A League of Legends establishment in China just exchanged one of a year ago’s title holders for a more current adaptation.
Vici Gaming today marked mid laner Lee “Easyhoon” Ji-hoon, the understudy of SK Telecom T1’s prevailing Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. While Easyhoon rode the seat for the greater part of SKT’s street to winning the big showdown this year, it wasn’t for absence of ability. Numerous think of him as one of the best mid laners on the planet, yet he’s been dominated by Faker, the best player to ever touch League of Legends.
Easyhoon’s expansion implies Vici Gaming must make another program move. Cho “Mata” Se-hyoung, a different universe champ close by PawN and DanDy in 2014, will be leaving the group, Naver reports. The bolster player won the Worlds MVP a year ago yet had a rough season in China on Vici Gaming, and with just two spaces permitted in the beginning lineup for remote players on a Chinese group, Mata is the oddball.
“The reason why I decided to transfer…is not because of my teammates or the coaching staff, that decision… I held after playing the Semifinals match at the 2015 World Championship. I had gotten the opportunity to play on a big stage, and the first, second matches were satisfactory. So, I thought that I would be able to play the third match, but ultimately ended up being substituted out. After I descended from the stage and Sang-hyeok showed up, everyone started to chant out his name, ‘Faker.’
After coming down from that stage, I had a lot of thoughts. ‘What kind of meaning will I end up having on this team?’ ‘And in the end, isn’t what people want the most, ‘Faker’…’”
It’s also a prudent decision for his future. At 24 years of age, a pro gamer for four years, Easyhoon is now an esports veteran whose career may not last forever.
“If I was a little younger, I would’ve liked to move to another Korean team and face off against [Faker],” he said, “Due to the ambitions of being a player. It would be a meaningful challenge, if I were to face against him once more.”
As an individual from Vici Gaming, that won’t happen unless Easyhoon takes his group to the worldwide stage. On the off chance that he keeps on building off his amazing structure on control mages like Azir and Ziggs, that just may be probable for Vici Gaming, a group that now highlights a head mid laner and best on the planet to combine with their title holder jungler, Choi “DanDy” In-kyu, who won the title a year ago with PawN.