Asian Games Superstar ‘Faker’ Says “No Matter Who Goes Out, Gold Medal Is Important”

September 25, 2023 | by

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk is the superstar of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Whenever he makes an appearance, there are tons of reporters and they compete to get a shot. Even inside the athletes’ village, there are already tons of photos of athletes taking pictures with Faker. When Faker walked through the Mixed Zone after his first qualifying match at the Hangzhou Asian Games, a large number of people tried to get an interview with him. Faker was the last person in the Mixed Zone to speak to reporters.

When asked how he’s been adjusting to life in Korea, Faker replied that it’s still hard, but he’s getting used to it. “It’s hard because I’m not a morning person,” he said. But I don’t have a problem adapting,” he said.

When asked if he realized the popularity of esports at the Asian Games, he said, “I didn’t play in the main stadium, so I couldn’t feel the heat. However, I realized that a lot of people were interested. If we go to a bigger stage, I think there will be a lot of spectators. I hope to see a lot of people in the future.” As for where she felt the most popular, she said it was when she arrived at the airport and when she arrived at the athletes’ village.

How did he feel about his first game for the national team? “It was a qualifier, so the game itself wasn’t very competitive, so it didn’t feel very lively, but I feel like it’s just the beginning and I’m looking forward to it,” Faker said.

The scariest opponent in the tournament is defending champions China. The Korean national League of Legends team is likely to face the Chinese in the quarterfinals. “I think China is a great opponent, and I want to play with humility and no pressure,” said Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk. “I’m sorry that we didn’t win the last tournament, but this is a new challenge, so I’m going to give my all to this tournament.

He also talked about his competition for the starting spot with fellow Taekwondo player Chobi “Chobi” Jeong-hoon. “Chobi is also an amazing player who has won three domestic competitions in a row,” said Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyuk. I don’t think it’s weird whoever plays, and I think the most important thing is for the best player to play and win gold,” he said, adding that they will do their best to win gold as a team 토토사이트.

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk also talked about his wrist condition, which kept him out of action for an extended period of time during the Summer Split. “Thanks to the treatment I received in Korea, the discomfort is gone now, so I’m not worried about the injury. I think my form dropped a lot after the injury, so I’ve been working on it since then, and I’m getting better and better because the discomfort is gone compared to when I was in Korea.”


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