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Faker donates $25,000 to battle Coronavirus in South Korea

Published: 9/Mar/2020 15:36 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:19

by Kamil Malinowski


League of Legends superstar Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has donated around $25,000 (30 million Korean Won) to support the battle against Coronavirus in South Korea.

Much like the rest of the world, esports has been hit hard by the Coronavirus, with many events being postponed or even canceled as countries attempt to fight off the virus.

League of Legends has seen a ton of change due to the outbreak, with the LPL being suspended, the LEC changing venues, and the LCK being put on hiatus on March 6. This greatly affects players and fans alike, and now Faker has stepped up with a $25,000 donation to support the battle against the virus in South Korea.

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Faker is a three time LoL World Championship winner and the game’s most famous player.

The SKT T1 star made his donation to a non-profit organization named Community Chest of Korea on March 6 and released a short statement, rallying everyone to help stop the virus and showing his support to those currently working hard against it.

“I felt devastated for those that are working day and night to battle the COVID-19. I really wanted to aid those battling the outbreak and felt that donating to the Community Chest of Korea was the optimal choice. I hope that everyone bands together to overcome this terrible situation, and hope to see real support being given to those necessary.”

His large donation will no doubt be a boon to the organization and a great way to spread awareness of the virus.

Faker isn’t the only one to send donations, as other LCK pros like Gen.G’s Gwak ‘Bdd’ Bo-seong and DragonX’s Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon have previously also shown their support, each donating around $8400 (10 million Korean Won).

Many fans and players will be hoping for a quick resolution to the outbreak and these donations will no doubt have a significant impact.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary


With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

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Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.