In peace and quiet, Faker is still attached to untrue stories that make his image “distorted” a lot in the eyes of the audience.
Considered the greatest player in League of Legends history, Faker was once sent “white checks” by Chinese teams for the Devil King to enter his desired salary. However, Faker turned it all down to continue playing for SKT as well as T1.
Besides, Faker is also rumored to be the highest-paid player in the LCK, even the most “expensive” face that is regularly advertised by brands. Not stopping there, Faker also has a funny nickname “chairman Lee” because he also owns some T1 shares. So not only the talent but also the “financial” of the Devil King is also among the top in the world of League of Legends. However, recently, there have been some rumors and comments that Faker is a “sting man” because he only spends about 200,000 Won per month (about 3.5 million VND).
“The time Faker spent the most was probably inviting 1,000 fans to eat fried chicken to celebrate the new record, while his T1 teammates only invited exactly 4 soft drinks.” – The article with unverified and misleading information for LoL fans, even unintentionally portrays Faker as a “stingy” person in the eyes of the community.
But the truth about this, Faker rarely had to use his personal money to spend on anything. Because issues related to personal activities such as housing, food, clothing, etc. have been included in the treatment regime of T1 and the sponsors of this team. Even the celebratory meals at domestic and foreign restaurants when going to play away from the gaming house are all “packaged” by T1.
When he wanted to eat with his brothers, friends and teammates, Faker was very generous and often spent his pocket money to entertain everyone. According to Untara, “Sang-hyeok often wants the group to eat barbecue, as long as he chooses a place close to home (or a gaming house) to walk to.”
Or most recently, Untara herself also talked about her “celibacy day” and the Demon King. More specifically, both Untara, Sky and Faker were “alone” so all 3 didn’t go anywhere for Christmas, so they all decided to gather to play TFT and order food, of course Faker also treated his close friends to a full meal.
Besides, T1 regularly receives snacks from fans, brands and other teams in the LCK. That’s why Faker rarely has to spend money “buying soft drinks” as in the article above shared.
Regarding other issues, Faker has always been a name “touted” by brands with all the most modern products, also for this reason, the Devil King does not need to spend money, still has a lot of items that are used by customers. brand “hand-to-hand” for him. Typically international brands such as Steelseries, Secret Lab, Red Bull, Razer, Samsung Odyssey, etc. always give Faker their latest products to promote with the gaming community.
In the past, Faker has repeatedly shared his hobby of reading books in interviews, also for this reason, the fan community speculated that most of the Devil King’s monthly spending money was to buy books. .
Faker’s thrifty spending is something everyone knows, this personality comes from the Devil King’s miserable childhood, but in reality, he only saves for himself, but never shows “kiss” bo” with friends or relatives. The “exaggeration” and baseless stories about Faker sometimes do not make his image better (because it is already very beautiful), but also cause countless misunderstandings that make him receive many anti- fans from… fell from the sky.
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