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SKT Faker Appears Alongside K-Pop Idols Red Velvet in TV Show Guesting

Faker may have been absent in this year's Worlds, but that doesn't mean his influence on League has declined

Annyeonghaseyo, Faker!

On the 12th of November, Faker (real name Lee Sang-hyeok) of the popular League of Legends team SK telecom T1 appeared in a talk show.

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Photo taken from SK telecom T1's Twitter account (@sktelecom_t1)

It wasn't just a regular interview, however, as sitting beside him were K-pop idols Joy and Seulgi of prominent girl group Red Velvet.

Photo taken from SK telecom T1's Twitter account (@sktelecom_t1)

"Annyeonghaseyo" (Hello, Counselor in English) is a national talk show by Korean Broadcasting Network (KBS). The show talks about people and their corresponding stories.

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This is quite a big news not only for K-pop fans but for gamers as well.

In South Korea, it is not uncommon to see celebrities of all kinds, may it be singers or athletes, to appear on national television... However, it is almost unheard of for a professional gamer to make their way onto a talk show.

-James "Bick" Hong, Inven Global

Photo taken from SK telecom T1's Twitter account (@sktelecom_t1)

This upcoming episode of Hello, Counselor might be diving in deep in the world of gaming, but what exactly do these K-pop idols have to do with it?

Some SM Entertainment idols are known for their gaming past time such as Super Junior's Heechul and EXO's Baekhyun. Is Red Velvet's Joy and Seulgi included among the list?

This Hello, Counselor episode with Faker and Red Velvet will premiere on the 19th of November, at 11:10 in the evening Korean time.


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MN | Tin

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