Faker, the luminary of T1 and arguably the greatest player in League of Legends history, has once again made it to the Worlds finals, this time by mastering a mere three champions in the 2023 tournament.
The Essence of Reliability
Consistency Over Mechanics
While not known for flashy mechanics across all mid-lane champions, Faker’s reputation for reliability and consistency stands unrivaled on the global stage.
T1’s Quest for Glory
A Team United
On November 19th, Faker will step into his sixth Worlds final alongside teammates Zeus, Oner, Gumayusi, and Keria, all vying for their first title in the biggest challenge of their careers.
A Trio of Power
Faker’s Champion Pool
Surprisingly, Faker’s brilliance at Worlds 2023 hasn’t stemmed from a vast champion pool. Instead, he has wielded just three characters to claim his spot as one of the tournament’s top mid-laners.
- Sylas: Played twice, boasting a 100% win rate and an impressive KDA of 8.
- Azir: The champion that carried the semifinals, winning three consecutive matches with a KDA of 6.4.
- Orianna: The most played and perhaps the best mid-laner of Worlds 2023, securing four wins and a KDA of 5.8.
Anticipating the Grand Finale
The big question looms: Will Faker diversify his champion pool in the final, or will we see his legendary LeBlanc or Ryze? Weibo Gaming faces a strategic dilemma—if they target Faker’s champions, they risk exposing other vulnerabilities to the rest of T1’s lineup.
Strategic Choices Ahead
Faker’s performance with a limited selection of champions underscores a profound truth about competitive League of Legends: mastery and strategy often eclipse versatility. As T1 prepares for the ultimate showdown, all eyes will be on whether Faker’s focused approach will lead his team to victory.