You might think this is strange seeing as Dark has won an SSL, a Cross Final, and is likely to go to BlizzCon as the #1 overall seed this year. Yes, that’s all well and good—but only for Dark.
Let’s take a look at Dark’s Proleague record this season: 13 - 12 (52%)
Not good, but still a net positive. Where’s the problem?
Well, compare that to his record against SK Telecom players this season: 12 - 7 (63.16%)
Numbers don’t lie: Dark performed better when he was playing against his teammates than when he was playing for them.
In the process of getting those twelve, traitorous wins, Dark eliminated SKT players from tournaments on four separate occasions (INnoVation, MyungSiK, and Classic twice). Furthermore, Dark lost the crucial ace match in the 2016 Proleague playoffs, eliminating the entire SK Telecom squad from competition. In short, Dark has been mercilessly crushing SK Telecom’s dreams all year long.*
In retrospect, it’s a miracle that SKT managed to win the 2015 Proleague title. One must stand in awe of iloveoov’s coaching ability, when he lead his team to the championship despite having an active saboteur on the squad.
Though Dark is not playing in this year’s KeSPA Cup, the the horrors may not be over for SK Telecom. Classic still a shot of making it to BlizzCon, and there’s no doubt that the sadistic Dark would love to squash his hopes for a third time.
*Ironically, SKT’s Dream is the only one who benefited from Dark’s presence in a tournament, advancing over him to reach the GSL quarterfinals.