We are at the zenith of the competitive League of Legends. Already on November 5, all eyes will be on the Chase Center in San Francisco, where the Worlds 2022 finals will take place.
T1 and DRX will face each other in a decisive confrontation. To call this duel boring or devoid of intrigue is a mistaken action.
Matches like this don't happen very often. The point here is not even in the nominal strength of the teams or game performance, there is an epic storyline here.
Representatives of the elite region - South Korea will play for the world title. The degree of the event is great, but you will dig deeper, so in general.
Faker vs Deft, ladies and gentlemen. Current legends in pursuit of the title. For some, it may already be 4 (!), And for some, the first.
We are trying to figure out how this, without exaggeration, historical match for the League of Legends will end.
T1 will play as a favorite in this match. The chance of winning the South Korean grandee is estimated by the coefficient in the region of 1.2.
Such a figure for T1 is a standard thing. The “size” of the club contributes to this.
T1 is the most titled organization in League of Legends history. For the club, this grand final will be the fifth since the creation of the team, and therefore it is definitely not worth being surprised at the figure of 1.2 near the odds column.
However, not only status gives bookmakers such confidence in the Faker team. Without the filigree performance in the Gorge of Summoners, they would not have reached the grand finals.
During the season, T1 showed the highest level of play, but for them such performance is in the order of things. The team won the LCK Spring 2022 and took second place at the LCK Summer 2022.
This season, T1 also made a mark on the international stage. Faker and the company played in the Mid-Season Invitational 2022, where they lost to Royal Never Give Up with a score of 2-3 in the final.
T1 managed to take revenge on the offenders as part of Worlds 2022.
T1 at Worlds 2022
The World Championship for T1 started from the group stage, where they got to thanks to LCK Championship Points. This allowed the South Korean grandee to get into the A.
The group opponents for T1 are 2021 champions EDward Gaming, European third team Fnatic, and North American champions Cloud 9.
The company is worthy of South Korean monsters, but nothing more. T1 made it through the group stage only once, stumbling over the sturdy Fnatic, who are showing rather peppy results at this Worlds.
Finishing the group stage 5-1, T1 qualified for the playoffs, where their path to the Worlds 2022 finals began. It was colorful and T1 was relentless.
T1's first playoff opponent was Royal Never Give Up. A principal opponent for Faker and company, the “kings” failed to stop the “only real one”.
T1 dealt with MSI offenders with a score of 3-0, advancing to the quarterfinals at JD Gaming. Another Chinese club on its way to the final, another big win.
Zoomers couldn't stop the titled Koreans and didn't develop their success after the first map taken: T1 outplayed JD Gaming with a score of 3-1.
You can't talk about T1 without bracketing the name Faker. This player once again raises the bar of stability and class. For him, this is the 5th final in his career, but his teammates are not lost against the background of their star midlaner. So, for example, a fantastic tournament is held by Zeus, who is at the peak of his form. Topliner T1 wins everything by getting a comfortable character in his hands.
For the T1 World Championship, the following were chosen:
Top lane Zeus prefers: Yone (3 matches, 100% win rate), Jayce (2 matches, 100% win rate), Gangplank (2 matches, 100% win rate).
In the forest, Oner performs on: Viego (4 matches, 75% wins), Sejuani (4 matches, 100% wins), Lee Sin (1 match, 100% wins), Graves (1 match, 100% wins), Vi (1 match, 0 wins).
In the mid lane, Faker plays the highest meta: Akali (4 matches, 75% win), Sylas (2 matches, 100% win), Viktor (2 matches, 100% win), Ryze (2 matches, 100% win).
At ADC Gumayusi plays for: Lucian (4 matches, 75% win rate), Sivir (2 matches, 100% win rate), Varus (2 matches, 100% win rate).
From supports Keria played on: Nami (4 matches, 75% wins), Yuumi (100% wins in 2 matches), Renata Glasc (2 matches, 100% wins), Thresh (1 match, 0 wins) and Alistar (1 match, 100% wins).
DRX will play as an outsider in this match. The South Korean challenger's chance of winning is estimated at around 3.6.
