SK Telecom T1 flinched, but still standing at worlds


The crowd was there to see its opponent: the back-to-back world champion SK Telecom T1, the greatest organization far and away in the history of the game, built around the poster boy of the esport, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok. Although a South Korean team in a rival country, SKT T1 and specifically Faker have transcended regional support, the crowd oohing and clapping wildly any time his face would appear on the big screen.

By contrast, Misfits should have been a mere speed bump in SKT's way to a meeting with China's greatest hope to possibly ever win a world title, Royal Never Give Up, who would be slated to face Faker and company in the semifinal in Shanghai if things went according as planned.


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