Why did “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk miss the match against China

The Korean Asian Games eSports League of Legends (LoL) national team settled in the final after defeating China 2-0 in the semifinals of the second round of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Hangzhou Archery eSports Center in China on the 28th.

The semifinals were considered de facto finals. Currently, Korea and China are the strong candidates for the Asian Games role. 바카라사이트

In particular, China beat South Korea 3-1 in the final to win the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, when Lol made its debut as an official exhibition event.

South Korea, which is seeking revenge for the first time in five years, competed against China on the day with “Zeus” Choi Woo-je, “Canabi” Seo Jin-hyuk, “Chovy” Jung Ji-hoon, “Ruler” Park Jae-hyuk and “Keria” Ryu Min-seok.

What stood out was the absence of “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk. Faker Lee Sang-hyuk, who is considered the best player in the history of the role, played only in the second group match against Kazakhstan and missed the first and quarterfinals of the group stage. Ahead of the important match against China, some fans looked forward to Faker Lee Sang-hyuk’s participation, but coach Kim Jung-kyun’s choice was Cho Ji-hoon.

Then why was it Jung Ji-hoon, “Cho-bi. First of all, the opponent’s midliner “Night” Zu Ding is one of the most powerful players in the Chinese professional league (LPL). The record is also brilliant.

“Night” Judea performed brilliantly during the 2023 LPL Summer period, tying for second in CS per minute (8.6), second in damage per minute (694) and fourth in KDA (5.3). He also lifted trophies at 2023 LPL Spring, 2023 MSI, and 2023 LPL Summer along with “Canabi” Seo Jin-hyuk and “Ruler” Park Jae-hyuk this year, and also won Final MVP at 2023 LPL Summer and 2023 Midseason Invitational (MSI).

In particular, the strength of “Night” Judea is its strong line battle. Strong lineups and various championships have made it difficult for teams facing Knight’s Judding.

Cho Ji-hoon was the right person to stop it. The advantages of ‘Chovy’ Jung Ji-hoon are the same strong line battle as the advantages of ‘Night’ Jude, and the ability to supply and demand CS. In fact, Jung Ji-hoon ranked second in CS per minute (9.5), second in kill involvement rate per game (70.7%) and third in damage per minute (611) in the 2023 LCK Summer.

In addition, “Chovy” Jung Ji-hoon showed off his tremendous carry skills when he was a member of Hanwha Life e-Sports in 2021, showing what a “one-man corps” is. Since then, ‘Chovy’ Jung Ji-hoon has grown into a complete player by moving the team to Gen.G e-Sports and learning how to run the game. And from the 2022 LCK Summer, he is in his prime by overcoming “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk for three consecutive tournaments and winning the championship.

On the other hand, “Faker” Lee Sang-hyuk’s game style is a type of game that solves the game through communication with team members. In short, he is a player who has advantages in running the game. Of course, in his heyday, he overwhelmed the opponent’s midliner with his overwhelming physicality, but over the years, the fact that he used his head to solve the game was more prominent than his physical advantage.

In particular, in the 13.12 version used in this tournament, the leadership of the midline based on the line match was very important. Therefore, director Kim Jung-kyun seems to have chosen Cho Ji-hoon instead of Faker Lee Sang-hyuk.

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