Typically, a good player will compete professionally at the age of 17-18, then reach the maturity of his career and conquer titles at the age of 20. However, people also have the talent to wait for age and some excellent individuals of the Esports village have reached the peak of their career right from the start of professional competitions and the word “prodigy” is a reference. such people.
And a few days ago, US eSports website Thescore Esports sent gamers a list of the top 10 greatest prodigies in recent years. Notably League of Legends, the largest esports department in the world, has only one representative but in the number 1 position, none other than Faker.
Born to Kill: The Top 10 Esports Prodigies
List of specifics:
10. Braxton ‘Brax’ Pierce (CS: GO)
9. Jason “Beaulo” Doty (Rainbow 6 Seige)
8. Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson (Rocket League)
7. Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez (Super Smash Bros)
6. Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen (DOTA2)
5. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (CS: GO)
4. Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS: GO)
3. Lee “Flash” Young Ho (Starcraft)
2. Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan (DOTA2)
1. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)
Faker was named the greatest prodigy of Esports in the world
Perhaps there’s no debate about the # 1 position of Faker on this list when our “Demon King” showed off his innate qualities when he was only 16 years old by reaching the top 10 Korean Challenges in Season 2. Then right in the first year of professional competition , Faker won himself the title of OGN Summer 2013 (equivalent to the current LCK) and especially the World Championship that same year.
Faker won the world championship in the first year of playing professionally
Many DOTA2 fans may be dissatisfied and say that it is not Sumail also won DAC 2015 and The International 2015 in his first year of playing professionally, even though he was only 15 years old. It is true that if compared to the first year of professional play, Sumail and Faker are counted as equal in terms of titles but the next year of their career, when still a young player, Faker was somewhat superior. probably compared to Sumail.
Sumail also joined with Evil Geniuses to raise “holy shield” after winning TI5
In the following years, Faker got 2 more Worlds, 2 MSI titles and a series of LCK trophies, while Sumail did not win any Major or TI titles. Maybe talent is something that is difficult to measure, but the title is tangible and can be counted immediately, so it is understandable that SumaiL took 2nd place and gave up No. 1 to Faker. come on.
Faker with 3 world champions is still a record that no one can beat