League of Legends: Faker becomes first pro to play 100 Worlds games, winning 72 of them

Faker has played and won his 100th game at Worlds. (Photo: Riot Games)
Faker has played and won his 100th game at Worlds. (Photo: Riot Games)

League of Legends (LoL) G.O.A.T. Lee “Faker” Sang Hyeok has reached another milestone in his already decorated LoL professional career.

The three-time LoL world champion has become the first player to play 100 games at the game's annual world championship tournament after he and his team, T1, played and won against North American Summer champions Cloud9 on Monday (10 October).

While he may not have shown the flashiest plays and clocked in the most kills in their game against Cloud9, finishing with a 0/1/9 scoreline, his Lissandra performance is still a masterclass.

Faker focused on setting up and feeding the kills to the T1 bot laner, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, who shone on Kai’sa with an 11/0/4 scoreline.

This win against C9 also marks his 72nd win at a Worlds match, and he can continue to improve that win rate throughout this year’s competition.

Across all 100 games, Faker has 347 kills recorded, 23 of which are solo kills. He’s also used a total of 30 unique champs at Worlds.

The LoL G.O.A.T. has a significant lead over any other professional players for this title.

Not participating in Worlds 2022, Croatian mid laner Luka "Perkz" Perkovic is now in second place with 86 wins. Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen, of Cloud9, has reached level 83.

Jeong 'Impact' Eon-young, a previous teammate of Faker, currently sits in fifth place with 80 games at Worlds, and Kim 'Deft' Hyuk-kyu, a contemporary, completes the top five with 76 games.

Faker and his team, T1, have been setting and breaking records all year, by first reprising their 14-0 win streak from 2017, and then surpassing it by finishing the entire LCK Spring season undefeated.

In the same season, he also locked in his 70th unique champion he’s used in the LCK, and 74th across his entire career. On top of that, he also reached his 2,500th kill throughout his entire career.

T1 are currently tied with Edward Gaming and Fnatic with a 2-1 standing at the Group Stage. Their group has been named one of the "Groups of Death". With how tight the competition is in Group A, it looks like there's no way of knowing whether T1 will make it to the Knockout stage yet.

The Group Stage continues on Wednesday at 5am SGT, kicking off with a match between G2 Esports and JD Gaming, followed by Rogue vs Top Esports, DAMWON KIA Gaming vvRX.

T1 will return to the stage on Friday (14 October), at 4am, and will have another match against European third seed, Fnatic.

You can catch the action in Worlds 2022 on the official LoL YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as the LoL esports page.

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