Still, the unkillable demon king…
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 puts C9 in their place
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.
C9 showed up to the tournament with a new jungler and the Jensen and Contractz duo tried their best to chip away at Faker’s legacy without any results. Faker read their movements like a map throughout the game and even pulled off an unforgettable play.
While Faker’s Ryze was getting jumped on close to his tower by Contractz’s Rek’Sai, he moved in a perfect sequence to make C9 believe that they could get the kill. He got close to his tower as his HP went down and forced Rek’Sai to use her ultimate to try to seal the deal.
But when Rek’Sai went underground, Faker flashed to the left side of the lane to dodge the ultimate and made it almost impossible for Rek’Sai to get out without dying. This was also first blood in the game, which made the crowd go wild.
Whose team is Gnar on?
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.
After forcing SKT’s Mata, playing Tahm Kench, to go back to base, G2 continued to push aggressively to take down the first mid lane turret. It looked like SKT were about to back off, but fans witnessed Clid’s Rek’Sai slowly creeping toward the mid lane. Before Rek’Sai could do anything, Faker’s Sylas stole Gnar’s ultimate and flashed to stun everyone on G2.
SKT only secured a single kill out of the iconic start to the teamfight, but the fear it struck into G2’s hearts was enough to force them back to their base.
Faker the unstoppable
When Faker gets into a groove, a pair of actual chains may not even be enough to hold him back from making plays.
During the second day of week 10 in the 2019 LCK Spring Split, Faker found himself at a slight disadvantage. At the 15:02 mark in the clip, Faker, as LeBlanc, was dodging stuns left and right. Understanding the direness of the situation, Faker chose to flash to safety since he could easily get bursted down.
Afreeca Freecs’s Dread, playing Jarvan IV, wasn’t planning on letting Faker escape, however, and he followed his flash to finish him off. But following Jarvan IV’s flash, Faker quickly switched back to his clone, causing Jarvan IV to waste his ultimate. This allowed his team to finish off the engagement for him.