T1 Faker Crowned eSports PC Player of the Year for 2023

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    The eSports Awards held on November 30th at Resorts World Las Vegas was a night to remember, celebrating achievements in the esports field.

    this eventIndustry experts and fans came together to highlight the past year's key achievements and defining moments in competitive gaming.

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    Faker's glorious achievements

    Team T1’s famous League of Legends (LoL) player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok won the eSports PC Player of the Year award. This recognition not only reflects his incredible skill and strategic gameplay, but also his significant contribution to shaping the game's meta. His influence extends beyond the game, as evidenced by the substantial fan base he has built over the years.

    “Thank you to all the fans who followed and watched our games during the World Championship,” Faker said in a video message. “I will continue to play hard.”

    Faker’s win puts him ahead of other top-level players such as CSGO’s Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, Dota 2’s Quinn “Quinn” Callahan, and fellow LoL players Zhuo “Knight” Ding and Jung “Chovy” Ji-hun. It was won in fierce competition with eSports players. His victory is a testament to his enduring prowess and consistency in the competitive world of esports.

    Team T1 and Riot Games: Night of Praise

    Additionally, Faker's team, T1, was named esports team of the year for their impressive performance during the season. Comprised of a talented team including Choi “Zeus” Woo-jae, Moon “Honor” Hyun-jun, Lee “Kumayushi” Min-hyun, and Ryu “Kelia” Min-seok, the team showed exceptional skill and teamwork. There is.

    Their journey in 2023 included a second place at the LCK Spring/Summer Championship, a third place at MSI 2023, and ultimately winning their fourth World Championship title at Worlds 2023. Some team members also won gold medals at the 2022 Asian Games, an achievement worthy of praise.

    Riot Games also had a big presence at the awards, winning esports publisher of the year and esports game of the year for Valorant. These wins highlight Riot Games' influence in shaping the esports landscape, delivering games that captivate players and make significant contributions to the competitive gaming scene.

    Recognize broader contributions

    The event also recognized extensive contributions in the esports industry. Team Vitality Named Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence eSports Organization of the Year. This honor was given after Blast won gold at the Premier Fall Finals, demonstrating their continued excellence and commitment to the competitive gaming world.

    Another prominent name in esports, Evil Geniuses had more than one reason to celebrate. The Valorant Champions winning team was coached by Esports Coach of the Year winner Christine “Potter” Chi, who demonstrated the power of strategic leadership and skilled gameplay. Max “Demon1” Mazanov, named Esports Breakthrough Player of the Year, exemplifies the emergence of new talent in esports and the industry continuing to evolve with fresh and dynamic players. I have proven that I am.

    record-breaking display

    In a unique twist, the event itself ventured into record-breaking territory. A joint effort between Resorts World and eSports Awards has created the largest video game display, a 100,000 square foot giant screen showcasing Pac-Man games.

    eSports Awards CEO Michael Ashford summed up the importance of the night in his remarks. “We pride ourselves on providing a platform to elevate the esports industry and beyond,” he commented. He thanked the entire eSports community for their passion, dedication, and unwavering support, setting the tone for future events.


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