[Asian Games] Like Messi Who Won the World Cup… Will Faker Become the ‘God of LoL’?
E-sports ‘GOAT’ in name and reality… There is no AG gold medal,
so the group stage against Hong Kong and Kazakhstan on the 25th…
Looks like it will be easy to advance to the quarterfinals.
Expected to face China in the semifinals. ‘A virtual final.’
‘Faker’ Lee Sang-hyeok begins his challenge to become the first Asian Games esports League of Legends (LoL) champion. 바카라사이트
The Korean national team, led by Lee Sang-hyeok,
will face Hong Kong for the first time on the 25th (Korean time)
play two games in Group A of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games eSports LoL group stage.
First, the first game will be played against Hong Kong at 10 a.m.,
followed by the second game against Kazakhstan at 12:20 p.m.
This is the first stage of Lee Sang-hyeok, who is considered one of the biggest stars of this tournament regardless of the sport.
Lee Sang-hyeok is a living legend in the e-sports world with the most wins in both domestic and international competitions in the world.
Member of T1
Lee Sang-hyeok, who has always been active as a member of T1,
made a mark by winning the championship trophy in the domestic competition in the second half of 2013,
the first year of his debut, and also won the World Championship (Worlds Cup) in the same year,
becoming the Royal Roader of the Worlds Cup.
Lee Sang-hyeok was present in all of T1’s glory, including winning the World Cup in 2015 and 2016,
the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) in 2016 and 2017, and winning a total of 10 LCK splits.
Lee Sang-hyeok has maintained the top position for 10 years,
especially in the e-sports world, where the life of a player is very short.
This is why every e-sports fan recognizes him as ‘GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time).
However, Lee Sang-hyeok has not yet won the Asian Games gold medal.
In the finals of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games,
where e-sports was a demonstration sport,
Korea lost to China and had to be content with a silver medal.
Lee Sang-hyeok’s fans, not only in Korea but all over the world,
sincerely hope that he will become the first LoL champion in Hangzhou,
the first stage where e-sports became an official sport.
It is similar to how soccer fans prayed for Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona),
who achieved everything on the professional stage, to win the World Cup,
which was the final puzzle to becoming the ‘God of Soccer’.
The biggest obstacle to Korea’s victory in this tournament is China.
In terms of objective strength, Korea seems likely to take first place in Group A of the group stage.
If Korea passes the group stage, the bracket has already been set to play Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. on the 27th.
If we win here, it is very likely that we will meet China in the semifinals at 10 am on the 28th.
There is a strong expectation that the semifinals will be the de facto finals.
China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and India performed well in the Asian Games preliminaries and advanced directly to the quarterfinals.
Korea did not participate in the preliminaries due to overlapping domestic league schedules,
so they competed from the group stage.