Thus, after many years of anticipation, since the defeat at the 2017 World Championship final against Samsung Galaxy, Faker has reached glory again, at World Championship 2023. A journey of more than 6 years is too long for a player and a guy. Young men are now called “old generals”. He is no longer the younger brother who is always surrounded by the seniors MaRin, Bang… but he has become the fulcrum for his teammates – an indispensable name in the glory of T1.
Faker completed the 4th trophy he had always been looking forward to
But Faker’s time as a player is clearly not much left even though his contract will last until 2025. Even if T1 completes the “Golden Road” next year, Faker can will consider retiring at the age of 28 – an age that is not too early for an Esports player. And right now, a topic has appeared on some forums with the content: “Can Faker be as successful as a coach as he was as a player?”.
The audience began to think about the possibility that Faker could become a coach in the future
In fact, it is not uncommon for famous former players to switch to coaching. It is “Faker’s third support spell” – Bengi is also the former head coach of T1 last year. Before Bengi, around the world, there were many such cases. The first advantage when Faker switches to coaching is that Faker’s reputation and his understanding of “T1 culture” will help a lot. Not to mention, Faker is considered an inspirational role model for many League of Legends players. Therefore, fans likely won’t have to worry about behind-the-scenes issues.
Bengi – Faker’s closest teammate has also become a coach
In terms of expertise, Faker is also extremely knowledgeable about League of Legends, especially the professional environment. After all, he is the longest-serving player in the current LCK. And Faker himself also said that he reads the updates very carefully to always understand the meta and how it operates, the strengths and weaknesses of each champion… Technically, so, maybe not. right problem.
Faker himself still advises his teammates on how to build items during the match
However, according to some opinions, Faker has a very high sense of perfectionism and professionalism. Therefore, many people are concerned that the players coached by him will always have to be in a state of high concentration, possibly under pressure and stress. This is also considered a factor affecting Faker, in case he switches to coaching.
But Faker also always aims for maximum professionalism and is eager to win
The audience’s opinion on whether Faker can become a coach
Of course, that will be a story of the future and it is unlikely that Faker wants to become a League of Legends coach. But if that day happens, Faker’s team will likely achieve success, but he himself must balance his coaching style. And that will be the scenario that many League of Legends fans hope to witness.