Han “Peanut” Wang-ho put himself and his League of Legends team in an awkward position on the weekend when he began streaming while allegedly drunk.
Having returned from a night out, the starting jungler for SK Telecom T1 began streaming in the early hours of Sunday. While casually sipping beer, he expressed concerns about entering ranked queues at the time. Instead, on the request of his audience, he indulged himself in a friendly question-and-answer session.
Peanut briefly talked about his match against BBQ Olivers and how proud he is for stealing Baron in the series. He confirmed that he was indeed able to see the Ashe ultimate heading his way.
He moved on to share his exercise routine and fitness goals, before revealing a few private incidences in the SKT house.
Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan apparently once left his dog Winter to make a “mess” on the bed of Kang “Blank” Sun-gu. Elsewhere, there were times when there was slight tension between Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and some of his team members, which was broken over fried chicken. Peanut also playfully revealed that Faker likes to act “tough” during his interviews.
The stream could have gone longer if not for head coach Kim “kkOma” Jung-gyun suddenly appearing, who apparently ran from his own house to stop Peanut after he came to know his player was live on Twitch.
Peanut returned to his stream later in the day, stating that he was not reprimanded by his coach or management. “Kkoma and I just ate some stuff afterwards and I went to sleep,” reads a rough translation of his comment.
However, Peanut did mention that he shouldn’t have called Faker by his name since in Korean culture it is disrespectful to do so for someone who is older.
The video session has since then been taken down but not before it was mirrored over to YouTube.
SK Telecom T1 is a well-respected name in the League of Legends circles. The team has won the World Championship three times in four years, and could possibly do it again this year as well. Having one of your featured players go live while intoxicated could have easily proved damaging for the team’s sponsors and image. Thankfully, Peanut did not oust something that he would have regretted afterwards.