Chinese professional gamer Knight (real name Zhu Ding-23) has promised matchup dominance against top League of Legends (LoL) esports star Faker (Lee Sang-hyuk-27) at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, his home event.

Esports will make its Asian Games debut Sept. 10-25 at a purpose-built 4087-seat stadium in Hangzhou, China, with Battlegrounds Mobile, Dota 2, LoL, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter 5, Pentastorm and Mengsengguo 2 (梦三国2).

“I want to win a gold medal in League of Legends as a member of the Chinese National Esports Team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and I can beat any opponent at this point,” Knight said in an interview with Zhongguo Newspaper on August 7.

Zhongguo Xinhua is a news agency of the Central Unified Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China. Knight was named MVP of the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and Most Valuable Player of the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) Summer Finals.

The MSI is League of Legends’ next international event after the World Championships (Rold Cup). The Chinese LPL joins the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) as the two major leagues in the LoL esports world.

“Knight named Faker, the most decorated professional gamer in the history of League of Legends esports, as ‘the professional gamer he most wants to face in this year’s Asian Games and Rold Cup,'” Zhongguo Xinhuanet reported.

Faker and Knight share the same mid lane position in League of Legends. When asked, “Who do you think would be better in a mid lane matchup with Faker?” Knight laughed and said, “I would definitely win 메이저놀이터.

“Knight is the best mid laner in League of Legends this season,” Zhongguo Xinxue said, claiming that he has a comparative advantage over Faker and all other professional players in the same position.