The character of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok needs no introduction — the Korean is a true League of Legends legend who has left a huge mark on the esports part of this title. No wonder that in the past, after the end of seasons, we waited many times for the midlaner’s statement regarding his next moves. Now, although the transfer craze has long since ceased, but a real bomb reached us from the 23-year-old’s camp.
Faker is not used to changing the environment — since February 2013 he still represents the same organization; first known as SK Telecom T1, now as T1. At the end of last year, the three-time world champion even extended his contract with the organization for another two years, but as it turned out tonight, it was only an introduction to much larger events.
On T1 social channels, information appeared that Faker would be defending the team’s colors on the server until at least the end of 2023. In addition, the veteran also became the co-owner of the brand and, according to ESPN Esports, after the end of his professional career will take one of the main management roles in the company.
“I am excited about the possibility of continuing to play for T1 and I am grateful to fans around the world who have supported me all these years,” Faker said in a statement. “I feel honored to become a co-owner of T1 and I look forward to working with management after my career as a player ends. I love this team and I am proud to help shape the future of the organization.”
After two weeks of the Spring Split League of Legends Champions Korea 2020, T1 has three wins and one defeat. Faker and company have already dealt with Gen.G and kT Rolster, among others, but unexpectedly had to acknowledge the superiority of Hanwha Life Esports. However, this is just the beginning of the season and the next round will start tomorrow.