Best League Of Legends Players – Who Are The Top LoL Players Ever?

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League of Legends is a popular online video game played and loved by millions worldwide. The LoL tournaments are more popular than significant sports like NBA.

According to 2017 data, more than 50 million people watched the 2017 LoL finals, which is more than the viewers of the 2017 NBA finals and the 2017 Stanley Cup.

So, it’s natural that many people treat the professional League of Legends players like celebrities. The eSports gambling market also depends on LoL to make a lot of money.

To sum up, the world has its eyes fixed with glue to their TV sets when the professional teams of LoL come together for the tournaments.

If you are a LoL enthusiast or a eSports beginner who wants to familiarize yourself with who is the best league of legends player, then you have come to the right place.

Best Players in League of Legends – Updated List

Faker

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Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok tops first on our list of best players in League of Legends. Every League of Legends fan knows about Sang-hyeok, a legendary player on the LoL battlefield who has mastery over all the champions in the game.

His fans call him the “The Unkillable Demon King” as he is the best player in LoL history.

Born on May 7, 1996, Faker is a Korean player currently playing for the famous Korean eSports team T1.

His role in his team is as a Midlaner. Sang-hyeok, aka Faker, has three world championship trophies to his name.

He won the world championship in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Moreover, he has also won two ‘Mid-Season Invitationals’.

Besides international stages, Faker is also unbeatable in national championships. He single-handedly won his team 10 ‘LoL Champions Korea trophies’!

Sang-hyeok is currently sponsored by Razer and has amassed a wealth of $1,541,443 (approx).

His favorite tournament champions are Zed, Ryze, Syndra, LeBlanc, and Oriana. Faker has also won a total of eight S-tier awards in these tournaments:

Tournament Award
LCK Spring 2022 All-LCK First Team
LCK Spring 2017 Mid Lane KDA
2016 World Championship Finals MVP
LCK Summer 2015 Playoffs MVP
Champions Winter 2013-2014 Season MVP
Champions Winter 2013-2014 Mid Lane KDA
Champions Summer 2013 Season MVP
Champions Summer 2013 Mid Lane KDA
LCK Spring 2015 Super Play – Playoffs Round 2 Super Play – Week 9 Super Play – Week 6 Super Play – Week 2 Super Play – Week 1

Uzi

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Uzi is an explosive player who can carry his team alone. However, it was not always the case.

In his early days, he was not as great as he is right now. He needed a dedicated team who could help enhance his gameplay and support him during skirmishes.

However, with time his gameplay bloomed methodically, and now he can alone stand against a team of five on the LoL battlefield.

Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao was born in China on April 5, 1997. Uzi has won 14 S-tier awards, which are mentioned below.

Tournament Award
LPL 2019 Awards Best ADC
LPL Summer 2019 2nd All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2019 3rd All-Pro Team
LPL 2018 Awards Best ADC
LPL Summer 2018 Playoffs MVP
LPL Summer 2018 2nd All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2018 Playoffs MVP
LPL Spring 2018 1st All-Pro Team
LPL 2017 Awards Best ADC
LPL 2017 Awards Most Popular Player
LPL 2016 Awards Most Popular Player
LPL Summer 2019 Best of the Rift – Week 10 Best of the Rift – Week 6 -7
LPL Spring 2019 Best of the Rift – Week 6
LPL Spring 2018 Best of the Rift – Week 6

Zi-Hao is currently associated with the Bilibili Gaming team, a Chinese LoL professional team. Heis inactive and hasn’t participated in any significant tournament yet.

His professional LoL playing career started in 2008 when he joined the Royal Club team. Then he signed up with Oh My God in 2014. Then he switched teams between the likes of Qiao Gu Reapers, Newbee, and Royal Never Give Up.

Finally, he joined the Bilibili Gaming team in 2021.

Uzi won the 2018 LPL Summer, Mid-Season Invitational 2018, and LPL Spring 2018. In addition, he was the runner-up in LPL Summer 2019, LPL Summer 2017, LPL Spring 2017, LPL Summer 2016, 2014 World Championship, and Season 3 World Championship.

His most used champions are Vayne, Lucian, Kai’Sa, Xayah, and Ezreal.

