Faker continues to establish his legend.
T1 was able to tie Gen.G Esports with a decisive 2-1 victory earlier today, which brought them level in the LCK Summer Split rankings. Additionally, it means that Gen.G won’t complete the split unbeaten, which is a feat that has only been accomplished by T1 thus far. However, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, who achieved his 500th career victory in the LCK, values that triumph considerably more.
T1 has subsequently recovered from a shocking loss to Kwangdong Freecs just last week with two important wins: tonight against Gen.G and a few days ago against DRX. T1 and Gen.G are presently tied for first place with a 6-1 record, although Gen.G is still in front thanks to sweeping victories of 2-0.
In a twitter thread by LCK:
“In the hands of Faker is the pen that writes the LCK’s history.
for earning his 500th #LCK game win!! 🎉🎉
LCK replied to their own tweet with:
“🔥#LCK LIVING LEGEND 🔥”
If not for Faker, Gen.G would have been on the verge of continuing their unbeaten streak today. Gen.G completely dominated T1 in the first game of the series, forcing them into unfavorable team battles as a result of their superior vision versus the three-time global winners. If not for Faker’s crucial Baron steal on his Lissandra in Game 2, Game Two appeared to be following the same pattern.
With their backs against the ropes, Faker executed a hail-mary play by using his Glacial Path (E) to teleport to the Baron’s pit, eliminating Han “Peanut” Wang-ho on Wukong, and then finishing the Baron with his Ring of Frost (W). T1 quickly capitalized on this great opportunity to build a comeback to force a decisive third and final game.
In a tweet by LoL Esports:
“what if you wanted to do baron but faker said “no””
Similar to the second game, both teams were neck-and-neck and were only divided by a Baron fight. But this time, it was Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon and Choi “Zeus” Woo-je who deserved praise for their amazing performances during that crucial Baron fight. The third and decisive match of the series was won by their Gnar and Lee Sin combination.
On Sunday, July 10, both teams will return to competition with Gen.G taking on DRX and T1 taking on Brion Esports.