T1 rounded out their 2021 LCK Spring Split regular season on a high note, taking down Hanwha Life Esports in a 2-0 series and extending their win streak to five games.
The bottom lane of T1 shined in this League of Legends series, nullifying the impact from their opponents with diverse matchups. Teddy and Keria are unstoppable and look like one of the best bottom lane duos in the world. While the result of this match didn’t change the standings, it did help T1 regain their confidence going into the upcoming playoffs.
While the entire T1 roster looked great, the MVP votes were awarded to Keria for his Tahm Kench performance in game one after being paired up with a fasting Senna. He was the frontline his team needed and his Devours saved his low-health allies multiple times. Teddy received his MVP vote after picking up Kai’Sa to dismantle his foes with an aggressive build.
This series began with both teams picking up the most popular champions in the current meta for various roles. While HLE had a stronger top side, T1 had a powerful bottom side, enhanced by the mid lane Seraphine for Faker. While the early game was quite even, once the teamfights began, T1 easily beat HLE due to Seraphine out-healing all their damage. Keria’s Devour stopped any killing attempts on Faker, and HLE fell in 24 minutes.
Going into the second game, HLE banned out key picks that destroyed them in the first match of the series. But that was not enough to control T1, who have shown that they have an ocean of champions in their arsenal. After the T1’s bottom lane got an early lead, they quickly snowballed and started impacting other lanes. After 30 minutes of pure domination, T1 closed out the series 2-0.
Following this victory, T1 (11-7) concluded their regular season in fourth-place in the 2021 LCK Spring Split standings. They had a shaky start of the split, constantly swapping between players. After failing to pick up multiple wins, the team reverted to their 2020 Spring Split roster with one small exception: the team had Effort back then. With Keria on the roster, the lineup looks much better and capable of taking down DWG KIA.
T1 will be back on the Rift for a quarterfinal match in the LCK Spring Split playoffs on April 1 against DRX, who they easily beat last week.
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