Sanghyeok "Faker" Lee is an icon of modern esports. Known as “The Demon King” in his homeland of South Korea, Faker’s quiet and respectful demeanor in person does little to alert bystanders to his dominance on the Rift. But then he steps onto the stage and shatters the limits of what we thought was possible with just a mouse and a keyboard. Faker was so untouchable in Korea for so long that his opponents started saying he had a 3rd Summoner Spell -- how else could he be so strong?
Faker has already raised the bar for what a mid laner is expected to deliver, lifting the Summoner's Cup at three World Championships, once in 2013, again in 2015, and the third time in 2016. He has also netted his team trophies at Champions Summer 2013, Champions Winter 2013-2014, Champions Spring 2015, Champions Summer 2015, Champions Spring 2016, and the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational (whew). After winning every international event that League of Legends offered in 2016, Faker heads into 2017 at the helm of a new roster that somehow has even more potential to dominate.