National e-Sports Team ‘League of Legends’ Wins Gold Medal at Hangzhou Asian Games
In a historic moment for e-sports, the national team of ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ emerged victorious in the finals of the Hangzhou Asian Games, securing the gold medal. Expressing their gratitude, the players reflected on how their success symbolizes being born in the right era.
Gratitude and Military Service Benefits
The accomplished players, including ‘Faker’ Lee Sang-hyeok (27), ‘Chovy’ Jeong Ji-hoon (22), ‘Zeus’ Woo-jae Choi (19), ‘Carnaby’ Jin-hyuk Seo (23), ‘Ruler’ Jae-hyuk Park (25), and ‘Keria’ Min-seok Ryu (21), are set to receive military service benefits as per the Military Service Act. This act states that individuals who achieve a top-three placement in the Olympic Games or secure first place in the Asian Games qualify for a transfer to sports personnel.
The reception of military service benefits by the national e-sports team has been met with appreciation from devoted game fans. These players are not only immensely skilled in their craft, promoting the nation’s prestige on a global platform, but they are also deserving of military service benefits based on their contributions to the field of e-sports.
Defending E-Sports as a Sport
During the press conference held by the Korea Sports Council on the 30th, a question regarding the classification of e-sports as sports was raised. The national team captain and renowned ‘Faker’ star, Lee Sang-hyeok, responded by stating that while the traditional concept of sports involves physical activity, the positive influence of the preparation and competitive process in gaming reaches many people. He emphasized that this inspiration and positive impact are what define the essence of a sport. Lee Sang-hyeok added that winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games would have provided ample encouragement to numerous individuals.
Celebrating Success and Encouraging Youngsters
Lee Sang-hyeok confidently declared that ‘League of Legends’ (LoL) is the most popular sport in Korea, making it an enjoyable experience for parents to watch along with their children while receiving detailed explanations.
‘Chovy’ Jeong Ji-hoon, who substituted for Lee Sang-hyeok as a starter in the tournament and played a crucial role in securing the gold medal, praised the young people entering the military, stating his utmost respect for them.
LoL E-Sports National Team Celebrates Gold Medal Triumph at Hangzhou Asian Games
The ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ e-sports national team basked in triumph as they proudly received the gold medal during the Hangzhou Asian Games awards ceremony. This victory marks a significant milestone, solidifying the position of e-sports in the realm of competitive sports.
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The national e-sports team ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ took part in the finals of the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 29th. /happy news
Players of the League of Legends (LoL) e-sports team, which won the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games and received military service benefits, expressed their gratitude, saying, “I feel like I was born with the times .”
‘Faker’ Lee Sang-hyeok (27), ‘Chovy’ Jeong Ji-hoon (22), ‘Zeus’ Woo-jae Choi (19), ‘Carnaby’ Jin-hyuk Seo (23), ‘Ruler’ Jae-hyuk Park (25), ‘Keria’ Min-seok Ryu (21) The LoL national team, which includes, won the gold medal by defeating Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the finals of the Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Esports Center on the 29th . They will receive military service benefits according to the Military Service Act, which states that those who place in the top three in the Olympic Games or the first place in the Asian Games will be transferred to sports personnel.
Game fans embrace their military service benefits. National team players are athletes who promote national prestige by performing at the top of eSports, which is more popular globally than most sports, and who are fully eligible to receive military service benefits. However, “Games cannot be called sports. There are also opposing views, saying, “It doesn’t make any sense to give military service benefits just because you’re good at games.”
A question about this was also asked at the press conference of the Hangzhou Asian Games medal winners held by the Korea Sports Council on the 30th. A reporter asked, “What do you think about the criticism that e-sports are sports?” Then, national team captain and ‘Faker’ star Lee Sang-hyeok said, “The traditional concept of sports is to move your body to be active, but what is more important is that the process of playing and preparing has an influence positive on many people, and competition is an inspiration.” He said, “That is the most important meaning as a sport. “Winning a gold medal would have helped a lot of people,” he said.
‘Chovy’ Jeong Ji-hoon, who replaced Lee Sang-hyeok as a starter in this tournament and led the gold medal, was asked, ‘Say something to the young people who are going into the army.’ “I respect these people,” he said.
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