Although T1 recently won the LCK with an undefeated record, Korean fans of League of Legends can no longer keep their joy and optimism in the past few days. The reason is extremely understandable when a series of “seals” related to the preparation for Asiad 2022 of the Korean national team came to light.
The first is that Faker spoke about a training schedule, trial matches that were too complicated and exhausted the players and coaching staff. Next was the news that coach kkOma had asked to withdraw from the position of “captain” of the Korean national team. Previously, the coach cried on the stream and said that he had no right to choose the lineup for the Asian Games and opposed the rigorous selection and training process that KeSPA offered.
Faker asserts that he and his T1 teammates are overloaded, unable to practice or climb rank effectively because of the busy schedule.
Recently, more information appeared that coach kkOma resigned from the position of “captain” of the Korean national team.
With such a series of “seals”, KeSPA is receiving a lot of hate from Korean LoL fans. It should be remembered that before the above incidents, the Korean national team was considered the strongest team in League of Legends because just leaving the T1 squad to compete was enough to win the gold medal. However, with an unnecessary scandal behind the scenes mentioned above, the physical and mental health of the players will seriously deteriorate and it will be difficult to compete with 100% strength.
Even foreign commentators and analysts (especially Chinese) expressed their displeasure with KeSPA. Specifically, in a post on Weibo after it was announced that coach kkOma had resigned, LPL’s BLV Yutong shared that: “So the real power of coach kkOma in the national team is only in the ban, not picks, not picks. Not allowed to choose players or training process? Is the Korean side really acting a clown or something?”.
LPL’s editor Yutong was also upset after reading the above information
Basically, after a series of “seals” mentioned above, the trust that fans put in KeSPA has dropped to an extremely low level. We feel that this organization knows almost nothing about the local LoL village, the schedule of tournaments and only offers a mechanical selection. A lot of people have questioned why it is not possible to choose a roster for the national team as simple as the LPL side, which is to take the strongest team in the spring and come with a few substitutes and that’s it.
It’s true that just taking the entire T1 lineup that just won the LCK, the Korean side has a very high rate of winning the gold medal in the LoL content.
It is not clear that with a schedule that is no different from the “mortification” mentioned above, will the players of the Korean national team still be able to show 100% of their ability at the 2022 Asian Games? If the worst happens, the KeSPA side can only blame themselves for throwing away a gold medal.