Against many odds, T1 and Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok managed to beat Weibo Gaming 3-0 in the Worlds 2023 Grand Final to become world champions. This becomes T1’s fourth world title, confirming that they are one of history’s most successful esports organizations.
It is no secret that South Korea is one of the leading powers in the League of Legends competitive scene throughout the history of esports. However, in addition to winning Worlds 2023, they also took the gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. As a result, this clearly shows that South Korea is currently at the top of the LoL competitive scene.
To all this, many in the game’s community send their tokens of support and congratulations for T1. What surprised many was that South Korea’s president, Yoon Suk Yeol, congratulated the Worlds 2023 champion team.
Yoon Suk Yeol, president of South Korea, congratulates T1 for winning Worlds 2023
Ashley King, co-founder of Korizon Esports, shared a post on her Twitter/X account where she translated South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s congratulatory message for the T1 boys who won Worlds 2023.
Full statement below:
“Dear T1 players,
I wholeheartedly congratulate your first World Championship in seven years, your fourth World… pic.twitter. com/Z2cHnMgvrA
— Ashley Kang (@AshleyKang) November 20, 2023
In the presidential communiqué, we can see that T1 players are congratulated for winning Worlds 2023 and Asian Games 2023. In addition, the statement ends by emphasizing that the South Korean government will give its “unconditional support” to the esports scene in their country so that esports will dominate globally.
T1 represents South Korea in the best possible way
Many had South Korea as favorites to take home the Worlds 2023 champions trophy. However, that T1 would do so when they lost almost all of their head-to-head matchups to Gen.G in the LCK was something many did not take for granted.
However, the team was excellent throughout the tournament, and both T1 and Faker lifted the world championship trophy for the fourth time in their history. On the other hand, there was also some doubt as to whether the LCK could overtake the LPL, considering that Chinese teams had won the 2023 international tournaments. Despite this, T1 overcame all their rivals to become the world champions.
Worlds 2023 was a resounding success for the LoL scene and esports, surpassing 6.4 million viewers for the Grand Final between T1 and Weibo. We are just a few hours away from the league’s offseason officially starting, so expect to see many team changes ahead of the start of the next season.