In 2021, I cried and laughed thanks to T1. lol
All of T1’s official competitions hosted by Riot ended in 2021. T1, which has the largest number of fans, has no place where fans don’t pay attention.
Starting with living legend “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk, new players joined and left every off-season, and this 2021 is T1 that has sharpened and sharpened knives. It is a team that has an unprecedented milestone of winning three LOL World Cup titles, but its last victory is already five years ago.
He didn’t even make it to the LOL World Cup last year. That’s why we have to show something in 2021. “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk is never young among professional players, and there are now far more players who have competed with them in the past than in the game seats, holding microphones, joining the army, or looking for new jobs.
In 2021, T1 is also a player, but he paid great attention to the coaches and coaches. Rumors of T1 spread even before the official announcement, and when coach Yang Dae-in and coach Lee Jae-min, who won the LoL World Cup title last year, joined, people wondered what T1 would look like this year.
Looking at the path T1 has walked so far, there are not many times when he has shown the best and best performance from the beginning. I think it fascinated fans because it was T1 who always faced a problem and solved it in a cool way.
This year was not easy either. The two players were the only LCK teams to use all 10 players and constantly sought and tried new combinations and configurations. On top of that, the team’s leading star and veteran “Faker” was no exception. Obviously, there were side effects, obviously. As “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk was on the bench, fans’ question marks continued to increase, and fans also wanted to feel and know something clear about LoL pursued by the two generations.
T1, which finished fourth in the spring, was not easy even for summer. Even though half of the 2021 season is over, “Keria” Ryu Min-seok was the only player who could still be called the main player. In such a situation, fans’ complaints grew as not only their performance but also their performance was not good.
And July 15th. Half of the summer split passed, T1 reported the breakup with coach Yang Dae-in and coach Lee Jae-min. At this time, this was the first time among LCK teams and was never common. T1 held a press conference immediately the next day. However, Choi Sung-hoon’s answer to the day was like sweet potatoes eaten without cider. I just turned the implied words that breaking up with them was both the best way. It is natural that fans cannot know the exact internal situation, but it was regrettable that they were not convincing answers.
In the end, all that remained for T1 was to communicate with fans only with grades. Fortunately, however, T1 began to change. Canna-Owner-Faker-Kumayushi-Keria has begun to finalize the current main member, and his performance has gradually risen steeply in the second half of the summer.
Although he lost to Damwon Kia in the final, it was a move that deserves applause just to get this far. T1, which confirmed its advance to the LOL World Cup, beat Hanwha Life e-sports through a national selection and went straight to the group stage. T1’s performance on the group stage was outstanding. Their efforts were felt to the extent that I could understand a little bit of how much practice and effort they put into during the preparation period.
In the quarterfinals of the Hanwha Life e-sports match, T1 showed the highest performance. It was a performance that held the shoulders of fans who would have given up more than expected against Damwon Kia. However, Damwon Kia was also getting stronger through the LOL World Cup stage, and the semifinals of DK VS T1, which will remain in history, began.토토사이트
In the first set, T1 may have felt a wall. Obviously, T1 was really good, but Damwon Kia was just much better. If T1 was a human being who learned something through numerous efforts and training, Damwon Kia was just like a machine of perfection itself. Until then, much more people would have expected a 0:3 defeat of T1.
It was from the second set that the sincerity and efforts of T1 blossomed. In the first set, after the complete defeat of the standard confrontation, the mentality could be shaken and the pressure could grow, but the players laughed. And Yasuo, the mainstream of the LOL World Cup meta-standard, and Jillian Supporter, dubbed the best highlight of the semifinals, gave Damwon Kia, who continued to win all games, two consecutive losses.
However, Damwon Kia was the one who had a stronger endurance. If T1 had won the semifinals, T1 and “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk could be just around the corner of the record that would not be broken in the future. There are no players or teams without circumstances, but the last appearance of “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk, who was calmer than expected, came more three-dimensional. What did Faker think about then?
And as time goes by, the memory of the semifinals is bound to fade faster than the finals. It was too cruel for the two teams to meet in the semifinals. Nevertheless, the semifinals of the 2021 LOL World Cup DK VS T1, and furthermore, 2021 T1, will remain in the memory of many people around the world beyond Korea.
That’s how T1’s 2021 ended. However, the echo that T1 gave is still spreading widely somewhere. In 2021, many fans probably cried and laughed thanks to T1.