Is T1’s roster sticking together after Worlds 2023 win? 2024 roster confirmed
After comments from T1 players alluding to the team potentially having a different roster in 2024, fans have been nervous the Worlds-winning roster would split up. T1 have since announced their team for 2024.
T1 soundly defeated Wiebo Gaming 3-0 in the Grand Final of Worlds 2023. The South Korean team had struggled for two years to claim an international title. Before this Worlds win, T1 placed second at the Mid-Season Invitational in 2022 and Worlds 2022.
They said that they had experienced too much anguish as a team thanks to their close losses in international Grand Finals and that they wanted a new look heading into the 2024 season.
However, they might have changed their tunes following their resounding win over the Chinese giant.
T1 keeps their roster together for 2024 season
Mun ‘Oner’ Hyeon-jun and Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok were the only T1 players with contracts that don’t expire this year.
Three players on the T1 roster had contracts that expired on November 21, 2023: Choi ‘Zeus’ Woo-je, Lee ‘Gumayusi’ Min-hyeong and Ryu ‘Keria’ Min-seok will all be free agents and can take offers from other teams just days after lifting the Summoner’s Cup.
T1 was reportedly looking to retain those three players, however, according to South Korean news outlet Kookmin Ilbo. The players have had a decent relationship with the organization, and have finally put together a trophy-winning tournament run after over a year of almosts.
And they’ll be looking to do it again in 2024.
Despite valid fears this roster would be splitting, it seems that they’ll be staying together looking to create a new T1 dynasty that has the potential to recapture the organization’s era of absolute domination.
Though there’s certainly no guarantee that T1 will be as strong as they were at Worlds 2023 next year, fans of the team are surely happy that T1 have chosen to run it back.