T1 finally are guaranteed a top-six finish in the standings, even if they lose their remaining matches against Gen.G on Friday, DRX on Sunday, and Hanwha on Sunday, 15.
The team celebrated the qualification on their official Twitter page, saying “It’s just the beginning of our long and hot Summer”.
Hanwha can clinch a spot in the playoffs and finish above Afreeca Freecs, but KT Rolster and DRX are confirmed to be eliminated from the competition.
Despite the recent changes to T1’s coaching staff, the team has remained in a competitive position throughout the split. The organization fired their head coaches Yand “Daeny” Dae-in and Lee “Zefa” Jae-min in an effort to “reinvigorate” the team’s chances of success.
“We still have high hopes to finish strong in the LCK and earn a spot at Worlds,” T1 said in a Twitter post on July 15.
This year, the LCK will have four slots at the League of Legends World Championship—up from three—after DWG KIA made it to the Mid-Season Invitational finals on May 23.