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Faker
SKT Faker 2019 MSI.png
Background Information
NameLee Sang-hyeok (이상혁)
Country of BirthSouth Korea
BirthdayMay 7, 1996 (1996-05-07) (age 23)
Competitive
TeamSK Telecom T1
RoleMid Laner
Current LeagueLoL Champions Korea LCK
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Awards/Recognitions
ChampionshipsLoL Champions Korea LCK x3
LoL The Champions OGN x4
World Championship WCS x3
Mid-Season Invitational MSI x2
Esltumbnail.png IEMWC x1
AwardsLCK/OGN Playoffs MVP x1
LCK/OGN Season MVP x2
LCK/OGN KDA Leader - Mid x2
KeSPA 2016 LoL Best Player
KeSPA 2016 Popularity Award
KeSPA 2016 Award of the Year
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
SK Telecom T1 2logo std.png SKT 2Feb 2013Nov 2013
MidLanePick.png
SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT KNov 2013Nov 2014
MidLanePick.png
SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKTNov 2014Current
MidLanePick.png
"Faker" (Real Name: Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁)) is a Korean League of Legends player, currently a Mid Laner for SK Telecom T1.

For information on Faker's professional streaming career, see his page on Esportspedia's Streamers wiki

Biography

Faker was born on May 7, 1996 in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He currently lives in Seoul.

Faker's early gaming experience included custom maps on Warcraft 3, particularly Footman Frenzy and DotA. He started playing League of Legends in December 2011 when the Korean server opened. Faker initially played normal (casual) games but switched to ranked play when the League of Legends matchmaking system could no longer find players of equivalent skill for him to play against. Under the name “GoJeonPa,” he climbed the Korean ladder and became a strong mid-laner, known for his aggressive play and impressive mechanics. Faker achieved the no. 1 ranking in solo queue and began attracting the attention of several Korean e-sports organisations. There were rumours of many offers from prospective teams but Faker decided to join SK Telecom T1 in February 2013 and played on their second team, “SKT T1 2.”

Career History

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Trivia

  • Previously played a game called 'Chaos', also a MOBA, he credits it as a factor in easy transition he had to play League.
  • Views his team mates as his second family and thinks the family atmosphere strengthens the team.
  • Is highly regarded for his  LeBlanc play during an OGN Spring match against MVP Blue; he went 10-0-1 by 18 minutes and made MVP Blue surrender at 20 minutes. [4]
  • Faker is known for his hyper aggressive playstyle
  • Was undefeated on  LeBlanc until the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational final against EDward Gaming, where he lost with LeBlanc in game 5.
  • Faker tends to play  LeBlanc,  Fizz,  Zed,  Ahri and  Orianna.
  • He is considered the best League of Legends player in the world by many eSports journalists and pro players such as Thorin, [5] Alex Ich, [6] and Maknoon who called him the "Lionel Messi of League of Legends".
  • Dustin Beck, the vice president of Riot games, said Faker is the "Michael Jordan" of League of Legends [7] in a press conference at Staples Center
  • In the first game of the 2013 OGN summer championships Faker played Ahri and scored a GPM of 492.
  • Was both the Season MVP and the Mid Lane KDA leader in the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013.
  • Believes every mid laner should be able to play  Twisted Fate because if mastered he teaches you to look at the mini map and,  Ryze because once mastered, you learn the importance of hitting the right keys, in the right time and order.
  • Owns two flower pots to relieve stress.
  • Is notable for not using any alternate skins for champions he plays. The only exception to this was in Game 1 of the OGN Winter Grand Finals 2013 where he used Battle Bunny Riven. Faker went on to state that this was a mistake as the OGN staff check the players accounts before the games, and the tester of his account selected the skin - which Faker didn't notice in Champion Select,[8] and SKT T1 Zed in the game vs Fnatic in the All-Star Paris 2014, when all the team used their featured skins.[9]
  • Quoted as the "Unkillable Demon King" by Cool [10]
  • Known for his amazing soloqueue performance with  Riven on the North American server during the Season 3 World Championship, earning him a 92 % win rate in 24 games.
  • Widely renowned for his deep champion pool and understanding.
  • Popularized  Riven being played in the mid lane.
  • Considers HotshotGG's  LeBlanc better than his and deserves a #thingsHotshotGGdoes tag.[11]
  • Awarded Best Mid Laner at 2013 Korean eSports Awards. [12]
  • One of two players to have won World Championship three times, along with bengi.
  • Won a 1v1 tournament involving skt members Bengi Duke Blank Bang

