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Faker will stay with T1 after retirement

Published: 14:02, 18 February 2020
Faker, the new SEA ambassador
Faker, the new SEA ambassador

League of Legends' most prominent player of all time, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, will remain with T1 organisation even after he retires but before that happens, he will have three more years as a pro player with the team.

T1 brand has become synonymous with Faker's name as the legendary mid-laner has been with the team for over seven years now. He picked up three World Championships and several other high placements in both international and Korean competitions.

Wherever you are in the world, chances are some League of Legends player or fan will know who it is. With the popularity of that calibre, it is no wonder T1 want to keep him along even after his career as a pro player comes to an end.

Namely, they have just recently extended the player's contract until 2023, meaning we are in for at least another three years of Faker in mid lane. Upon the contract's expiration, he will apparently have to serve the mandatory military service. After that is done, Faker will return to T1 but not necessarily as a player.

The new contract apparently involves Faker getting partial ownership of T1 Entertainment & Sports so he will stay with the team even afterwards, but chances are low he will be a pro player when that time comes.

Other than the length and partial ownership, there is currently no information on what the contract may have involved or whether Faker received some record-breaking salary.

North American fans who hoped to see Faker playing for one of their region's teams probably have no more hope to hang on and League of Legends retirement memes just received a serious blow.

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