The 2016 League of Legends World Championship has brought a flurry of pros from across the globe to the North American region, all vying to lift the summoners cup. To keep their reflexes sharp, even Korea’s best are forced to queue up on the NA servers and test their abilities against the best America has to offer, often with devastating results.
Popular streamer and former NA LCS star with Team Dignitas, Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana is the heart and soul of NA solo queue. With three separate accounts all holding challenger tier spots and a reputation for being one of the best AD Carry players in the region, Imaqtpie frequently attracts thousands of viewers to his stream, all hoping to catch a glimpse of the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest” in action.
https://t.co/Ncg4e0vgpN rank one here i come lets go
— Michael Santana (@Imaqtpielol) 11 October 2016
As a man, who spends the majority of his waking hours playing high elo solo queue, Imaqtpie understandably welcomed the influx of pro players to the NA region – the prospect of lower queue times and the opportunity to pitch himself against the best was all too enticing.
Speaking on his co-hosted show, Beyond The Rift with fellow ex-pro, William “Scarra” Li, Imaqtpie dedicated a section of the show to World Championship competitors flooding onto the NA server, with a special call out for SK Telecom T1’s mid laner, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok:
“… hopefully Faker stops hiding – this is an official call out – Faker, stop hiding, I know you know when I stream, stop trying to dodge me and let me smash you with Xerath already…”
Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana
“someone please record that, when that happens, I wanna see QT go 0-10…”
William “Scarra” Li
Scarra was granted his wish just a few days later, as the footage shows Faker responded to his callout from the former Dignitas man by proceeding to solo kill him time and time again in lane.
QT was unable to land a single fatal skill on the reigning World Champion and ended the game with the score of 0-10, as predicted by League’s own oracle, Scarra.
Holy shit i tilted so hard today i havent had that in a while it felt GREAT
— Michael Santana (@Imaqtpielol) 17 October 2016
I guess there’s no shame in being the 2nd best player in the world, especially when it’s your secondary role…