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Faker on AllStars, rowdy teammates, and Yasuo

Photo courtesy of Riot Games

It seems like Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is enjoying himself at this year’s AllStars event tournament.

Another day of AllStars has passed with the League Champions Korea team claiming another victory and playing as expected. To Faker however, it seems more like he’s slipping, he said during an interview with Inven’s Park Beom.

“I don’t think I’m doing well this AllStars,” he said. “I’m getting carried thanks to talented teammates. I hope the fans continue to watch me get carried.”

Perhaps more evidence to his claim, Faker lost in the 1-v-1 tournament against League of Legends Pro League representative Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong in a Yasuo mirror match. Faker said he kind of saw the outcome coming.

“When Mata came to me and suggested a Yasuo mirror match, I just accepted,” he said. “I know that a lot of the fans were looking forward to it, but I really wasn’t. To be honest I thought I was going to lose because I started out with a bad feeling about it. I ended up actually losing as well.”

Another change to this year’s AllStars also seems to be the atmosphere of the team. Compared with last year, it seems like the 2017 AllStars are quite rowdy.

“Last year the team entered into games with a calm mind, but this year’s teammates are screaming a lot while playing,” he said. “I guess they all have a lot to say just like me. I really enjoy this kind of crazy atmosphere. Smeb Song Kyung-ho and PraY Kim Jong-in are the mood-makers.”

It isn’t all fun however, as Faker also seems to be taking the event tournament very seriously.

“The AllStars is a stage for proving oneself,” he said. “This is becauseĀ AllStars is the tournament to close out the year, and a chance to showcase one’s level of play to the world. The tournamentĀ is meant to be for fun, but I think you have to perform well in order to have fun.”


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