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Faker is doing something amazing with his October stream revenue

Published: 15/Oct/2018 16:28 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 16:36

by Matt Porter

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League of Legends star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has announced that he will be making an incredibly generous gesture with his stream revenue in October.

The SK Telecom T1 player is planning to donate his entire stream revenue for the month to the United Nations Foundation, the charitable branch of the global organization.

He has also promised to take part in more charity-related events in the future, in an effort to use his immense fame and success to help raise money and awareness for great causes that he believes are worth supporting.

The mid-laner also recently wore clothes on stream from the United Nations Children’s Fund in an effort to provide the charity with publicity. The UN Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, provides relief and support to children around the world who are suffering from ill health or incredible poverty.

The three-time League of Legends World Champion will be streaming throughout October, as his SK Telecom T1 side watch from the sidelines as this year’s World Championships take place.

Faker and his squad finished fourth in the eighth season of the League of Legends Champions Korea, failing to qualify for the 2018 World Championships.

While it’s unfortunate that Faker and his squad will not be competing at this years Worlds, it’s great to see the League of Legends star use his incredible fame, and free time, to do something for charity and people in need.

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Bjergsen retires from League of Legends to become TSM Head Coach

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary

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LCS veteran Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends, surprising fans with a transition to TSM’s Head Coach.

After winning multiple LCS titles and cementing himself as one of the greatest players to have competed in the LCS, Danish star Bjergsen revealed that he would be retiring from League of Legends on October 24.

Despite carrying TSM to another LCS win in the summer split and securing a spot at Worlds 2020, after their 0-6 record in the international event’s group stage, he released a vlog to give fans an update on his future.

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Bjergsen has competed under multiple iterations of TSM.

In the TSM announcement video, Bjergsen confirmed that he would not be competing in the 2021 spring split and would be coaching the TSM roster instead.

“After playing professional League of Legends for about eight years and playing for TSM for close to six, I’m here to talk about the fact that I’m retiring as a professional player and stepping into the head coach role for TSM,” Bjergsen added.

The mid-laner explained that the decision was not made because of their Worlds showing and revealed that it was one he had thought about for quite a while.

“It probably comes a shock to a lot of you guys and I don’t want it to seem like it’s a sudden reaction to our poor Worlds run, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he revealed, “I really wanted to have a good season before becoming a coach.”

As TSM’s general manager Parth Naidu had been filling in as head coach in 2020, the move makes a lot of sense from an organizational standpoint but will likely disappoint many fans of the star player.

Bjergsen has also been a part-owner of TSM, since re-signing with them in October 2019, meaning that he will likely be staying with the North American organization for the foreseeable future.

As of now, the future of TSM’s starting roster is still unclear, but it is likely that more roster moves will be revealed during League’s 2021 preseason.