Numerous players of League of Legends adopt the Flash keybind ‘D,’ a preference notably shared by the finalists of Worlds 2023, Weibo Gaming. Intriguingly, their adversaries, T1, lean towards the alternative choice.
The ongoing debate, a perennial topic of discussion among players, may finally find resolution on November 19.
LoL community pave ways on Flash to be on ‘D’ or ‘F’
An observant Reddit user highlighted that the T1 vs. Weibo showdown essentially transforms into the Battle of the Flashes, akin to the Summoner’s Rift rendition of the Battle of Helm’s Deep. Each member of T1 opts for ‘F’ as their Flash keybind, while every Weibo player favors ‘D.’ The outcome of this clash is poised to settle the longstanding argument surrounding the optimal keybind once and for all.
Interestingly, the global trend seems to favor ‘D’ as the preferred Flash keybind, with the exception of South Korea. Despite a slight majority in favor of ‘D’ across most regions, a staggering 76% of Korean players opt for ‘F’ as their keybind, according to League of Graphs.
This marked contrast raises questions, but when considering the influence of T1 mid laner Faker, a revered figure in the country, the pattern becomes clearer. As arguably the greatest player of all time and a beacon of inspiration, Faker’s longstanding use of ‘F’ for Flash likely contributes to the overwhelming Korean preference for this keybind.
As the much-anticipated Worlds 2023 final unfolds on November 19, T1 has the opportunity to secure their fourth Worlds title, while Weibo Gaming aims for their inaugural trophy.
Beyond the championship stakes, the debate adds an extra layer of intrigue, leaving fans eager to witness which keybind choice will emerge victorious. In this context, as the tension builds, personal allegiances and preferences in the Flash debate will surely intensify among viewers.