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SKT Faker, smiling, on how to make League of Legends more fun: “Double the spell damage. Also doubling the crowd control and damage.”

SKT Faker says doubling spell damage would make League of Legends more fun.
Faker (Lee Sang-hyeok) says League of Legends would be more fun with doubled spell damage. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok shared some light-hearted opinions in a series of video interviews with Daily eSports.

In the first of a three-part series to celebrate Daily eSports’ nine year anniversary, Faker answered a variety of questions from various figures from the industry, including casters. When SpoTV’s Korean caster Ha “LightStone” Gwang-seok asked how Faker thinks League of Legends could be made to be more fun, he gave a playful smile and gave a ridiculous answer.

“Double the spell damage,” he said. “Also doubling the crowd control and damage.”

Part of Faker’s image is his monotone nature, as it’s rare to see Faker show any emotion on camera during matches. His iconic “poker face” is still shrouded in mystery, but SpoTV caster Seong “Seong-Kae” Seung-heon asked Faker to show his more expressive side so that the casters could better read him, but the response was rather characteristic of Faker.

“It’s really all the same for me really,” he said.

The caster then asked him to give his face for different moods, including happiness, sadness and excitement. Faker’s face remained the same for all of them. The only deviation was with anger or rage, which involved him tilting his head a bit and closing his eyes.

“When I have a neutral face, it means that I’m happy,” he said.

In the second part of the interview series, Faker was asked what point of his life the legend would want to go back to if he had access to a time machine. Faker immediately gave his answer without hesitation. His reasoning was rather interesting.

“I want to live my life again from Age 1,” he said. “If I go back when I was 10, I would be living 10 less years. I want to live as long as I can.”

The interview gave a much more personal look into Faker, far departed from the usual association from League of Legends. The questions ranged from his favorite color — somewhere between blue and green — and his favorite foods, of which he doesn’t have any.

But Faker did reveal some insight into his eating habits before he became a professional. When he was still in school, Faker was actually quite the eater.

“When I was in school I liked to eat, but not so much anymore,” he said. “At the time, I ate everything. I would eat a whole thing of fried chicken or a whole pizza by myself, but I’m not sure anymore.”

In fact Faker has gone so far in the other end of the spectrum, that when the interviewer asked if he would take a pill that would replace his dietary needs, he happily said yes.

“Eating is annoying sometimes,” he said, smiling. “You can save time too.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games


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