League of Legends pro player Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok has started streaming on Twitch and he's already shattering viewership records
If you’re at all familiar with the eSports scene and League of Legends, then you’ve most certainly heard of Lee Sang-hyeok, or as he is more popularly known, Faker. He is often considered the best League of Legends player on earth, so it’s no surprise that his debut Twitch stream shattered records. That’s right, Faker has finally started streaming on Twitch.
Faker’s stream was the most watched stream hosted by an Individual on Twitch. It peaked at over 2,45,000 concurrent viewers according PVP Live. If you’re wondering why Faker hasn’t streamed on Twitch before, it’s because he had a contract with Korean streaming platform Azubu, which had exclusive rights to his matches.
Faker is a big name in eSports, it explains why his name attracted such a large horde of viewers. Many have been waiting for the day their “god” would finally arrive on Twitch. Well, that day has come.
Despite all that though, the stream itself was quite a bummer. Lag and volume issues were the least of the problems. There was going to be a live translator present for the stream, but he was AWOL. And many have pointed this out before, but Faker himself is not very entertaining. He was true to his usual demeanor, i.e., stoic, calm, and silent.
During his Azubu streaming days he didn’t even use a mic. His reputation for being a boring streamer stems from there as well. However, one could argue with the fact that well, he’s Faker! The guy’s been the best League player on the planet for the past 4 years, which is one of the main reasons he’s worshiped as he is right now. Also, towards the end of his stream he mentions that it’s been a long time since he streamed, and he will work on interacting more with his fans. If he can pull that many without saying a word, imagine how many he’d pull if he actually starts talking?
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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