T1 has ultimately shaped the current League of Legends meta, with their consistent performance and insane counter picks. Other teams try to emulate their success, but will T1 fall against their own created strategies?
In a recent match between Kwangdong Freecs and the first seeded LCK squad, T1, five ADC champions were played in a single match. Could Kwangdong beat T1 at their own game though? That was the question.
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It wasn't long ago that T1 added their coach Kim "Sky" Haneul to their roster as a player due to international lolesports rules. This goes to show how prepared and serious the organization is to make it to the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational in London, England. Their consistent play and picks also make them one of the favorites to make it to the tournament.
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One of the things that has swt T1 apart is their bot lane and how consistent they've been. T1's support player Ryu "Keria" Min-seok is the mastermind behind their success, having one of the deepest champion pools in the LCK. Sure, KT Rolster support Lehends and DRX's BeryL are also known for their wacky picks, but Keria has been innovating and building the bot lane meta all on his own.
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On March 1, 2023 T1 faced off against Kwangdong Freecs and while game 1 featured Keria back on his signature Thresh, with Gumayusi pulling out his infamous Aphelios, game 2 looked completely different.
Kalista support was played once again by Keria alongside Gumayusi's Varus, but that isn't where the insane picks stopped. Kwangdong decided to match T1 in the bot lane, with Taeyoon on Jhin and Jun picking Ashe support. Their mid laner BuLLDoG, who was the first to pull out Annie mid in the LCK, also picked up an ADC of his own – Tristana.
The draft was weird and wacky, but did it stop T1? Hardly. T1 has perfected the duo ADC meta in the bot lane, utilizing the push and poke power perfectly. Not even the most recent support buffs have made a dent in the current pro-meta.
But it is important to note that these players are the best of the best and they are playing on teams with people they trust and have good communication with, which is why it's tricky to play these types of comps in your own solo queue games. So just remember what Keria said after their previous win against KT Rolster, "you are not Keria. Your teammates are not T1."