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LoL: G2 Jankos gives hilarious reason for wanting rematch vs SKT T1

Published: 11/Sep/2019 12:17 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 13:33

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends pro Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski revealed his hilarious reason for wanting a rematch against Korean giants SK Telecom T1.

Jankos is considered to be one of the best LoL junglers in the world and recently showed why as he was voted MVP of the League of Legends European Championship Summer Split due to his amazing performances.

On September 11, he revealed who he wants to face at the LoL World Championship, and why he’s especially excited about the prospect of facing the Korean champions SKT T1.

Riot GamesG2’s Jankos is one of the best LoL junglers in the world.

“I would not be myself if I didn’t say that I’m most looking forward to playing against SKT” said Jankos, before adding a rather silly reason why. It’s nothing to do with the game, but simply because he wants to meet Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok and take a picture with him.

The two players met at the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, but the Pole decided against asking for a photo because he thought it would give the Korean a “mental edge” going into their match, and then felt it would be inappropriate after defeating them.

LoL Esports/Riot GamesFaker is considered to be the greatest LoL player of all time.

Jankos is now hoping to get a picture in the World Championship group stage, before any potential face-off against SKT, but still has doubts in his mind as the potential mental edge could be there if the two teams meet in the playoffs.

He seems to have made his decision regardless of those doubts, saying “I don’t know if it’s a good idea to ever get a picture with Faker but if I can, I’d do it because I am still a huge fanboy.”

Riot GamesG2 and Jankos were able to defeat Fnatic to take the LEC Summer Split title.

Meanwhile, Faker also wants SKT and G2 to meet, but for an entirely different reason. The Korean star wants revenge after their last match, where G2 managed an unexpected 3-2 over the Koreans on their way to the Mid-Season Invitational title. 

Jankos may be able to fulfill his dreams of getting a photo with Faker from October 2 – November 10, when teams from all around the world will gather for the LoL World Championship.

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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.