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T1 and Gen.G Participates in Saudi Arabian E-Sports World Cup

It seems likely that domestic gaming teams T1 and Gen.G Esports will participate in the Esports World Cup (EWC) to be held this summer in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabian Esports Federation, which hosts the Saudi Esports World Cup, released an EWC promotional video through its official SNS in the early morning of the 22nd.

In the video, T1 mid laner Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” Sang-hyeok appears from behind in the League of Legends event, hinting at T1's participation. 카지노사이트위키

Regarding this, a T1 official said, “This is a video filmed to promote EWC,” and “We are still discussing whether to participate.”

In the list of cooperative gaming teams released at the end of the video, Gen.G's logo appears along with T1, so it seems likely that T1 and Gen.G will participate.

T1 is globally popular with various records, including winning the international League of Legends World Championship (hereinafter referred to as Worlds Cup) four times, the MSI (Mid-Season Invitational) twice, and the domestic tournament LCK (League of Legends Champions Korea) ten times. It's a team.

He also won the 2023 League of Legends World Championship (hereinafter referred to as Worlds) held in Korea last year.

In particular, T1's franchise star Lee Sang-hyuk is a global star better known by the nickname 'Faker.'

Gen.G Esports is a rising powerhouse in the LCK. Gen.G achieved four consecutive LCK wins from the 2022 summer season to this year's spring season.

In addition, Gen.G's mid laner Jeong "Chovy" Jeong Ji-hoon won a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games last year by participating as a national team member in the League of Legends event along with Lee Sang-hyeok.

Meanwhile, this Saudi e-Sports World Cup is expected to be a historic tournament with a total prize money of $60 million (approximately 84 billion won).

This is an unprecedented amount in the history of e-sports competitions, exceeding the $45 million prize money of 'Gamers 8', the predecessor of EWC last year.

The prize money is distributed to game teams, players, and various events that have achieved excellent results.

To date, a total of 19 sports have joined EWC.

League of Legends (LoL), PUBG: Battleground, Battleground Mobile, FC 24, Fortnite, Street Fighter 6, StarCraft 2, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), Fortnite, Free Fire, Honor of Kings, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Overwatch 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Rensport, Rocket League, Tekken 8, Counter-Strike 2, and Apex Legends were named.

In addition, additional items will be announced before the competition begins.

T1 and Gen.G also operate gaming teams in various sports such as Valorant and TFT, so if they participate in EWC, they are likely to participate in sports other than League of Legends.

In particular, it is advantageous to participate in a variety of sports as Saudi Arabia offers a prize of $20 million in the 'Club Championship' category.

A club championship is a method in which one gaming team participates in several sports and competes for final results.

Prize money will be awarded to 16 gaming teams that achieved excellent results across multiple events.