LееЅаng-Нуеоk, or commonly known as Faker, is a South Korean professional League of Legends player. Nowadays, Faker is unquestionably the best player in League of Legends. If you’ve been wondering how much he makes and what’s his net worth, you’re in the right place.
Faker’s Personal Life
Lee Sanh-Hyeok was born on May 7, 1996, in Seoul, South Korea. He was brought up by his father and his grandparents. Faker also has an older brother. As he is a very shy person and avoids to talk about this personal life, not much is known about him. What we know is that he loved games since his young age. He started with puzzles and video games, such as WarCraft 3 and the MOBA Chaos.
However, in 2011, after he discovered the game League of Legends, he decided to dedicate himself on the game and quickly became an expert in it. In fact, he even dropped out of high school to join SK Telecom T1, the first League of Legends team to win three World Championships and first repeat winners of the title of World Champions. Nevertheless, he plans to continue his education after he finished with his e-sports career.
What’s interesting about him is the fact that he believes that the two flower pots in his house help him relieve stress.
Faker’s Career and Awards
He became an active member of the SK Telecom T1 K team after dropping out of his school. His participation led the team to win the first League of Legends WorldChampionship. He earned a title as a brilliant player because he outplayed against КТ RоlѕtеrВullеtѕМіnLаnеrRуuЅаng-Wооk. The team continued their success in 2014 in the OGN winter season. The team competed with All-Stars Paris but failed to qualify for League of Legends World Championships 2014. As a result, the two teams, ЅКТ Т1 К and ЅКТ Т1 S merged and formed a new team, which was called ЅКТ Т1.
His fellow peers from South Korea moves to China in the next season as the salaries were higher there.
However, Faker refused such offer and chose to stay and play for SKT. Then, in 2016 his team became a huge success by winning the LoL Champions Korea Spring Split. As a result, the team received a direct entry in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.
Thanks to his professional gaming career, Faker won many awards and honors, including the Best Esports Player by the Game Awards in 2017, two Pandora TV Awards, two Hot Six Awards, the Most Valuable Player Award in 2015, and the Most Valuable Player in 2016.
Faker’s Net Worth, Salary and Earnings
Faker’s estimated net worth is around $4 million. He has earned so much thanks to his gaming skills and professional programming career. In fact, he earned more than $1,000,000 during his programming career.
Every year, his team SK Telecom T1 pays his $2.5 million. Moreover, he has earned $1.2 million prize money and is ranked #52 in prize money won across all e-sports. Faker has amazing talent and gaming skills.
He is a very determined and never gives up, which can be seen from his victories. In fact, many people compare him to Lionel Messi of the League of Legends.
This year, on November 20th, 2018, it was announced that Faker had re-signed with a three-year contract with SKT.