To say that SKT T1 is a team of superstars would be an understatement. Faker, Bang, Wolf, and PoohManDu are some of the best players in the world, and they all come from the same team. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the team behind Faker, and see how they came to be one of the best in the world.
Faker and SKT T1’s journey to glory
SKT T1 is the all-time greatest League of Legends team and is presently ranked first globally and among fans. T1 has won three world championships and two MSI championships after working with the top Gaming game in the world for almost ten years. Faker has remained in the mid lane since he began playing in 2013 and has had the longest tenure with this talented squad.
In 2014, SKT T1 has always won against Samsung whenever, in any tournament. During the quarterfinals of the spring playoffs, SKT was under Samsung Ozone. At that time, everyone on the team, aside from Faker, was underperforming. Only Faker played at the level everyone expected.
But Faker’s success in the 2014 World Championship qualifiers served as SKT’s spokesperson. Since his debut, Faker has never before in his gaming career received harsh censure. SKT was competing against Samsung White at the moment for second or third place, and in that series, Faker lost First Blood in three straight games. He was additionally murdered by Pawn a total of four times. After this match, Faker missed his first career world title qualifying round.
It’s difficult to attribute SKT’s fall in 2014 to Faker alone. His world championship-winning teammates from the previous year have all done poorly. Their success in the competition undoubtedly affected Faker’s performance as well. Additionally, fans now view Faker differently due to some regions’ great success. His cult-like status in the League of Legends gaming community has diminished.
The greatest player in the world also had a difficult time in the spring of 2015. SKT has demonstrated many changes since going through a roster shift. Since the rivalry is currently unstable, Faker is therefore thought to be capable of leading his team to victory, but he also has the potential to lead them into the depths of disaster.
Easyhoon replaced Faker in the 2015 LCK Spring Split playoffs and took part in all three games. As a player with the pride of “The greatest mid laner in the world”, this was a shock to Faker. He acknowledged: “My squad needed the victory, but it left me with a lot of regrets. When I return the following time, I’ll demonstrate to everyone how superior to Easyhoon I am.”
Following the performance decline, an attempt was made to anticipate. Faker is returned and better than ever after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Championship and the 2015 Spring Finals. And he made a significant contribution to his team’s triumph at the 2015 World Championship.
Faker came back stronger in 2017 after becoming well-known through the Rift Rivals competitions, and he was instrumental in helping SKT win the world title that year. The team’s subpar success was significantly impacted by his performance on Galio. Numerous spectators were surprised to see Faker crying in the finals, even though SKT lost.
The T1’s shape in 2021 is undoubtedly the factor with the lowest rating and expectation. After losing in 2020, T1 changed its moniker and began reassembling its lineup with 10 members. This is about a year later. With such a large roster, T1 lacks stability. The young team, which included Canna, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, and Keria, did not impress supporters despite placing second in the LCK Summer 2021.
Despite failing to capture the championship the previous year, T1’s team at Worlds 2022 made a lasting impact thanks to Zeus, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, and Keria. T1’s members with excellent abilities have bonded together after a year of working together and getting to know one another, developing trust that is appropriate for the entire team. Now that Gumayusi and Zeus are the team’s primary carry, Faker will step aside and assist them in that capacity.
As super teams Gen.G and Ruler developed enough cohesion, T1, who were highly regarded at the start of the season, comfortably won the Spring Split and placed second at MSI and LCK Summer 2022. T1 defeated every LPL representative to advance to the Worlds championships once more.
With tight control and a 17-1 record, SKT T1 swiftly destroyed the first two domestic tournaments of the year. T1 2022 eventually outperformed SKT T1. However, it doesn’t really matter because at Worlds that year, most of the games concluded without the opponent being able to touch the SKT T1’s second turret. We now have sufficient knowledge to comprehend how Faker and his teammates attained the top League of Legends level at that time.
The award that Faker and other members of SKT T1 received
The League of Legends community may already be aware that SKT T1 and Faker are among the players and teams that gain the most from championship bonuses. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is the “best bounty earner” from the competition so far with 3 Worlds championships (2013, 2015, and 2016), 2 MSI titles (2016 and 2017), a plethora of solo titles, and 9 LCK championships.
With Faker’s level of success, it goes without saying that SKT T1 was part of the squad that supported him during his most successful years in music. Duke, Bang, Wolf, and Bengi, the first and only squad to date to successfully defend the World Championship, are all the four former members of SKT T1 who are positioned behind Faker.
Maybe there won’t be a name bold enough to appear like Faker in the future. Many ups and downs have been experienced, individuals have come and gone, and the contemporaries have almost all retired, but Sanghyoek is still at the helm of the SKT T1 boat. Lee “Faker” Sanghyeok is known as the League of Legends universe’s eternal memorial.