Worlds 2023 saw T1 and Faker win their fourth Championship title.
The President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol sent a congratulatory message to T1 Esports, the winner of the Worlds Championships 2023. T1 dominated the Worlds 2023 Grand Finals winning 3-0 over Weibo Gaming, with Faker lifting his fourth Worlds title.
South Korea has been a powerhouse in the League of Legends esports scene. They cemented their position as the best region with the Worlds 2023 title, but even before this event, South Korea won the LoL Hangzhou Asian Games gold medal. Some of the world’s best League of Legends players hail from South Korea. And Faker, possibly one of the most well-known LoL players lifted his fourth Worlds title at the Gocheok Sky Dome.
President Yoon Suk Yeol congratulates T1 Esports
The congratulatory message was translated by Korizon Esports’ Ashley Kang on X.com. The message congratulates the T1 players and also reminisces the Asian Games victory by the South Korean players.
Towards the end of the message, the President promises ‘adamant support’ to the South Korean video game industry.
You can read the full translation below:
"Dear T1 players,
I wholeheartedly congratulate your first World Championship in seven years, your fourth World Championship.
In Hangzhou Asian Games, for which esports was elected as an official sport for the first time, South Korea won four medals. In continuation of this success, [T1] has won Worlds and once again made South Korea renowned as the frontrunning country in esports.
Lee Sang-hyeok, Choi Woo-je, Moon Hyeon-jun, Lee Min-hyeong, Ryu Min-seok. The scenes of the five players united as a team brought great joy and moved the South Korean citizens as well as people across the globe.
The South Korean government will offer adamant support so the South Korea video game industry can be globally competitive and be a frontrunner in the industry internationally.
Once again, I congratulate T1 players for this championship.
2023 November 20th,
President of South Korea,
Yoon Suk Yeol"
T1 and Faker claim their fourth Worlds title
South Korea was always a favorite to win Worlds 2023 with T1 esports being a frontrunner. Their 3-0 victory over Weibo Gaming in the Grand Finals has ensured the fourth Worlds title for both T1 Esports as well as Faker. It is a big moment for South Korean esports fans as the region has established itself as one of the best in the League of Legends esports scene.
Worlds 2023 was one of the biggest esports events globally garnering a peak of over 6.4 million viewers. The tournament ran for over a month starting in early October and ending on November 19, 2023.