It's official. Faker is going to be taking a break from professional League of Legends after a serious injury to his right arm. When he will return is yet to be decided, but it looks like it'll be a longer break.
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok has been one of the best League of Legends players in the world throughout the last 10-years. Now, he's going to be forced to take a break due to some injury problems that have plagued him throughout the last few weeks.
LoL: Faker To Sit Out Due To Injury
It was just a few days ago that Faker revealed his arm injury to the press and the rest of the League of Legends community. Then, ahead of T1's first game of week 5 against DRX, it was also announced that he would be taking a break, getting replaced in the match by T1 Academy mid laner Yoon "Poby" Sung-won.
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It was also revealed that Faker would be sitting out a few weeks due to the injury in an official Twitter post ahead of the first match. There is no official timeframe of when Faker will return to the lineup. For now, it seems like Poby might be the team's go-to mid laner.
Recently 'Faker' showed symptoms of pain in his right arm and hand. He underwent a thorough examination at a hospital when his condition did not improve. [...] And after discussions with the coaches, players and team – the decision was made for him to take a break to focus on his treatment and recovery.
There had been rumours ahead of the DRX match, that T1 support Ryu "Keria" Min-seok could potentially play mid lane, due to him having spammed mid lane in solo queue. This could still happen at a later date though, with Faker out for a few weeks.
Poby, made his LCK debut against DRX on July 5, 2023. While T1 lost 2-0 it was not because of the young mid laner. Instead, the team looked disjointed due to a complete lack of coordination, something most did not expect of the four remaining main members of T1.
T1 has looked shaky in games recently, especially their first against last-place NongShim. We're going to have to see what T1 does ahead of their next match on July 8, 2023 when they face off against the unbeaten number one LCK team, Gen.G.