Faker sets individual Twitch streaming record with 245,100 concurrent viewers

Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the most celebrated figure in League of Legends. Will streaming on Twitch be his next conquest? Provided by Riot Games

Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is not only the best League of Legends player in the world, he's also now the biggest Twitch streamer of all time ... at least for a single stream.

As a part of his team's new partnership with Twitch.tv, Faker's first stream on Monday saw a peak of 245,100 viewers, which the site says is a record for concurrent viewers for an individual streamer's channel. The site announced the partnership and record in a news release Monday afternoon.

The move to Twitch represents a shift away from Azubu for SK Telecom T1, with Faker joining his teammates on the Amazon-owned platform already popular among North American and European League of Legends players.

Other SKT members had already started streaming on the platform prior to Monday, but none had quite the debut of Faker. His stream featured his gameplay and a camera showing him in the corner, as well as the occasional voice of an English translator.