League of Legends superteam T1 has finally returned with a dense 10-man roster for the 2021 LCK Spring Split. Even though Lee “Faker “Sang-hyeok has been labeled as the outstanding poster boy of the team, T1 has since recruited a young, bright-eyed battalion who are ready lớn conquer the league once again.
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T1 had a bittersweet finish khổng lồ their 20trăng tròn season. Despite winning the Spring Split with flying colors, Faker and the boys fell flat in Summer against teams lượt thích DWG KIA & Gen.G. During the LCK Regional Finals, the team had one last chance to qualify for Worlds, but failed to clayên the third & final seed.
“We just got lost around the summer season,” said T1 jungler Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan. “Everyone was down và it was difficult to lớn practice.”
The 2021 introductory đoạn phim showcased the entire ten-man T1 roster, and gave some fans some more insight on what’s really happening with the team. Faker & Park “Teddy” Jin-seong might be seen as the franchise players, but in this đoạn phim, we’re finally able to lớn see the various faces that trang điểm the Korean squad.
T1 recently fielded a younger squad with the likes of Choi “Ellim” El-llặng, Lee “Clozer” Ju-hyeon, và Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong along with new T1 tư vấn Ryu “Keria” Min-seok. Despite being less experienced, the team was able to lớn bring home page a 2-1 win against a refreshed Hanwha Life Esports.
Now sporting a mix of phenomenal rookies và the league’s best veterans, T1 is here lớn welcome a new generation in the more competitive sầu league.
“With how many young players we have sầu, I think we have sầu a very friendly atmosphere, and it’s nice to lớn see,” said Faker. “There are a lot more weirdos on the team so we’re all a little hyped up.”
Clozer, Ellyên, và Gumayutê mê have sầu had their fair chia sẻ of LCK appearances as substitutes in previous years. The three will be joined by former Academy teammates Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon and Choi “Zeus” Woo-je.
While Oner might just be a rookie, expectations are running high for the third T1 jungler. With both Cuzz và Elllặng being the preferred & more experienced picks, Oner’s looking to lớn practice his hardest so he doesn’t fall behind.
With the team stacking on all roles except support, the younger players are definitely feeling the pressure. Now that Clozer is the team’s second mid laner, he stated that the presence of Faker is one of good influence, keeping hyên ổn in check with his motivation and practice.
When asked about the coaches, the players found hope in the ex-DWG coaching duo of Lee “Zefa” Jae-min & Yang “Daeny” Dae-in. As Zefa was a former T1 coach, his return after winning Worlds 20trăng tròn was a definite win for Faker.
“Coach Zefa is always very proactive sầu about the game and that hasn’t changed,” stated Faker. “Coach Daeny is also very passionate about the game và he’s always trying new things with the players khổng lồ find new directions of play.”
Showcasing a new & improved line-up, T1 is more than confident lớn dominate the 2021 Spring Split. Though the Korean league is known khổng lồ have sầu slower-paced gameplay & longer matches, Cuzz and Gumayuđam mê were quick to lớn point out that T1 2021 is way more aggressive.
As for Faker, he sees this season as a well-needed restart for T1 that will help bring T1 baông xã lớn the top.
“As the new franchise system has been implemented, there are a lot of new teams, và we also have a lot of new players, so I’m looking at this year like it’s a fresh start,” concluded Faker. “Most importantly, I hope we win a lot.”
T1 will face rivals Gen.G on January 21 for Week 2 of the 2021 LCK Spring Split.