SKT T1 wins their third League of Legends World Championship

Written by: Renille Ace Manaog

Esports | Nov 4, 2016

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SK Telecom (SKT) T1 celebrated their third win of the League of Legends World Championship along with Razer. Their victory came with a $2 million cash prize and the majestic Summoner's Cup. They are the first team ever to win three of these trophies, and they did this within just four years!

The final round was held in front of a packed crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with millions more watching across the globe. SKT faced fellow Korean representative Samsung Galaxy in a best-of-five finals. After four intense games, SKT triumphed over their opponent with a 30-minute final game.

"Without question, this was the most important esports event held in the United States so far for League of Legends," says Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, also known as "God" to other summoners. "The fans, the production, the games and overall experience exceeded our expectations. To play at the highest level in front of so many people is amazing, a defining moment for SKT, Team Razer and fans."

Faker has been heralded as the "Michael Jordan" of League of Legends for his dominant plays and flawless mechanics. He is often described as the best player to have ever graced the game. Joining him are five other members of SKT; each of them ranked as one of the best players for their role.

"SKT reeled-off one of the most impressive runs by a competitive team in any sport, and they show no signs of slowing down," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "The talent and the preparation that each player possesses is incredible. SKT is a big reason why millions and millions of fans in the United States and elsewhere are tuning in to watch. This is truly a global phenomenon."

Team Razer squads have now won four of the six League of Legends World Championships. The annual finals is regularly the most-watched esports event of the year and has outpaced viewership in many traditional sports championships, including the NBA Finals and MLB World Series.
About the author: Renille Ace Manaog

Ace is a Potterhead who plays MOBA games at night and creates Science courses during the day. She is also a unicorn on land and a mermaid in water.

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