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Legendary LoL support player Wolf retires from competitive play

Published: 29/Nov/2019 23:07

by Scott Robertson

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The two-time League of Legends world champion, Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan, had decided to retire after seven years of competitive play in Korea. 

The tale of the Wolf has come to an end, and unfortunately, the final chapter is somewhat sad. 

In an interview with InvenGlovbal, the world champion support player revealed that he had taken the Rift for the last time, and would be retiring from pro play. He last played for Turkish team SuperMassive in 2019. He was released earlier in November.

Riot GamesWolf with SK Telecom T1

In the interview, Wolf cited several mental disorders as being the reasons for his retirement, saying he’s suffered from depression, adjustment disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder for the past couple of years. He referenced a similar situation in Heo ‘PawN’ Won-seok, another world champion LoL player who retired due to complications with OCD.

Wolf has said that when playing he “felt like he wanted to throw up,” and that he would suffer crippling panic attacks over the course of months that. A psychologist told him “things will only get better if [you] step away from this environment.”

After realizing that competing would continue to cause panic attacks for him, he made the decision to call it quits. He acknowledged in the interview that leaving this way wasn’t the way he wanted to go out.

“It sucks,” he told InvenGlobal. “It really sucks. What really sucks is that, even now, I don’t think I’m bad. If I wasn’t diagnosed with such disorders, I wanted to prove myself for a couple more years, and be remembered for something greater.”

SK Telecom T1Wolf with Faker and Bang. Bang now plays for Evil Geniuses while Faker remains with T1.

Despite his sentiments here, the response from the community proves that we will be remembered for his greatness. Wolf’s pro run will best be remembered by his time with SK Telecom T1, who now simply goes by T1. 

While playing support alongside midlaner Faker and bottom lane Bang, Wolf was instrumental in guiding SK Telecom T1 to two straight Worlds championships in 2015 and 2016, as well as another Worlds grand finals in 2017. This also included four LCK titles and two Mid-Season Invitational championships.

From those championship squads, only Faker remains.

Wolf plans to continue streaming on Twitch, and said he’s excited to do more sleeping, working out, and eating right. And he told fans that he won’t be gone from the LoL esports scene for long.

“Retirement may sound grandiose on paper, but it’s really not. I can take a bit more time to recover and become a coach, or even become a caster after practicing the art. I know there will be many roads for my future.”

League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Intense series see wins for Hanwha Life and DRX

Published: 22/Jan/2021 15:35 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 15:37

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!


  • Hanwha Life defeat KT Rolser 2-1.
  • After an intense series DRX defeat Liiv SANDBOX 2-1.
  • Gen.G still undefeated.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 1-2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 0-2 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster 1-2 Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 3-0 6-1
2 DRX 3-1 7-5
3 Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 5-4
4 DWN Kia 2-1 4-3
5 T1 1-2 4-5
6 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
7 KT Rolster 1-2 3-4
8 Nongshim RedForce 1-2 3-5
9 Fredit BRION 1-2 2-4
10 Liiv SANDBOX 1-3 4-6

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria