Faker asserted that the reason why he and his T1 teammates failed at MSI 2022 against RNG was because the team was hungry.
For Faker in particular and T1 as well as their fans in general, the defeat at MSI 2022 is still “hard to swallow”. Because, never has T1 been appreciated as in the last MSI 2022, since the rebuilding phase of the entire team. Moreover, this is the MSI held at home Korea and surely fans of this team are very hungry for the championship. This title also means ending the domination of Chinese League of Legends.
However, T1 failed and this is a bitter defeat. Because, they dragged the game to game 5. But obvious mistakes in the pick and ban stage made T1 lose the victory. They chose a lineup that was too difficult to play, while RNG played carefully little by little. Therefore, “Royal Legion” once again made Korean LoL fans “hate”.
But then, countless reasons were given by T1 itself to talk about this failure. If almost only T1 CEO Joe Marsh admitted that RNG performed better, then from Coach Polt to Faker himself, there are other reasons. The coach of T1 said that the team was unlucky not to be selected for the Blue team. Meanwhile, recently, the reason given by Faker was because the T1 members were… hungry.
“In game 5 of the MSI 2022 Finals, I was a bit hungry in game 5, so I lacked concentration. If it’s like that next time, I’ll eat the banana first. Also, I think we didn’t prepare well, like in the lineup selection. We have too little time to prepare for MSI 2022.” – Faker interviewed female reporter Ashley Kang after winning against Liiv SANDBOX.
However, Faker himself also admitted that T1 did not prepare well for the lineup of generals to compete at MSI 2022. And therefore, the reason for being hungry might just be a secondary factor. But surely, Faker and his teammates will have to prepare more carefully in the upcoming international tournament with a much more important nature – Worlds 2022 if they still hope to win the title.
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