Faker Becomes First Inductee into League of Legends’ Hall of Legends


In a historic moment for the esports industry, South Korean professional League of Legends player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has been inducted into the newly established Hall of Legends, launched by game developer Riot Games.

This prestigious “Hall of Fame“-esque honor recognizes Faker’s unparalleled achievements and contributions to the world of League of Legends and esports.

Who is Faker?

Faker, known as “The Unkillable Demon King,” has been a dominant force in the League of Legends scene since his debut in 2013 for T1 as a Midlaner.

At just 28 years old, he has already etched his name in the history books for his team with an impressive list of accolades:

  • 10 LCK (League of Legends Champions Korea) titles
  • 2 Mid-Season Invitational titles (2016, 2017)
  • 4 World Championship trophies (2013, 2015, 2016, and 2023, the most of any player)

faker with Team T1

His exceptional skills and consistent dominance made him win several prestigious awards including:

  • Five-time Korea Esports Hall of Fame Esports Star – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Esports Hall of Fame – 2019
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Entertainment & Sports – 2019
  • Best Esports Athlete – at The Game Awards 2017 and 2023
  • Esports PC Player of the Year – at The Esports Awards 2023
  • Esports Content of the Year – The Esports Awards 2023

John Needham, president of esports at Riot Games, stated,

“Faker is truly the most iconic and influential figure in League of Legends and esports history. His name is synonymous with excellence in LoL Esports, and he has rightfully earned his place as our very first Hall of Legends inductee.”

What is the Hall of Legends?

In January 2024, Riot Games unveiled the Hall of Legends, an initiative to honor the most influential figures in the League of Legends scene.

The plan is to induct one professional player annually into the Hall of Legends, selected by a voting panel of esports industry veterans and experts.

The panel will consider factors such as international berths, international and regional titles, role-specific stats, and contributions to the esport.

Faker fits well into these criteria, which is why he was selected (and mostly predicted) as the first recipient of the coveted Hall of Legends trophy.


In-Game and IRL Events Celebrating Faker’s Legacy

To commemorate Faker’s achievements, Riot Games has planned a series of initiatives in partnership with automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, a long-standing global partner of League of Legends eSports events.

  • In-Game Event and Cosmetic Items: An in-game event will held from June 12 to July 15 where players can purchase the event pass with 100 levels of unlockable rewards. Fans will also be able to earn and purchase in-game cosmetic items like $500 Ahri skins based on the professional player and his journey in League of Legends.
  • Customized Mercedes-AMG SL 63: As part of the celebration, Faker will receive a customized Mercedes-AMG SL 63, a luxury sports car that symbolizes his status as a true legend of the game.
  • Mercedes-Benz Art Piece: Mercedes-Benz will also create a unique art piece highlighting Faker’s greatest achievements.
  • Percentage of In-Game Sales Revenue: In addition to the trophy and car, Faker will also receive 30% of the revenues generated from the in-game sales of the commemorative items.

The Hall of Legends 2024 Event pass costs 1,950 RP and contains the following Rewards:

  1. Risen Legend LeBlanc Skin
  2. SKT T1 Zed, Ryze, and Syndra Skins
  3. 125 Mythic Essence
  4. 14 Faker-ific Icons & Emotes
  5. Broccoli Baron Title
  6. Hide on bush Ward
  7. Unkillable Demon King Banner
  8. 6 Orbs

A special collection of Faker skins:

  1. Risen Legend Ahri
  2. Risen Legend LeBlanc
  3. Immortalized Legend Ahri

As the first inductee, Faker’s legacy will forever be etched in the annals of League of Legends history, inspiring future generations of players and setting the standard for excellence in esports.


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