Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok shared his thoughts on the new 10-ban system, saying that it will indeed promote a deeper champion pool within the competitive scene in an interview with Fomos’ Kim “Kenzi” Yong-woo.
“There is no difference up until the first three bans,” he said. “I think we are seeing new champions because of the new meta. There a lot of new bans after (the first three), so I think we’ll be able to play many picks. Picking champions has become more advantageous with the 10 bans.”
SK Telecom defeated Kongdoo Monster on Sunday, but Faker said he wasn’t pleased with how the game went.
“We won, but I’m not happy with how the game played out,” he said. “I will work to show a better performance next game.”
With the addition of Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon to the roster, many fans are interested in seeing how Huni’s aggressive top lane style would work with SKT, but Faker opened the possibility of aggressive compositions while also praising Huni.
“If an aggressive pick helps the team win the match, then we will always be ready to play it,” he said. “Huni is also unexpectedly better than I thought.”
With their next match against the ROX Tigers on Tuesday, the head coach of SKT, Choi “L.i.E.S” Byung-hoon has said that he views them as “the biggest dark horse” in an interview with OSEN’s Ko Yong-jun, but Faker appears to be more confident.
“The new ROX Tigers brought over the aggressive style of the past Afreeca Freecs,” he said. “I think the head coach said he was wary of them because we have lost to them in the previous splits, but personally I don’t think they’ll be an issue.”