Faker will be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame

He was voted in by fans through the Special Community Award.

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Legendary SK Telecom T1 mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is set to be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame, ESL announced yesterday

Faker will become the first League of Legends player in the Esports Hall of Fame after winning the Special Community Award, which allowed fans to vote on the next inductee. 

Related: John “TotalBiscuit” Bain will be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame

The Esports Hall of Fame is presented by paysafecard in cooperation with ESL. It has been around since 2016, with Counter-Strike player Emil “HeatoN” Christensen and Quake player Dennis “Thresh” Fong being the first inductees.

Since then, other notable community figures have been added to the Esports Hall of Fame, including Counter-Strike players Ola “Element” Moum and Kyle “Ksharp” Miller, Quake player Johnathan “FATAL1TY” Wendel, and gaming personality and caster John “TotalBiscuit” Bain.

“Every inductee into the Esports Hall of Fame did an overwhelming performance to push esports further and take it to the next level,” ESL said. “We honor that engagement, their outstanding performance, achievements and activities in the field of esports in to promote the professionalism and value of esports with their introduction into the Esports Hall of Fame—where they will be remembered forever.”

It really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Faker will be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame, though. The three-time world champion is one of the best League of Legends players in the game’s history.

Although SKT had a disappointing 2018 season, the organization has revamped its lineup for the upcoming year—and Faker’s fans hope to see the Hall of Fame inductee back on top in 2019.