Legendary esports player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has donated 30 million Korean won to coronavirus prevention. This is around $25,000. The news broke from the esports player’s official Twitter account. This news was subsequently retweeted by his team, SK Telecom 1. In addition to the 30 million won, the League of Legends player will be donating, his team will also be donating all proceeds gathered through streaming this week to coronavirus prevention causes. [Thanks, KevinKim for the translation!]
— T1 Faker (@faker) March 9, 2020
Faker is famous for his League of Legends achievements. Picked up the team SK Telecom 1 in 2013, he has been playing for the team since. In February 2020, Faker re-signed with T1 for another three years and became part owner of T1 Entertainment and Sports. Faker’s career has netted him three world championships and numerous other accolades. He is only one of two players to have ever won the League of Legends Championship three times.
League of Legends is a MOBA developed by Riot Games. Since its release in 2009, League of Legends has cultivated a massive esports community. In 2018, League of Legends was listed as one of the highest grossing games of the year, netting an annual revenue of $1.4 billion. This placed it just behind games like Fornite and Dungeon and Fighter Online.