Faker has re-signed with T1 for three years

T1 has shut down any speculation that Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok might be heading off to pastures new, and has announced that he has re-signed to play for the team for another three years.

T1’s oldest player, the 26-year old mid laner has been with the team for his entire professional career, with seven years of professional League of Legends play under his belt.

Rumours have been circulating in recent weeks that Faker might be headed elsewhere, with reports that American teams Team Liquid and FlyQuest had offered him places in their LCS teams. These rumours were further backed up by reports that Faker himself was looking at opportunities outside of Korea once his contract with T1 expired.

T1 is naturally keen to keep their hands on the mid laner, who not only has become synonymous with the team itself but has also earned his name as one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

Faker re-signs with T1 for three years

And it seems that T1 is in no rush to leave, with T1 announcing via Twitter that the player has re-signed for another three years. This should perhaps come as no surprise - he has shown his dedication to T1 both in and outside of games over the years - he has a history of sacrificing his own success for the benefit of the team, with one of lowest average share percentage of T1’s total gold at Worlds, according to Oracle’s Elixir.

Known by fans as "The Unkillable Demon King", Faker has won three World Championships (in 2013, 2015 and 2016), two Mid-Seasonal Invitationals (in 2016 and 2017), and has ten combined LCK and Champions Korea titles under his belt.

T1 came tantalisingly close to winning the Worlds 2022 earlier this year, making it to the finals against DRX. And although DRX were able to claim victory in a stunning upset, T1 owes much of their success to Faker’s exceptional leadership and performance - and he’s sure to be a major contributor to the team in the years ahead.

It’ll be some time before we see Faker in action again, but the esports excitement has yet to end this year. Over in the CS:GO scene, we’ve just seen the dramatic grand final of the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, in which Heroic claimed victory over FaZe Clan.

All eyes are now on the BLAST Premier World Finals, kicking off on December 14. You’ll be able to follow along with each game right here on Luckbox - and be sure to sign up now to claim your 100% bonus.