Losing 2-3 against SK Telecom T1 in the finals of Worlds 2016 seems to have lit a new fire under Crown. The hardworking Samsung Galaxy midlaner has returned his home account to Challenger before the season's end, becoming the only Korean Worlds participant to do so.
What makes this news particularly interesting are the champions Crown used to climb. Deliberately staying off his comfort fallbacks such as Viktor, he mostly stuck to practicing the picks Faker used against him in the finals to great effect: Ryze, Orianna, and Syndra.
Such levels of competitive spirit and dedication are rare even in Korea. It looks like 2016 will only be the beginning for Crown and his Samsung Galaxy teammates.