T1 superstar mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has become the first LCK player to reach 2,000 kills.
T1 and Faker are closing the first round of the 2020 LCK Spring Split on a high note. The mid laner is the first player in the LCK to get 2,000 kills. Faker reached the milestone in the series against Afreeca Freecs on March 5.
Faker made his debut in the professional stage in 2013 with SK Telecom T1 2, the team that would go to win the season 3 World Championship. Since his debut, Faker has collected three World Championship titles, two Mid-Season Invitationals, and eight LCK titles. It’s not a surprise that he became the first player to break this record and it will take time before another player joins Faker in the 2k club.
The player in second place with the most kills in the LCK is former KT Rolster and now retired bottom laner Kim “PraY” Jong-in with1,685 kills. In third place is Bae “Bang” Jun-sik with 1,527, and in fourth is retired jungler Go “Score” Dong-bin with 1,509. The active LCK player closest to Faker is KT’s mid laner Lee “Kuro” Seo-haeng with 1,436 kills.
T1’s bottom laner Park “Teddy” Jin-seong recently joined the four-digit rank with his thousandth kill. It’s an impressive achievement considering that Teddy only made his LCK debut in 2016.
How impressive is Faker’s kill record?
The achievement sparked again the debate of League of Legends versus Dota 2. It will take Faker way more than 2,000 kills to impress the Dota 2 fans. Right now, the professional Dota 2 player with the most kills is Virtus.Pro’s Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok with 13,171 kills.
This is only one of the differences between the two titles. League of Legends is slow-paced and the games are generally shorter. Dota 2 is exactly the opposite, with longer matches and often many more kills per game.