Asian Games, Medal hopeful E-sports ‘Faker’ Lee Sang-hyeok
This year marks 10 years since debut...
As captain of the national team that has won the most games in both domestic and overseas leagues, we are keeping an eye on whether or not we can defeat our ‘biggest rival’ China.
‘Faker’ Lee Sang-hyeok (27, T1), the world’s League of Legends (LoL) e-sports superstar, will captain the national team and hunt for a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG). 온라인카지노
Lee Sang-hyuk is a living legend in the e-sports world who has the most wins in both domestic and international competitions in the world since his first professional debut in 2013, and is called 'GOAT' (Greatest of All Time).
In the e-sports industry, where player life is short, he has made his debut 10 years ago, which is unusual, and he is a veteran whose skills have not rusted at all even in his late 20s.
Lee Sang-hyuk’s position is mid laner.
He is in charge of the mid, which is the exact center among the three attack lines (top), middle (mid), and bottom (bottom), and is in a position to create variables by actively intervening in other lines.
Lee Sang-hyuk's career has always been with T1 (formerly SK Telecom T1).
In the second half of 2013, the first year of his debut, he made a mark by winning the championship trophy in a domestic competition, and in the same year, he won the World Championship (Worlds) and was crowned Worlds Royal Loader.
Lee Sang-hyeok was present in all the glory, including T1's World Cup wins in 2015 and 2016, the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) in 2016 and 2017, and a total of 10 LCK split wins.
Lee Sang-hyuk’s strength is his wide range of champions.
He is good at handling most of the 160 or so champions that appear in LoL, but he is especially famous for his skill at handling the likes of Galio, Ahri, Azir, Ryze, Leblanc, and Twisted Fate, which are mainly used by mid laners.
His playing style is to actively fight against the enemy at the beginning of the game to close the gap, and during teamfights (large-scale battles), he plays to look ahead and lay the groundwork for the bottom laner and jungler to be active.
Recently, Lee Sang-hyuk has experienced repeated setbacks even when he was on the verge of winning on domestic and international stages.
In the domestic league, since last year's LCK Summer, they lost the championship title to rival team Gen.
In last year's World Cup, they finished second behind DRX, the 'underdog' of the domestic league and the creator of the catchphrase 'the important thing is an unbreakable heart'.
He also has a deep negative relationship with China.
At this year's MSI, Lee Sang-hyuk faced Chinese teams Jingdong Gaming (JDG) and Bilibili Gaming (BLG) and lost in succession, and finished the tournament in 3rd place without advancing to the finals.
Last year at MSI, they finished second behind the Chinese team Royal Never Give Up (RNG).
In 2018, when e-sports was a demonstration sport, Jakarta and Palembang AG also competed with the Taegeuk symbol, but this too was defeated by China and only won a silver medal.
China is considered Korea's strong rival in this year's Asian Games eSports.
The Chinese national team is also equipped with ace-level players who have faced Lee Sang-hyuk on the international stage, such as Zuoding (JDG), Zhao Jihao (BLG), and Chen Zebin (BLG).
Attention is focused on whether Lee Sang-hyeok, who is competing as a representative of Korea rather than a representative of T1, will be able to win the gold medal by defeating China in his first official A match.