SK Telecom T1 star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok completely outplayed his opponents with an incredible LeBlanc display.
Faker is widely regarded as one of the best League of Legends players of all time, winning multiple World Championship titles while dominating in the mid lane. He has been competing since 2013 and continues to be one of the best.
He showed off some of his outstanding skills in a stream on August 11, where he was able to brilliantly make use of LeBlanc to secure his team a victory.
Faker has been a key part of SKT’s LoL division since 2013.
It started with Faker showing his aggressive prowess. The Korean was able to execute a perfectly timed four ability combo on the enemy Kindred, instantly removing her from the field before anyone else could even react.
Another attack attempt saw Faker take a large chunk of damage as he was forced to back off, with an Akali nipping at his heels.
The SKT T1 mid-laner was able to use a Distortion to make space as Akali jumped in, and quickly used it to return to his original location once she began to chase him. The pressure was still on, however, as Akali was quick to return to Faker, using a Flash and Five Point Strike in an attempt to finish the job.
Once again, the Korean showed off his astounding mechanics, using Distortion and Mimic to escape by the skin of his teeth.
Faker made perfect use of LeBlanc against his opponents.
In the meantime, his team had been winning a fight thanks to Faker effectively removing two enemies from the field. He had been able to perfectly execute a target, before using his skills to survive long enough for his team to close out the decisive fight.
From there, all it took was a few seconds to finish off the nexus and secure a victory.
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.
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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.