A new record has been set for the fastest international League of Legends match ever, as Invictus Gaming shut down SK Telecom T1 at MSI 2019 in less than 16 minutes.
Invictus Gaming are considered heavy favorites for the Mid-Season Invitational 2019 after their consistent performances leading into the event since winning Worlds 2018 back in November 2018.
Since SK Telecom T1 failed to qualify for Worlds 2018, the matchup of Faker and Rookie in the mid lane was one fans were looking forward to for quite a while as many considered them the two best players in the world.
The two teams finally met in the group stage in Vietnam for their first best of one series clash in the double round robin format at MSI 2019.
Hopes were quickly cut short for SKT fans, however, as a few early kills snowballed into a dominant start from Invictus Gaming which saw them closing out the best of one in just under 16 minutes.
The performance from Invictus smashed the record for the fastest professional International League of Legends match ever while setting a new record of 15 minutes and 57 seconds.
This came as a shock to many fans as SK Telecom T1 were seen by many as a top team coming into this tournament and given their history as being the most successful organization in League of Legends history with three World Championship wins.
SK Telecom T1 are still not out of the tournament despite losing both games to Invictus Gaming and are expected to qualify for the knockout stage while currently sat at third place in the group with a 2-2 record.
They will have to bounce back quickly, however, as their next two matches consists of G2 Esports and Team Liquid, who have both proven that they are capable of potentially making a run at this event.