T1 Esports Academy’s Yoon “Phobi” Seong-won, who returned to the Challengers after a month-long stint in the LCK, smiled as he talked about playing with Faker Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk, saying it was “still like a dream.
T1 Esports Academy won 2-0 against Live Sandbox Youth in the second round of the LCKCL Summer at WDG Esports Studio in Jung-gu, Seoul on Aug. 31. With the win, T1 Esports Academy snapped a two-game losing streak and moved to eighth place with a season record of 5 wins and 12 losses (-14), but failed to qualify for the playoffs 안전놀이터.
The game was highlighted by the return of Yoon “Fobby” Seong-won, who had been out of the LCK for about four weeks. He contributed to the team’s victory with Nico and Jace.
In a post-match interview, Yoon “Phobi” Sung-won said, “It must have been hard for my brothers in the CL team to lose back-to-back games, but I’m glad we won together after a long time.
Yoon “Faker” Seong-won, who was called up from the LCK Summer Round 1 against DRX on May 5 due to an injury to Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk, returned to the CL after posting 4 wins and 14 losses (KDA 1.6).
“I suddenly found myself on my dream stage, and I thought it was a great opportunity,” he said, “I decided to learn a lot and come back. When I played with my brothers in the first team, I could see what direction they were going in. To be honest, I didn’t really know how to fight back when the game was against me, but being in the first team, I could see how to fight back and shape the game,” he explained.
“I think it must have been hard for my brothers because they cared a lot about me, such as Banpik,” he added.
Yoon Sung-won moved up to the first team and played alongside Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk. Although he was unable to play due to injury, he gave him a lot of advice. “Even though he was sick, he watched the scrimmage and gave me advice on how to line up, how to hit, and how to turn to the side,” Yoon said, adding, “It still feels like a dream.” He smiled.
Yoon Sung-won had a good showing with Nico and Jace in the match. He said, “The second set was a little disappointing, but in the first set, I made a lot of orders. I still had good chemistry with my brothers, so it was okay,” he said, “but it’s a shame that we didn’t get enough wins to go to the playoffs.”
In conclusion, he said, “I’m still lacking in the hitting department. I want to improve a lot in the future.” “Thank you to the fans for their support. I would like to thank the fans for their support,” he said.