League of Legends icon Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok might be about to set foot on pastures anew for the 2023 season, at least according to a report from Blix’s Alejandro ‘anonimotum’ Gomis.
With his contract set to expire on November 21, anonimotum says Faker has explored options in “several regions”. Having drawn firm interest from LCS sides FlyQuest and Team Liquid – with an offer supposedly on the table from the latter – the greatest of all time could take his talents to North America.
Two of Faker’s former toplaners are set to be operating in the LCS next season. Jeong ‘Impact’ Eon-young is reportedly heading to FlyQuest from Evil Geniuses, while Team Liquid has just announced the signing of Jang ‘MaRin’ Gyeong-hwan as its head coach. Both men could hold the key to signing Faker should he set his sights on NA.
Although Faker missed out on a fourth LoL Worlds title at this year’s world championship, having been defeated by DRX at the final hurdle, the midlaner remains one of only two players that have chalked up three world titles – current T1 head coach Bae ‘Bengi’ Seong-woong being the other.
While it is unlikely that Faker would leave T1 behind after nearly ten years of service, the prospect that the 26-year old is entertaining a new challenge can never be discounted until that new contract is signed.