The carrier matchup for the second round of the playoffs has been finalized as regular season champion KT has selected T1.
On September 9, KT named T1 as its opponent for the second round of the ‘2023 LOL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Season Playoffs, which will take place on October 10 at the LCK Arena in Jongno, Seoul. With KT’s selection of T1, the opponent for the Genji match on Nov. 11 has been confirmed as Hanwha Life. 안전놀이터
KT’s choice of T1, which finished fifth in the regular season, is not surprising given the return of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk. In the regular season, KT swept both games against T1, winning 2-0. Against Hanwha Life, they won both games 2-1.
The second round of the playoffs, which begins on October 10, will be a double-elimination format. The winners of the KT-T1 and Genji-Hanwha Life matches will advance to the winners’ bracket final. The winner of the winners’ bracket final will advance directly to the grand finals on April 20 at the Daejeon Convention Center.
The two losing teams will head to the loser’s bracket for a cliffhanger. The winner of the second round of the loser’s bracket will face the loser of the winner’s bracket final to determine the final finalist.