During T1’s victory over KT Rolster, League of Legends icon Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok added another record to his already legendary collection of accolades. KT Rolster’s loss cemented Lee’s status as a legend.
As a result of T1’s victory over KT Rolster in the last game of their best-of-three series on January 20, the Korean mid-laner moved into first place on the LCK’s all-time assists record. After the conclusion of that match, Faker had brought his total number of assists to 4,143, breaking the record formerly held by retiring player Kang ‘GorillA’ Beom-hyeon, who had 4,137 assists under his belt at the time.
From Pros to Coaches: LCK’s Top Assist Leaders
After a fantastic career that included stints on teams including ROX Tigers, Longzhu Gaming, and KING-ZONE DragonX, GorillA announced his retirement from competitive gaming at the end of the year 2020. The former support player began working as a coach at the end of 2022 for Dplus KIA (formerly known as DAMWON Gaming).
With 3,459 assists, Go ‘Score’ Dong-bin completes the podium for assists in the LCK. As a professional player, he has also decided to hang up his gloves, and the 2022 Worlds champion Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, who is presently playing for Dplus KIA, is expected to overtake him very soon.
Faker holds multiple LCK records, and it should not come as a surprise, as he is marking his 10th anniversary as a professional League of Legends player. Faker has been playing the game competitively for the past decade. According to Riot Games, he also holds the number one spot for most games played (782), most victories (524), and most kills (2,692).
After defeating Gen.G 2-0 in the first game of the LCK Spring Split, T1 was able to keep their undefeated record intact by claiming victory over KT Rolster. After speculation that he may join the LPL or the LCS, the Korean club did not make any roster changes during the off-season. Instead, Faker made a long-term commitment to the organization that will keep him there until the end of 2025.