SKT head coach says he’s naming his twin daughters after League of Legends champions

(Editor’s note: It’s possible Choi could have been using Lulu and Poppy as “TaeMyung,” nicknames given to children before they are born in Korea. But that was not specified by Choi or in the Daily eSports article.)

SK Telecom T1’s head coach Choi Byung-hoon surprised many by announcing his plan to name his newly born twin daughters “Lulu” and “Poppy.”

The annual Korean eSports Awards took place on Wednesday, with professional players and coaches from all corners of gaming including League of Legends, Starcraft, Street Fighter, and others. The award show aims to celebrate not only the players themselves but also those staff behind the scenes members of organizations such as members of the coaching staff.

SKT’s head coach Choi was awarded the Best Leadership award in the League of Legends category, and made the crowd erupt into laughter while delivering some happy news for his growing family, writes Daily eSports’ Lee Yun-ji.

“I become a dad tomorrow,” he announced on stage. “I hope my healthy twin daughters ‘Lulu’ and ‘Poppy’ get to meet their dad.”

It was no surprise to see SKT, which won its third world championship last month, clean up the awards. Four of SKT’s members were awarded with Popularity Awards, one for each position; Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung in the jungle, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok in the mid lane, Bae “Bang” Jun-sik as AD Carry, and Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan as support. Faker, of course, also won for Best League of Legends Player.

Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case. You can reach him at Andrew@slingshotesports.com

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