T1 versus the MAD Lions was a clinic. While T1 started off the series rather slow, they quickly ramped up and managed the fastest game at any international event, especially in a best of five with T1, the LCK second seed, facing off the MAD Lions, the LEC first seed.
While the game was not record-breaking, it was pretty close and it will remain to be seen whether there is going to be another team that can end a game with less time.
MSI 2023: T1 Dominate MAD In Bracket Stage
T1 might not have had the best start to the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational, but they quickly warmed up and woke up, getting better with every game they played. Faker reached a new milestone with 200 games played at an international tournament, but that wasn't the story of the day, with T1 decimating the MAD Lions in both game 2 and 3 of the series.
The fastest game at an international tournament was in 2019 when SKT T1 played against Invictus Gaming. The match finished within 16:01 minutes. This time around, T1 was just short of the record, managing the win oder the MAD Lions in 16:56 minutes.
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This does beat the current tournament record which Gen.G set with their game 2 against G2 Esports the previous day, but it has shown just how dominant the top two teams of the LCK are and has fans wondering how the upcoming games are going to be.
T1 will move on in the upper bracket to face off against Gen.G, while the MAD Lions fall into the bottom bracket to play against G2 Esports.
The next MSI 2023 match will be between C9 and BiliBili Gaming at 2:00 pm CEST/8:00 am EST.