Credit: League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)

T1 still on God Mode: Keria takes T1 past Hanwha Life Esports 2-1

After beating Hanwha Life Esports, T1 are on a seven-game win streak in the LCK.

On Feb. 9, 2022, T1 faced off against Hanwha Life Esports in a game from the 2022 LCK Spring split. The league had just resumed after a nine-day break due to the Korean Lunar New Year.

Using Yuumi at the core of their draft, HLE drafted Exodia and beat T1 before the game began. With Zeri as a bot lane partner and Jax's lategame to latch on at that stage, Yuumi spent plenty of time strengthening her two friends. As they easily scaled, and as T1 learned the hard way that dealing with such a composition is impossible, they learned a lesson ahead of Game 2: "Ban Yuumi.”

As for the highlights: HLE's ace in the mid lane around the 22nd minute activated their composition, allowing them to take Baron Nashor at the 25th minute; then, SamD’s Zeri also sped her way to a Quadrakill towards the end of the game.

T1 went down 0-1, and it seemed like an incoming 0-2 defeat as Game 2 started with a 2-0 Tryndamere before the fifth minute. Although hard to deal with, it turned out to be not much of an issue for T1.

Despite the early fiesta, the team regained consciousness and outperformed their opponents macro-wise. Oner's Lee sin was continually tracking the enemy AD Carry, giving him no room to breathe: SamD’s Aphelios finished the game 0/3/0.

If close games did not exist before, Game 3 would have been the first—as T1 and HLE traded objectives and resources on the map. With neither team securing a clear gold lead, and despite HLE securing Soul point and Baron Nashor, T1 scaled, and Zeus's Jayce started one-shotting people.

Eventually, T1's positioning proved pivotal to their success, and Keria's Tahm Kench clutched a fight at the 46th minute with a huge save on Faker. As T1 cleaned up that fight, they took control and won the series 2-1.

T1 have kept their seven-game win streak alive, and they have Keria to thank for it. The support was the MVP of the series with his insane Tahm Kench gameplay, bailing out his teammates in dives and overextensions at key moments.