Thus, after the LCK Awards 2023 ended with the almost absolute domination of T1 stars in all the most noble categories, the 2023 season can be said to have ended for the LCK region. Teams have also “closed” their lineups for the new season and of course, the echoes of World Championship 2023 have probably passed. At the present time, perhaps the audience is only waiting for the schedule of LCK Spring 2024 as well as waiting for the day to see their players return to LoL Park.
The LCK Awards event marks the official end of the 2023 LCK season
At the recent LCK Awards 2023, it was clear that Chovy did not really have happy emotions. Partly because there was information that Chovy was sick before the event, and the second reason is probably that 2023 continues to mark a not really successful year for Mid Lane. Although Chovy and Gen.G still won 2 LCK championships, after that they were all “0” in the international arena. The title “prodigy who never grew up” came back to haunt Chovy after he was eliminated by Bilibili Gaming in the Quarterfinals of Worlds 2023.
Chovy was empty-handed at international tournaments as well as at LCK Awards 2023
But for this reason, many fans have recalled the journey of DRX 2022 and Weibo Gaming 2023 and then realized that there is one thing in common between the two teams that have at least reached the finals of this World Championship. . That is, both teams are familiar practice partners of T1. Even, according to Crisp, the team they practiced with the most at Worlds was T1: “We practiced with them a lot, and we realized they were stronger than us in every aspect. We also learned asked a lot from T1 and believe that we will do better next year.”
Crisp once shared that “the team that practices the most with WBG is T1” and has learned a lot from T1 through those matches.
DRX also practiced with T1 in the past and perhaps that’s why the team known as “Blue Dragon” can understand the weaknesses of Faker and his teammates. But in general, T1 inherently possesses a diverse and transformative gameplay. Being able to practice with T1 can at least help teams find new playing styles that suit them to apply to other opponents.
DRX in 2022 also trains with T1
Some people suggest that Chovy should “learn” immediately to break the “class” at international tournaments. For those who don’t know, up until now, Chovy has never once reached the finals of a World Championship regardless of how strong the team is. Chovy’s best achievement is only reaching the Semifinals, and most recently was 2022 when they were defeated by DRX.
“Chovy, do you know what it takes to get to the finals of Worlds?”
However, besides practicing with T1, all teams, if they want to reach the finals of international tournaments, need to show their true bravery and talent. Chovy has always been a very talented player, but clearly, when he entered the international arena, he did not perform as expected by the audience.