Faker is the greatest professional League of Legends player and has so many iconic champions that every time he chooses, the fans scream.
Throughout the history of professional League of Legends, Faker is the only person widely recognized by fans as the best player in the world. At his heyday in the first seasons of League of Legends until 2015, 2016, Faker had almost no opponent in the mid lane. From his superior personal skills, the ability to lane, dodge moves and especially the wide pool of champions in the mid lane, Faker won invincible and left a deep impression in the hearts of fans.
Throughout that journey, there have been many iconic generals associated with the Demon King until now. But just mentioning those generals, a glorious period suddenly returns right before the fans’ eyes. So which generals are they? Let’s take a look at Faker’s top 5 iconic generals throughout the history of professional competition, part 2.
Next on the list we have Syndra, another iconic champion of Faker in his competitive career. Syndra was used a lot by Faker in the 2016 season when the control meta was crowned with mid and ad as the main carry in the team. Syndra’s strength in Faker’s hand is his terrible laning ability with precise setup situations like tools.
At that time, there were many clips of Faker using Syndra and using her Q to hit the opponent 10 times in a row. This reveals Faker’s mastery of superior champions with the ability to poke opponents with moves and use normal attacks to farm, making opponents in the mid lane feel breathless.
That excellence helped, Faker got himself the SKT T1 Syndra skin after his victory at Worlds 2016. From there, he added Syndra to his collection of iconic champions before the meta changed. After that, pure mage champions were no longer widely used in the mid lane as before, but instead were versatile mid lanes with the ability to make play with teammates.
Zed is not a champion that is used too often in professional matches but can only appear in the first seasons or in the jungle in some previous meta. Even so, Faker also left a strong impression on fans with this killer general after an unbelievable solo kill Ryu in the match between SKT T1 and KT Bullets. The interesting thing in the early development of League of Legends, the game mode is to choose to hide and 2 players can choose the same champion to solo with each other.
Just 6 short seconds, Faker has won the attention of League of Legends fans around the world. Starting with being shot by a turret and only having of his health left, but somehow, Faker used Zed’s set of moves, Flash, perfectly to dodge all the damage and put the damage back. back to take down Ryu’s Zed with Ignition, Flash, and dozens of really unbelievable advantages.
That situation and the statement “What was that?” has entered the history of professional League of Legends up to the present time. That solo kill situation also almost ruined Ryu’s name and made KT’s potential mid laner “depressed” when he was always tied to that solo situation. Later, when he retired, Ryu invited Faker to solo Zed again to regain his honor.
If the champions above are associated with the first half of Faker’s professional career, Lissandra and Galio are the iconic generals of the Demon King for the rest of his career.
As the best mid laner and compatible with the meta, Faker has had the time to carry the team and use carry champions perfectly. Leading SKT T1 in its golden age to achieve every title that every team in the world dreams of. Prominent among them are certainly the three prestigious World Championships in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
However, no one can maintain top form forever, along with the change of meta when teamfights were raised in the LPL region, Faker stepped back slightly and played make play with his teammates. team. From there, Galio and Lissandra were picked more often, leaving the carry junglers, the young talent with T1’s strong carry ability, to carry the rest.
That’s not why Faker doesn’t shine, there are still highlight situations that open fights or lock down the entire opponent’s team. This really creates a brand every time entering team fights. T1’s opponents always have to be careful about where Faker is and if they want to play comfortably, bans must definitely be given.