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DRX storm back to win World Championship grand final

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Nov 5, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; DRX jungler Hong "Pyosik" Chang-hyeon react before game 5 against T1 during the League of Legends World Championships at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

DRX rallied with wins on the last two maps to claim the grand final 3-2 over T1 in League of Legends World Championship on Saturday in San Francisco.

First place was worth $489,500 for DRX while T1 settled for $333,750.

T1 was looking good through the first three maps. They won the first one in 31 minutes while playing on blue. After DRX claimed the second map in 46 minutes, also on blue, T1 build a 2-1 lead with a 32-minute victory on blue.

DRX then took over, tying the match in 29 minutes on blue, and clinching it on red in 42 minutes.

T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok of the all South Korea squad was named MVP.

League of Legends World Championships prize payouts (initial prize pool $2,225,000):

1. $489,500 — DRX
2. $333,750 – T1
3-4. $178,000 — JD Gaming, Gen.G Esports
5-8. $100,125 — Rogue, Royal Never Give Up, DAMWON Gaming, EDward Gaming
9-10. $55,625 — Fnatic, Top Esports
11-14. $52,843.75 — Evil Geniuses, G2 Esports, 100 Thieves, CTBC Flying Oyster
15-16. $50,062.50 — Cloud9, GAM Esports
17-18. $38,937.50 — MAD Lions, DetonatioN FocusMe
19-20. $33,375 — Saigon Buffalo, LOUD
21-22. $22,250 — Beyond Gaming, Isurus
23-24. $16,687.50 — Chiefs Esports Club, Istanbul Wildcats

–Field Level Media