The world’s top 3 icon of the press Faker e-sports
Faker (real name Lee Sang-hyuk, 25) was selected as one of the three professional gamers who are known as symbols of a single event in e-sports.
The U.S. version of the game media “Dexerto” selected Faker of League of Legends (LOL) on the 21st (Korea Standard Time), Crimsix of “Call of Duty” and s1mple (real name Iron Porter, USA) of “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” (real name Olexandr Kostiliev, Ukraine) as the world icon.
Dexerto is an international e-sports media that also produces content in French and Spanish. “Faker is a highly respected professional gamer as well as three World Championship titles (LOL World Cup),” he said, adding, “He is the best among the three icons.”
Crimsix was introduced as “one of the best professional gamers in terms of technology in e-sports history” and s1mple was introduced as “the world championships in three different teams.”
Faker played a decisive role in making his team SK Telecom CST1 the most prestigious professional game team in e-sports, which boasts the most wins not only in world competitions such as the LOL World Cup and the Mid-Season Invitational, but also in League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK).
Dexerto praised Faker very much in August, saying, “If we expand the scope to launch personal brands such as ‘Air Jordan’ as well as status and popularity in the event, we are the only professional gamer comparable to basketball emperor Michael Joe Jordan (58, USA).”