SKT T1 ran through their group 5-1, but the games didn’t go without a hitch. The Korean powerhouse routinely fell behind in the early game, and it was only through a combination of potent teamfighting and enemy mistakes that they could mount much-needed comebacks. With SKT losing this much ground in the group stage, could it be that they’re finally mortal?
Misfits had a thorny road out of the group stage, but they persevered. Perhaps the biggest strength of this lineup is its ability to adapt, and the difference between Misfits at the beginning of the tournament and the end of the group stage was almost palpable. Still, can any amount of practice save them from the LCK veterans?