Interview taken from InvenGlobal
SKT Faker’s ‘favorite’ champions are the ones that he can win the most with.
On July 2nd (KST), SK Telecom T1 defeated MVP 2-0 and continued their winning streak in the 2017 LCK Summer Split and against MVP. Sanghyuk “Faker” Lee was chosen as MVP in both games, and he was interviewed on air by SpoTV after the match to share his thoughts on the match.
In Game 1, Faker was saved by Wolf who hurried to save him from a four-man chase, and yet Wolf was not thanked for it. “It was a narrow escape because I couldn’t void Rek’Sai’s Void Rush, but I managed to escape thanks to Wolf’s lantern. [Did you thank him afterwards?] We don’t really exchange thanks during a game, so I didn’t say anything in particular.”
Faker picking his signature champion, LeBlanc, in Game 1 was also a choice to shut down their Syndra. “I chose LeBlanc to make their Syndra weak against ganks. She is a good pick depending on the team composition.”
However, his signature champion was not above any other champions – he just prefers to play with champions that will win. “I don’t really have any preference towards certain champions. I just like to play with champions that I can win the most with.”
That might be why he was reserved about the idea of showing any unexpected picks in future. “I don’t think it’s a good metagame to show off any other mid lane champions. However, it could always be a possibility through strategizing and research.”