Even the greatest player in the history of League of Legends, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, isn’t immune to having teammates stealing his glory. And to raging at them afterwards.
In a recent LCK game, Moon “Oner” Hyeon-Joon took a kill from Faker in a fight that was already a foregone victory for T1, denying Faker an assured pentakill. Faker took a moment to let Oner her didn’t appreciate the kill steal in-game, but laughed it off in good humor afterwards.
In their LCK game against Kwangdong Freecs, the rebranded Afreeca Freecs, T1 collapsed on Kwangdong Freecs in the mid lane with nearly a 10,000 gold advantage. Faker obliterated his three opponents in the opening moments of the fight, and KDF was all but routed. As Faker closes in on the final fleeing enemies, Oner flies across terrain as Nidalee to kill a member of KDF that was already being corralled into Faker’s waiting arms.
Both Faker and Oner immediately stop mid-fight while the enemy Yuumi stands still alongside them. Faker, rather than killing the Yuumi, intentionally drops an entire Viktor combo on top of Oner to let him know how he felt.
LEC caster Marc “Caedrel” Lamont was watching the game live and couldn’t help but jokingly chastise Oner for his kill steal. However rage-filled the display of frustration was, Faker can be seen laughing along with his teammates after the play. Oner even tries to cheekily get the fifth and final kill to add insult to injury. It’s clear Faker’s teammates aren’t letting him get pentakills so easily.
The matchup was a grudge match between ex-T1 AD carry Park “Teddy” Jin-seong and his former team, and T1 made sure to make a statement performance against their former bot laner. T1 have opened up strong in LCK and are a contender for the LCK spring trophy.