Many gaming events will be buzzing this Sunday, in a laser-lit stadium in Seoul, when the time on Korean T1 passes by Weibo Gaming’s chin in the final of the annual League of Legends multiplayer championship.
Registrations for the League of Legends World Cup final, held at Gocheok Sky Dome, a stage for 16 million people in the Korean capital, will be entered in five minutes, according to the manufacturer, at Riot Games Inc.
Korean gaming star Lee Sang-hyeok, known as “Faker”, confirmed that he will maintain his composure to help his team win its first title in seven years. “My goal in this World Cup was to maintain composure and the mentality, even if we lost 3-0 in the final, to keep smiling,” he said.
When asked about sponsorship plans, he said he will continue working with his team.
“It’s a bummer not to have many opportunities for responders,” said Weibo Gaming coach Yang ″Daeny″ Dae-in, referring to the lack of game training at this point.
More than 1 million people went online to watch the final YouTube video.
In South Korea, “Faker” is a celebrity, just like soccer players in other countries. There are several sponsorship deals with gaming brands, a massage cadet and a product manufacturer, at the center of the popularity of electronic gaming in the country.
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