Faker getting big contracts is nothing new, he is the greatest player of all time and has been one of the most consistent as well, going into his tenth season as a professional player. Though it is always impressive to see how much money teams are willing to fork over.
According to an interview on March 27, 2023 Faker revealed that he could have earned over $20 Million, but he chose to give up the offer and keep playing in South Korea with T1, signing a 3-year deal instead.
LoL: Faker Staying in LCK
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the most well-known League of Legends player in the world and one of the most famous Koreans as well, often getting grouped together with names like BTS and Song Heung-min. Having won over 10 regional LCK titles, two MSI titles and three World Championship just does that, right?
It's also nothing new for Faker to reveal some of the amounts of money he has been offered from other regions. Even T1 CEO Joe Marsh has explained that Faker consistently gets offers from other teams for insane amounts.
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Recently, in an interview with joongang, a Korean news outlet, Faker revealed that he'd even been offered $20 Million and refused, sticking with T1 for three more season instead.
Fans on Reddit saw this and have stated that it doesn't make sense for Faker to stay in South Korea, especially since he owns multiple shares of T1, and is comfortable in his surroundings.
T1 has upgraded their facility in the last year, and Faker has not played on any other org than this one, so him getting these offers seem more like a formality at this point than anything serious for the world star player.
Other Korean stars have made the switch though, with former Gen.G bot laner Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk joining JDG this year, so maybe once the three years of Fakers contract are up he might change his mind... we heard the LCS is a great place for retirement.