In a decisive victory over Cloud9 at Worlds 2022, Faker sets yet another record.
At Worlds 2022, Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, aka The Unkillable Demon King, smashed yet another League of Legends record. The legendary Korean mid-laner, who has a fantastic win percentage on top of it, is the first to play 100 games at the World Championship.
It just had to be Faker. The three-time League of Legends world champion is the face of the game and has been at the top of his game for nearly a decade.
He’s already broken a number of records - both internationally and domestically - and he’s added another one to his tally at Worlds 2022. Faker is the first player to play 100 games at Worlds, cresting the achievement against Cloud9 at Worlds 2022.
He did so brilliantly, putting on a ruthless Lissandra display to secure their second victory of the season. Even though he had a 0/1/9 stat line and wasn’t particularly kill-hungry, Lee ‘Gumayusi’ Min-hyeong, a rising AD, was fed by him and was able to carry him to an incredible 11/0/4 score on Kai’Sa.
Faker has a ridiculously high victory percentage at Worlds thus far. The Unkillable Demon King gets an opportunity to better his record in 2022 after winning 72 of his 100 games in the major international competition during the previous ten years.
Any prospective challenger to Faker for this title is in the clear. On 86, Luka “Perkz” Perkovic of Croatia, who will not compete in Worlds 2022, is in second place. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen of Cloud9 is ranked 83.
Jeong ‘Impact’ Eon-young, a former colleague of Faker, has played in 80 games at Worlds. At the same time, Kim ‘Deft’ Hyuk-kyu, another of his contemporaries, rounds out the top five with 76.
Faker’s career also appears to have plenty of time remaining. He has regained his competitive spirit after experiencing a mid-career dip in 2019 and 2020. “It’s crucial to preserve a gritty mindset and constantly maintain your passion for the game,” he told Dexerto earlier in the competition.
Following their victory over Cloud9 in Faker’s 100th game, T1 is currently sitting at 2-1 in Group A at Worlds 2022. Along with EDward Gaming and Fnatic, they are tied for first place, with the top two moving on to the eight-team Knockout Stage later in October.