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LoL: Faker embarrassed by hilarious Bard outplay

Published: 9/Sep/2019 16:41 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 17:06

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends superstar Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok got completely embarrassed by a hilarious opponent as he was wrapping up a match on his stream.

Faker is one of the best LoL players of all time, having played at the highest level since 2013 and dominating multiple World Championships. However, even he is not immune to getting baited, as one opponent showed on his stream.

The Korean pro was streaming his solo queue games and, as usual, he was winning. Although, just as the game was about to end, one opponent put up a hilarious act of defiance, embarrassing Faker as he tried to get one last kill.

Riot GamesFaker is considered to be one of the best LoL players in the world.

The SKT star and his team had all but won the game and were playing with their enemies at their fountain, trying to secure a final few kills before destroying the nexus. One of his opponents, playing Bard, had enough and hatched a brilliant plan to embarrass them.

The Bard fired off his ultimate, freezing himself and drawing the attention of all of Faker’s team, once his ultimate expired they fired a wave of skill shots, only for him to become invulnerable again thanks to his stopwatch.

Faker let out a slight smile as he knew he had been baited, but attempted the kill yet again after his opponents’ stopwatch effect wore off. However, it would not be so easy, as the Bard became invulnerable yet again thanks to a quick Zhonya’s Hourglass purchase.

At this point, the Korean burst out laughing and turned slightly red, knowing he had been beaten, meanwhile his opponent retreated as everyone gave up on killing him.

SKT’s star player is likely to stream more often following his team’s qualification to the LoL 2019 World Championship, and will next compete at the event from October 12 – November 10.

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Doublelift reveals internal issues behind TSM’s collapse at Worlds 2020

Published: 25/Oct/2020 11:48

by Luke Edwards

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TSM AD carry Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has criticized his team’s “undisciplined” scrim play which led to their horrendous 0-6 run at Worlds 2020.

TSM went into Worlds as the LCS first seed, hoping to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 2014. Drawn into a group with Fnatic, LGD, and Gen.G, TSM wasn’t necessarily expected to progress from their group, but fans believed they could at least take a game or two.

But TSM limped out without a win, and the fallout has been huge. Long-time midlaner Bjergsen announced his retirement yesterday, with his move to head coach likely to kick off a revamp of the side.

As TSM’s most senior player, Doublelift took some time on his stream to offer fans more insight on what went wrong for them at Worlds this year.

Doublelift playing for TSM
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Doublelift has offered his insight into TSM’s abysmal Worlds 2020 showing.

Speaking on his Twitch stream, Peng explained: “Losing trust in each other made us play even worse. After the first week, we probably had a 10% win rate in scrims. I was grateful to win even a single game per day. A lot of the games were either over after level one, or in the first five minutes.

“People on the team started ruining practice by coin flipping and playing stupidly. You need some discipline to stay focused on the goals. We lost all of our team play.”

TSM’s trust issues

As LCS analyst MarkZ pointed out, TSM’s performance was statistically the worst ever produced by a pool one team.

The communication issues were evident through some bizarre pieces of play. Rookie jungler Spica produced one of the most memorable plays of the tournament, but not for the right reasons.

His “nine-man” Lillia sleep was not only heavily memed by the community, it also provided a perfect example of TSM’s loss of confidence and lack of trust in each other.

A fully confident TSM likely would have followed in on Spica’s engage to win the fight and potentially take the game. Bjergsen’s first task will be to build up the confidence of whatever roster he has at his disposal.

TSM finds itself with a lot of work to do if it hopes to end a torrid run of international performances.