Roughly speaking, the number 3.6 can be represented without any problems in the coefficient column before the DRX tag. However, given the run of DRX in this tournament, I would give less at all.
Okay, leaving the hype aside, I agree - 3.6 on DRX against T1, very even. A month ago, such a balance of power was difficult to predict.
Now DRX is here and their journey to this place is something. It all started with the regional league.
In the South Korean LCK, the team had a mediocre season. Achievements: 5th place at LCK Spring 2022 and 6th place at LCK Summer 2022.
By hook or by crook, the team made it to the Worlds by taking 2nd place at the LCK Regional Finals.
Such a meager performance throughout the competitive year led DRX to the Play-In Worlds 2022.
DRX has come the longest way to the final ever. They started the World Championship from the Play-In stage.
Once in group B at the Play-In, the team had to go through clubs like Royal Never Give Up, MAD Lions and others.
Although DRX played in the status of a contender for a pass, it was difficult for the team to single out a single winner. However, this is exactly what happened: DRX unmistakably held the first stage of the Worlds, leaving their group on the first line (5-0).
In the group stage, DRX were assigned to the quartet C. They were opposed by Rogue, TOP Esports and GAM Esports.
Before the start of the group stage, TOP were considered the main opponents, but the unexpected happened: DRX shared places in the playoffs with the Europeans from Rogue.
As a result, both clubs made it to the playoffs, but the LEC champions have not been judged there for a long time. But DRX from the very first series began to amaze.
In the quarterfinals, the team outplayed the reigning world champions, and how they outplayed them. The team made a Reverse Sweep, which is a rarity at a competition of this level.
The moral boost helped the team to reach the semi-finals, where they played against the best team in South Korea - Gen.G. In a colorful manner, after losing the first map, DRX managed to defeat a monolithic opponent.
The DRX roster is a delight this season. Here you have a young Zeka, already showing an excellent game at the highest possible level and the 2020 world champion BeryL. However, I would like to single out Deft separately.
The legendary South Korean ADC holds his last World Championship in his career, and how he holds it. Deft-a's “last” dance is very enjoyable to watch and continues right up to the Worlds 2022 finals.
At this Worlds 2022, DRX are playing “their own League”, but they do not deviate from the meta.
Kingen in the top plays Aatrox (4 games, 75% win rate), Camille (3 matches, 66% win rate), Ornn (2 matches, 100% win rate), Fiora (2 matches, 50% win rate).
In the forest, Pyosik most often played on Kindred (4 games, 100% win rate), Graves (3 games, 33% win rate), Viego (3 games, 100% win rate), Vi (2 matches, 100% win rate).
In the mid lane, Zeka favors classic Sylas (6 matches, 100% win rate), Akali (4 matches, 50% win rate), Azir (3 matches, 33% win rate).
On the position of ADC Deft, Miss Fortune (3 games, 0% wins), Caitlyn (3 games, 100% wins), Ahri (3 matches, 66% wins), Ezreal (2 fights, 50% wins) were chosen more often than others.
BeryL most often supported Heimerdinger (4 games, 50% wins), Braum (2 matches, 100% wins), Lux (2 matches, 100% wins), Soroka (2 matches, 50 wins).
History of personal confrontations
The teams played each other 4 times during the LCK regular season. DRX didn't win any maps.
In this match, it doesn't matter who wins. In any case, the champion will make his name in history.
For T1, winning the Worlds could be 4 club titles and 4 individual titles for Faker. Winning DRX will give us a complete Cinderella story, and Deft will retire at the peak, becoming a champion after 8 long years.
Being guided by the storyline when choosing a potential winner is difficult, and therefore we appeal to the game parameters. In this regard, the success of T1 is more likely.
They know how to play against the DRX in the Regional League and their Worlds Finals experience is to be envied. However, I won't be upset if I'm wrong.
Result: T1 win.
At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team T1 as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.468. DRX chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 3.083 by bookmakers.
What are the successes of the teams in the last games
|5 matches (wins)||5||4|
|10 matches (wins)||8||8|
Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The competitors have held 28 matches. And T1 won 18 times while DRX correspondingly became the winner 10 times.