- One of the most accomplished League of Legends players to have ever played the game has reached his 500th LCK game recently.
Faker Plays his 500th LCK Game
Considered the greatest of all time, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeokhas reached another accolade in his impressive career. In yesterdays match against SANDBOX Gaming, he reached a milestone of playing 500 games in the LCK. Additionally, Faker, who plays for SK Telecom T1, won the match against SANDBOX which makes the celebration of his 500th game that much sweeter. T1 won the match with a score of 3W0L to advance to the Playoffs Round 2 in which they will face DWG on Sunday.
On the official TI Twitter page, his teammates were replying to the teams tweet about the milestone with some of his highlights throughout his amazing career.
8. 17년 서머 플옵 1 삼성전 루시안
9. 18년 나르 4인궁 (ㅠ..
— jolielaide_#T1WIN (@_jolie_laide_) August 24, 2019
Through Google translate this roughly says:
1. 13 Summer Final Reverse Sweep Zed Mirror
2. 15 Year Summer Final Riven (Ultodol), Diana
3. Rise of the 15-year Roll Cup Final 4 matches
4. 16 years Spring Mid Lulu
5. 16 years spring full op mid eco
6. 16 years ROX exhibition Le Blanc (the big escape show)
7. 17 years Rolled Cup 5 consecutive Gallios
Faker’s Accomplishments in the LCK
Faker was born on May 7th, 1996 and grew up in the Gangseo District of Seoul. Faker was always a gamer at heart and loved playing video games and solving puzzles. In 2011 he discovered League of Legends and instantly fell in love. After playing LoL and proving that he can compete at the esports level, Faker dropped out of high school in order to join SK Telecom T1. The rising star eventually made himself known to the world in 2013, when he had the epic showdown against Ryu, who at the time was considered one of the best League players to ever play the game.
Some have considered the duel between Faker and Ryu in 2013 as one of the greatest esports moments in history. The reasoning behind it was that it was game 5 of the Korean Finals, and one of the last matches for worlds qualification. The stakes were incredibly high and at the time, and Faker was and up and coming player, however, Ryu was the center of attention. The battle between the two was intense, but Faker mechanically outplayed Ryu and used moves never before seen which was big at the time. Some same Ryu should have never lost that bout, especially since he had more health in the game. Beating Ryu solidified Faker as one of the best to play the game. With that, here are some of Faker’s Highlights at the LCK:
- SBENU Champions Korea Spring 2015 – 1st
- SBENU Champions Korea Summer 2015
- League of Legends Champions Korea Spring 2016 – 1st
- League of Legends Champions Korea Spring 2017 – 1st
- League of Legends All-Star 2015 – 1st
- League of Legends All-Star 2018 – 1st
- Woori Bank League of Legends Champions Korea Spring 2019
- League of Legends Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
Apart from this, Faker has been dominating the scene since 2013, and although he’s played his 500th LCK game, he has many more games to put in his bag. Congrats to Faker for his 500th game and becoming the second player in LCK history to reach that milestone.