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Faker was born Lee Sang-hyeok on the 7th May 1996, in Seoul, South Korea, and is a video gamer, best known as a professional player in the “League of Legends”, a multiplayer online battle arena game. Currently, Faker is the mid-laner for SK Telecom T1 and competes in the League of Legends Champions Korea. His career started in 2013.
Have you ever wondered how rich Faker is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Faker’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a video gamer. With an annual income of around $200,000, Faker has become a millionaire thanks to video gaming.
Faker Net Worth $1.5 Million
Faker grew up in Gangseo District, Seoul, raised by his father, Lee Kyung-joon, and grandparents. From the early age, Faker loved playing video games and enjoyed the Warcraft III before discovered League of Legends in late 2011. He left high school to join South Korean Telecom in 2013.
He won his first League of Legends World Championship in October 2013, as a member of SK T1 K but failed to qualify for League of Legends World Championship 2014. In November 2014, Faker refused to join several Chinese companies that offered him a multi-million deal, and unlike many fellow Koreans, he chose to stay in Korea instead. He proceeded todevelope numerous champions in LoL, including LeBlanc, Zed, Cassiopeia, Ryze, and Yasuo.
Faker signed an exclusive streaming contract with broadcast network Azubu, which focuses on esports, and it significantly increased his net worth. In 2015, he was benched by his team before hecame back and secured a win over his arch-rival, NaJin e-mFire. They won the 2015 World Championship with a 15-1 score in the finals. In the 2016 season, the SKT won the LoL Champions Korea Spring Split and earned a place in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Although they were favourites to win the MSI, the SKT unexpectedly lost several games, and struggled in the group phase, but managed to bounce back and clinch the title by beating the North American team called Counter Logic Gaming in the finals, which certainly increased further his net worth. Despite finishing third in the 2016 Summer League of Legends Champions Korea, the SKT qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship thanks to the circuit points.
Faker is considered one of the best Lol players in the world, and well known for his hyper-aggressive play style. Faker has won several distinguished awards, including 2013 Republic of Korea e-sports destination League of Legends Most Valuable Player Award and Pandora TV Champions League of Legends Winter 2013-2014 Best Player Award. He also won Hot Six League of Legends Champions Summer 2013 Best Player Award, Republic of Korea e-sports destination of Legends League this year’s Grand Prize (2015), and Republic of Korea e-sports destination of Legends League Most Valuable Player Award (2015).
Regarding his personal life, Faker lives in his hometown Seoul. He allegedly relieves stress by using two flower pots. Faker regards his team as a second family, believing such an attitude strengthens the team. His favorite artist is Taylor Swift.