7 Best League of Legends Players of All Time

7 Best League of Legends Players of All Time

League of Legends has been around for some time now, but it's still one of the most-played MOBAs of all time. In 2022, the game had attracted more than 180 million players. During peak playing sessions, more than 30 million gamers were playing concurrently. That's a sizable community, but only a fraction of these casual gamers will ever become standouts of the pro circuit. Below, we spotlight 7 of the greatest League of Legends players of all time.

7. Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu

Deft might be unfamiliar to international audiences, but he's a rising star in his native South Korea. Currently playing for Dplus KIA, he's your go-to guy if you want a reliable player in the ADC role. Back in 2022, he was part of the DRX roster, with his team managing to beat T1 in the World Championship finals.

6. Song "Rookie" Eui-jin

Korean teams have long dominated the League of Legends pro circuit, but Chinese rosters have been snapping at their heels for a few years now. Top Esports are one of the strongest rosters in the LPL at the moment, with Rookie being a real standout of the lineup. Before joining Top Esports, this fierce mid-laner served with Invictus Gaming for more than five years. He's regularly compared to Faker thanks to his keen understanding of LoL gameplay mechanics and his aptitude with a huge champion pool.

5. Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao

For several years, this Chinese player was considered something of a rival to Faker. He's still considered one of the best ADC players of all time, with marksman skills that can put the fear of God into even the most hardened of enemies. In 2020, Uzi was forced to temporarily retire from professional play due to health issues. However, his absence from the pro circuit was short. He returned for a short stint with Bilibi Gaming in 2022, before signing a contract with EDward Gaming in 2023.

4. Heo "ShowMaker" Su

While some of the names on this list have been playing League of Legends for as long as the pro circuit has existed, ShowMaker only entered the fray back in 2017. He's remained a staple fixture of Dplus KIA throughout all its iterations. With several MVP awards under his belt, not to mention two standout pentakill moments, ShowMaker's career shows no sign of slowing down.

3. Rasmus "Caps" Borregaard Winther

You've probably noticed something of a running theme here. However, while South Korea and China reign supreme when it comes to League of Legends, a solitary European deserves a special mention. Caps of G2 Esports is generally considered one of the greatest LoL players of all time. During his career, he's seen his team to victory several times at the LEC Finals. He's also no stranger to MVP awards, taking home the trophy at the LEC Finals and Mid-Season Invitational.

2. Kang "TheShy" Sueng-lok

As far as the top lane is concerned, no other player comes close to TheShy. When he first started out, this player was renowned for his aggressive style of play. In recent years, he's reigned things in a little, but he remains a fearsome presence that most enemy players would rather avoid than have to deal with.

1. Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok

Faker might be young, but he's, without a doubt, the greatest League of Legends player of all time. Admittedly, this South Korean had an early start, being snapped by T1 in 2013. Since then, he's remained loyal to the team that gave him his break, only enjoying one brief sabbatical during his decade-long career. You only need to glance over this LoL Faker player profile to get an idea of his prowess. As far as mid-laners go, nobody else on the planet holds a torch to this living legend.
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