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Faker considered leaving but “I thought winning another world championship in SKT would be for the best.”

Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok said he did seriously consider leaving the SK Telecom T1 dynasty.

Before the Korean representative of Korea boarded their planes to Spain to compete in the League of Legends Allstar tournament, Faker said in a video interview with Fomos that he seriously thought about leaving the team with which he won three world championships.

“I also thought I would leave (SKT),” he said when prompted about his decision to stay. “I thought a lot about the subject and I have been considering going abroad, but I thought winning another world championship with SKT would be for the best.”

Not all of SKT’s members have stayed, as SKT added jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho and top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon. Faker said he expected great performances.

“I think both of them are good players, so I think we’ll do well in the next season,” he said. “They’re also very personable, so I think we’ll get along fine. The only thing I’m worried about is that I’m afraid they might scream while playing games.”

Faker also won a whopping 81 percent of the fan votes for the mid lane of the Allstar Korean team, but to him it was just as expected.

“I thought that was normal since I expected that,” he said. “I would have been surprised if it was maybe 90 percent.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games


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