Recently, T1 ended its showmatch trip in Berlin, Germany. Of course, this is just a “fun” event and T1 players have no reason to “try hard”. However, as the defending champions of the 2023 World Championship, as well as with the spirit of professionalism always at the highest level, the T1 stars still tried their best to compete until the last minute of the match against G2 Esports in the series. this showmatch.
T1 went through an event that could be considered quite “mortifying”
But clearly, the image of the T1 players really made many viewers feel sad. First, even before the matches started, Faker’s continuous arm rotation attracted the audience’s attention. Perhaps everyone knows, Faker had an injury period in LCK Summer 2023. And when he had to take a break, T1 immediately encountered many difficulties. They lost even to extremely weak opponents like DRX or OKSavingsBank Brion, so there was a time when the audience even had to doubt T1’s ability to win a spot at Worlds 2023.
Keria and Gumayusi looked tired
Even in the recent showmatch, T1 players were really exhausted. Even while preparing for the match, Keria, Zeus, and even Faker fell asleep many times. The lethargy and lethargy of the T1 players probably comes from jetlag when having to fly a long distance from Korea to Germany. Not to mention, they had a time zone difference and had to compete continuously from dusk to dawn the next morning (Vietnam time). The fact that T1 players are so tired also causes the entertainment nature of the showmatch series to be greatly reduced.
“I remember one time I arrived at a hotel and fell asleep on the lobby couch the second I sat down while my team was checking in, couldn’t imagine having to play a game in front of thousands of people like position”
“Jetlag plus 6 hours of continuous competition. However, perhaps they are used to stressful days”
The audience couldn’t help but feel sorry for the T1 players. But according to a revelation from the team’s COO Josh, the upcoming T1 will be even busier as it will have to attend many events, the last of which in 2024 will be T1 Con. Being the defending champion probably forces the players to constantly “run the show”. After that, they will have to diligently practice to prepare for LCK Spring 2024 which will start in early January.
COO T1 (left) revealed that the team still has a very tight schedule
Currently, the players have just completed the first event in their “show running” series. However, with what is happening, fans have the right to worry when their players are exhausted from the busy “show running” schedule.