Faker is the mid laner in the Giant Korean SK Telecom T1 in League of Legends.
The League of Legends superstar is the best player ever in the largest and most competitive esport in history. Not only is Faker a true outlier, supremely talented at a level above his peers, he’s seeing unprecedented success in a game that mitigates the impact of the individual player.
In League, teamwork, strategy, and coordination matter above all. Unless you’re playing against Faker.
The then-17-year-old Faker burst onto the scene in 2013, a youngster scouted by the biggest esports team in Korea, SK Telecom, and tabbed to push them to relevance in League of Legends. In the Spring season, Faker led SKT to a third-place finish while garnering respect as potentially the best mid laner in the world as only a rookie. In the summer, SKT took the title and ran that success all the way to winning the World Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Since then, Faker is synonymous with success. He’s one of only two League of Legends players to win three World titles, the other being his former teammate Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong.
Faker has won six domestic titles since entering the scene, three of which were consecutive victories. He’s won every international tournament in League, including IEM, All-Stars, the Mid-Season Invitational, and the World Championship.
He’s the only esports player to grace the cover of ESPN’s Magazine. He’s earned more prize money than any other League player by far, his $1 million is nearly $200,000 more than the next earner. When EDward Gaming beat SK Telecom T1 at the Midseason Invitational in 2015, the only blemish on Faker’s resume since failing to qualify for the 2014 World Championship, it was legendary not because SKT lost, but because they lost while fielding Faker’s Leblanc, at the time undefeated in 12 professional games.
The fact that a player like Faker exists in a game like League shows the skill inherent in the endeavor, why fans enjoy watching it, why they revere it as a sport.
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