T1's Unusual Bot Lane Strategy Fails To Get Them The Win In 2023 LCK Spring Split

T1s Humayun and Beria played a Riggs Join mix. This was the very first time we've seen Riggs in the 2023 LCK Spring Split so far, according to League statistics site Oracles Elixir. On the other hand, the audience saw Join in an uncommon assistance role for the 2nd time this split, as he was previously selected by Hanna Life Life.

That was all she wrote for T1 though, who lost the following two video games, mostly due to more powerful drafts and dominating display from the side of Hanna Life. As a result, Faker and his team were handed the first loss of the season, and discover themselves sitting at 4-1 in the standings.

T1 played through the bottom lane for the very first 20 minutes and after that started putting resources in Fakers Assassin and Zeus Jayce. And while two of their solo layers were strongly ahead around the 30-minute mark, T1s squishy and not-so-mobile group composition was in no position to securely finish the video game. That's while in spite of being considerably ahead, it took T1 to close the series.

When professional bot lane duos pick classic advertisement carries like Join or Ashe for the assistance roles, their goal is to win the landing stage with strong, long-ranged attack. The case was no different this time around, as both Beria and Humayun abused the opponent bot lane from level two, getting a double kill prior to the fourth minute.


T1 were handed their very first loss in the 2023 LCK Spring Split by Hanna Life, regardless of managing an explosive bot lane in the first game, which secured them a lead in the series.