It’s incredible what Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, one of the greatest players in League of Legends history, can do when it comes to breaking records. He is now 82 assists from beating the all-time record assist record. The mid laner got to second on the assists ladder earlier in the year after getting past Go “Score” Dong-bin, and it’s only a matter of a few more games before we see him at the top.
While scoring assists is way easier for a support player, or even a jungle player, Faker’s longevity has certainly played a part in breaking these records but so has his quality and versatility. At this moment in time, he has got 4,055 assists to his name. The man whose record he looks set to beat is Korean support Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun, known for being one of the greatest players to never win an international tournament.
There aren’t many active players who look like they’re going to break these records other than Faker. Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu and Han “Peanut” Wang-ho are probably the most likely since they also make the top 10 in the assists leader chart.
Faker hasn’t managed to achieve that many assists this split. He’s currently just outside the top 10 of the assists ladder but this shouldn’t prevent him from breaking the record. When he got to second earlier in the year, he had 3,550 assists. That just goes to show how little he has to do to be the all-time leader.
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Looking at the squad of T1, Keria and Oner have taken up most of the assisting responsibilities this season, with Faker only averaging 5.53 assists for the year. This is only low relative to how much more effective Faker can be in this department. He has also averaged 3.09 kills per game, 1.82 deaths per game and has a KDA of 4.73 for the year.
He’s been consistent all round as per the requirements from the team. Taking up other tasks hasn’t been an issue as he’s one of the senior members of the side and has a say in the strategy T1 takes up. Most notably he is now acting as an enabler rather than a straight up carry, which should help him to break this record.
T1 are currently second on the league table, trailing Gen.G by 1 game. Gen.G are now looking like the best team in the Korean region. But that shouldn’t worry the T1 team because as long as they’ve got the likes of Faker in their side, they’ll be a force in the Playoffs and their chances of making it into Worlds are basically secured.We expect the assist record to hold until Playoffs and potentially fall in the first or second series in Playoffs. However, if both T1 series in Week 9 go the distance, and we have heavy assist games in each of them, we might see the record broken in the regular season. As the 2022 LCK Summer regular season is coming to an end, make sure to check out our League of Legends betting page where you can find all the best sign up offers and free bets available.