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New Backwards Hype video proves that members of SKT are only human

The latest in Chinese media website Tuwan's "Backwards Hype" video series takes aim at the best team in League of Legends, SK Telecom T1.
The latest in Chinese media website Tuwan's "Backwards Hype" video series takes aim at the best team in League of Legends, SK Telecom T1.

The latest in Chinese media website Tuwan’s “Backwards Hype” video series takes aim at the best team in League of Legends, SK Telecom T1.

In accordance to tradition of these videos, each member of the team is praised in specific ways, as the video plays game play that display the exact opposite. As SKT is going into this year’s Worlds as a strong contender to be champion, the playful video serves to be an entertaining way to ground the players, reminding fans that they are not gods.

No member was spared from being made fun of, and that includes top lane substitute Park “Untara” Eui-jin and Kang “Blank” Sun-gu. Although Blank and Untara had an undeniably good summer split — Blank with a 20 game win-streak and Untara having the highest win rate among LCK top lanersĀ — both players were mercilessly knocked a peg down.

The unkillable demon king Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok was also a subject of the video, but instead of any elaborate take-down, the video mostly focused on those moments he made the most rookie mistakes as a professional.

The bot lane was made fun of for their weight, as the video cheekily pointed out that Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan has “absorbed” Bae “Bang” Jun-sik’s weight over time. The video also pointed out Bang’s weight loss over the course of his career, saying that he has proven that “every fatty is rising stock,” with his rise in popularity with fan girls.

There have been two videos so far for North America’s Team SoloMid and Europe’s G2 Esports, one for China’s Royal Never Give Up currently in the works.

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