Despite winning the most anticipated match of the League Champions Korea regular season, SK Telecom T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok reminded everyone that the match was just that — a regular season one.
After a thrilling 2-1 win Thursday against KT Rolster, Faker framed the importance of the match — or lack thereof — in a video interview with Fomos.
“I’m very happy that we won, but it’s only one game in the regular season,” Faker said. “So I think we need to think about how we can do better than we did today. There were a lot of mistakes as well, but it was a good match for us overall since we can improve.”
The match was met with critical acclaim across all of the regions, and Faker pulled out the long-awaited Zed pick in Game 3, which played a large part in his team’s victory. But Faker continued to remain critical of his team’s performances, and looking back the first round of the LCK, he seemed rather disappointed.
“I think we’ve been getting worse as the season has been going, so that’s disappointing,” he said. “Rather than saying that our opponents are very good, we keep making mistakes, so I think we’ll beat any team if we improve on that.”
With SKT’s AD Carry Bae “Bang” Jun-sik recording his 1,000th kill in Thursday’s match, Faker briefly explained why it couldn’t have happened in the match before before delivering a quite bland congratulations to his teammate.