League of Legends

League of Legends pro play records: longest game, most kills, more

Published: 27/Mar/2020 7:02 Updated: 1/Apr/2020 6:43

by Andrew Amos


Curious about who’s gotten the most kills in League of Legends esports, or maybe how long the longest game ran for? We’ve broken down all the top records you need to know from the history of League esports.

From 90-minute marathons sending viewers insane, to bloodbaths that seemed to never end, there have been some outrageous games in the title’s history.

From the skilled to the absurd, we’ve curated a list of the biggest records that are yet to be broken in the Riot Games MOBA. From the longest game, to the longest-serving player, no stone has been left unturned.

Longest game ⁠— Jin Air vs SK Telecom T1 (LCK 2018 Spring, 94:40)

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2018 SKT and Jin Air were pretty closely matched. While now one is a Korean juggernaut and the other isn’t even in the top-flight, this match in LCK 2018 Spring was set to be a solid mid-table clash.

It ended up being a blockbuster, going for over an hour and a half and making history in the process. While there were only 24 kills in the game, the lead shifted ten times as SKT failed to close out against Jin Air who made an unbelievable comeback centered around the Elder Dragon.

No surprises here, but the AD carries in this game, Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and Park ‘Teddy’ Jin-seong also hold the record for the most amount of CS in a pro game.

Bang on Ezreal managed to farm up just shy of 1,000 CS at 975, with Teddy holding the record with a whopping 1,465 minion kills on Sivir.

Only one other performance sits between them on the podium, and that’s Bang’s Sivir game against BBQ Olivers in LCK 2018 Spring. The AD carry, now with Evil Geniuses in North America, managed to break 1,000 CS in the 74 minute game to finish with 1,143 creeps killed.

Shortest game ⁠— KL Hunters vs Armageddon (IEM Season 7 Singapore, 11:48)

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There’s a few games that come in shorter than this Season 2 stomp, but this affair between KL Hunters vs. Armageddon is the only game where players didn’t resort to trolling, have connection issues, or run out of pause time to conclude a game.

KL Hunters were out for blood at IEM Season 7 Singapore, and Armageddon didn’t have the talent to keep them at bay. While the game started off slow, they eventually picked up the pace, running it down mid lane to rack up 19 kills in the 11 minute bloodbath.

Armageddon were not demolished once, but twice at the same event, also losing to EloHell in just under 13 minutes to claim both the shortest and second-shortest game records.

Most kills in a single game ⁠— Marcus ‘Valkyrie’ Ko Chin Siong (GPL 2015 Spring, 24 kills vs Team KTHXBAI)

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The matchup against Insidious Legends and KTHXBAI was one of the more lop-sided in the GPL. It was expected to be a stomp by Valkyrie’s Singaporean squad, but it was more than that ⁠— it was total demolition.

Valkyrie picked up his first two kills during a mid 2v2 against the enemy Rengar and Lissandra, and snowballed out of control from there. The Singaporean mid laner had six kills by ten minutes, and the fights only got more bloody from there.

Averaging more than a kill every two minutes, Valkyrie managed to break the 23-kill record set in 2013 by CJ Entus’ Seon ‘Space’ Ho-san. Funnily enough, his mid lane opponent, Chan ‘KoaLa’ Roong Han, holds the record for the most death in a single game at 17. A 95 kill game will do that to the history books.

Most kills in pro play ⁠— Song ‘Rookie’ Eui-jin (3,150 kills, 2013-now)

Rookie celebrating victory at Worlds 2018
Riot Games
Rookie helped Invictus Gaming claim China’s first Worlds title in 2018.

Uzi held the most kills record for League of Legends for years, but now he has been overtaken. This time, a mid laner wears the crown, but don’t let the name deceive you, because he’s no novice.

Rookie has managed to accrue 3,150 kills in his career, 9 more than Uzi (3,141). Not only did Rookie managed to overtake Uzi as of March 31, but he did it in style — with his first ever pentakill against OMG.

There’s a considerable gap back to third after the two LPL players. Faker, the Unkillable Demon King, has racked up exactly 3,000 kills in his illustrious career. Given he hails from the more methodical LCK, compared to the bloody LPL, that’s an impressive number.

Most games played ⁠— Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (786 games, 2013-now)

Faker wearing SKT jacket and jersey
Riot Games
Faker is arguably the most recognizable player in League of Legends.

