On 28th November 2022, prominent esports organization T1 announced that it had re-signed legendary and iconic professional player Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok for three years. For fans, this is massive news as it means the professional player will be playing competitively until 2025. Adding to this announcement, T1 has also officially confirmed its full roster to compete in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) in 2023.
— T1 LoL (@T1LoL) November 28, 2022
Faker is known to many as one of League of Legends' best professional players. The player has been competing in League of Legends esports since 2013 and holds three championship titles under his belt. Faker's mastery of champions is second to none, and as a primary mid-laner, the player excels at arguably all playstyles.
That said, Faker has been loyal to T1 since 2013 and hasn't majorly sided with any other esports organization. It's no surprise that the player has re-signed with the organization, but it's definitely a shock to know Faker will likely compete in esports for the next three years. It was only a short while ago did Faker nearly triumph at Worlds 2022, going head-to-head against DRX and coming so close but ultimately losing against his opponents with a Grand Finals match score of 2-3.
It seems Faker is filled with passion and the drive to transcend his limits and go beyond his performance seen across previous competitions, hoping to win his fourth Worlds title this time around. Of course, knowing the brilliant talent on Faker's team once again, it's definitely not hard to imagine the team returning to the Worlds Grand Finals in 2023.
With Faker re-signed, T1's LCK 2023 roster has officially been confirmed. Firstly, T1's top-laner is still Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, while the organization's jungler is still Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun. At the bottom lane, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong will take the role of ADC, while the legendary Ryu “Keria” Min-seok will support his team.
Altogether, not much has changed since Worlds 2022, except for some new additions, including a couple of coaches: Kim “Roach” Kang-hee, Kim “Sky” Ha-neul, and Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon. With that said, it seems League of Legends Worlds 2023 will be jam-packed once again. It's not over for Faker.
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