Faker's Triumphant Return: Best Esports Athlete
  • December 12, 2023

Best Esports Athlete at The Game Awards 2023

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, the iconic figure in the world of esports, has once again solidified his legendary status by claiming the prestigious title of Best Esports Athlete at The Game Awards 2023. This victory marks yet another highlight in Faker’s illustrious career, a year that has seen him soar to new heights.

The Game Awards wasn’t the first recognition of Faker’s remarkable abilities in 2023. Just a week before, he clinched the Esports PC Player of the Year award at the Esports Awards 2023, a testament to his exceptional skill and dedication.

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Best Esports Athlete

2023 World Championship

However, the pinnacle of his achievements came less than a month ago. November 19, Faker, alongside T1, swept Weibo Gaming with a resounding 3-0 victory to secure the 2023 World Championship. This triumph marked Faker’s fourth title, cementing his place as a true legend in the League of Legends scene.

Beyond his outstanding gaming abilities, Faker’s influence extends into the real world. Did you know that Faker owns a building in Seoul? The building, fittingly dubbed the “Faker Tower,” symbolizes his influence across gaming and cultural realms, showcasing his immense success.

Best Esports Event 2023

The grand finale of the League of Legends World Championship took place at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Notably, this event received additional acclaim, winning the coveted title of Best Esports Event at The Game Awards. The opening ceremony was a spectacle in itself, featuring performances by renowned K-pop acts like NewJeans and EXO’s Baekhyun, who lent their talents to voice Heartsteel Ezreal.

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Faker’s win at The Game Awards 2023 for Best Esports Athlete is not a standalone accolade. Since the inception of The Game Awards in 2014, Faker has been nominated for the Best Esports Athlete award a remarkable five times within the span of nine years. He has emerged victorious twice, in 2017 and now in 2023, solidifying his legacy in the esports realm. His record of the most nominations and wins in this category stands as a testament to his consistency and unparalleled skill in the field.

In conclusion, Faker’s journey throughout 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary. From claiming multiple titles, including his fourth Worlds, to receiving accolades at prestigious events like The Game Awards, Faker continues to redefine what it means to be a titan in esports. His impact transcends gaming, shaping the landscape of esports and leaving an indelible mark on the global stage.