In a post-match news conference on July 5, T1 head coach Bengi provided an update on mid laner Faker’s injury.
Unfortunately, the team recently revealed that the 27-year-old player will be taking a break for 2 weeks and will be replaced in the starting lineup.
“For now, we’re thinking Faker is taking at least two weeks off,”
“Then, we’ll see the progress of his recovery from there.”
This means he will miss several crucial LCK Summer matchups, with only four remaining until the playoffs. T1 is presently third in the rankings, just a few points ahead of teams like as Dplus KIA, Hanwha Life Esports, and Kwangdong Freecs.
Why is Faker taking a break from LoL?
The veteran player has pulled out from T1’s starting lineup due to an arm injury sustained since June 17, after his game versus OK BRION.
According to T1, Faker has been experiencing discomfort in his right arm and hand that has not improved in recent weeks. Various examinations and x-rays have revealed no anomalies, which is a good indication, but the player will be sidelined while he recovers and receives therapy. As predicted, the team will place him in the best physical treatment and rehabilitation programmes available.
While he recovers, T1 will be led by Academy mid laner Yoon “Poby” Sung-won. After gaining his big break via the team’s amateur programme, T1 Rookies, the 17-year-old talent has spent his brief career with the organisation.
Unfortunately, T1 lost their series 2-0 when Faker was replaced by Poby. This was the player’s first appearance on the LCK stage, but he’ll have plenty of opportunities to establish himself in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, July 8, T1 will play against first-placed Gen.G.