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Faker
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Background Information
Name: Lee Sang-hyeok
Country: South Korea South Korea
Birthday: May 7, 1996 (1996-05-07) (age 18)
Team: SK Telecom T1
Role: Mid
League Information
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (KR) 1225 LP
Alternate IDs: SKT T1 Faker (KR), Hide on Bush (KR), BarcodeKiller (NA)
Social Media Links
Livestream: azubu.tv/Faker
Team History
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
SK Telecom T1 K
Dec 2014 - Present
SK Telecom T1
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Overview   Champion Statistics    


Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the Mid Laner for SK Telecom T1.

Biography

Faker's early gaming experience included custom maps on Warcraft 3, particularly Footman Frenzy and DotA. He started playing League of Legends when the Korean server opened in December 2011. He played
LeBlanc
heavily, which allowed him to progress into a strong mid laner. He was picked up by SK Telecom T1 in February 2013 and played on their second team. He moved onto the first team in June and has remained there since (despite recent name changes by the team).

Trivia

  • Awarded Best Mid Laner at the 2013 Korean e-Sports Awards. [1]
  • Has not lost a single game whilst playing Leblanc
  • Believes every Mid Laner should be able to play
    Twisted Fate
    because he teaches you to look at the mini map, and
    Ryze
    because you learn the importance of hitting the right keys, in the right time and order.
  • Dustin Beck, the vice president of Riot games, said Faker is the "Michael Jordan" of League of Legends [2] in a press conference at Staples Center.
  • Faker tends to play
    Gragas
    ,
    LeBlanc
    ,
    Riven
    ,
    Zed
    ,
    Ahri
    and
    Orianna
    . He is currently undefeated when playing
    LeBlanc
    in competitive play (11-0).
  • He is considered the best League of Legends player in the world by many e-sports journalists and pro players such as Thorin, [3] Alex Ich, [4] and Maknoon who called him the "Lionel Messi of League of Legends".
  • Was highly regarded for his
    LeBlanc
    play during an OGN Spring match against MVP Blue where he went 11-0-2. [5]
  • Is notable for not using any alternate skins for champions he plays. There are three known exceptions to this fact, the first 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 did not notice in Champion Select.[6] The second time was at the 2014 League of Legends All-Star event, the entire line up of SKT T1 K used their team's respective champion skins, with Faker using SKT T1 K Zed. The third occurence happened in Game 1 against HUYA in the 2015 Champions Preseason when he picked Pulsefire Ezreal.
  • Is well known for his hyper aggressive play style.
  • Known for his amazing solo queue performance with
    Riven
    on the North American server during the Season 3 World Championship, earning him a 92 % win rate in 24 games.
  • Owns two flower pots to relieve stress.
  • Popularized
    Riven
    being played in the mid lane.
  • Previously played a MOBA called 'Chaos'; he credits it as a factor in his easy transition into League.
  • Quoted as the "Unkillable Demon King" by Cool. [7]
  • Views his team mates as his second family and thinks the family atmosphere strengthens the team.
  • Was both the Season MVP and the Mid Lane KDA leader in the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 and PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014.
  • Widely renowned for his deep champion pool, mastery of mechanical play, and understanding of the meta-game.
  • Popularized
    Zilean
    ,
    Xerath
    mid.
  • In SoloQ he always bans
    Garen
    ,
    Galio
    and
    Gangplank
    , because they are the first 3 champions in the Korean champion roster. [8]
  • Recently awarded for getting the first Pentakill in LCK Spring 2015 in their game against NaJin e-mFire with his LeBlanc.[9]

LCK Statistics

    LCK Spring 2015
    Champion Games Wins Losses Win % Kills Deaths Assists KDA

    Ezreal
    4 3 1 75 30 7 19 7.00

    LeBlanc
    2 2 0 100 18 2 11 14.50

    Xerath
    2 0 2 0 4 8 7 1.38

    Ahri
    2 1 1 50 9 5 4 2.60

    Lulu
    1 0 1 0 3 6 8 1.83

    Syndra
    1 1 0 100 6 4 5 2.75

    Azir
    1 0 1 0 3 6 8 1.83
    Total 13 7 6 53.8 73 38 62 3.55

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Achievements

Articles & Videos

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External Links

References

  1. Result of 2013 Korean e-Sports Awardsinven.com.kr
  2. http://www.inven.co.kr/webzine/news/?news=64531
  3. http://na.lolesports.com/articles/experts-weigh-worlds-predictions-1
  4. http://cloth5.com/an-interview-with-gambit-gamings-alex_ich/
  5. Faker of Legend_LOL Champs Spring 7화_Match2youtube.com
  6. http://sports.news.naver.com/sports/index.nhn?category=e_sports&ctg=news&mod=read&office_id=236&article_id=0000096820
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fPyJES5-vAo#t=32965
  8. http://azubu.tv/faker
  9. LCK Spring 2015 Broadcast twitch.tv