T1 has not announced to re-sign with Faker, what will happen if Faker really will come to the LCS to compete, is this probability high or not?
The excellent players in turn announced a new destination for the upcoming 2023 season. For Vietnamese fans, there are two players who receive great attention, which are Faker and SofM, but neither of them have made any move on the new season. It is not known if SofM has ended the holiday in Vietnam or not, but Faker has had a lot of rumors around recently.
For the most part, that rumor says that Faker is trying to play in the LCS in what is likely his last season. To support this theory, many fans have been thinking about what Faker said when he was still in North America to compete at Worlds 2022 as the North American server was very interesting, even harder than climbing the rank in Korea. or want to try playing in the LCS…
What worries fans most is the fact that T1 CEO Joe Marsh just posted a tweet with only a minus sign “-“. This minus sign will be minus anyone while T1 has just fired almost all of its coaches, only Bengi.
The prospect of Faker playing on a non-T1 team we have never seen, so the Demon King coming to the LCS to play was really surprising and strange. Maybe if this happens, the LCS tournament can attract more viewers but if there are only players that we consider tier 2 Korea will not have enough competition. Faker will also have to learn another language to communicate while with only 1 season left to play professionally is really not possible at all.
Currently, the teams in the LCS have almost completely closed their mid lane for the next season and the teams with enough money already have quality mids. Not to mention that if Faker leaves the LCK, the most attractive tournament on the planet will suffer a serious drop in audience, which is unlikely to be compensated by the LCS. Finally, Faker will also lose his last chance to be exempt from military service when he is not eligible to attend the Korean team at the upcoming ASIAD.
There are too many reasons why Faker and the LCK and Korean tournaments have to trade for the Devil King to be able to play in the LCS. T1 definitely won’t let this happen no matter what their CEO posts on social media. T1 fans don’t need to worry too much about this.