League of Legends has quite high turnaround when it comes to players. One year you've got a squad filled with high-profile names dubbed 'the super team' and the next they disband, all going to different teams. But are there some players who don't move on after one failed year? Are there some who stay true to their team?
Today we're going to be taking a look at some players that have truly given it all to one single team. These are the players who stayed true to their squad for the longest time. Of course, we can all guess who the number one is, but who else joins Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok on this top five list?
Which Players Have Stayed On One Team For the Longest?
5. Sneaky - Cloud9
For those of you who are veterans to the North American League of Legends scene, then Sneaky will be a household name. Of course, not just for his spectacular cosplay of Pizza Delivery Sivir, but also his place on the roster of the original Cloud9 and the hope of NA. He is one of the most well-known faces in the LCS and even if he doesn't play anymore, he's still got a lot of fans.
He was part of the NA squad for a solid 6 years and 7 months. Not many other players can say they stayed true to their team for so long. Sure, he did spend some time on Academy and got benched during that time, but from 2013 to 2020 he was someone you saw every weekend on stage.
4. Rekkles - Fnatic
We make our way to Europe, where none other than Rekkles comes to mind. Hasn't the LEC felt a little empty without this legend around? He sure is making waves with KCorp in France though, and we wish him all the best! Maybe we might even see him in the LEC summer split again?
Rekkles managed to stay with Fnatic for 6 years and 7 months as well. Yes, we know that he spent one year away from Fnatic before coming back, but we, along with everyone else, just forget that this ever happened. Seriously, who even remembers him on a different team than G2 and Fnatic? You need to be an EULCS dinosaur to remember those days.
3. Bjergsen - TSM
Bjergsen made the shocking decision at the beginning of the 2022 season to return to pro-play after spending a year behind the bench as a coach. Guess he just needed some time away to think over his options, and some time away from TSM, joining Team Liquid earlier this year.
Bjergsen managed to stay with TSM for 6 years and 11 months before deciding to retire — though as we know that was pretty short-lived. He has looked incredible during his start with Team Liquid after spending a year away from the pro-scene and hopefully that year coaching was what he needed to revitalize his love for the game.
2. Score - KT Rolster
Score is a household name to anyone who loves League of Legends. The guy who was always second, never first with KT Rolster. He could never overcome the giant that was SKT T1... that was until 2018 when the super team with Smeb, Ucal, Deft and Mata managed to win the LCK Summer Split.
Score played for KT Rolster for 7 years and 1 month before leaving the pro-scene to start his mandatory military service. He has since returned to the scene as coach for Gen.G, who are one of the strongest LCK teams of the 2022 Spring Split.
1. Faker - T1
Does this man even need an introduction. Anyone who follows esports should know who this man is, even if they aren't interested in League of Legends esports per se. Three World Championship titles, countless LCK titles, two MSI titles and he's still playing the game! Man is a monster!
Faker has played 9 years on T1, formerly known as SKT T1. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in esports, something you wouldn't dare do back in 2013 when he started his career. Honestly, need we say more about him? He really is the greatest of all time.
These are some players that have had the longest tenures on their teams. Faker is still playing on T1, which means with each passing day he is making his mark. Which players do you hope never leave their team?