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Background Information
Name: Lee Sang-hyeok
Country: South Korea South Korea
Birthday: May 7, 1996 (1996-05-07) (age 19)
Team: SK Telecom T1
Role: Mid
League Information
Most Played:
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (KR) 1279 LP
Alternate IDs: SKT T1 Faker (KR), Hide on Bush (KR), BarcodeKiller (NA)
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Team History
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
SK Telecom T1 K
Dec 2014 - Present
SK Telecom T1
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Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the Mid Laner for SK Telecom T1.

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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. After becoming a strong mid-laner, known for his strong
he was picked up by SK Telecom T1 in February 2013, and played on their second team, before moving to their first team in June. After this he became widely regarded the best LoL player in the world, in October 2013 Faker went on to win the League of Legends World Championship with SK Telecom T1 K.


  • Awarded Best Mid Laner at the 2013 Korean e-Sports Awards. [1]
  • Believes every Mid Laner should be able to play
    Twisted Fate
    because he teaches you to look at the mini map, and
    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
  • 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
    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 four 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. The fourth time he used a skin was when they faced Incredible Miracle in 2015 LCK Spring Round Robin, where he used Lunar Goddess Diana in Game 1.
  • Is well known for his hyper aggressive play style.
  • Known for his amazing solo queue performance with
    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
    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
  • In SoloQ he always bans
    , 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]
  • When Faker makes an impressive play during the English casting of professional matches, they're commonly referred to as, 'Things Faker does' due to his reputation for consistent outstanding performances.
  • He had an undefeated record with
    in competitive play (12-0) before losing against EDG in the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational.
  • Reportedly had a can of tuna in his pocket before going onstage for MSI 2015 vs TSM.[10]
  • His favorite artist is Taylor Swift.[11]
  • Played
    Master Yi
    in Week 4 Day 3 of 2015 LCK Summer Split against CJ Entus, a pick that is considered inferior for a long time.



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External Links


  1. Result of 2013 Korean e-Sports
  5. Faker of Legend_LOL Champs Spring 7화
  9. LCK Spring 2015 Broadcast
  10. Bjergsen stream vod