Faker’s Injury Leads T1 to 0-2 Week

Just when everyone thought the LCK regular season was hitting its groove when all of a sudden breaking news shook the League of Legends world.

Just when everyone thought the LCK regular season was hitting its groove when all of a sudden breaking news shook the League of Legends world. Prior to the start of Week 5, T1 made the decision that Faker would need to sit out of the games that week. T1 suffered two losses last week without their star player. With no clear timeline on when the unanimous G.O.A.T will return to the rift, T1 will need to find answers quickly if they want to save their split. 

Current LCK Summer Split Standings

  1. Gen.G Esports (10-0)
  2. kt Rolster (9-1)
  3. Hanwha Life Esports (6-4)

Dplus Kia (6-4)

T1 (6-4)

6. Kwangdong Freecs (4-6)

7. DRX (3-7)

8. Liiv SANDBOX (2-8)

NongShim REDFORCE (2-8)

OKSavingsBank BRION (2-8)

T1 Woes

T1’s Spring Split and Summer Split have been absolute night and day differences. Their Spring Split saw them prove to be not just one of the best teams in Korea but also in the world after a great 3rd place run at the Mid Season-Invitational. The Summer has been filled with difficulties. Even with Faker playing the first four weeks, he’s indicated that the injury affected his play as T1 struggled to a 6-2 record. 

Poby stepped into the starting Midlaner position for T1 this past week after playing on the team’s developmental team. The week started off with a tough 0-2 loss to DRX before being dominated by a much superior Gen.G Esports Squad. As if losing their starting Midlaner and star wasn’t enough, coach Bengi resigned as well, leaving Tom to pick up the coaching position for a T1 team that has to feel morally defeated. With plenty of League of Legends left to be played, it’ll be up to their new coach to start turning things around. 

Gen.G Esports Barely Leads kt Rolster

At the top of the standings, the battle for 1st place is between Gen.G Esports and kt Rolster. Currently, Gen.G is in the top spot, owning the last perfect record in the LCK at 10-0. kt Rolster is right on their tail, only trailing a single game at a 9-1 record. kt Rolster is going to be spending this week hoping for someone else to be able to take down Gen.G Esports ahead of their rematch in Week 7. 

Either team truly could end the split with the top seed, and both teams will be a the top of their game to give themselves the best opportunity to do so. Gen.G Esports has the advantage. The only question that remains is whether they will be able to close out the season perfectly to ensure themselves the top spot. 

LCK Summer Split Schedule and Odds

All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Wednesday, July 12th

Liiv SANDBOX (+566) vs. Dplus Kia (-909) – 4 AM

Gen.G Esports (-3333) vs. NongShim REDFORCE (+1090) – 6:30 AM

Thursday, July 13th

Hanwha Life Esports (+248) vs. kt Rolster (-333) – 4 AM

OKSavingsBank BRION (+185) vs. Kwangdong Freecs (-244) – 6:30 AM

Friday, July 14th

T1 (-303) vs. NongShim REDFORCE (+227) – 4 AM

DRX (+941) vs. Gen.G Esports (-2000) – 6:30 AM

Saturday, July 15th

Kwangdong Freecs (-217) vs. Liiv SANDBOX (+167) – 2 AM

Hanwha Life Esports (-588) vs. OKSavingsBank BRION (+400) – 4:30 AM

Sunday, July 16th

Dplus Kia (-667) vs. T1 (+448) – 2 AM

kt Rolster (-1250) vs. DRX (+702) – 4:30 AM