At this point in time, it is quite improbable that you have not heard about League of Legends. This game has become so popular that 7 year children have started playing it hoping to become the best players in the world. The problem, however, is that League sucks the life out of every pro player.
It’s a little bit morbid, depressing and unacceptable at the same time, given the fact that this started as a simple game. League of Legends has managed to transform its professional players, who should be examples for the generations that follow, into over-focused robots that see lose all connection to life and feelings.
One such example is the world-renowned Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, a professional League of Legends player from Korea, who constantly strives to be the best player in the world. Faker is the perfect example of how League sucks the life out of every pro player, limiting their thoughts and imagination to this game only.
Faker is commonly known as “God” by players in the League of Legends community. The name is quite understandable if you watch his performance in game, but every other concept other than being the best is lost to him. It was demonstrated numerous times in games and his “social life”, if we can even call it like that.
One of the most recent events that proved Faker’s lost grip on humanity was a game in which he was playing against some European enemies. Once the Europeans recognized his nickname and started saying hello, Faker’s response was a simple “no”. On top of that, after he cornered an enemy player who realized his defeat and asked for mercy, he defeated him nonetheless, with a special ability in order to humiliate him.
There are moments in time when you simply realize that a game is a game and you just tag along for the fun that you find in it. But when you go to such extent as to humiliate an enemy who was nice from the beginning and admitted his defeat, there is clearly something that is not how it is supposed to be. The World Championship is a reason to be super competitive, but what is the reason in a casual game?
In a new documentary named “Legends Rising” made by Riot Games, Faker is “promoted” as a player who wants to be number one and constantly works to be number one. But the number one spot comes at the price of his soul. He does not smile during his birthday party, he is always connected to League of Legends and he is a teenager with no life left within him.
This is the reality of League of Legends. These are its “benefits”.
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