Faker is one of the best League of Legends players in the world, if not the best.
Throughout his career, he’s become the face of League due to his personality and godlike skills. His gigantic champion pool makes him impossible to target during the drafting stage, meaning there aren’t enough bans to get rid of all of Faker’s champs. His mechanical talents and surrounding cast of great teammates have allowed Faker to lift the Worlds trophy three times, win countless MVP awards, and several MSI and IEM championships.
No other esports pro in the world can compare to the success that Faker has garnished and it’ll be a long time before someone likely even comes close.
His long list of accomplishments throughout his career features some of the most mind-boggling, high-skill plays and outplays that have ever graced Summoner’s Rift. Here are Faker’s all-time best plays that have earned their place in the esports history books.
Faker first blood against C9 (2017)
The matchup between SKT and C9 during the group stage of Worlds 2017 had so much on the line. C9’s mid laner Jensen was so eager to prove himself that before the tournament, he said he would clap Faker in the mid lane.
Faker Sylas MSI (2019)
Sylas players in your ranked games could make you believe that the champion is too complicated for anyone to make a meaningful play by stealing a crucial ultimate. This certainly isn’t the case if you’re Faker, though. He put the G2 squad to shame during the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational by making G2’s gold lead look like a non-factor.
First Professional Game (2013)
Faker’s first professional League match was against Ambition, one of the world’s best mid laners during his prime. The young prodigy Faker managed to overcome all the odds stacked against him during his first career-defining moment and gave the world its first glimpse of a legend in the making in 2013.
Riven Mechanics (2015)
During the early game of an SKT vs. KT matchup in 2015 LCK Summer Finals, Faker, playing Riven, decided to dive the enemy mid laner, Cassiopeia, since his jungler was closing in on her from the right side of the map.
Cassiopeia successfully dodged the first attempt with a flash but took a second look back to cast her ultimate. Faker seized the opportunity to use his own flash and dodged Cassiopeia’s ultimate with a millisecond reaction time to secure the kill.
Legendary Zed play (2013)
Just when Ryu was getting ready to land the finishing blow, Faker suddenly went into god mode and deleted Ryu from the face of the map in a matter of seconds. Though it was impossible to “look at the cleanse and the moves” of Faker during the heat of the moment, you can appreciate the mechanical skills of the greatest League player by slowing down the video and truly witnessing what the Zed play was.