The Korean team defeated the Taiwan team 2-0 in the LoL final on September 29 at the Hangzhou Esports Center.
One of the most popular is LoL. With this LoL gold medal, this brings South Korea’s total medal tally in esports to three (two gold and one bronze).
South Korean League of Legends (LoL) team captain and superstar “Faker” (Lee Sang-hyeok) has spoken out about how he feels after winning the coveted Asian Games gold medal.
Faker did not play in the final. He only played one set in the group stage against Kazakhstan.
“I was struggling with a cold and body aches. It would have been best if I could have played in the final and won, but I think it means a lot to the team that we have the ability to win even if I don’t play. It means a lot to me that LoL was selected as an official sport and that we were able to win a gold medal in Korea’s name in its first footsteps.”
League of Legends is a game in the MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) genre, developed and published by Riot Games, in which five players play different positions and try to destroy the opponent’s base by gaining items and leveling up.
It has gained high popularity by lowering the barrier to entry than previous MOBA games, and currently has many users around the world. It is one of the most played PC games in the world, and there are many esports competitions such as the League of Legends World Championship, which holds the record for the most viewers of any esports competition in the world, and regional leagues.
It was an official demonstration sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and will be an official sport at the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2023.