SK Telecom T1’s support seems to be the exception to the rule when it comes to solo queue excellence.
After SKT’s 2-1 win against the ROX Tigers on Wednesday, SKT secured its ticket to the finals of the League Champions Korea playoffs as the first place regular season finisher. In an interview with Fomos’ Shin Gi-seop, support Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan said that he’s been working on his ranked performance despite the coach’s stance on it.
“Rank points are important to supports, too,” he said. “The coach told me that I was the exception and just to maintain 200 points in Master tier, but I think I’ll be more confident when I climb the ranks.”
Wolf’s solo queue performance became a hot topic as the video of his demotion to Diamond went viral on social media and was often referenced in the interviews of his teammates. It seems the coaching staff is more than happy to keep Wolf’s spirit up, and he has since returned to Master tier.
Wolf also had SKT’s recent 2-0 loss against Samsung Galaxy on his mind, frequently mentioning it during the interview. Although he jokingly said he “deleted it” from his memory, he added that he entered Wednesday’s match thinking that he had to win.
“I hope Samsung makes it to the finals,” he said. “I want to exact my revenge after my poor laning in the last game in our match against them.”