T1 continued to maintain their dominance in the 2023 LCK Spring Split after a dominating victory over Liiv SANDBOX. In the series, legendary mid-laner Faker pulled off an unusual mid lane pick, which he hasn’t played in ten years.
In both games in the 2-0 match, Faker picked Gragas, a champion that is nowadays chosen for top lane in most scenarios. For the last few years, the champion was chosen for jungle, with mid lane remaining a position he just wasn’t fit for. This was Faker’s first game on Gragas since he played him in the Worlds 2013 final, according to a League of Legends stat site, Games of Legends.