OGN announced it will air a program July 5 about the life of Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima and League of Legends star Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.
Titled “The Phenom,” the program is a semi-documentary that will cover the early lives of both players until their paths to greatness, and it will talk about the similarities both players have, according to a press release. It will also include interviews with both players and behind-the-scenes footage of the moment when the two legends met in Rio de Janeiro at last month’s Mid Season Invitational.
The image of Faker receiving a medal from Ronaldo at the grand finals of MSI has been an iconic moment in League of Legends history, dubbed as the “meeting of two legends” by many esports fans. Ronaldo, while famous everywhere as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, is an especially popular figure in South Korea, too.
Besides the two main subjects, former SK Telecom T1 jungler Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung, Korean soccer caster Park Moon-seong, and 13 other figures will be featured in the program, giving deeper insight into the players from an outsider’s perspective.
The program will be divided into two videos, which will be posted on OGN’s official YouTube Channel. The first part set to be released on July 5. The second part (and the TV broadcast in Korea) will be released July 8.
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