The fan stories demanding the firing of moments and strengthening the coaching staff for T1 are not just letters anymore…
T1 is in the most difficult day of the 2022 season
The past few days have been stressful and exhausting days for not only T1 but also the fan community. They lost to their great rival Gen.G 0-2 and lost their self-determination to compete for the first place in the LCK Summer 2022 rankings, entangled in an unnecessary controversy drama with Letme, etc. And even though they were sure of their place in the play-round- off and is still ranked second in the table, that achievement is still not enough to satisfy many fans – especially local fans. According to the update of the fanpage Facebook Team translates Fun (including all longtime members of the T1 fan community), the Korean fan group will act stronger and more decisively to show the love of the “darling” team.
Specifically, this group of passionate Korean fans confirmed to have booked and rented a car to drive around T1’s headquarters in Seoul in the next four days. A convoy of trucks and coffee carts with banners protesting against T1’s way of working will operate eight hours a day in one of the busiest and most populous areas of the Korean capital.
As reported, at the beginning of last week, this local fan group sent a handwritten letter to T1 asking the organization to strengthen the quality of the League of Legends team’s coaching staff. According to the translation from Korean, they just named the defeat at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational Final (MSI) due to the immaturity of experience and incompetent expertise of the moment coach.
The image of fans hanging banners against SKT in 2019 is coming back
They also want the T1 coaching staff to be more transparent, including the head coach Polt must make their plans public before the 2022 World Finals. They require the team to communicate regularly with the fan community and criticize the “silence” and “limited information” in the past. And yet, this group of people believe that T1’s record 24 wins streak was interrupted by Kwangdong Freecs last month because the coaching staff “did not grasp the opponent’s key strategy and were unable to give flexible feedback. active for players.”
They explained that players should take responsibility for picks and bans in order to allow Faker and his teammates to perform at a higher level in matches. This group of people also stated that the “main reason” for T1’s defeat in the 2021 World Championship semifinals was because “the current coaching team lacks coaching ability and has to be replaced with veteran players. more at Worlds.” On top of that, they also set a deadline for T1 to give a response by July 29. “If T1 listens to the fans’ voices and does their best to win the remaining matches, the fans will always be on T1’s side” – the handwritten letter concluded.
Not only did T1 not respond on time, but only a day later, ie July 30, they also lost “white” GEN 0-2. Plus the fact that many fans discovered that the moment they played Solo Queue on the Korean server during MSI 2022 made the situation like a “drop of water”. Although Joe Marsh, CEO of T1, once explained that the moment was because it was Sunday and all members were given a free break. Or some others think that coaches experiencing the reality of League of Legends will help themselves understand more about the game, relieve stress, etc. The vast majority of Korean fans accused Marsh of having to “make corn and potatoes” in this case and questioned why moment didn’t spend time researching T1’s direct rival, Royal Never Give Up.
All T1 players are asking fans to stay calm and wait for the team to improve day by day because they can’t reach the top overnight.
This is not the first time T1 fans have publicly criticized their favorite team. After the worst 2020 season in history left the organization out of Worlds, an anonymous group of people rented a van parked in front of the main gate with the clear message, “There is no future for the team. recruiting fervent fans” and “We, SKT T1 fans, demand a clear and detailed explanation from top management.” More tense, another group even sent funeral flowers to put in front of the gate of T1 building in Seoul to imply that the organization killed the League of Legends team because they were too focused on advertising contracts without worrying about training and improving. achievements.
T1 (12-2) will have two easy matches against the bottom ranked opponents Hanwha Life Esports (1-13) and Nongshim RedForce (3-11) respectively this week. It is dawn on a new day (August 4 – local time) and currently both T1 and Marsh remain silent and do not give any relevant feedback to ease the situation.