Legendary esports player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has a massive following in South Korea, and even K-pop idols like Seventeen’s Wonwoo are no exception.

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Seventeen Wonwoo delighted fans during a fan meeting by expressing his love for T1. During this event, he proudly donned the iconic T1 jacket, sparking enthusiasm among fans who are equally passionate about K-pop and gaming.

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Many fans couldn’t help but notice the happy expressions on his face, as well as the professional gamer vibe he exuded while wearing the jacket.

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Seventeen Wonwoo channels his inner Faker while wearing T1’s esports jacket

Wonwoo proudly sported the black T1 esports jacket, featuring his name embroidered on the back. This jacket is the official 2023 T1 Uniform Spring Jacket, a part of T1’s merchandise collection.

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The same design was also worn by T1’s League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) player roster, which includes Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, Ryu “Keria” Min-seok, and Faker.

Over the years, Wonwoo has openly shown his immense admiration for Faker. He has left comments on T1 players’ Instagram posts, extending congratulations to Faker and Keria for their victory at the 2023 Asian Games, where Team Korea secured the gold medal in the League of Legends category.

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Faker’s remarkable achievements make it almost impossible not to be a fan of this Korean esports legend. Known as the “Unkillable Demon King,” Faker has three League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) titles in 2013, 2015, and 2016, in addition to an impressive record in the Korean league with 10 LCK championship titles and numerous individual accolades. His recognition even extends to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2019.

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Wonwoo, a member of the K-pop group Seventeen, is often nicknamed “Seventeen’s Faker” among K-pop fans due to his exceptional gaming skills. He’s an avid player of League of Legends and PUBG: Battlegrounds, as revealed in an interview with Weverse Magazine.

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Seventeen is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment, recognized for its unique concept of having 13 members divided into three sub-units: the Vocal Team, the Hip-Hop Team, and the Performance Team. They made their debut in 2015 and gained rapid popularity thanks to their self-produced music and intricate choreography.

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Seventeen’s musical style is diverse, encompassing pop, hip-hop, and R&B. Some of their well-known songs include “Very Nice,” “Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Left & Right.” The group is also celebrated for their synchronized and complex dance performances.

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