“Teams exist for fans,” said Gen. Gen. Lee Ji-hoon.
Lee participated as a talk concert panel at African TV’s online game and e-sports event “Frecon 2020” held at the African Colosseum in Jamsil, Seoul on the 4th with “StarCraft 2” professional gamer Jeon Tae-yang.
The free concert, which runs until Thursday, is a conference that includes online game contents and e-sports competitions. It means playing games and e-sports freely and enjoying various contents together like a festival. Afreeca TV held such an offline event every year at the game exhibition “G-Star,” but organized the event on its own as G-Star changed to an online event this year.
Thank you very much. In a conversation about ‘fans,’ he said, “Fans have expectations for the team. “We want to meet this, but sometimes there may be some shortcomings,” he said. “I hope you don’t forget that we are a team that exists for fans.”
He also said, “I haven’t communicated much since I took the helm of Gen. “I felt like I should have a sense of weight and I was worried about it,” he said. “I did a personal broadcast for the first time last week and it was very fun. I felt what fans wanted and what I could give them. We are planning to increase communication in the future.
Jeon Tae-yang said, “Although we have not been able to meet fans face-to-face in the aftermath of the Korona 19 spread, we are trying to communicate through personal broadcasts,” and added, “I hope the day will come when we meet fans again.” “I’m always grateful to my fans,” he said. “You’ve cheered me on, so I won the championship and I’m doing well.” We look forward to working with you in the future,” he added.
The two continued their conversation under the theme of ‘To aspiring professionals.’ Jeon Tae-yang, a 14-year professional gamer, said, “If I had talent, I couldn’t find a better job than a professional gamer.” “When I first played the game, society didn’t recognize me very well,” he said. However, as time goes by and times change, the environment and treatment have improved to the point where I think there is no better job than a professional gamer,” he said. “If you think you are talented in games, I hope you consider the path of a professional gamer.”
Lee said full support from parents is needed. Lee, who started his career in 2000, recalled, “When our players were active, it was professional gamers who had the image of playing games secretly and secretly,” and added, “There is a lot of pressure and stress to play games without our parents knowing.” In my experience, the speed of growth of the players who are fully supported by their parents is fast,” he added.