Inchon, Korea. Yu Wenbo took a little step forward. He could even see the air he exhaled on this refreshing night. They slowly blended into the smoke left by the fireworks show just finished and sublimated into the most beautiful night scene. The fireworks display is a blessing to the IG team who won the 2018 global finals.
His sneakers were covered with silver and gold confetti, which sparkled with the smooth black stage beneath the trophy rack. When the award ceremony was over, Jackey Love and his assistant Baolan, as well as the middle singles player Rookie, carried the summoner’s trophy together. The three men who grabbed the trophy stumbled under the weight of the greatest glory. They trotted all the way to surpass their teammates and were intoxicated with the joy of victory.
After a while, JackeyLove’s hands still stuck on the trophy. He put the trophy on his right shoulder, and his body shook gently with heavy weight. Next to him is Ning, the IG winner with his own trophy, the most valuable player award in the finals, who was interviewed by Yushuang, the official LPL host. Ning was happy throughout the interview, and Jackey Love, who was slightly shorter, seemed a lot calmer, but his shaking body and insecure feet showed that he was trying to contain the adrenaline-induced excitement. Jackey Love holds the cup tightly for fear of being robbed – when Yu Shuang asks him questions, he even has to put the microphone on the cup. Although Jackey Love’s stature is dwarfed by the huge trophies, he is confident that he will not let go if he does not have to.
In the days after the final of the global championship, when we all started to review, we sorted out our ideas, the audience’s feelings and reactions, and analyzed every moment when IG quickly completed its 3-0 sweep to win the championship. Maybe the focus was on Rookie. This foreign aid from South Korea, unlike those who came to China just to get money, fell in love with the land and decided to stay, dedicated to winning glory for LPL and IG, and became the core of this king’s teacher. I know this is a valuable narrative point, but today our story is not about Rookie.
This is a story of a young AD called China’s next hope. Following the footsteps of legendary player Uzi is regarded as the heritage of China’s AD, but once again it has been slandered for its poor performance in the league. But he finally found his foothold on the greatest stage of the heroic League and won the first global championship trophy for LPL. This is the story of JackeyLove.
Even for many LPL-focused analysts and loyal viewers, it’s hard to believe that this is Jackey Love’s rookie year. In fact, long before his first appearance in this spring, he became part of the LPL as an IG trainee. Although IG’s way forward has been stumbling and even mired throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons, talk about “Jackey Love is the next generation of genius AD in China” is beginning to emerge, just as people talk about Bdd in the off-season of 2015-2016. However, unlike Bdd, Jackey Love has actually shown himself to the outside world in the NEST Cup in 2016, although he has not been able to play in the League due to his age, and IG has also won the first place by his performance. He sat there – still a quiet boy sitting between Baolan and Rookie, but his name began to be mentioned frequently, and people saw him as the rising hope of a new generation of LPL AD. With IG’s every move, at the age of 17, the voice of Jackey Love’s campaign for IG reached its peak. People say that as long as Jackey Love comes on, IG will be able to get rid of the nightmare of not winning the championship for so many years.
JackeyLove’s official debut was a famous RNG team. In his first LPL debut in IG, he did not meet legendary AD player Uzi, but RNG’s powerful downstream substitutes, Able and Y4’s rotation, also made Jackey Love suffer. The most classic scene of the game was Ming Bullhead’s pre-judgment flashing, and the background of the highlight moment was Jackey Love. People began to question the strength of the Highly-Advertised genius AD. Some even thought that he was not as good as the same fledgling Adle, who was famous for