League of Legends monolith T1 has announced that its star piece, Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has signed onto the Korean organisation for the next competitive League season. The news follows rumours that the greatest of all time was considering options both domestically and further afield for 2023.
Taking to Twitter to share the news, T1 posted an image of Faker with the in-baked caption “Unkillable Demon King re-signs with T1 for three years”. T1’s franchise player, Faker’s recommitment to the organisation he has been with for his entire, decade-long career so far was never really in doubt.
However, following the announcement that the player was entering free agency – as is customary with all players in the LCK – reports began to surface that a number of organisations were interested in acquiring his surfaces, with LCS side Team Liquid having tabled an offer.
Faker is without a doubt the greatest player to ever grace the game. Boasting three LoL Worlds, two Mid-Season Invitational, and 10 LCK titles, among numerous other accolades, no one has won as much in competitive LoL as Faker.
The face of League esports, Faker’s value to T1 supersedes his on-Rift ability – which itself is clearly still up to par with the best in the world. Exemplifying this, in 2020 Faker became part-owner of T1 parent company T1 Entertainment and Sports, further deepening his ties to the team.