Legendary League of Legends player, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, officially joined Twitch this morning. For those of you unfamiliar with Faker, he is the mid-laner for SK Telecom T1, a professional team based out of South Korea. During his roughly two and a half hour stream, Faker broke the Twitch record for most concurrent views for an individual streamer with a staggering 245,100 people watching. He also managed to pull in 1.4 million channel views and over 200,000 followers during his first day on the platform. This record comes just a week after the ELeague Major broke the record for most concurrent viewers on a single stream, with over a million viewers tuning in to see the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive grand final.
Faker is considered by many to be the best League of Legends player ever. He is known for his mechanical skill at the game, being able to play any character at the top-level. He is also one of only two players to win the League of Legends World Championship three times. The other being Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung, a former member of SK Telecom T1. He won his first championship in the 2013 season, with his next two being back-to-back in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He is consistently ranked number one by game analysts, and some even refer to him as the “God” of League of Legends.
Joining Faker in his arrival to Twitch are his SK Telecom T1 teammates Heo “Huni” Seong-hoon, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, and Lee “Wolf” Jae-won.
For those interested that may have missed it, you can view Faker’s first stream here. The first portion of the stream features an English translator for the South Korean gamer.