Die nasty: League of Legends sees first two-time World Champion

SK Telecom T1

In the League of Legends World Championship’s fifth year, the contest saw a first: 2013 winners SK Telecom T1 became the first League of Legends team to win the game’s top tourney twice.

SK Telecom T1 actually debuted in 2013 as a relatively no-name team en route to a surprise 2013 championship. In this latest run, they almost went undefeated across several European venues, finally dropping a game against runners-up KOO Tigers in the finals before winning it all for the team’s second $1 million prize in the last three seasons.

SK Telecom T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok also ate raw broccoli on stage after the win, a reference to comments that his hair looks like the vegetable.

Steven Hansen