Faker 500th win

Faker gets 500th win against Gen.G in LCK Summer Split 2022

By Olivia Richman


Jul 8, 2022

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Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has become the first player in the LCK’s history to achieve 500 competitive wins as a pro player.

Gen.G and T1 were facing off in the 2022 LCK Summer Split with Gen.G looking to keep a win streak going. The first game went to Gen.G thanks to the team’s aggression. It was looking like the second game might be equally in Gen.G’s favor due to macro control, but T1 ultimately came out victorious in the series with a 2-1 win thanks to a standout play from Faker.

The veteran League of Legends pro stole a Baron in the second game that changed the entire match, sneaking into the back lane for the wild play. Using Lissandra, Faker teleported to the Baron pit, took out Gen.G jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, and then used Ring of Frost to finish the Baron while Gen.G was distracted.

The casters could be heard screaming in response to the surprise move, but there was still one game left in the series. Faker was clearly on a roll, however, and T1 took the third game to win.

The come-from-behind victory over Gen.G was huge for T1, but especially for Faker. After defeating Gen.G, Faker became the first player in LCK history to have recorded 500 wins. The League of Legends community sent congratulations Faker’s way on Twitter, calling him the GOAT and jokingly wondering why T1 “haters” were silent.

Gen.G and T1 now have the same record in the 2022 LCK Summer Split. The two dominant teams both have a 6-1 record, with Gen.G taking on DRX on July 10 and T1 fighting for the top spot the next week. T1 fans will have to rewatch Faker’s amazing 500th win for now as they wait for the team to be back in action.

Why is Faker called the Unkillable Demon King?

Faker earned the popular Unkillable Demon King nickname early in his career, likely in 2013, thanks to his ability to evade seemingly certain deaths in matches. He would often complete a match with zero deaths, with opponents even stating in interviews that he was “unkillable.”

In China, the phrase is often used to describe a final boss or difficult enemy in a video game who seems to be unkillable. Referring to Faker as the “final boss” of the League of Legends esports scene makes sense to many fans.

Faker himself has said the nickname seemed “childish” to him initially, but it started to grow on him the more times he would finish with zero deaths in professional LoL matches.


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