Results

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2014-01-25 Gold.png Ogn logo.png PANDORA.TV Champions 2013-2014 Winter Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 3 : 0 Samsung Ozonelogo std.png SSO
2013-10-16 SF.png WCGlogo small.png WCG 2013 Qualifiers Korea Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 2 Samsung Bluelogo std.png SSB
2013-10-04 Gold.png WCS 2015 small.png World Championship Season 3 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 Royal Clublogo std.png RYL
2013-09-07 Gold.png Riot 2019 logo small.png Korea Regional Finals Season 3 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 1 KT Rolster Bulletslogo std.png KTB
2013-08-31 Gold.png Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions 2013 Summer Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 2logo std.png SKT 2 3 : 2 KT Rolster Bulletslogo std.png KTB
2013-06-29 SF.png AMD logo small.png AMD-INVEN GamExperience Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 2logo std.png SKT 2 0 : 2 MVP Ozonelogo std.png MVPO
2013-06-05 Bronze.png Ogn logo.png OLYMPUS Champions 2013 Spring Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 2logo std.png SKT 2 3 : 0 CJ Entus Frostlogo std.png CJF
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2014-12-20 Gold.png LCK/OGN Champions 2015 Preseason Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 4-1-0
Round Robin
2014-08-30 Silver.png WCS 2015 small.png Korea Regional Finals 2014 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 1 : 3 NaJin White Shieldlogo std.png NJWS
2014-08-09 Gold.png NLB Logo Small.png ITENJOY NLB 2014 Summer Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 3 : 0 NaJin Black Swordlogo std.png NJBS
2014-07-23 5-8th Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions 2014 Summer Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 1 : 3 Samsung Whitelogo std.png SSW
2014-06-08 Silver.png Masters logo small.png SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 3 Samsung Galaxylogo std.png SSG
2014-05-14 Bronze.png NLB Logo Small.png Bigfile NLB 2014 Spring Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 3 : 0 KT Rolster Bulletslogo std.png KTB
2014-05-11 Gold.png ASE 2014 logo small.png All-Star Paris 2014 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 3 : 0 Oh My Godlogo std.png OMG
2014-04-16 5-8th Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions 2014 Spring Mid Laner SK Telecom T1 Klogo std.png SKT K 1 : 3 Samsung Ozonelogo std.png SSO
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2015-12-13 Gold.png LoL-AS-LA2015 Small.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 Mid Laner LCK Allstarslogo std.png LCK 2 : 0 EU LCS Allstarslogo std.png EULCS
2015-11-13 SF.png KeSPA 2015 logo small.png LoL KeSPA Cup 2015 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 2 ESC Everlogo std.png Ever
2015-10-31 Gold.png WCS 2015 small.png World Championship 2015 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 1 KOO Tigerslogo std.png KOO
2015-08-29 Gold.png LCK/OGN SBENU Champions 2015 Summer Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 KT Rolsterlogo std.png KT
2015-08-13 Gold.png LCK/OGN SBENU Champions 2015 Summer Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 17 - 1
Round Robin
2015-05-10 Silver.png MSI 2015 logo small.png Mid-Season Invitational 2015 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 2 : 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
2015-05-02 Gold.png LCK/OGN SBENU Champions 2015 Spring Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 GE Tigerslogo std.png GET
2015-04-11 Silver.png LCK/OGN SBENU Champions 2015 Spring Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 11 - 3
Round Robin
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2016-11-18 SF.png KeSPA 2015 logo small.png LoL KeSPA Cup 2016 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 2 ROX Tigerslogo std.png ROX
2016-10-29 Gold.png WCS 2015 small.png World Championship 2016 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 2 Samsung Galaxylogo std.png SSG
2016-08-12 Bronze.png LCK/OGN LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 2 KT Rolsterlogo std.png KT
2016-08-06 Silver.png LCK/OGN LCK 2016 Summer Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 13 - 5
Round Robin
2016-05-15 Gold.png MSI logo small.png Mid-Season Invitational 2016 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
2016-04-23 Gold.png LCK/OGN LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs ADC SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 1 ROX Tigerslogo std.png ROX
2016-04-09 Bronze.png LCK/OGN LCK 2016 Spring Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 12 - 6
Round Robin
2016-03-06 Gold.png Esltumbnail.png IEM 10 World Championship Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2017-12-09 SF.png ASE 2017 logo small.png All-Star Event 2017 Mid Laner LCK Allstarslogo std.png LCK 1 : 2 LPL Allstarslogo std.png LPL
2017-12-02 SF.png KeSPA 2017 logo small.png 2017 KeSPA Cup Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 2 Longzhu Gaminglogo std.png LZ
2017-11-04 Silver.png WCS 2015 small.png World Championship 2017 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 0 : 3 Samsung Galaxylogo std.png SSG
2017-08-26 Silver.png LCK/OGN LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 1 : 3 KING-ZONE DragonXlogo std.png KZ
2017-08-06 Copper.png LCK/OGN LCK 2017 Summer Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 13 - 5
Round Robin
2017-07-09 Silver.png 2017RiftRivalsRed.png Rift Rivals 2017 Red Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 1 : 3 LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPL
2017-05-22 Gold.png MSI logo small.png Mid-Season Invitational 2017 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 1 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
2017-04-22 Gold.png LCK/OGN LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 KT Rolsterlogo std.png KT
2017-04-02 Gold.png LCK/OGN LCK 2017 Spring Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 16 - 2
Round Robin
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2018-12-27 5-8th KeSPA 2018 logo small.png KeSPA Cup 2018 Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 1 : 2 DAMWON Gaminglogo std.png DWG
2018-09-12 Copper.png LCK/OGN LCK 2018 Regional Finals Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 2 : 3 Gen.Glogo std.png GEN
2018-08-29 Silver.png Asian Games logo small.png 2018 Asian Games Mid Laner Team South Korealogo std.png SK 1 : 3 Team Chinalogo std.png CN
2018-08-09 7th LCK/OGN LCK 2018 Summer Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 8 - 10
Round Robin
2018-07-08 Silver.png 2017RiftRivalsRed.png Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 2 : 3 LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPL
2018-04-04 Copper.png LCK/OGN LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 1 : 3 KT Rolsterlogo std.png KT
2018-03-25 Copper.png LCK/OGN LCK 2018 Spring Split Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 9 - 9
Round Robin
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2019-05-18 SF.png MSI logo small.png 2019 Mid-Season Invitational Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 2 : 3 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
2019-04-13 Gold.png LCK/OGN LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 3 : 0 Griffinlogo std.png GRF
2019-03-30 Silver.png LCK/OGN LCK 2019 Spring Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.png SKT 14 - 4
Round Robin

Media

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