SKT’s Faker Reaches 100th Win At LoL Worlds 2019
Posted 31st October 2019 By: Derpina    144 Views
Esports News – Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok of SKT Telecom T1 is a known name in the pro League of Legends scene. He has long earned his place in the arena with SKT by his side. And now, Faker recorded his 100th international game at LoL Worlds 2019.
Faker is dubbed by many as the best LoL player in the world. He held up to the high remarks , especially at this year’s LoL. Faker helped SKT win its second match against Splyce during the quarterfinals, leading his team to the semifinals in November. With this victory, Faker made history in his professional career. The match marked his 100th international win, an esports milestone no other LoL pro player has reached yet.
When asked by Riot about how he feels towards his 100th victory, Faker answered: “Actually when you say 100 victories it doesn’t sound that much, so I’ll keep trying hard to get to the 200th.” He also added that he’s looking forward to their next match against G2 Esports to settle their rivalry: “I want to face G2 again so we can have revenge. I think it’s going to be fun if we play against G2.”
Faker’s 100th match is just an addition to his pile of victories. He holds multiple MVP titles in major tournaments. After all, SKT is the legendary South Korean team that won 3 LoL Worlds titles. Fans and analysts have high expectations for them at LoL Worlds 2019 as their appearance is supposed to spark a comeback.
There’s no way another player can surpass Faker’s 100th victory—not while he’s active for the next few years, at least. However, it’s worth mentioning that 100 Thieves’ bot laner Bae “Bang” Jun-sik and SuperMassive Esports’ support Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan also achieved an impressive number of wins this year—both at 76.
Roles at SKT
Faker is an experienced esports player. Other than LoL, he also has Dota 2, Warcraft 3 and Footman Frenzy experience on a pro level. When he decided to pursue his Dota 2 career as a pro player, he joined SKT as a mid-laner in 2013. Since then, he had threatened all opposing teams and players with his ‘aggressive play and impressive mechanics’.