“Hello EU fans, I am back,” he simply replied, after beating Fnatic in the best-of-1 match, giving viewers a glimpse of what to expect from him in the coming weeks at Worlds 2019.
Despite the first victory over Fnatic, SK Telecom T1 still have a lot of games to play if they want to be in contention for that Worlds title yet again but if Faker continues to perform the way he is it will be difficult for any team to match them.
Even though they found themselves in the group of death, if Faker’s results at previous world championships are anything to go by, it would not come as a shock to see SKT top their group going into the bracket stage of the tournament.
SKT are set to return to the stage on October 13 for their next group match against the former MSI champions RNG in what is a much-anticipated clash.
The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.
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LCS Lock In: Stream
The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.
They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.
LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups
As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.
Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.