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Faker embarrassed by terrible League of Legends misplay

Published: 18/Nov/2019 18:19

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok embarrassed himself on stream with a hilariously bad misplay. 

Faker is known as one of the best League of Legends players of all time, having dominated in the mid-lane since 2013 and winning multiple World Championships.

He occasionally streams his solo queue games on Twitch, showing the world just how good he is.

However, sometimes he shows that even the best can struggle and this was the case in his latest stream as he was red in the face after a terrible play.

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The Korean was taking a break from his usual mid-lane and playing support with the champion Alistar. His abilities allow him to displace enemies, something that takes some skill to use correctly, as it can easily go wrong and help them. 

Unfortunately for Faker, things went couldn’t have gone more wrong as he completely fumbled his attack. Not only did he knock an opponent away to safety, but he saved another opponent who was about to be killed.

The enemy that the SKT star knocked away ended up finishing off his ally, who was about to kill a different opponent. The fight turned from a significant advantage to a massive loss all thanks to one terrible move by Faker.

He was able to appreciate his fail, however, and let out an embarrassed laugh after realizing what he had done.

Faker is likely to continue streaming for some time as the League of Legends tournament circuit is currently on its usual offseason following the World Championship.

SKT T1 fell short of expectations at the event this year, being eliminated in 3rd-4th place behind G2 Esports and champions FunPlus Phoenix. Faker showed solid form at the tournament and fortunately didn’t surprise fans with an Alistar pick, as things would have definitely gone a lot worse.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.