For the first time, a coach was fired while the season was still in progress
For the first time in the history of the LCK in general and T1 in particular, a current coach had to leave the team because he was fired right when the season was only halfway through. This “achievement” of Coach Daeny probably won’t be repeated by any coach or team. Because of this, it proves that the internals of that team are extremely unstable and will certainly affect the morale of the players.
The fact that Coach Daeny is at odds with some of T1’s pillars, including the legendary Faker, is something that everyone has clearly seen since the “Demon King” often appeared on the bench – something from coach kkOma for even as harsh as Coach Kim has never dared to do. And as a matter of course, when exiled the team’s symbol on the bench but the performance was not better, Coach Daeny had to pay the price for his actions that caused internal rifts in T1.
Coach Daeny has become the first coach in the history of League of Legends and LCK to be fired while the season is still ongoing.
But soon after, this team had a strong “revival”. The interim coaches Moment and Stardust connect extremely well with the players. In addition to Faker regaining his form, T1 went to the finals of the LCK Summer 2021 and the Semifinals of the World Championships 2021. Despite being empty-handed, with a previous internal instability, T1’s achievement is extremely commendable. But surely, T1 fans and especially Faker will never forget the “memorial” in the LCK Summer 2021 this time.
T1 then revived strongly and finished the season in the runner-up position of the LCK Summer 2021 as well as entering the 4 strongest teams at Worlds 2021.
For the first time, an LPL team lost the entire second leg of the group stage 1 of Worlds
And the team that holds this “unexpected” achievement is FunPlus Phoenix. No one would have expected that, a runner-up Phoenix in the LPL Summer 2021, the candidate to usurp the throne of the LCK teams, would have such a pathetic, weak World Championship. But the truth is that FPX is no longer what they are. Doinb, Tian… and also Nuguri, Crisp were underperforming and they deservedly eliminated.
And after the defeat of FPX, it is understood that the short era of this team really ended after they lost their ticket to Worlds 2020. Nuguri’s presence did not help FPX but also became one of the reasons for Phoenix’s failure. And as in the legend, perhaps the Phoenix can only be reborn when it has completely burned down to ashes.
FPX is the first LPL team to lose all 4 second legs (including playoffs) in the first round of Worlds.
EDG won the World Championship for the first time in 2021
As one of the most traditional teams in the LPL region in particular and the world of LoL in general, EDward Gaming proved to be “unlucky” with the World Championship trophy. But it all ended in the 2021 season. Not only went to Iceland as the No. 1 seed (after winning the 2021 LPL Summer), they are also the only LPL representative still standing in the semifinals of Worlds. 2021. Just when all the audience thought that DWG KIA would become the 2nd team in League of Legends history to defend the World Championship, EDG said no. Defeating DK 3-2, the LPL representative had the first time in the team’s history to be crowned at the highest tournament in the world of LoL.
This feat of EDG shook the whole LPL. Before the final match, all over China cheered for EDG. After the victory, EDG became the hero of the land of billions of people. EDG’s championship is even more meaningful when in their journey, they have defeated all 3 powerful representatives of the LCK (won T1 in the group stage, won Gen.G Esports in the Semifinals and defeated DK in the same group. conclude).
EDG has won the World Championship for the first time in its history
In addition, EDG’s championship is also for Flandre and the LPL representative to “avenge” SofM as well as T1 making this team’s World Cup trophy even more meaningful. With no major changes to the squad except for the farewell of coach KenZhu, EDG in the 2022 season will still be an extremely powerful team.
For the first time, LPL witnessed the disbandment of 2 Worlds champions at the same time
Without an appointment, both Invictus Gaming and FPX chose the right time at the end of the 2021 season to officially disband the entire squad that together won the 2 World Championships 2018 and 2019. In addition to the reason that this is the time when the players’ contracts expire, more importantly, both IG and FPX are “exhausted” and need a disbandment to be able to revive really strong.
For the first time, both champions of the two consecutive Worlds have disbanded
The players of both teams have chosen their own new path. In the upcoming 2022 season, will they come back strong or will they continue to prolong the series of disappointing performances? The answer can only be when the teams officially enter the new season.