League of Legends (LoL) is a popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that requires a consistent internet connection to play. However, during Worlds 2023, a professional player named T1 Faker was banned by LoL’s auto-ban system for disconnecting from a match due to an internet outage in Busan.
Faker was detected by the system for going AFK during one of their games and was subsequently suspended for 14 days because of it. This was due to an internet outage that had taken over Busan during the time, something the professional player had no control over.
Faker apologizes for the disconnect
Riot immediately unbanned Faker, but the incident highlights the importance of a stable internet connection when playing online games. Disconnecting from the game can have a negative effect on your team, and if done often enough can result in punishment from the system.
faker got banned for 14 days because of the Busan internet outage during worlds
riot immediately un banned him but
he wrote an apology letter to riot saying “im sorry, i wont leave the game again” pic.twitter.com/6Ed2bMKtXK
— Caedrel (@Caedrel) November 28, 2023
In conclusion, while there are many great free games to play, it is important to ensure a stable internet connection to avoid any issues that may arise during gameplay.
Who is Faker?
Even before the start of his professional career, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok had already attracted attention as an extremely talented solo cue player at the age of just 16. It did not take long for various South Korean teams to take an interest in the young mid-laner. He then joined SK Telecom T1 in February 2013, ushering in a new era.
THE GRIND // THE GLORY pic.twitter.com/hqfGK1T3io
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) November 20, 2023
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is a professional South Korean esportsman in the computer game League of Legends. He has been playing midlane for Team T1 since 2013 and is considered the most successful League of Legends player. Over the course of his career, he has won the World Championship a total of four times and over 1.2 million US dollars in prize money.
Faker then made his debut in the OLYMPUS Champions, now known as the LCK, on April 6, 2013. In South Korea’s top division, his team initially faced CJ Blaze, who were considered to be extremely strong and had one of the best players in the world in this position in Ambition, who was still a mid laner at the time.
Faker’s potential was already evident back then when he came out on top against Ambition, even single-handedly finishing off his experienced opponent and ultimately leading his team to victory in a hard-fought game.