Faker is a pro gamer from South Korea who plays LoL (League of Legends). He competes for T1, the Korean professional team, and participates in the LoL world tournament “MSI (Mid-Season Invitational)” and the world’s best tournament “LoL Worlds (League of Legends World Championship)” by Riot Games.
All about Faker in 2023: Introducing Fakers LoL achievements to date
Faker is to LoL what The Beatles were to rock music. Ask any LoL player worldwide and they will know about Faker and his achievements. He is arguably as famous as Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min who is one of South Korea’s most valuable cultural exports. Faker’s nicknames include “God”, “Legend”, and “Devil King” because of his achievements, natural ability, and flare. This page is all about Faker in detail, read on to learn Faker’s achievements, records set, and his favorite devices and LOL settings. We also address those rumors of military service which haunt Korean players no matter how famous they are.
Faker player information
Faker was a natural gamer who spent a lot of time playing video games from an early age. In his youth, Faker played a variety of games, from retro games such as “Donkey Kong”, an Nintendo 64 classic, and “Antarctic Adventure”, both of which are popular with Japanese people, to early online games such as “Maple Story”.
As a teenager, Faker was enthusiastic about games such as “Warcraft III” and “Chaos Online”, which in essence laid the foundations for the MOBA game genre where LoL finds itself. Faker first played LoL in December 2011, the year Riot Games launched the LoL Korea server.
When the Korean server launched, normal games were played. After that, Faker started the ranked battle, and he quickly climbed to LoL’s highest rank, “Challenger,” without any setbacks. By the time Faker completed the challenge, his fame was building, and he won 1st place in the ranks in the Korean server.
In 2013, Faker became esports royalty when he joined the professional team “T1” (then SK Telecom T1) kickstarting his career as a professional gamer, a team he still plays for to this day. Today, as a professional player, Faker practices LoL for more than 12 hours a day. Even in 2023 Faker’s skills have not diminished in any way shape or form and he is still mentally strong which is a rarity amongst esports players.
Worlds is Fakers tournament highlight
Faker told members of the media in a recent T1 press conference:
Winning Worlds is a goal for every professional player, and making it happen is the biggest accomplishment. It would mean a lot to me [to win] as it’s been pretty long since I last won Worlds.
Thanks for the support from the fans. After such a long time I was able to stay motivated and do my best. But not only that, I think the biggest motive as a professional player is the desire to win, and with that desire, I was able to get here.
About Faker’s profile
- Real name: Lee Sang Hyuk (Korean: 페이커)
- Age: 26
- Date of Birth: May 7, 1996
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Team: T1
- Position: Mid lane
- Summoner Name: Hide on bush
- Favorite Champions: Zed, LeBlanc, Syndra, Sylas, Vex, Ryze, Azir, Ahri, etc.
What Faker’s wage and earnings look like
Although it hasn’t been proven, Faker’s pay packet is believed to be in the millions of yen. His contract with team T1 and winnings from events like LoL Worlds and MSI account for the majority of his income. He agreed to a three-year extension with T1 in 2020, and he also became joint owner and manager of T1 Entertainment & Sports. Faker intends to stay on with T1 after retiring, possibly pursuing a top management job. Additionally, he streams on platforms like Twitch, where he has up to 200,000 simultaneous viewers which generates an additional revenue stream from his streams.
What is Faker’s personality like?
Faker is a highly skilled League of Legends player, but despite his substantial earnings, he leads a modest lifestyle and is a family man at heart. Fans know that he gives all his money to his family and lives on just 30,000 yen a month. In interviews, Faker has stated his preference for saving rather than splurging on luxury goods or dining. He values frugality and takes a practical approach to life.
When asked about his most extravagant purchase, Faker responded by saying that he bought a house for his family. This shows his commitment to providing for his loved ones which shows his kind nature.
About Faker’s military service rumors
The Military Service Act in South Korea mandates that all adult males must serve in the military by the age of 28. As of now, there has been no official statement from Faker or his team, but if he enlists, he could potentially exit the world of LoL as early as 2024. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Records set by Faker
Faker has smashed nearly every League of Legends record going. His impressive record includes winning LCK, Korea’s professional League of Legends league 10 times, and being a three-time champion of the LoL Worlds, a feat unmatched by any other team.
