the Summoner’s Rift, history in the making. DRX is the first team to start in Play-Ins and make it to finals. The first fourth-seed team from any region to make it to finals. After seven World appearances, it is the first time that Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu makes it to finals. It is the first time that Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon and Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo make it to Worlds.
Ahead of Play-Ins, Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon said that if the team kept their mental state healthy, they could win the tournament. The jungler wasn’t lying. At every stage, DRX has been underestimated, every win feels like a statement.
DRX couldn’t take down Gen.G in the LCK, every time these teams met, Gen.G had the upper hand. At Worlds, DRX finally had its opportunity for revenge. The solid performances of every single member of the team made the victory possible.
T1 vs DRX Worlds 2022 Pick’Em prediction
It is the duel between former schoolmates, Faker and Deft. One who is looking to keep his legacy alive and the other that is hoping to get his first title.
Both DRX and T1 are at their peak, evenly matched in every role. These teams draft for comfort and understand how to execute their compositions. Understand how to fight, when to push and when to retreat.
As close as the match is, T1 is looking like it will take its fourth title.