After former head coach Bae 'Bengi' Seong-woong stated that Lee 'Faker' Sang-hyeok would miss at least two weeks of play due to his arm injury, fans were hopeful to see him return in their match against Hanwha Life Esports. However, a new update from the organization gives reasons not to be too optimistic about the superstar's return.
At the start of this week, it looked like everything was going according to plan. Faker had just started to play League of Legends again, as discovered from his account on the Korean server. This was part of his recovery plan and left fans hoping they would see their beloved superstar again in T1's match against Hanwha Life Esports.
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However, when the starting rosters were announced, substitute mid laner Yoon 'Poby' Seong-won was once again filling the mid lane spot on T1. After another difficult series, they had to admit defeat with an 0-2 against Hanwha Life Esports. This meant their fourth defeat in five matches and proved once more how desperately Faker is missed on the starting roster.
Faker's Return Not Yet Foreseeable As T1 Continue To Struggle
A post-match interview with T1's interim head coach Im 'Tom' Jae-hyeon revealed that Faker is still on his journey to recovery. "He is still undergoing treatment," he is quoted by Naver, indicating that the three-time world champion will stay off the stage for a while still.
T1 currently rank in fifth place in the LCK summer split with a 7-6 score line, with their next match against OKSavingsBank BRION coming up on Sunday at 7:00 BST (Saturday at 23:00 PST).