Even without winning tickets to attend Worlds 2020, Faker remains the focus of the tournament’s theme music video. That proves enough for us to understand the stature and influence of the Immortal Demon King for Worlds – where he is still the absolute king with 3 times to lift the championship.
Take Over (ft. Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember), MAX, Henry) | Worlds 2020 – League of Legends
However, what is worth mentioning here is the way Faker appears in Take Over, it is completely strange and unlike any other MV he has played before. In this MV, Faker plays the role of a “sidekick”.
Of course, the clearest message was shown, since Faker couldn’t make it to Worlds, it’s understandable that he doesn’t play a player role in the MV. But throughout the content of the MV, along with a series of notable details, it seems that what Riot wants to show is not simply “it’s a pity that Faker can not be in CKTG 2020”, but perhaps, the owner The MV also wants to remind us of a further perspective.
If attending Worlds 2020, Faker will become the oldest player in the LCK to participate in the tournament. This record is currently held by Deft – a friend of his age. Saying so to see the fact that Faker was no longer young, he had become an elder ever since.
It’s been nearly 8 years since this great star debuted in the professional arena, now, Faker has stepped across the slope of his career. And that is when, those who love him in shock realize that they will also have to accept the devastation of time: Faker will soon retire.
The image of Faker appearing in the MV completely plays a role as a guide for the main character to the journey of conquering the Worlds, roughly understood as a “teacher”. This is a classic motip of Chinese martial arts films, especially films from the 90s.
The main character on the way to study the way, thanks to the opportunity to meet the legendary martial arts, the first master of the previous generation, is taught martial arts secrets and then sets off on the journey to escape. In other words, the MV Take Over sketched a near-future scenario where Faker has become the “generation ahead”. The “The Demon King” sign with the symbol of chicken drumsticks and cauliflower is a sign of identity (also quite classic) indicating that this is where a “noble” has retreated to hide.
Not only that, the fact that Faker handed the blue badge to the main character is also a symbolic image of the inheritance of professional League players. According to statistics, up to 48% of the players attending Worlds 2020 are those who come to this tournament for the first time in their career.
Among them, there are many new names, potential tomorrow stars ready to shine in the international arena. The massive arrival of recruits can be compared to the phenomenon of “star change”, which means that there are new people emerging, there must be old names backing behind. In the MV Take Over, the male lead inherits the badge from Faker, defeating all the past Worlds champions, aiming to take on a new challenge at Worlds 2020.
Thus, the entire content of the MV is the journey of a new generation of players, young, enthusiastic, talented, ready for the journey of conquering the peak that the elder generation has created. During that journey, Faker is the strict teacher, and also the inspiration of many young players.
If nothing changes, Faker will continue playing until 2023, after which, he will set out to perform his military service (the bill to postpone military service of the Korean Parliament to the National Assembly has not yet been submitted. approval). So 2023 may be the milestone to end Faker’s brilliant League of Legends career. Only 2 years from now, the name that has been associated with the glorious development of professional League of Legends may say goodbye to millions of fans around the world. And after watching the Take Over MV, does anyone wonder: Are we ready for the tournament without Faker, forever?