Any League of Legends eSports fan will most certainly have heard of Lee "Faker" Sang Hyeok, the best League of Legends player in the world with his godlike mechanics and reaction time. Recently, 3-times League of Legends World Champions, SKT T1 switched their streaming service to Twitch after their contract with Azubu has ended. The mid-laner of SKT T1 broke the streaming record on the first day of his stream on Twitch, specifically during his first hour of streaming.
Faker's first hour League debut on Twitch is now the single largest individual/personal stream ever on the site with 245,000 viewers. pic.twitter.com/kR4Ix6mcBC— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 6, 2017
Faker had an immense total of 245,000 concurrent viewers on his first stream, breaking the record for an individual streamer's channel. The second placed individual streamer in terms of highest concurrent viewers is German Minecraft streamer, Rewinside with 70,029, which is 3.5 times less than Faker. His Twitch debut was relatively late compared to his teammates- Bang, Wolf, Blank, Peanut and Huni who started streaming a week ago.
Faker's peak is more than some esports games' pinnacle events incl. 2016 EVO Melee (232k) / SFV (213k) and BlizzCon OW (120k) / SC2 (133k).— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 6, 2017
The 2016 League of Legends World Championship MVP conversed in Korean for the entirety of the stream as his English is not up to par, though there was a Korean-English translator present to help communicate with his English speaking audience. He also faced some technical difficulties like lags and audio issues in his stream as it is his first time using Twitch but things eventually got better as time goes by. Despite the language barrier and the technical issues, Faker still managed to overshadow Imaqtpie who was streaming at the same time.
It looks like Faker is not only wants to be the best League of Legends player in the world, but also the best individual streamer. Catch Faker, the god of League of Legends displaying his insane game mechanics on https://www.twitch.tv/faker.
Source: PVP LIVE