It’s hard not to consider Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok the greatest League of Legends player of all time. The T1 legend, whose fame has even transcended the world of esports in his home country, holds more records than you can shake a stick at, and he’s just added one more to his collection.
In T1’s LCK match against Afreeca Freecs, the mid laner became the first player in the league’s history to reach the huge milestone of 2,000 kills when he took down Son ‘Jelly’ Ho-gyeong with Zoe. He then went on to also pick up his 2,001st kill in that game too, but unfortunately couldn’t steer T1 to victory.
The three-time Worlds winner needed less than four years to see his LCK kill count double from the 1,000 kill mark, which he achieved in July 2016. What’s more astonishing is that this record is just for the LCK, and doesn’t take into account the kills he would’ve racked up at Worlds or MSI tournaments, for example, throughout his illustrious career. In total across all competitions, Faker has now clocked up over 3,100 kills, according to stats from Gamepedia.
Those same stats put his average career K/D/A across all tournaments at 3.90/2.11/5.38.
2020.03.05 T1 vs AF@faker 이상혁 선수가 LCK 최초로 2000킬을 달성하였습니다. 유일무이한 그의 여정을 앞으로도 함께 축복해주세요.
Faker has become the first player to make 2000 Kills in LCK! Please look forward to his irreplaceable career with T1.#T1WIN #T1Fighting pic.twitter.com/T6nnHPCc89
— T1 LoL (@T1LoL) March 5, 2020
Faker’s latest record with T1 – with who he is now a co-owner of after signing a new deal with the organisation last month – further cements his place in both League of Legends and esports history.
T1 finished the first round robin of the Spring Split in joint second place with a DragonX on a 7-2 record before the LCK goes on an “indefinite hiatus” as the coronavirus epidemic worsens in South Korea.