SK Telecom T1 has been on a roll to start the summer split of League Champions Korea, and mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has been leading the way as usual. He continued to exude the confidence of the best player in the world and reigning world champion when talking to Fomos’ Kang-Nam after Monday’s 2-0 win against MVP.
“I’m happy that we won against MVP with a 2-0 like we wanted to,” he told Fomos. “The games went more easily than we anticipated. I thought MVP would be more ballsy as a new team, but I don’t think they showed that in today’s match.”
Faker also shared some thoughts about SKT’s head coach’s comments about SKT’s weaker early split by saying that at this point, SKT should go all in.
“I thought that we were going to win a lot of games,” he said. “It’s looking better than we thought, but while this is going on I want to win all of the games in the LCK this season.”
When asked about not being awarded MVP points in the two games, Faker simply put the needs of the team before his own recognition.
“I’m not that hung up on being the MVP,” he said. “It’s nice if I do get it, but it’s not a big deal. The team’s victory is more important to me.”
With SKT lining up to face the Jin Air Green Wings next, Faker will be going up against two potential opponents in the mid lane: Lee “Kuzan” Seong-Hyeok and Jin “Blanc” Seong-Min. To Faker, it seems it makes little difference.
“They’re both very similar,” he said. “I think Kuzan isn’t doing as well as last season and I think Blanc is the better mid laner. It ultimately doesn’t matter who I go up against.”
Lastly, Faker shared his secrets in maintaining his position as best mid laner in the world for all the know.
“I’ve liked playing games ever since I was younger and it becomes fun the harder I try, so I don’t need any forces of motivation,” he said. “In fact I’ve been trying to have some other hobbies since I only play games, but I’m too lazy for that.”
Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games.