On Aug 7, a handful of T1 fans sent another truck to LoL Park. They’ve previously sent a truck on Aug 4, when T1 faced off against Hanwha Life Esports in the 1st match of the 2022 LCK Summer split.
These handful of angry T1 fans sent the trucks in protest of T1’s coaching staff, head coach Choi “Polt” Seung-hun and Kim “Moment” Ji-hwan. These fans claim that the current coaching staff is incompetent, due to their lack of knowledge in the team’s drafts and inexperience to lead the current roster. The community known as the ‘SKT Minor Gallery’ on a website called ‘DC Inside’ have since released a statement, demanding T1’s coaching staff to be replaced by those that have won Worlds.
After T1 parted ways with coach Kim “Kim” Jeong-soo in 2020, rumors have surfaced that Nicholas “LS” De Cesare and Choi “Polt” Seung-hun will lead T1’s coaching staff. Angry T1 fans sent a protest truck and funeral wreaths in protest of the announcement to T1’s headquarters in Gangnam, South Korea.
Since then, T1 announced that the two coaches that led DAMWON Gaming [now known as DWG KIA] to win Worlds in 2020, Yang “Daeny” Dae-in and Lee “Zefa” Jae-min, will lead the team in the 2021 season. Alongside the announcement, Polt was announced as the General Manager of the team. However, the two coaches were kicked from T1 during the middle of the Summer split of that same year; Polt and Moment took helm of T1’s coaching staff for the 2022 season.
The CEO of T1, Joe Marsh, shared his thoughts with regards to these trucks on Twitter, stating that “100 ‘fans’ wasted money on a truck”. They don’t speak for the other 1M fans.”
With Polt and Moment as the core of the coaching staff, T1 had an undefeated split in the 2022 LCK Spring split. As LCK representatives, they finished second place at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational, comfortably sitting in second place of the regular split standings in the 2022 LCK Summer split and have secured a spot in round 2 of the playoffs.