At the League of Legends Champions Korea Challengers League (LCK CL Spring 2024), all eyes are on T1 Rekkles, the Swedish pro making waves in both the T1 Esports Academy and the LCK CL scene. He has captured the attention of local fans with his impressive performance in the league.

How did T1 Rekkles do in his first LCK CL game?

During week 2 day 1 of LCK CL Spring 2024, T1 Rekkles demonstrated his versatility and extensive champion pool with picks Renata Glasc, Lulu, and the off-meta champion Janna. These support picks played a crucial role in T1’s best-of-three series against Hanwha Life Esports Challengers.

Despite T1 Esports Academy’s losses, T1 Rekkles’ impressive support skills shine through

In the first game, T1 Rekkles opted for Janna, a champion that has been rarely used in LCK CL for years. Unfortunately, T1 Esports Academy couldn’t withstand HLE Challengers’ late-game pushing power, as the latter secured the victory with four dragon buffs and the Baron Nashor.

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Game two showcased Rekkles’ proficiency with Renata Glasc. His well-executed Hostile Takeover isolated four members of HLE Challengers, leading to T1 Esports Academy’s success in a clash near the Baron Nashor pit by the 14-minute mark.

In a later teamfight by the 20-minute mark, Rekkles not only saved his mid laner, Yoon “Poby” Sung-won’s Orianna, but also took down Shin “Rooster” Yun-hwan’s Gwen, helping T1 tie the series 1-1.

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Facing four target bans in the third game (Senna, Ashe, Renata Glasc, and Milio), Rekkles relied on Lulu, showcasing a powerful support performance with 4,750 total damage to champions, even surpassing that of his jungler’s, Koo “Guwon” Kwan-mo’s Rell, at 3,250 according to

Despite his efforts, T1 Esports Academy lost a crucial clash at the 29-minute mark, leaving them unable to defend their base and ultimately losing the series 2-1.

With this defeat, T1 Esports Academy now holds a 0-3 standing, having previously lost to Kwangdong Freecs Challengers and Dplus KIA Challengers, placing them at the bottom of the charts.

What are Korean fans saying about T1 Rekkles?

Despite the string of losses, Korean fans continue to rally behind T1 Rekkles, as seen in a video shared by LoL fan 티모준위 on YouTube. Amid discussions, many viewers are critical of T1 Esports Academy’s top laner Moon “Dal” Jeong-woon and jungler Guwon, with one fan describing the top lane difference as “soul-crushing” and the jungle performance as “bland as soup without salt,” as translated by Redditor u/Organic_Beautiful_26.

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One fan suggests that Rekkles should “achieve enlightenment” and serve as a substitute player for the main T1 roster during Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and Worlds.

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Overall, fans are impressed by Rekkles’ individual performance, with a hope for him to explore more “damage support” roles in future matches.

View the full Reddit thread here.

T1 Academy player roster at LCK CL Spring 2024
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Rekkles, known for his prominent career in the European League of Legends scene, notably with Fnatic, spent over a decade as a bot laner from 2012 to 2023. In a surprising move during the 2023 off-season, he transitioned to the support role and announced his move to the Korean league.

Joining T1’s academy team in the LCK CL, Rekkles expressed his belief that this move would offer him the best opportunities for achieving excellence in his career.

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