Recently, T1 seemed to have concluded the event in Berlin, Germany within the framework of the program organized by RedBull. With this being a famous brand sponsoring T1, Faker and his teammates must attend the showmatch with teams in Europe. The final match in their showmatch series is against rival G2 Esports. Of course, with the purely entertaining nature, even T1 itself does not have serious bans and picks, so few people care about the results of these matches.
T1 competed in a BO5 showmatch series at an event organized by RedBull
But after the T1 players lost the BO1 match against G2, which was also the last match at this showmatch event, there were many critical comments aimed at Faker and his teammates. Worth mentioning, most of these comments come from the Vietnamese League of Legends community. According to these arguments, T1 “disrespected the audience” and “did not play like a World Championship champion”. Even on a large forum of the Vietnamese League of Legends community, words attacking T1 players made even neutral fans “hot-eyed”.
But many comments suddenly criticized T1
It seems that many viewers are taking a showmatch and entertainment match too seriously
Mostly from Vietnamese League of Legends audiences
Opinions against anti-fans emphasize that the nature of the matches is simply friendly, and that T1 players do not play at 100% of their ability but are more interested in entertainment and relaxation. Some people even think that these showmatch matches are no different from a normal ranking match. Because, even players like Faker or Gumayusi choose champions very freely in their matches.
Opinions against the unreasonable attack of a part of the Vietnamese League of Legends audience
Not to mention, T1 players traveled a long way from Korea to Germany in cold weather conditions. The time zone difference forces the players to compete from dusk until dawn the next day. It is not difficult to see the image of T1 players being extremely tired, their eyes unable to open wide and clearly very sleepy when having to play continuously at night like that.
Keria fell asleep
Even though Faker is professional, he can’t stand the exhaustion
Therefore, when T1 lost in the final match, it can be considered that the players were really exhausted at that time. And one thing is certain: this loss has absolutely no impact on T1’s preparations for the new season. Not to mention, the unreasonable attack of a group of anti-fans also shows that the toxicity of Vietnamese League of Legends is proportional to the development of the League of Legends industry in the region.