League of Legends

Faker leads T1 to ninth LCK title win: Final placements

by Daniel Cleary
Riot Games

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Popular League of Legends organization T1 dominated Gen.G in the LCK 2020 Spring Split final on April 25, adding yet another regional title to their impressive collection.

After Gen.G’s surprising surge in the regular season where they managed to clinch the first seed in playoffs over T1 and DragonX with a 14-4 record, many fans were happy to see former world champion Ruler’s return to form.

Despite automatically securing their spot in the grand final, due to the LCK’s gauntlet-style playoffs, many still favored the experience of Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok and his talented T1 Roster in the best-of-5 format over Gen.G.

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Faker has secured his ninth LCK title under the T1 organization.

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Although many star players have left T1 over the years, Faker has continued to prove his dominance as the greatest League of Legends player by leading multiple rosters to regional success and it was no different with this iteration, sweeping Gen.G 3-0 in the final.


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While many analysts focused on the mid lane matchup between Faker and Bdd, it was T1's bottom laner, Teddy, who really shone in the final series, securing his third LCK title with an 11-1 scoreline on Aphelios in the final match. MVP honors, on the other hand, went to T1's Jungler, Cuzz.

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As 2020's Mid-Season Invitational was recently canceled, Faker and his T1 squad will, unfortunately, miss out on the opportunity for revenge against G2 Esports this year-round following their narrow defeat to the reigning European champions in the 2019 semi-final and now will have to wait until Worlds 2020 later in the year for their next shot at international success.

The final placements for the LCK 2020 Spring playoffs can be seen below.

LCK 2020 Spring playoffs final placements

Placement Team Prize
1 T1 ₩100,000,000
2 Gen.G ₩60,000,000
3 DragonX ₩30,000,000
4 KT Rolster ₩20,000,000
5 DAMWON Gaming ₩15,000,000
6 Afreeca Freecs ₩10,000,000
7 APK Prince ₩10,000,000
8 Hanwha Life ₩10,000,000
9 SANDBOX Gaming ₩10,000,000
10 Griffin ₩10,000,000