Gen.G and KT Rolster will compete for tickets to the finals of the popular e-sports league ‘League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)’ Spring. The team that wins in the 4th round of the ‘2023 LCK’ spring playoffs on the 8th will compete for the championship cup against T1, who went directly to the finals on the 9th. Attention is focusing on whether T1 and Gen.G’s third consecutive final will be held, or whether the first derby in six years will be held.
According to the LCK on the 3rd, T1, which had an overwhelming 17-1 record in the LCK spring regular season, set a record of advancing to the finals 4 times in a row. On the 1st, in the 3rd round of the playoffs held at the LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Gen. G defeated Gen.G 3-1 and made it to the finals.
T1 took the 1st and 2nd sets against top laner Woo-Jae “Zeus” Choi and long-distance dealer Min-Hyeong “Kumayushi” Lee. Genji, who showed his back, seemed to be shaky as he gave 3 sets, but veteran mid laner “Faker” Sang-hyeok, who celebrated his debut 10 years, finished the match with an active performance in the 4th set.
Thanks to this, T1 was confirmed as the LCK representative for the ‘Mid-Season Invitational’ (MSI) to be held in London, England in May following the first settlement in the spring finals.
Lee Sang-hyeok said, “I have another record, I am grateful,” and “I will prepare hard for the remaining week and show my best performance.”
Gen.G got another chance thanks to the double elimination method introduced this time with the intention of giving the losing team a chance. If we win the match against KT on the 8th, we will meet again with T1 in the finals.
If Gen.G beats KT and faces T1, the same team will face off in the finals three times in a row. This is a record that has never been seen before.
T1 and Gen.G are destined rivals. T1 won last year’s spring finals and Gen.G won the summer finals. In the two head-to-head matches in the spring regular season this year, T1 laughed.
KT defeated Hanwha Life Insurance Esports 3-1 in the 3rd round of the playoffs held at the LCK Arena on the 2nd and fought Gen.G for one remaining ticket to the finals. 바카라
At the beginning of the season, Liv Sandbox was considered a ‘dark horse’, but KT took over the baton after being eliminated early in the first game of the playoffs.
The last time KT reached the final was in the summer of 2018. This is the best performance since the introduction of the franchise system in 2021.
There have been three telecom derby finals between KT and T1, and T1 has won all of them. The spring finals held at Samsan World Gymnasium in 2017 were the last.
KT, who beat Gen.G in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the regular season, is full of confidence. KT Jungle ‘Curz’ Woo-chan Moon said, “I won twice before, but I can’t be careless. I have good memories in Jamsil, so I think I can prepare well.”
The biggest surprise in this tournament was the elimination of D+Kia in the first round of the playoffs. D+Kia raised expectations to the extent that it was selected as a strong candidate for the championship by 5 out of 10 teams at Media Day, which was held ahead of the opening of the spring.
Tickets to watch the final match between KT and Gen.G, which starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on the 8th, can be purchased at Interpark from 3:00 p.m. on the same day. It is divided into R, S, and A seats, and the prices are 50,000 won, 40,000 won, and 30,000 won, respectively.
Tickets for the final final, which will be held at the same place on the 9th, will be available from 3pm on the 6th, and the price is 80,000 won for R seats, 60,000 won for S seats, and 40,000 won for A seats.