If I have to mention a Vietnamese player who has the most influence and reputation in the village of LoL, then the name that everyone thinks of is SofM. The jungler of Weibo Gaming is the first and only case up to now that has come from VCS but has made a name for itself in the harshest League of Legends environment in the world: LPL. In 2020, SofM also became the first Vietnamese player to participate in a World Championship final.
SofM is the name of the current LoL village
In the LPL, fans here respect SofM as “god”, next to names like TheShy or Uzi. And the current world famous junglers also admit that they learn a lot from SofM’s jungle, like Canyon, Tian or Inspired… Worlds 2019 champion Tian is also a “hard fan” of SofM when he was ready to “turn on” his old teammate who had taken the throne together in Paris to protect “idol”.
Tian once turned on his old teammate GimGoon to protect SofM
But compared to the “sofM madness”, Tian or anyone has to say hello to one person: EGO. The jungler who is wearing CERBERUS Esports is a “big fan” of SofM and every once in a while, one hears another story about the “crazy” of EGO with the man. As in the recent talk show with BLV Hoang Luan, Coach Sergh – EGO’s former teacher in Team Flash made VCS fans and SofM fans excited when he revealed EGO’s “idol swing” stories.
But in terms of “SofM madness”, no one can pass EGO
Coach Sergh said this story happened when EGO started playing as the main player to replace Yijin in Summer 2020. Coach Sergh said: “EGO talks to Mr. SofM a lot. EGO is extremely idol of SofM. SofM can be considered as EGO’s only teacher is always, learns everything from SofM. There is a story, EGO has no nearsightedness. But EGO saw SofM wearing glasses to compete, he immediately went to buy glasses like SofM. leave it at home. After that, EGO didn’t even bother to compete, just because he didn’t wear glasses like SofM.”. In addition, coach Sergh also said that EGO heard from SofM that the trick to focus on the competition was chewing gum. Then while training, this player kept chewing candy, leading to forgetting to call the team.
Coach Sergh shared his memories of his time leading EGO in TF
Besides sharing memories of EGO being “crazy about SofM”, Coach Sergh also said that EGO studying at SofM was psychologically comfortable, not afraid of any opponent when competing. That is one of the main reasons, besides the talent of EGO, to help this player achieve so much success in the past time.
EGO and his teammates at CES have experienced an extremely successful VCS Winter 2021. The upcoming Spring Split will be 2022 and certainly, EGO’s highest goal is to win the championship, thereby having a ticket to MSI 2022 and have more opportunities to confront idols in the international League of Legends arena.