League of Legends News and Updates: 'God' Faker Signs Big Contract With Worlds Champions SK telecom T1, Will Earn Ridiculous Amounts of Cash
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, arguably the most dominant professional League of Legends player on the planet, has just signed a big contract with South Korean powerhouse SKT T1. Various reports have disclosed that the amount of money the man many gamers call "God" will earn yearly will cause a lot of jaws to drop.
ESPN reports that SKT managed to keep its star midlaner to play with them for an extended amount of time. Coach Kim "kkOma" Jung-gyun was also kept under contract. Top laner Lee "Duke" Ho-seong, Lee "PoohManDu" Jeong-hyeon and longtime SKT jungler Bae "Bengi" Seong-woong will not play under SKT for 2017.
SKT's official Twitter account announced that they will continue working with Faker, Bang, Wolf, Blank, Head Coach Choi and Coach Kkoma. The statement also expressed sadness and goodwill over the departures of Bengi, PoohManDu and Duke.
LazyGamer.net revealed that Faker will apparently earn $2.5m, making him the biggest earner in the yet-brief history of esports. The contract excludes winnings from tournaments as well as current and future sponsorships.
Anyone doubting if the Korean midlaner is worth the money should check his stats during the recently concluded Worlds. According to Leaguepedia, Faker scored 82 kills and 104 assists across nine different champions. His win percentage is at an impressive 70%, and his average KDA rating is at 3.65.
Many will be eager to watch Faker and SKT dominate the world on the Summoners' Rift. While there are very big targets on their backs, the team is more than ready to take on all challengers, Korean or not.