Lee Sang-hyeok, popular as Faker in the gaming community, is a South Korean professional gamer widely regarded as one of the best League of Legends players ever. He joined the esports community in 2011 and since then dominated the professional gaming scene with his exceptional skills and strategies. As of 2023, he has a net worth of over 5 million US dollars!

About Faker

Faker was born in Seoul, South Korea, on May 7, 1996. He is 26 years old at present. Faker has one elder brother, and both of them were raised by his father and grandparents, as his mother was absent most of the time. While growing up, he and his brother both were avid gamers.

As a teenager, he had great analytical abilities in creating custom maps for games such as ‘World of Warcraft III’ and the ‘MOBA’ title ‘Chaos.’ He was always busy looking for new games to play.

In 2011 he discovered ‘League of Legends’ by accident when it was already a famous game. He became addicted to the game, and within months, he mastered the game.

One of the teams competing in the ‘League of Legends World Championship’, The South Korean team ‘SKT’ was looking forward to hiring gamers and contacted Lee in 2013. Lee saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and decided to drop out of school.

Faker made his professional debut in 2013 for the SK Telecom T1 team as a mid laner. In that same year, his team won the League of Legends World Championship, and he was titled MVP for his outstanding play. Faker’s contributions to his team resulted in the 2015 and 2016 championship wins cementing his status as one of the all-time great gamers.

The accomplishments of Faker personally are equally impressive as those of his team. He has won numerous regional titles and twice received the MVP award for the LCK Spring Split in 2015 and 2017. From 2015 to 2019, Faker received five straight years of the Esports Awards’ Best Mid Laner honors.

His mechanical prowess and capacity to outplay opponents in unexpected ways characterize Faker’s gaming style. He is renowned for his sound judgment, game sense, and capacity to manage the pace of a game. These qualities contributed to his success and popularity as one of the most well-liked players in the esports scene.

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Faker is widely popular outside of the game itself. He has participated in a number of talk shows and been interviewed by prestigious news outlets like CNN and the BBC. In 2017, Time Magazine listed him as one of the world’s most influential people.

Faker’s Stream, a YouTube channel, has been crucial to his professional development. More than 1.5 million people subscribe to the channel, including gameplay highlights and live streams.

Faker’s Net Worth and Earnings

Faker’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million in 2023. He accumulated most of his net worth from gaming contracts and prize winnings. Moreover, his YouTube channel also adds to his net worth.


Faker earns around $2 million per year. Being an esports athlete, his major source of income comes from his gaming. He earns from Sponsorships, Endorsements, YouTube, and Twitch as well.


Red Bull, Nike, Razer, T1 Entertainment, and Sports.

Quick Facts

Real name Lee Sang-hyeok
Nickname Faker
Profession Gamer
Nationality South Korean
Born In Seoul, South Korea
Birthday May 7, 1996
Age  25 years old
Height 176 cm/ 1.76 m/5 feet and 9 inches
Weight 56 kg/ 123 pounds
Marital Condition Single
Income 2 million USD
Net Worth 5 million USD

Faker Social Media

Twitter Faker Twitter
Facebook Faker Facebook
Wikipedia Faker Wikipedia
YouTube  Faker YouTube


Faker is currently single.


He is 26 years old.

Age and Height

Faker stands 176 cm/ 1.76 m/5 feet and is 9 inches tall, and weighs around 56 kg/ 123 pounds.

FAQs About Faker

Is Faker Married?

He is single.

What is the net worth of Faker?

The net worth is $5 million.

When is his Birthday?

Faker was birth on May 7, 1996.

Where is the birthplace of Faker?

The birthplace of Faker is Gangseo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.

What is the height of Faker?

He is 1.76 m tall.


Despite being one of the Top gamers in the world, Faker has remained humble and dedicated to improving his skills. He always strives to improve as a player, and his enthusiasm for the game has inspired many fans and fellow gamers worldwide. To improve your gaming skills, follow faker on his social media.

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