SK Telecom T1 reach the third consecutive League of Legends World Championship final

SK Telecom T1 narrowly avoided World Championship elimination in a close-fought semifinal match against Royal Never Give Up earlier today.

As this year’s World Championship semifinals grew closer, this matchup accumulated more and more question marks. On the surface, this series seemed to be slightly in RNG’s favor. The Chinese second seed conquered a tough group stage, and crushed Fnatic in the quarterfinals.

SKT, on the other hand, looked shaky. The Korean team’s early game problems resurfaced throughout this tournament, which made for very close games. SKT just barely beat European second seed Misfits in their quarterfinal match last week.

But SKT are three-time world champions. As a team known to make great adjustments throughout major tournaments, SKT could never be counted out.

As this series began, however, concerns quickly popped up for SKT. One player on SKT was unwilling to lose this series to RNG: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.

Placed on Galio in all five games this series, Faker refused to let SKT’s World Championship run end in the semifinals. Through crucial stuns and perfectly timed ultimate’s, Faker secured many team fight victories for SKT.

Even with Faker’s monstrous Galio play, SKT still struggled to find consistency in their team fights. RNG, a team incredible at skirmish play, fought back and won many team fights themselves. These back-and-forth fights are what brought this series to five games before SKT’s ultimate victory.

Now qualified for the organization’s fourth World Championship final, SKT’s await the name of their future opponent, who will be revealed on Oct. 29 when Team WE face Samsung Galaxy in the tournament’s second semifinal match.

Jalal Tarabulsy

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