Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok baffled the audience and the interviewers alike during his post-match interview after taking down the ROX Tigers on Tuesday.
He said that he can reach peak proficiency in a champion in a third of the time compared to the average player.
“I personally think that it takes at least three months of play before a player is fully proficient in a champion,” he said. “This was also noticeable with Aurelion Sol before as well. I think that once the other players have some more time with her, they’ll also improve.”
When asked what specifically he meant, Faker said: “This is in the context of the average user. It depends on the champion, but I think I can reach that point in a month.”
Despite his third consecutive victory without dropping a single set to begin the League Champions Korea season, Faker said he’s still unsatisfied with his performance, saying that he wishes to keep improving.
“I wasn’t all that satisfied today either,” he said. “I made a lot of skill mistakes in my play today, and I missed out on a lot of kills I could have made. I want to come back with a better performance.”
SKT was also capable of breaking “The curse of Lee Sin,” in the LCK as it was on a 10-game losing streak. Faker said they went for it in Game 2 for the sake of their new jungler.
“Honestly, I was also kind of scared when we went for the Lee Sin pick,” he said. “In Game 1, we also were planning to go for it, but our coach said not to because of the curse. In Game 2, Peanut looked a little depressed, so the coach talked to him about playing Lee Sin.”
Faker is now the sole leader of MVP points so far with 400 points, but he seems to put little stock in that fact.
“It was unexpected that I got so many MVP nods, so it’s a good start,” he said. “But MVP points aren’t that important, so I want to do better and end the spring split well.”
Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games