SKT become three-time LoL world champions after tense five game final

LoL Worlds 2016 stage

South Korean side SK Telecom T1 has become the first team to win three World Championships in League of Legends after defeating Samsung Galaxy 3-2 in Los Angeles last night.

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The all-Korean final at the Staples Center was also the first to go to five games as Samsung mounted a spirited comeback after going 2-0 down early on in the series, however they were unable to stop the almost inevitable hat-trick for SKT.

Mid-laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok and jungler Bae ‘bengi’ Seong-ung are the only two players to have been on the team for each Worlds victory, beginning with their first win in 2013 with the Season 3 World Championship.

Samsung, to their credit, put up a good fight after the initial two losses. In the third game they forced the returning champions to a 71-minute marathon, the longest game of this year’s Worlds, with a huge dragon steal late into the match.

It’s probably time everyone else just hung up their mice and keyboards, to be honest.