After a shaky start to the match, T1 pulled off an upset in both game content and set score to advance to the winner’s bracket with one set to spare.
T1 won the third set of Game 1 of the second round of the ‘2023 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer’ playoffs at Roll Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Tuesday to take a 2-1 set lead over KT.
After taking the lead in the early jungle phase, KT managed to get a kill on the top lane to create a jungle difference, which they used to take control of the entire game. After an unpleasant start, T1 gained the advantage in the fight for the Herald and used it to take the Herald as well. KT went for a bottom dive to try and regain the initiative, but fell into a trap of their own making when they grabbed one of their opponent’s one-dills and all three players involved were caught.
T1’s momentum then picked up and they began to push KT back in every engagement, with a kill on the top at 21-minutes, T1 attempted a baron and succeeded in getting the buff with only one Alistar down. With the Baron buff in place, T1 began to solidify the game with a gold gap, while KT lost their momentum and completely lost their early momentum.
T1 went on a second Baron hunt that would decide the game, and KT was unable to stop them, giving up the kill and the Baron buff. KT tried to fight back against their opponents entering the tower, but even this was unsuccessful, and with victory on the horizon, T1 took the Dragon Soul and eventually destroyed the nexus at 32-minutes to turn the tables. 먹튀검증