Who will prevail?

Eliminations at the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2024 (LoL MSI 2024) continue with the T1 vs Team Liquid match. Team Liquid, the final vestige of hope for North America (NA), faced the reigning world champions in T1.

T1 was sent to the lower bracket of LoL MSI 2024 after a 1-3 loss to Bilibili Gaming. Meanwhile, Team Liquid's loss to Top Esports in one of the opening matches of MSI 2024 was the reason they had to go through the lower bracket. They progressed to this T1 match after eliminating Fnatic.

LoL MSI 2024 T1 vs Team Liquid result: T1 3-1 TL

The T1 vs TL match in the lower bracket quarterfinal ended 3-1 in favor of T1. This resulted in the elimination of Team Liquid from the tournament. With Team Liquid's elimination, the LCS has lost both of their teams in MSI 2024.

Team Liquid
Choi "Zeus" Woo-je
Jeong "Impact" Eon-young
Kacper "Inspired" Słoma
Eom "UmTi" Seong-hyeon
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok
Eain "APA" Stearns
Lee "Gumayusi" Min-hyeong
Sean "Yeon" Sung
Ryu "Keria" Min-seok
Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in

This win means that T1 keeps their MSI 2024 hopes alive in the lower bracket. The next challenge for them is G2 Esports, the final Western team in the tournament. Also, T1 secured top 4 with this series win vs Team Liquid.

Game 1 had mostly standard picks for both teams. While Team Liquid found some plays in the early game, T1 was better at team fighting in the mid-game. This was an average T1 win — the likes that people expected all games in this series would be.

In Game 2, Team Liquid decided to shake pick-ban a bit. They locked in Samira for Yeon and paired it with CoreJJ's Nautilus. They funneled gold to Yeon's Samira, but even with a Baron steal from UmTi, it was still not enough to match T1's prowess. T1 may have taken this game, but the general sentiment has shifted and Yeon's Samira became NA's beacon of hope for the series from this moment.

Team Liquid finally stopped T1's steamroll and prevented a sweep in Game 3. Thanks to APA's Taliyah, Yeon's Kalista, and one smart Baron call, TL dismantled T1 and things finally looked up for NA fans.

Then came Game 4. Back against the wall, APA locked in his signature Ziggs. Unfortunately for him and Team Liquid, they were up against the wrath of T1. In Game 4, TL was suffocated, cornered, and retaliated upon — and all Ziggs did was blow up in their faces.

T1 advance in the LoL MSI 2024 lower bracket and will face G2 Esports next.