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LoL: Faker explains why he has to be extra prepared for his Worlds group

Published: 11/Oct/2019 15:52 Updated: 11/Oct/2019 16:53

by Kamil Malinowski


SK Telecom T1 superstar Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok shared his thoughts about his team’s group at the League of Legends World Championship in an interview with Fomos esports.

The Korean legend is one of the most hyped-up players heading into the tournament as he makes his return to the Worlds stage after missing out on the event in 2018.

His team was placed in arguably the toughest at the tournament, with SKT having to face two of the best squads in the world in Fnatic and Royal Never Give Up, as well as a revitalized Clutch Gaming.

Riot GamesFaker is widely considered to be one of the greatest LoL players of all time.

Faker was interviewed by Fomos esports on October 10, sharing his thoughts about group C and Worlds 2019 in general.

When asked about his opponents, the SKT star called Fnatic and Royal Never Give Up strong opponents and claimed that he feels he needs to be extra prepared for them, showing perhaps a bit of doubt from the player that is considered to be one of the greatest of all time.

The Korean was later asked about his individual lane matchups, where once again he praised his opponents and seemed slightly unconfident, stating “they are good players, so if I am not prepared this time, no one knows what will happen. I’ll have to try my best.”

The mid-lane legend didn’t show many signs of confidence throughout the interview, it’s possible he was just trying to respect his opponents, or maybe he feels this will be one tough event for him and SKT.

InvenglobalFaker has helped SKT to many victories.

However, he did say he is prepared for a different environment as he will be staying in Europe for a long time and that all that’s left is the game.

The SKT mid-laner had an exceptionally strong Summer Split and seemed to return to his prime just in time for Worlds, playing a pivotal role in his teams play-off matches, where they were able to dominate all the other teams in their region and secure the #1 seed in Korea. 

Fans will be able to see if Faker can live up to his legacy and dominate the world once again, or if there was a reason for the timid interview on from October 12, when the Worlds 2019 Main Event kicks off.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos


The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.

  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm