- T1 triumphs 2-1 over NS RedForce
- The team remains undefeated this LCK
- Two of T1’s members score personal and game records
T1 remains undefeated in the 2022 LCK Spring Split after its hard-fought and record-breaking victory over NS RedForce.
T1 is Triumphant
The 2022 LCK Spring Split has been a huge success for T1 as they continue their undefeated streak into the final weeks of play. Starting with a clean 2-0 victory against Kwangdong Freeks in January, T1 has continued its triumphant march into Week 5, where two of its players managed to break records for themselves and League of Legends as a whole.
T1 recently went up against NS RedForce and emerged victorious from the encounter with a well-played 2-1. This marks T1’s tenth consecutive win in the 2022 LCK Spring Split and cements the team’s place at the top of the leaderboard.
During game one, T1 controlled the match through pure aggression, forcing team fights led by Oner and Zeus. Faker played a crucial role here, successfully jumping in and out of fights, when he saw a good opportunity to whittle down their opponents, forcing them to re-evaluate their tactics.
NS RedForce proved to be much more of a challenge for T1 during the second game. Dread was the game’s MVP after picking Lee Sin, absolving himself after dealing only 800 damage in the entirety of the previous game on Hecarim. However, during the last game, T1 once again had excellent and aggressive map control, denying NS RedForce space to maneuver, and ending the game with a 10K gold lead.
T1’s Players Break Records
T1’s last match also marked a record point for two of its players. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, a real LCK veteran, competing in the events since 2013, played his 700th LCK game. During his many matches over the years, Faker won 465 of them, scoring 2,482 kills, and 3,682 assists. Meanwhile, Ryu “Keria” Min-seok recorded his 2,000th assist in the LCK, which is a significant achievement, considering he has played in the LCS for just over two years.
T1’s players were lucky to get good picks for their games. Both Faker and Gumayusi consistently got their hands on strong champions that managed to slip through the pick/ban phase. For example, Gumayusi played Aphelios, with which he has an 89-percent win rate on this split, according to Oracle’s Elixir.
With the final weeks of the 2022 LCK Spring Split drawing closer, there remains the possibility that T1 will end undefeated.