LoL: Faker Returns With a Win
The G.O.A.T., who was sidelined for weeks due to a wrist injury, returned to the stage to the anticipation of millions.
The Struggle Behind T1
The T1 team has endured a series of incredibly difficult rounds filled with losses. The three-time world champion announced at a 6-2 standing that he had to miss the following weeks due to a wrist injury, with Poby from the academy team replacing him. The young talent was thrown into the deep end in an instant, where he almost immediately sunk. The team and the new mid laner gasped for air, but their luck was that the matches among the teams at the bottom of the table worked out so well that the playoffs were not in danger. Despite scoring 1-7 in their last 8 games with Oner and others, the club managed to endure their legend's forced rest.
Faker is Back, T1 vs KDF (2-0)
T1 devastated the league's last place, with the two matches lasting a total of 47 minutes and 23 seconds. Although the Bo3 started a bit rusty for the best LoL player ever, his teammates pulled him out of the rut. In the rematch, there was no complaint about any T1 player, allowing Kwangdong Freecs only 3 kills and 2 towers.
The Impact of Faker's Return
It's important to note that T1 had a record of 57-6 with Faker in the last four splits, but they suffered more defeats in 3 weeks with Poby on the team. The LoL record holder has an astonishing effect on his teammates' individual gameplay and macro-level decision making. There's no doubt that this team, with him, forms a complete whole. Regardless of his statistics, he still appears irreplaceable. In addition to the 2-0 victory, T1 fans can also celebrate that Gumayusi achieved his 1000th kill in the LCK, making him the 25th pro to reach this milestone. Moreover, Keria secured 7th place on the all-time list with his 3500th assist.
What's Next for Faker?
In the regular season, there is still one Bo3 left for Faker. On Friday from 10:00, the 27-year-old veteran mid laner can be seen against Liiv SANDBOX in the Ravine.
In conclusion, the return of the iconic player, Faker, to the T1 team after a wrist injury has rejuvenated the team's performance. His significant influence on his teammates' gameplay and decision-making led to a triumphant 2-0 victory against KDF, further underscoring his irreplaceability. As the regular season draws to a close, all eyes are on Faker and T1 as they gear up for their final Bo3 against Liiv SANDBOX. The milestones achieved by Gumayusi and Keria during this period further highlight the team's strength and potential.
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