In the latest edition of the prestigious League of Legends Worlds 2022, Korean representatives DRX faced their country counterparts T1 in an intense title for the victory with the trophy and prizepool at stake. Coming into the match as underdogs against T1, DRX clutched the win in a nail-biting 3-2 win in the dying moments of the match.
League of Legends Worlds 2022 finals at a glimpse
The League of Legends Worlds is the most watched esports tournament in the world with a record of 5 million live viewers this year and is the highest level of competition in the League of Legends esports ecosystem. A total of 24 teams, the very best across all the regions in the world get an entry into this prestigious tournament where they take in a month-long competition to decide the champion. This time, after the elimination stages, the two teams pitted in the finals were DRX and T1.
T1 came into the battle with Lee Sang-hyeok, better known as Faker leading the charge, who is without a doubt the greatest LoL player and one of the greatest esports players ever. On the opposite side, we saw Kim Hyuk-kyu, known as Deft who is also coincidentally the high school mate of Faker.
As the match progressed, we saw both teams stay on a more or less equal footing, with DRX recovering from their shoddy start and getting more composed with time. By the end of game three of the “best of 5” match, T1 was leading DRX 2:1, which is when DRX decided to turn on their power button. They swept T1 in the next two games, and went for a quadra kill in the last one, after which they went for the final player and won the title, much to the approval of the fans worldwide.
The winners DRX took home a prizepool of $489,500 while runners-up T1 clinched $333,750. Third and fourth-placed JD Gaming and Gen.G Esports took home a sum of $178,000.
DRX Kingen got awarded the Finals MVP for his outstanding contribution to the team throughout the series and for his crucial role in their championship.
This championship-winning campaign of DRX was surely one for the books as this is the first time that a team has won Worlds by qualifying via the play-ins. This further puts into perspective how impressive this title charge was for the Korean team. Also, Deft’s win over Faker was a kind of movie-esque drama that we might not see again soon.
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