After winning the LCK, the whole T1 squad suddenly announced that they had health problems, Faker and his teammates were caught COVID19’s virus.
The news comes just a day after the 2022 LCK Spring Split finals, which T1 dominantly won versus Gen.G, at the same time becoming the first team in the world to qualify for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.
The management of T1 team just posted an announcement that 5 members Zeus, Oner, Faker, Keria, and Coach Moment were positive for Covid-19. The remaining members, Gumayusi, Asper, coach Bengi and Polt were tested and all negative.
There has been a lot of bad news when many T1 players tested positive for COVID-19 right after the 2022 LCK Spring Finals. Many comments said that this was really too coincidental, and there were doubts that T1 knowingly hid the illness in order to play in the Finals.
Witnessing the comments expressing doubt, T1 CEO Joe Marsh quickly confirmed that the team never intended to hide the disease. “For those asking, we had negative tests prior to final on Saturday. We would never knowingly put others at risk,” he tweeted.
Even though the players had tested negative, some of them had reportedly felt unwell during the finals. Oner revealed in an Instagram post that he only managed to sleep for one hour the night before. Regardless of the team’s condition, they overcame a determined Gen.G that has yet to win an LCK title. For Faker, it was his 10th LCK title since he debuted with SKT T1 in the summer of 2013.
Now, the organization will be following South Korea’s government guidelines to ensure the well-being of the players. The infected players “will be quarantined until April 9 following the government’s quarantine guidelines and will be treated at the team’s accommodations,” according to the announcement. “We will make sure that the players get plenty of rest and all the necessities for a speedy recovery during this time.”
Hope T1 members recover soon and return to practice to have the best preparation for MSI 2022, which will be held in Busan, South Korea from May 10 to May 29. For T1 fans, this tournament is a strong comeback of T1 in the world arena.