League of Legends star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok is revered the world over as the ‘Unkillable Demon King’. FlyQuest toplaner Philip ‘Philip’ Zeng, unfortunately, received a personal reminder why the T1 legend was affixed the moniker in the first place during a LoL Worlds 2022 Champions Queue matchup.
In a clip taken from William ‘Stunt’ Chen’s stream, Philip excitedly states that he’s “going to try and outplay Faker”, before sneaking up into a top lane bush. Piloting a very low health Fiora, the Canadian is questioned over whether or not he can win the duel, though he giddily exclaims “he’s Faker, but imma do it” in response.
As Faker – who is playing as Sylas – enters the top lane to clear the wave, Philip prepares to engage the fight. However, before he can move a muscle, Faker uses the Azir ultimate he had earlier stolen to clear the wave, unintentionally cleaving through the hidden toplaner in the process, sending him back to the fountain.
While the play looks like a complete fluke, we think we can all agree that it was actually Faker’s third eye opening, and his sixth-sense for danger activating.
In the Reddit thread discussing the clip, user ‘digdig7’ summarises it best: “you can’t hide in bush against ‘hide on bush’” – a reference to Faker’s Korean solo queue account name.
This is just one of the many memorable moments from this year’s Worlds bootcamp that has already taken place. Needless to say, we’re excited to see what other incredible (and incredibly fortunate) outplays take place as we get into Worlds itself.