LoL Worlds: Finals Recap

SK Telecom T1 vs KOO Tigers

Game 1

SKT Bans – Tahm Kench, Kalista, Mordekaiser
SKT Picks – Rek’sai, Shen, Sivir, Kassadin, Rumble

KOO Bans – Renekton, Elise, Gangplank
KOO Picks – Lulu, Alistar, Lee Sin, Jinx, Riven

Koo started the game out as the aggressors and took an early lead, but SKT wasn’t going to go down east as they started making more and more plays centered around Faker on Kassadin. During the midgame SKT had a gold lead on their two most important players, Faker and Marin, and looked to leverage this advantage into winning skirmishes. As the gold gap started to widen SKT put the nail in the coffin with teamfight win after win, and KOO could not come back under the crushing weight of SKT’s threats.

Series Score: SKT – 1 / KOO – 0

Game 2

KOO Bans – Renekton, Kalista, Tahm Kench
KOO Picks – Rek’sai, Shen, Fiora, Kennen, Viktor

SKT Bans – Gangplank, Mordekaiser, Elise
SKT Picks – Lulu, Alistar, Rumble, Jarvan IV, Tristana

This was one hell of a game! and one where KOO looked like they would finally hand SKT a rare loss. The problem was that KOO didn’t know how to close the game out properly and SKT slowly clawed their way back. The game was decided with a baron bait that KOO tried over and over until SKT just pounced on them and took the decisive baron and then shortly after, the game.

Series Score: SKT – 2 / KOO – 0

Game 3

SKT Bans – Tahm Kench, Kalista, Mordekaiser
SKT Picks – Rek’sai, Alistar, Lulu, Sivir, Rumble

KOO Bans – Renekton, Elise, Gangplank
KOO Picks – Fiora, Lee Sin, Kassadin, Thresh, Ashe

After coming back in game two I didn’t think KOO had anything left in the tank, but they proved me wrong by coming out to an even bigger lead. SKT tried to work their magic and at one point it looked like they would make another miraculous comeback but it wasn’t meant to be as KOO handed SKT their first loss of worlds by utilizing their strong early lead and closing the game out.

Series Score: SKT – 2 / KOO – 1

Game 4

KOO Bans – Renekton, Rumble, Kalista
KOO Picks – Tahm Kench, Rek’sai, Ashe, Lulu, Kassadin

SKT Bans – Fiora, Gangplank, Mordekaiser
SKT Picks – Alistar, Elise, Gnar, Sivir, Ryze

How does Faker respond after being handed his first loss of the tournament? He just single handedly wins the game and he did so emphatically. On his signature champion of worlds, Ryze, Faker just made play after play and ensured SKT’s win and his second (along with Bengi) world title.

Series Score – SKT – 3 / KOO – 1

Series MVP


Congratulations to our 2015 League of Legends World Champions – SK Telecom T1