T1 is the one crew from LCK to not make any adjustments of their roster forward of the 2023 season, and now we all know why.
The group’s CEO, Joe Marsh, shed some particulars on why the crew saved the identical lineup getting into the 2023 season in Patty Yu’s interview from Jan. 4. He defined that the present T1 roster is able to successful the League of Legends World Championship and that it T1’s purpose for this yr.
“We were 30 minutes away from winning a world championship, and we felt it was important to keep the roster together – this is a Worlds-winning roster, and hopefully, we will be able to show it in 2023,” Marsh stated. At the identical time, he added that T1 gamers have been part of the group for just a few years now, with three of them, Oner, Zeus, and Gumayusi coming by way of T1’s academy system, hinting that all of them had time to study to work with one another.
Marsh additionally underlined how time-consuming it will be to re-sign Faker, so the group made the choice to supply new contracts to Keria, Oner, and Zeus in Spring in order that it may focus in offseason on holding their legendary mid laner beneath its banner.
All in all, the CEO expressed his perception at how the present roster is the perfect one T1 had in years. “We have arrived at the 2022/2023 roster, which I believe is our best version of our roster since 2015/2016/2017,” he stated, referring to the Worlds-winning facet in 2015 and 2016.
In 2022, T1 was one sport away from successful Mid-Season Invitational and Worlds alike, shedding to Royal Never Give Up and DRX, respectively. With extra time and follow, the present T1 roster can actually attain new heights and get their palms on worldwide trophies.