T1’s veteran midlaner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has become the first player to reach the milestone of 600 games played in the LCK. The South Korean, who has spent his entire career competing for T1, made the starting lineup for today’s victory over NS RedForce to hit the Rift in the Korean league for the 600th time.
For the momentous game, Orianna was the champion of choice for Faker, who has recently been in and out of T1’s starting lineup and has been fighting for his spot in the team with promising young midlaner Lee ‘Clozer’ Ju-hyeon. The decision to bench Faker during last season’s Spring Split sparked outrage from fans, and he also started the 2021 Spring Split on the bench. However, Faker has still managed to reach this incredible milestone despite his sporadic appearances as of late.
To get some kind of scope about how big a milestone this is, second in the leaderboard for all-time LCK games is Hanwha Life Esports’ Kim ‘Deft’ Hyuk-kyu with 480.
While 600 games would be a crazy stat for any respectable player’s career, it’s pretty crazy that this is solely his appearances in his home league and excludes his numerous appearances at Worlds, MSIs, and other events.
— LCK Global (@LCK_Global) February 3, 2021
The 600th LCK game was a relatively straightforward one for Faker and T1. The midlaner went 2/0/6 with his Orianna, and T1 closed out the series 2-1.
Alongside his latest achievement, Faker also holds the record as the first player to reach 1,000 and 2,000 career kills in the LCK. At this rate, the LCK record books will look like a Faker autobiography.