With the Korean fan community planning to rent a truck to “visit” T1 headquarters, Faker had to broadcast a livestream to explain to fans.
Recently, Faker’s 3-year contract with T1 has attracted the attention of many League of Legends gamers. But in addition to Faker, T1 also made the community interested with the participation of new coaches like Sky, Roach and especially Tom.
In particular, Tom’s presence has made many Korean fans “dig up the grave” of this coach’s drama every day, and many forums even discussed about “sending a truck” to T1 headquarters as a word. protest. Realizing the seriousness of this problem, Faker joined the CEO and COO of T1 on a livestream to explain to fans:
“People say that the team wants to use me as a shield, but that’s not true, I thought it would be better to be able to communicate with the fans, so I asked the team to prepare for the livestream (hey). ).” – Faker talked about why he and CEO Joe Marsh and COO Josh went live.
“As far as I know, the selection of coach Tom is under Bengi’s assessment. At the moment, I can’t say the details but in a few days there will be videos explaining how Coach Tom was selected.” – Faker shared about Coach Tom being recognized by Bengi.
“I also heard about the truck problem, I think the fans are of course somewhat angry, I understand them too… I think the behavior of Coach Tom in the past was wrong, but I think the selection of the current coach is wrong. best choice.
The coaches must have been very upset when they saw those trucks, I was also worried about that. I think fans must be very angry when they act like that, and I think people do it for a good reason, but the coaches would be very upset to see it.
Actually, at Worlds we were with the CEO all the time, he helped me and the players a lot, so I’m very grateful to the CEO. Although Joe Marsh makes a lot of mistakes on Twitter, he does his best to keep everyone focused on the competition. I ask people to consider this perspective, personally I want to defend them a bit.” – Faker defended the coaches as well as the leadership to avoid being “encircled by trucks” at T1 headquarters.
In addition, Faker said he wants to communicate “two-way” with fans, so the upcoming T1 will have a place for fans to ask questions in Korean (or English), from which the team will prepare and answer questions. question more thoughtfully.
Finally, Faker confided to fans, “Even if we make mistakes as players, in the end the whole team will still be the target. For example, this year’s picks and bans, we did make mistakes about picks and bans, but the coaching staff also listened to the players’ opinions in this section, so the players also made mistakes. Please consider this as a common problem for everyone. Coach Moment also worked really hard at Worlds, which made me feel very bad.”