Lee “Duke” Ho-seong, top laner for Invictus Gaming and former member of SK Telecom T1, said in an interview with Fomos’ Kim “Kenzi” Yong-woo that he was quite satisfied with the Ekko skin made for him after winning last year’s League of Legends World Championship.
“My skin is for Ekko, and he’s not really used in top lane anymore,” he said. “But he’s still viable in the mid lane and his skill effects are really cool, especially his W and his ultimate, as it displays the SKT T1 logo.”
Duke lamented that the champion is no longer in the top lane meta, essentially making him unable to play the champion with a skin created in his honor. Given the chance, he said he would use the skin no matter what, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll happen anytime soon.
With his departure from a world champion on SKT to playing for Invictus Gaming in China, Duke said he hasn’t completely abandoned his roots, as he still tries to catch League Champions Korea matches when possible.
“I try to watch as many SKT games as I can, but I can’t watch all of them,” he said. “I still try to watch SKT, KT Rolster, Longzhu Gaming, and Samsung Galaxy: the games featuring the strong teams.”
Invictus Gaming seems to be in a comfortable spot for a playoff berth in the League of Legends Pro Legaue, as it holds third place in Group A for the summer split. In a recent match against Group B’s No. 1 team, Oh My God, IG managed to take a 2-1 victory. Unfortunately for Duke, he was subbed out in favor of Kang “TheShy” Dong-geun after a Game 1 loss.
Consistency seems to be a problem for IG to this point of the season, as the team has largely alternated wins and losses. It seems to be a team trend of sorts, as Duke said his team tends to go up and down but has leveled out more as of recently.
“Our team always had large highs and lows,” he said. “So we’re practicing to be more consistent, and I think the practice is showing through to the results.”
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