The most well-known League of Legends player Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok has been sidelined throughout all of July because of an arm injury. Now, it seems that fans can finally breathe easy once more thanks to an announcement from T1.
Fans have begun to worry for T1, due to their loss streak in the LCK throughout the month of July. Faker, their leader and veteran mid laner had to take a break due to injury, but the first game after his return sees them take a 2-0 victory against Kwangdong Freecs. This has fans hoping for better days ahead of them.
LoL: T1 Make Huge Faker Announcement Ahead Of Monumental Match That Sees Them Regain Momentum
On August 2, 2023 T1 would face off against the last placed Kwangdong Freecs who have also been struggling throughout their LCK Summer Split. Ahead of the match T1 made the official announcement that Faker would be back in the lineup for the game.
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There had already been rumours that Faker could return for the game, especially when Yoon "Poby" Sung-won, his replacement for the month of July, having started for T1 Academy in the LCK CL this week.
Faker proved to be the missing piece in the T1 puzzle, as the team left Kwangdong Freecs no chance in a decisive 2-0 victory. Now, their fans can breathe a lot easier as their squad prepares to fight for a spot at the 2023 League of Legends World Championship.
Fans Praise Faker As T1 Shows Great Display Of Confidence
It was not just the team who looked completely different from their previous weeks. T1's fans quickly noticed that their heroes looked a lot more confident with Faker on the Rift. It was almost like the three-time world champion is controlling their minds!
Faker is also continuing his standout record with T1. Since the start of the 2022 season, the team has won 58 out of their 71 matches, losing only 13 of them. With Faker, this record shifts to an impressive 57 victories and only six losses. In the 2022 Spring Split, they did not lose a match at all!
One thing that clearly stood out in their latest match is how Faker drew a lot of aggression from Kwangdong Freecs. Most of their plays focused on shutting the 'unkillable demon king' down. This also allowed the other T1 members to play a lot more aggressively and confidently, which eventually led them to a decisive 2-0 victory over their opponent.
T1 have more more match left in the regular season, with their face-off against Liiv Sandbox taking place on August 4, 9:00 AM BST (1:00 AM PST). They are locked in fifth place and will face Hanwha Life Esports or Dplus KIA in the first round of summer playoffs.
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