After a great run at the 2021 World Championship, T1 will enter the 2022 LCK season with a lot of familiar names including a few changes.
The 2021 season ended with an unfortunate top four at Worlds for T1, but the legendary organization will look to continue the momentum and potentially make it all the way to a trophy in 2022. The new roster was recently presented and it will, by all means, have the skill and potential to compete with the best once again.
The squad is once again led by Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok as the veteran on the team. Surrounding him will be many of the young players that also took part in the Worlds 2021 run, but with an adjustment in the top lane and a substitute for the support position to have a six-man roster.
The new support addition is Kim “Asper” Tae-gi who is getting a shot with the LCK team after playing for T1 Challengers during the 2021 season. The main support will still be Ryu “Keria” Min-seok, who played well this whole year. But now there’s a chance that T1 can swap between the two depending on the opponents in the upcoming year.
In the top lane, T1 has parted ways with former top laner Kim “Canna” Chang-dong to NS RedForce, meaning that the young Choi “Zeus” Woo-je will now act as the starting top laner for T1. The 17-year-old top laner played a total of eight series for T1 during the 2021 LCK Spring Split, but the spot was given over to Canna for the rest of the year.
Meanwhile, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong will continue as the bot laner after a monster performance at Worlds where he played instead of veteran Park “Teddy” Jin-seong. Because of this performance, Teddy will be seeking new opportunities in 2022 where he will play for Afreeca Freecs.
Finally, T1 will be playing with Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon in the jungle who has also proven himself as an important part of the team despite his young age of only 18 years old.
T1 will be back on Summoner’s Rift when the 2022 LCK Spring Split kicks off at the start of next year.
T1 will continue to be a roster full of young talent moving into the 2022 LCK season, led by Faker himself. The young players will be familiar faces but with a new substitute for the support position who could play a role during the upcoming spring split.
T1 roster for 2022 LCK: