Gori left Nongshim RedForce to join FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), competing in the Chinese League of Legends (LPL). The guy is proving his talent when he has a good form to help the whole team firmly in the Demacia Cup – the pre-warming tournament for the LPL. But recently, Gori made a “forever” impression in the hearts of LoL fans of the country of billions of people when he had a bad kill.
In the 2021 Demacia Cup playoff between FPX and Ultra Time (UP), Gori did not know whether to accidentally or intentionally finish the opponent when teammate Xiaolaohu was about to have a pentakill in the first game.
Specifically, in the 11th minute of the game, FPX surrounded the UP squad in the dragon cave area. Xiaolaohu holding Jayce had a situation to finish 4 opponents with a precise hammer damage phase, winning a quadra kill. The ending would have been better for this player with a complete penta kill if teammate Gori hadn’t rushed in while he was about to take out the rest of the UP player.
Gori took the last kill, causing Xiaolaohu to lose his penta kill right in front of him and the ending could not be more “bitter” for the Korean gamer. Immediately after the game ended, Gori received fierce criticism from the Chinese LoL community. Many LPL fans called Gori’s action “a manifestation of a low EQ person” because the opponent had determined to die at Xiaolaohu’s hand but still wouldn’t give in.
Gori then explained what he did because he didn’t understand much Chinese, still had difficulty communicating with his teammates, so he couldn’t hear the announcement that Xiaolaohu had eaten a quadra kill. Since it is not clear how many lives Xiaolaohu has taken, Gori explained that he was simply thinking about how to defeat his opponent as quickly as possible.
However, this explanation is not accepted by LPL fans and is also really hard to believe because even though he is not fluent in the language, an experienced professional gamer like Gori can read the situation and information on the map.
The Korean player born in 2000 once caused aversion to LoL fans in China when he used to point his thumb to the ground, towards Faker and T1 in the last LCK Summer 2021. That behavior of Gori was considered disrespectful and disrespectful to Faker as well as T1 and stealing the penta kill was just “the last drop of water”.