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Faker’s most played League of Legends champions and their win rates

Published: 29/Apr/2019 14:03 Updated: 13/May/2019 11:56

by Chris Marsh

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A League of Legends fan has put together a video showing how SK Telecom T1’s Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok’s champion pool has evolved throughout his career.

Faker is not only considered the greatest League of Legends player of all time, he’s also one of the most veteran players still competing at the highest level, having made his breakthrough in Spring 2013.

Throughout what is now a six-year career, Faker has been famed for both his incredible peaks of play on his best champions, and also the immense depth of his champion pool.

The video shows his pick and win rates on his most-used champions over the years, giving a look at how Faker’s champion pool has evolved and just how effective he is on his signature picks.

Riot GamesFaker is almost universally considered the greatest League of Legends player of all time.

Faker’s most iconic champions

When thinking about who Faker is as a player, many fans picture the incredible highlight plays with assassins and burst mages – his most iconic play ever is with Zed, after all, and his fearsome LeBlanc was famously undefeated until 2015’s Mid-Season Invitational.

The greater part of Faker’s career, however, has been a rather more controlled style which can perhaps be credited with the reliability of his success. At 58 games played, by far his most-used champion over the entirety of his career has been Orianna, arguably the quintessential control mage.

In second is Azir, perhaps somewhat ironically given that 2015 saw Faker spend more time on the bench than any other year due to the availability of a substitute, Easyhoon, who was played primarily for his proficiency in then-meta champions like Azir.

The third is Ryze, a champion that will be very familiar to viewers who primarily watch Faker play internationally. Many a World Championship match has been carried on the back of Faker’s Ryze, which got a Championship skin after the team’s victory in 2015.

Riot GamesWith three World Championships and seven domestic titles, Faker is also the game’s most decorated player.

Faker’s most successful champions

Naturally, the more games played on a particular champion, the harder it will be to maintain the highest win-rate on them. Within his top 10 most-played champions, however, Faker still boasts some incredible numbers.

Despite 28 professional games on Lissandra, Faker has a massive 82% win-rate on the champion – which no doubt explains SK Telecom’s inclination to pick it for him even when fans would rather see him given something flashier to work with.

Those flashier champions are very much still within his repertoire, however, as his famous LeBlanc still resides in his top 10 champions at 26 games played and, while no longer unbeaten, still boasts an 81% win rate.

Further down the list you find more niche or meta-dependant champions, and here too the dual nature of Faker’s capabilities can be seen. In the top 20, his most successful champion is the assassin Zed, at a 92% win rate over 12 games. Closely behind, however, is the much more supportive Zilean, with a 90% win rate over 10 games.

Faker experienced arguably the worst season in his professional career in 2018, but with a rebuilt SK Telecom he’s once again claimed the LCK title in Spring 2019. From May 10 to 19, Faker’s SKT will attempt to re-establish South Korea’s dominance at the Mid-Season Invitational, following a 2018 in which the country failed to win either there or at the World Championship for the first time since Faker himself led their ascent in 2013.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.