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Faker: “I expect the 2017 LCK to be even more competitive.”

The world’s best League of Legends player expects even tougher competition for the next season.

Before boarding a plane to Spain for the League of Legends Allstars event, SK Telecom T1’s Lee “Faker Sang-hyeok spoke briefly in an interview with Daily eSports Lee Si-Woo about his expectations for the upcoming League Champions Korea season.

“I expect the 2017 LCK to be even more competitive,” he said. “I think that’ll be more motivation for me to work harder. It should be fun. Whatever happens, I need to do my best so I only think that it’ll be fun.”

Faker, the three-time world champion, won 81 percent of the popular vote in his position to make Allstars for the third time. Rather than complacent, it seems he’ll give his all in this year’s event tournament.

“I’ve been to Allstars three times now, so I think I got used to it,” he said. “Rather than getting comfortable because I’m used to this, I want to work hard and have fun so I can show the fans a good performance.”

Faker is also set to play against new KT Rolster support Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong, and when asked what he thinks will happen, he made a predictable answer.

“I don’t know. I think I’ll have to play to see,” he said. “I was rather disappointed in last year’s performance as Anivia because I had victory robbed from me due to my hands being really cold.”

Of course after the news that SKT officially signed top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, many are curious as to what he thinks of his new teammates, but it seems they have yet to even meet.

“I haven’t met them in person since I’m still on vacation,” he said. “I think they’ll do well.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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