League of Legends

Faker donates $25,000 to battle Coronavirus in South Korea

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends superstar Lee 'Faker' Sang-hyeok has donated around $25,000 (30 million Korean Won) to support the battle against Coronavirus in South Korea.

Much like the rest of the world, esports has been hit hard by the Coronavirus, with many events being postponed or even canceled as countries attempt to fight off the virus.

League of Legends has seen a ton of change due to the outbreak, with the LPL being suspended, the LEC changing venues, and the LCK being put on hiatus on March 6. This greatly affects players and fans alike, and now Faker has stepped up with a $25,000 donation to support the battle against the virus in South Korea.

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Faker is a three time LoL World Championship winner and the game's most famous player.

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The SKT T1 star made his donation to a non-profit organization named Community Chest of Korea on March 6 and released a short statement, rallying everyone to help stop the virus and showing his support to those currently working hard against it.

“I felt devastated for those that are working day and night to battle the COVID-19. I really wanted to aid those battling the outbreak and felt that donating to the Community Chest of Korea was the optimal choice. I hope that everyone bands together to overcome this terrible situation, and hope to see real support being given to those necessary.”

His large donation will no doubt be a boon to the organization and a great way to spread awareness of the virus.


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Faker isn’t the only one to send donations, as other LCK pros like Gen.G’s Gwak ‘Bdd’ Bo-seong and DragonX’s Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon have previously also shown their support, each donating around $8400 (10 million Korean Won).

Many fans and players will be hoping for a quick resolution to the outbreak and these donations will no doubt have a significant impact.