In both the world championships and the Korean professional league, he currently holds the record for the most tournament appearances, wins, and winning streaks. Check out Fakers records in numbers below -
- Kills in LCK: 2,500+
- Number of LCK wins: 10
- LoL Worlds games played: 100+
- Kills in LoL Worlds: 350+
- LoL Worlds wins: 3
- Champions played in official tournaments: 70+
LoL Worlds 2023 held later this year also presents an opportunity for Fakers T1 to make it to the Worlds finals. Faker narrowly missed out on his fourth Worlds win in 2022 after DRX won the tournament after defeating T1 3–2 in a close final series. Will 2023 be an unprecedented fourth LoL Worlds win for Faker?
Faker vs 3 professional players
No matter how skilled a player is, they will typically lose in a situation when they are up against an unfavorable amount of players in League of Legends. When numbers are against you the strategy you adopt now becomes crucial.
During one famous LoL Worlds match, Faker was surrounded in the mid lane after being dominated by the opposing team. Three people around you usually results in a kill, but Faker was an exception to the rule.
Using all the gaming skills in his locker, Faker successfully battled on and survived as if nothing had happened. During that match, Faker’s reflexes were nothing short of extraordinary, and he showed off his gaming tactics like a true warrior, brushing off opponents’ attacks left, right and center!
Faker’s use of champions is commendable
There are various champions in LoL, but there are about 30 champions that professional players actually use in matches regularly. Even the top players in the Korean league, which is said to be the strongest LoL league, only really ever pick about 50 types of champions in official matches.
Meanwhile, Faker has picked 70 types of champions in past tournaments. LoL has about 70 mid-lane champions, so Faker uses almost all mid-champions, and at the same time knows all the champions’ characteristics and weaknesses. Faker’s champion knowledge and selection surpass other professional players which is no easy feat and should be highly praised.
Introducing Faker’s favorite device and LoL settings!
Here, we will introduce the gaming gear and LoL settings that Faker is currently using.
Faker’s favorite devices
- Mouse: CORSAIR Saber
- Keyboard: Corsair K70
- Mousepad: Corsair Gaming MM400
- Monitor: TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A
- Headset: CORSAIR Void PRO
Mouse: CORSAIR Saber
The CORSAIR gaming mouse favored by Faker. It’s a brand that you don’t hear much about much outside Korea, but it’s characterized by being designed to fit in your hand and be easy to control. Weighing only 100 grams, it is much lighter than other gaming mice. Fast and accurate gameplay is possible.
Faker’s mouse settings are 3500 DPI, 75 mouse sensitivity, and 6 Windows settings.
Keyboard: Corsair K70
The CORSAIR gaming keyboard is Faker’s keyboard of choice. It is a top professional gaming keyboard with an anti-ghosting feature and is a dream to operate for gamers wanting full control. Faker has everything he needs to play LoL on this keyboard.
Mouse Pad: Corsair Gaming MM400
A specialist mouse mat that offers gamers a silky smooth surface with low resistance and limited friction. The large pad measures 352mm x 272mm x 2mm, making it suitable for a number of video games including titles such as League of Legends.
Monitor: TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A
A 27-inch gaming monitor with a fast refresh rate of 170Hz. A full HD display with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. In intense action games such as LoL, where various attacks fly around, the higher the refresh rate, the better the detailed depiction. Rated by Faker to be more advantageous than rival monitors.
Headset: CORSAIR Void PRO
CORSAIR headphones are used by many professional players in Asia especially. The playback frequency band on Fakers headphones is 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and the sensitivity is 107 dB, making it a headphone that enhances the sense of immersion and clearly translates where attacks are coming from.
Fakers LoL settings
Faker’s LoL in-game settings are as follows.
- Screen: fullscreen
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Refresh rate: 240Hx
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Effect Quality: High
- Shadow quality: low
By setting the shadows to a lower quality, it reduces the amount of extra information on the screen, making it easier to see champions, opposing champions, and minions.
Faker Player Summary
Gamblers wanting to know about Faker should now understand what it is that makes Faker a unique betting prospect. To us, it is obvious why you should bet on Faker in 2023 at Worlds and other LoL tournaments. He is undoubtedly one of the best League of Legends players. He has held the top rank for almost ten years and has been a LoL hero since making his professional debut in 2013. He is a player who, in the LoL community, deserves the moniker “God,” “Legend,” and “Devil King” nicknames bestowed upon him.
The League of Legends community is actively discussing legendary status online which is impacting odds on Fakers matches.
For those curious about Faker’s preferred gaming systems and League of Legends settings we hope to have provided some information which is course subject to change as new tech is released.
Those placing bets on Faker can watch him compete on streaming services like Twitch where you’ll catch him playing in The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) which we predict will see Faker in the Worlds 2023 and other LoL tournaments.