Some opinions say that the reason for organizing the friendly match is related to “gaining momentum” for the Korean League of Legends national team before the 2022 Asian Games.
Recently, the Korean League of Legends national team had a friendly match with the Vietnamese representative before the 2022 Asian Games. In it, the Korean representative had a relatively overwhelming 2-0 victory over SofM and its students. , many viewers even commented that the match was not “competitive” because the levels of both sides were too different. This makes many fans curious about the reason why the Korean national team chose Vietnam for a friendly match before the 2022 Asian Games.
So what is the reason why the Korean national team has a friendly with Vietnam?
According to KeSPA (Korean Esports Association), this match was organized with the goal of evaluating the strength of the Korean League of Legends national team. This is also considered a suitable reason for both sides, because the Korean and Vietnamese national teams were both absent from the Road To Asian Games 2022 event held in June. Having a match at this time is necessary to evaluate their strength before the medal event at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
But in addition to that reason, there are also some opinions from the League of Legends community that it is related to “gaining momentum” for the Korean national team.
Because according to Optimus once shared, when he participated in international tournaments, because he came from an area with no outstanding achievements, it was not easy for him and his teammates to find strong opponents to practice with. Even when meeting strong opponents, Optimus and his teammates were almost destroyed by the opponent, but meeting for practice matches was very convenient at some times.
Talking more about this, Optimus said: “One time TPA had an appointment with SAJ for us to train, we asked why every time I made an appointment for you guys to train it was so difficult, why are you now proactively making an appointment against us?” TPA, their answer was very simple, “I’ll do it to you so that I can have the spirit to play the tournament tomorrow”, they said it straight.”
Thereby, there are some opinions that the Korean League of Legends national team has scheduled a practice match with the Vietnamese team to improve their spirit and performance before the upcoming 2022 Asian Games.
Of course, fans also pointed out many benefits for the Vietnamese representative when competing with top Korean players, and said that this was a “win-win” friendly match – when both teams The team achieved their desired goals.