Faker: “My streams were boring and I didn’t communicate with the viewers when I streamed on Azubu, but if we move platforms to Twitch (permanently), I want to work hard to make an entertaining stream.”

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok commented briefly about what he wishes to achieve if SK Telecom T1 continues streaming on Twitch during a video interview with Fomos released Monday morning.

“My streams were boring and I didn’t communicate with the viewers when I streamed on Azubu, but if we move platforms to Twitch (permanently), I want to work hard to make an entertaining stream,” he told Fomos.

Faker streamed on Twitch for the first time Monday morning and broke a record for the most concurrent viewers on an individual streamer’s channel with 245,100. His teammates started streaming on Twitch late last week in what is believed to be a trial run on the platform.

In the interview with Fomos, which came after SKT’s 2-0 win against MVP on Sunday, Faker also talked about SKT’s next League Champions Korea match against the Afreeca Freecs, who have struggled a bit at the start of the season with a 1-3 record.

“Afreeca is made up of some strong players, so I do expect them to do well, but they do seem like they have some trouble working together as a team,” Faker said. In my opinion, it might be because the way the players tend to play don’t work quite will with one another, so I think they have yet to reach their full potential.”

The Freecs also have Faker’s old teammate Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan, a factor that will be added in their next bout. This will mark the first official meeting between MaRin and SKT since MaRin left after winning the League of Legends World Championship with SKT in 2015.

“Looking at MaRin’s play, he seems like he play style stayed the same, and he is good at game management,” he said. “I think we’ll need to play against him with that in mind.”

On the topic of one of his new teammates, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Faker seemed pleased.

“He’s on the calmer side in-game now, and he doesn’t scream as much as I thought like he was in ROX, so I think that’s good,” he said.

Cover photo courtesy of Twitch

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