Faker Lee Sang-hyuk, the center of T1, though less glamorous.
There are some guys in our team who can score points. I don’t have to be a part of the team.”
It is a famous line of Byun Deok-gyu, the captain of Neungnam, in the basketball cartoon “Slam Dunk.” Byun Deok-gyu is a dedicated leader who does bad things and throws himself away for the team. In T1, “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk plays this role 안전놀이터
“T1 will face Gen.G. E-Sports, which is currently in first place in the second week of the second week of the League of Legends Champions Korea 2021 Spring, which will be held online on the 21st.” T1 showed the team’s two colors in the last two games, alternating between “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk and “Closer” Lee Joo-hyun.
Lee Sang-hyuk started the 2021 season by starting against Damwon Kia on the 15th. Lee Sang-hyuk, who chose Azir for all three sets with Damwon, won the first place in the second and third sets against “Showmaker” Heo Soo, and helped his allies by holding the center of the game with Lee Min-hyung’s pentakil of Kumayushi, collapsing the opponent’s lineup with the ultimate in each battle. Despite his defeat, Lee Sang-hyuk and T1’s performance against Damwon was more than expected.
Lee Sang-hyuk is currently a nine-year veteran. “In his debut, he led the team to victory with splendor and aggressive play, but now he has played numerous competitions and shows his play to center the team based on his experience and experience gained from winning.” Currently, Lee Sang-hyuk is maintaining his style of supporting the team by joining the battle or intervening in other lines after attracting the opponent with a jungleer or pushing the line into the opponent’s turret rather than making solo kills that he often recorded in his heyday.
“Lee Sang-hyuk seems to have been playing with too much pressure so far,” coach Yang Dae-in said at a meeting after taking over as T1 manager in December last year. Among the internal scrimmages, there are many calls beyond the midliner area, but the midliner should only play the role of a midliner. “Lee Sang-hyuk is a player who works hard in anything, even if it’s not about games.”
There are many players in T1 besides Lee Sang-hyuk to score. “Closer” Lee Joo-hyun, who debuted at the 2020 LCK Summer, made a solo kill against “Chobi” Jung Ji-hoon in the opening game against Hanwha Life eSports with his attack power and outstanding physical strength, and led all battles to victory based on his high Irelia understanding.” “Kuma Yush” Lee Min-hyung recorded an unofficial penta kill in Hanwha Life, his debut match at LCK, and in the match against Damwon Kia, he produced a quadra kill and LCK’s 51st penta kill.
Today, T1 will meet Gen.G. E-Sports, which ranks first on its own. It is not yet known which of Lee Sang-hyuk and Lee Joo-hyun will start against “video” Kwak Bo-sung, but all expect Lee Sang-hyuk to start. For example, even if Lee Sang-hyuk does not come out, Lee Joo-hyun’s performance has already been proven. Much attention is being paid to what midliner will play against Gen.G. or whether T1 will be able to block Gen.G’s winning streak.