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SK Telecom T1 becomes first two-time League of Legends world championship team

Koo Tigers defeated but prevent SK Telecom's perfect streak

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The League of Legends 2015 season is officially over. In the World Championship Finals event today in Berlin, long-favored Korean team SK Telecom T1 went three victories to one loss in a best-of-five series against underdogs Koo Tigers.

Though many predicted this victory, the series was not without some drama. Going into the finals, SK Telecom won all 12 of its games in the World Championship events; it looked entirely likely that they would do the impossible and have a perfect streak of zero losses.

Sure enough, SK Telecom won the first game against Koo Tigers handily. Telecom made some mistakes in game two that made it look like they might throw the game, but they came back to win again.

In game three, everything changed.

With nothing to lose, Koo Tigers played incredibly aggressive, snowballing an early advantage into a game that SK Telecom could not take back, even with some expert plays. SK Telecom's loss here was one of the biggest surprises of the 2015 World Championship, as well as one of the most dramatic games. It's well worth watching, which you can do below.

Despite not quite having a perfect series, SK Telecom T1 has broken one major record: They are the first team to ever win two Summoner's Cups in the League of Legends World Championship. SK Telecom had a similarly strong victory in 2013's Season 3 World Championship. That year, they had a grand total of three losses, so they improved on that record at least.

While SK Telecom makes for an obvious winner in a way that might disappoint some fans, there's no denying that they earned it. And though Koo Tigers may not have garnered an upset championship victory, they at least proved their skill by being the only team to take down the "obvious winners" once in the whole World Championship. Good stuff, all around.

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