Who is the most iconic esports player in League of Legends? Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok of course.

Dubbed the “Unkillable Demon King,” this Korean mid laner has garnered numerous championship titles and awards both locally and internationally, cementing his place as a legendary figure in the esports industry.

Faker began his career in 2013 when he joined SK Telecom T1 2 (later renamed T1) as its starting mid laner. During his debut match against CJ Blaze in the OGN Olympus Champions Spring 2013, the then 17-year-old rookie player impressed with his perfectly-timed spears and quick combos on Nidalee, showcasing his immense potential.

Since then, Faker has become the most decorated player in the LCK and in the world, boasting an impressive record of three World titles, two Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) titles, and 10 LCK titles over the course of his career.

His achievements have not only raised the flag for the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) but also played a pivotal role in shaping the esports landscape as we know it today.

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Faker in front of Staples Center during Worlds 2016
Credit: Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

Season 3 (2013)

Champions Spring 20133rd
AMD-INVEN GamExperience3rd – 4th
Champions Summer 20131st
Korea Regional Finals Season 31st
Worlds Season 31st

Season 4 (2014)

LCK Champions Winter 20141st
NiceGameTV League of Legends Battle – Spring 20143rd
NiceGameTV League of Legends Battle – Summer 20141st
Korea Regional Finals 20142nd

Season 5 (2015)

Champions Spring 2015 Preseason1st
Champions Spring 2015 playoffs1st
MSI 20152nd
Champions Summer 2015 playoffs1st
Worlds 20151st
KeSPA Cup 20153rd – 4th

Season 6 (2016)

IEM Season 10 World Championship1st
LCK Spring 2016 playoffs1st
MSI 20161st
LCK Summer 2016 playoffs3rd
Worlds 20161st
KeSPA Cup 20163rd – 4th

Season 7 (2017)

LCK Spring 2017 playoffs1st
MSI 20171st
Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS2nd
LCK Summer 2017 playoffs2nd
Worlds 20172nd
KeSPA Cup 20173rd – 4th
All-Star 2017 Los Angeles3rd – 4th
SKT T1 Faker smiling
Credit: Riot Games

Season 8 (2018)

Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS2nd
Asian Games 2018 Main Event2nd

Season 9 (2019)

LCK Spring 2019 playoffs1st
MSI 20193rd – 4th
Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS1st
LCK Summer 2019 playoffs1st
Worlds 20193rd – 4th
KeSPA Cup 20193rd – 4th

Season 10 (2020)

LCK Spring 2020 playoffs1st
LCK Regional Finals 20202nd

Season 11 (2021)

LCK Summer 2021 playoffs2nd
LCK Regional Finals 20211st
Worlds 20213rd – 4th

Season 12 (2022)

LCK Spring 2022 playoffs1st
MSI 20222nd
LCK Summer 2022 playoffs2nd
Worlds 20222nd

Season 13 (2023)

Season Kickoff Korea 20232nd
LCK Spring 2023 playoffs2nd

(To be updated)

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