The legend of Faker has another concrete testimony.
Lee “Faker” Seng-hyeok is the best League of Legends player of all time, and with his name comes myth, mystery and the larger-than-life aura worthy of a player with a nickname like the “unkillable demon king.”
Most of what is said about Faker is conjecture, though, and there have been few instances peeling back the curtain of Faker’s exploits, but Hong “MadLife” Min-gi has recently provided another.
In an interview with Fomos’ Park Sang-jin, MadLife mentioned a story about Faker he experienced during last month’s League of Legends All-Star event.
“When I played games with Faker, he would say ‘I got him,'” MadLife said. “I was puzzled at first as to what he meant, but then it would show that he got a kill five seconds later. It was so strange how he kept saying that he got his opponent and got a kill much later in time.”
Otherwise, the most notable testimony to the “legend of Faker” came from former ROX Tigers AD Carry Kim “PraY” Jong-in during a 2015 stream. When the story of Faker playing against a hacking program user was sweeping the internet, he had a conversation with the man himself.
“We talked to him about playing against a hacking user when we went to All-Stars,” he said. “And he said, ‘I thought it was good practice.’ I was at a loss for words and I was disgusted. I’m sure he was joking, but it was just so disgusting.”
PraY continued to talk more about being the pro circuit with Faker, and although the stream was light hearted, PraY’s testimony was more than believable.
“He’s just a god,” he said. “I’ve been a pro gamer for some time, but he’s just a god. He has the aura of a world star. Since things were awkward with him (during All-Stars) because we weren’t close, so you need to kind of make people laugh and create a comfortable atmosphere to get close to people, but he doesn’t laugh. I don’t know what he finds funny so I can’t make him laugh.”
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