T1 League of Legends staff tries Valorant, Faker surprises

Why did they decide so quite a few duelists?!??!?

Just after spending a thirty day period away from residence competing at Worlds 2022, the League of Legends T1 squad are back again in South Korea satisfying their livestream obligations.

On a modern November stream, leading laner Choi “Zeus” Woo-je was goofing all-around in ARAM and Summoner’s Rift, then Overwatch 2, before switching to Valorant — where by his teammates joined him for two unranked game titles on Haven and Ascent.

The five-person stack unexpectedly won the initial map even although they have been down 4-8 due to the fact the opposing workforce abruptly surrendered prior to swapping sides.

It was on the second map, Ascent, where by they had been pushed to their boundaries, and where the oldest player on the squad, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, proved that he’s nonetheless the GOAT — at least among the LoL squad — in a lot more than just one Riot Online games title.

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T1 League of Legends roster plays Valorant on Haven map
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As opposed to MOBA video game League of Legends, FPS is all about reaction time that necessitates a wholly unique established of mechanics, so their professional player competencies weren’t specifically transferrable.

Trailing 2-7 on to start with map Haven, Faker was read exclaiming immediately after that spherical, “Kids! I killed three on my possess!”

To which Zeus replied, “Hyung (more mature brother in Korean), you have a great deal of dollars. Can you buy me a gun? Purchase it for me! Invest in it for me!”

“I’ll place you,” stated Faker, which built Zeus happy.

The LoL crew then picked three duelists on Ascent: Phoenix, Neon, and Jett, and rounded off their agent composition with initiator Sova and controller Brimstone.

What they completely lacked was a sentinel, another person who could anchor website, flank, and delay pushes with capabilities — which was very sizeable for the reason that they began off on protection.

T1 League of Legends roster plays Valorant on Ascent map and loses, Faker gets MVP
Screenshot by Amanda Tan/One particular Esports

Soon after battling on defense, the squad couldn’t make up for the rounds on offense, and finally shed 5-13. Regardless of everyone ending with a detrimental KDA, Faker’s ACS was the greatest at 236, which is in all probability why the method named him group MVP.

What’s even a lot more exciting is that Faker on Phoenix had zero assists about 18 rounds, which is pretty scarce in a 5v5 group-dependent game.

Not bad for a 26-calendar year-old, the eldest on the staff.

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