Faker is the Unkillable Demon King of League of Legends, but he didn’t earn his reputation off the back of one game. His sustained performance at the domestic and international level for the last seven years has justified this monniker, racking up hundreds of wins.

Excluding All-Star appearances, Faker has played 786 professional games since debuting for SKT back in 2013 ⁠— and 99% of them have all been for the organization. He’s played at the Asian Games representing Korea before, but otherwise his career has been wholly with the Korean overlords of League of Legends.

Invictus Gaming mid Song ‘Rookie’ Eui-jin comes in second with 745 games played, while now-retired AD carry Kim ‘PraY’ Jong-in rounds out the podium with 618. He’s soon to be overtaken by Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao, who sits one behind on 617.

Most Worlds appearances ⁠— Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi (7 times, 2013-2019) and Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng (2011-12, 2015-19)

Sneaky playing for Cloud9 in 2019
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Sneaky has not missed a World Championship since 2013.

While they might not have a World Championship to their name, former Cloud9 AD carry Sneaky and current Liquid bot laner Doublelift are two of North America’s most well-traveled players. The veterans have been to Worlds seven times, and hold the record for the most appearances at the end-of-year event.

Sneaky appeared in every Worlds from 2013 to 2019, travelling to South Korea, Europe, and China in the process. Doublelift was at the first World Championship at DreamHack Jonkoping, only missing Season 3 and Season 4 Worlds in the years since.

There are four players sitting at six appearances: sOAZ, Uzi, Xmithie, and Clearlove. Three-time World Champion Faker has made it five times.

Most games at Worlds ⁠— Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (83 games, five appearances)

Faker with Summoner's Cup at League Worlds 2016
Riot Games
Faker last won Worlds in 2016.

While Faker might not have been at as many World Championships as others, he’s played the most games at the major international event. Across his five appearances, he’s played 83 games, and won three titles.

The fact he’s made deep runs every time ⁠— his worst finish is a 3-4th at 2019’s rendition — has helped him rack up many games on the international stage.

Players like Uzi (72) or Sneaky (78), who have been to more championships, have often bowed out in the group stages or early in knockouts, not racking up the games in the best of five’s later in the tournament.

Has a record we’ve recorded been broken? Let us know on Twitter @Dexerto, and we will update the list.


Edward Gaming’s new $1.5 billion esports industry park in pictures

Published: 5/Jan/2021 11:39

by Alex Garton


LPL organization Edward Gaming and their parent company SuperGen have announced one of the biggest singular investments in esports to date. The construction of the Shanghai International NCC&Esports Center will cost over 10 billion yuan and is expected to be complete in 2023.

In the world of esports, the bar for organizations training facilities and headquarters has certainly been raised in recent years. It was only back in April that North American organization Team SoloMid announced their $50 million gaming facility. This remains the largest and most expensive esports center in the entire United States.

Since then, other esports organizations have announced huge and ambitious projects, including the LPL’s Edward Gaming who has begun construction on a billion-dollar esports industry park, based in Shanghai.

The $1.5 billion industry park will be integrated with sustainable energy sources.

Esports center, pool, and more

The esports industry park, which is set to be complete in 2023, will function as Edward Gaming’s headquarters and training facility. However, the plans also incorporate various other features that truly set this apart from other esports construction projects.

For example, the park will include a dedicated venue, capable of hosting an on-site audience of 6,000 spectators. This will allow EDG to host their own events and bring fans into the center to watch their favorite team. On top of this, the park will include a 5-star esports-themed hotel and an indoor skydiving venue.

With the project set to be an estimated 500,000 square meters in size, there’s no doubt it’ll be a spectacle to behold when it’s finally complete. In the meantime, EDG’s teaser for the facility gives us a digital glimpse of what we can expect.

The park is set to provide over 2,000 esports related jobs.
EDG plans to host up to 300 esports competitions a year at the venue.

EDG and SuperGen are certainly going all-out with the size and scope of this esports industry park. It’s an incredibly ambitious project and it’ll be interesting to see how it comes along over the course of 2021.

There’s no doubt the bar is being raised every single year for the standard of esports facilities. It begs the question, what kind of projects can we expect to see in the next 10 years? At this point, it’s difficult to tell, but it’s certainly exciting to speculate.