The Chinese press said, “Faker looks like he can win the championship.
Faker (real name Lee Sang-hyuk, 25) failed to return to the top of the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), but was still considered worthy of winning the World Championship (Rold Cup).
The Chinese portal “Sinadatcom” said in its own article on eSports on August 30, “There is still a possibility that Faker will lead his team SK Telecom CST1 back to the top of the Rolled Cup.” It is too fragmented and hasty to think that the odds are slim or nonexistent.
T1 lost 1–3 to Damwon Kia in the final of the 2021 LCK Summer Championship on August 28, remaining runner-up. Depending on whether he will win the final round of the selection on September 2, it will be decided whether he should go straight to the group stage of the LOL Cup finals or go through the play-in (qualifying playoffs).
“T1 is, of course, not Faker’s one-man team,” said Sinadatcom. However, the 2021 LCK summer competition showed that he is still the commander and best player of T1. “We can expect his performance in the League of Legends.
“We failed to win the LCK, but fortunately, we still have the LOL Cup,” said Sinadatcom, who stressed, “There are still many e-sports fans who don’t want to accept that Faker is going downhill.” “This year may be the last chance to win the World Championship,” he said. “I saw this season as my last heyday.
Faker played a crucial role in making T1 the most prestigious pro-game team in e-sports, which boasts the most wins in LCK as well as world competitions such as the LOL Cup and the Mid-season Invitational.