SK telecom T1 removed star mid laner ​Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok from the starting lineup in their match against MVP. Choi "Pirean" Jun-sik replaced Faker in the mid lane.

After losing the first two rounds of the LCK summer split as well as the second game in its series against MVP, SKT ultimately removed the most famous ​League player in the world from its starting lineup for the deciding game in the series.

The team went on to lose the third and final game in the series, placing it at at 0-3 for the summer split so far. This marks another potential disappointment for a team that remarkably ​failed to qualify for MSI for the first time in April.

This is the second high profile benching of the League summer split, following ​a similar benching by Cloud9 of Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi, Andy "Smoothie" Ta and Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen in favor of C9 Academy players Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer, Yuri "Keith" Jew and Tristan "Zeyzal" Stidam in the NA LCS.

SKT will play its next match in the LCK summer split Friday against Griffin.

Cover photo courtesy of ​Riot Games