It’s not often the best League of Legends team in the world acts so light-hearted.
SK Telecom T1 ended the spring League Champions Korea split in first place with a record of 16-2 after defeating MVP on Saturday. Afterward, the entire team joined the post-match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim Dong-jun.
Every member of SKT candidly spoke about a variety of topics with a humorous undertone. For instance, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok said he wanted to play a “fun” game but had to be convinced by Kim “kkOma” Jung-gyun to play seriously. He also revealed more of his affinity for Han “Peanut” Wang-ho and how it impacted his in game performance.
“Recently I’ve been giving away kills too much,” he said. “Peanut seemed like he needed them lately for confidence so I handed them over to him.”
Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon teased his patented Lucian top as a future possibility but most importantly teased a potentially entertaining parody of a the Me Undies commercial in which Huni “starred” while a member of North American team Immortals.
“There have been talks about (a parody video) in the team, and I’m slightly scared what a parody of that would look like,” he said. “But if we do make it, I’ll make sure to come back as a handsome model.”
Bae “Bang” Jun-sik spoke about how Lucian’s lack of viability in bot lane and added that “even Huni knows how bad (Lucian) is right now.” He also urged fans to not play him. On a more heartwarming note, Bang took a moment to talk about the recent 1,000 kills video made for his career milestone.
“I’m very thankful for the 1,000 kills video, but I think there was a slight misunderstanding,” he said. “Before I was very good on Ezreal, before he showed up in professional play, the coach told me that I might be the best Ezreal player in the world after he saw me do well in a scrim. That’s why I think I was able to play him so successfully. In the video, it made it seem like I played him well, did well in games, and then the coach telling me that I was good at Ezreal. He saw it right at the beginning, and that’s how I started.”
Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan said his deathless performance was done in pursuit of a higher KDA than Samsung Galaxy’s Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, who out-ranked Wolf by 0.1, perhaps “leaving some of the work to the team.” Wolf said his idea of success relies on the basics, and he talked at length about how in every story his theory proves true.
“In movies, martial arts stories, or animation, the basics are always the most important,” he said. “Those characters who have strong basics do well later on. You know that Manga with the bald friend who punches people? He also worked on the basics to beat everyone with a punch and I’ve working with the same idea in mind.”