T1 Wins The ‘League Of Legends’ World Championship 2023
T1 secures its fourth World Championship title in the 2023 League of Legends tournament, with Faker making history as the only player to win four World titles.
T1 has etched its name in the annals of esports history by clinching its fourth World Championship title in the 2023 League of Legends tournament. This victory not only adds another chapter to T1's illustrious legacy but also places mid-laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok in a league of his own. Faker, with this triumph, becomes the only player to have won four World Championships, surpassing his tie with former teammate Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong.
T1's journey to the finals was marked by formidable victories over top teams in the playoffs qualifier and Knockout stage. Demonstrating their dominance in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), T1 stood as the last representative from their region, overcoming challenges from Bilibili Gaming, LNG Esports, and JD Gaming.
The final battle saw T1 facing off against Weibo Gaming at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. In a display of strategic brilliance and skill, T1 managed a convincing 3-0 victory. This win was a redemptive moment for the roster that faced a narrow defeat in the 2022 World Championship against DRX.
Game 1 Breakdown: T1's strategic prowess was evident with the selection of Yone for Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, countering Aatrox effectively. Their composition, completed with Lee Sin for Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun, showcased a robust mid-game focus. Weibo Gaming's approach, in contrast, was a scaling bot lane strategy. The game's decisive moments were marked by T1's dragon control and two critical team fights, leading to their first win in the series.
Game 2: T1 continued their momentum with surprising picks like Draven and Nocturne, maintaining pressure in the early to mid-game. Weibo Gaming's response, a double AD carry bot lane, was not enough to stop T1's advance. T1's gameplay strategy was highlighted during the third dragon spawn, where their tactical execution led to a significant lead and eventual victory.
Game 3: Weibo Gaming adapted their strategy, opting for first-pick Azir and Kennen. T1, however, remained unflustered, choosing Xayah, Rakan, and a counter-pick Akali. A crucial 5v5 clash saw Faker's Akali securing a triple kill, propelling T1 to a dominant position and sealing their championship win in the fastest game of the series.
Zeus was declared the MVP of the Worlds 2023 finals, a testament to his exceptional performance throughout the tournament. Faker's journey, spanning eight Worlds appearances and a decade of competitive play, has been a saga of resilience and unmatched skill.
The path to the 2023 championship was not without its hurdles. Previous years saw T1 finishing as runners-up or falling short in crucial matches. The 2022 finals against DRX were particularly heart-wrenching, where they lost in a close 3-2 matchup. This year's victory serves as a redemption for their previous losses and further cements T1's status as a powerhouse in the world of League of Legends esports.