Rookie

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Song “Rookie” Eui-jin is a Korean LoL professional player with millions of fans worldwide.

Born on March 11, 1997, in Busan, South Korea, Eui-jin is a young LoL player who is currently associated with Victory Five.

Rookie is a mid-lane player with an explosive gameplay style. His favourite champions to use in tournaments are Orianna, Syndra, LeBlanc, and Lissandra. Song “Rookie” Eui-jin has 20 S-tier awards in his name like:

Tournament Award
LPL Spring 2022 Group Stage MVP
LPL Spring 2022 1st All-Pro Team
LPL Summer 2020 2nd All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2020 2nd All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2019 3rd All-Pro Team
LPL 2018 Awards MVP of the Year
LPL 2018 Awards Import of the Year
LPL 2018 Awards Best Mid
LPL Summer 2018 Group Stage MVP
LPL Summer 2018 1st All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2018 Group Stage MVP
LPL Spring 2018 1st All-Pro Team
LPL 2017 Awards Import of the Year
LPL Summer 2022 Player of Week 5 Best of the Rift – Week 5
LPL Spring 2022 Best of the Rift – Week 9 Best of the Rift – Week 6
LPL Summer 2020 Best of the Rift – Week 6 Player of Week 3 Best of the Rift – Week 3
LPL Spring 2020 Best of the Rift – Week 7 Best of the Rift – Week 5
LPL Summer 2018 Best of the Rift – Week 9 Best of the Rift – Week 8 Best of the Rift – Week 5
LPL Spring 2018 Best of the Rift – Week 9 Best of the Rift – Week 7 Best of the Rift – Week 4 Best of the Rift – Week 3
LPL Summer 2017 Best of the Rift – Week 4 Best of the Rift – Week 1

Eui-jin, aka Rookie, has won the LPL Spring 2019, Demacia Cup Winter 2018, 2018 World Championship, NEST 2017, and Champions Summer 2014.

However, unlike other players, Eui-jin did not hop around many teams as a new pro LoL player during his earlier days.

His career started with KT Rolster Arrows back in 2013. Then, he joined Invictus Gaming in 2014, and after that, he signed with Victory Five in 2021. According to news reports, his estimated total earnings are $750,427.

Perkz

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Born on September 30, 1998, Luka “Perkz” Perković is the best LoL player in Croatia. He is currently employed by the giant LoL team Vitality.

Luka shines the most while playing in the mid-lane, but he is also a great botlane player. During his long career, he has played with many reputed LoL teams like:

  • 2015: Millenium
  • 2015 – 2020: G2 Esports
  • 2020 – 2021: Cloud9
  • 2021 – Present: Team Vitality

Luka “Perkz” Perković is known for his aggressive gameplay that also incorporates the intelligent use of runes that gives him the boost he needs during a match.

His favorite champions are Yasuo, Lucian, Xayah, Kai’Sa, and Syndra.

Perkz has won multiple tournaments and amassed an estimated wealth of $585,911. Most of his achievements are from his time with his team at G2 Esports. He has won a total of 12 S-tier awards in these tournaments:

Tournament Award
LCS Spring 2021 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Spring 2020 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Summer 2019 1st All-Pro Team
EU LCS Summer 2018 2nd All-Pro Team
EU LCS Spring 2018 2nd All-Pro Team
EU LCS Summer 2017 3rd All-Pro Team
EU LCS Spring 2017 1st All-Pro Team
IEM Season XI – World Championship MVP
EU LCS Summer 2016 2nd All-Pro Team
EU LCS Spring 2016 Rookie of the Split
EU LCS Spring 2016 1st All-Pro Team
EU LCS Spring 2016 MVP – Week 3

Luka “Perkz” Perković has won the LCS Spring 2021, LEC Summer 2020, LEC Spring 2020, LEC Summer 2019, Mid-Season Invitational 2019, LEC Spring 2019, and EU LCS Summer 2017. Moreover, he holds the record for most EU LCS/LEC wins at 8.

Deft

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Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu is a Korean professional LoL player who brings havoc to the LoL battlefield. Born on October 23, 1996, Hyuk-kyu is currently associated with DRX as a Botlaner.

His champion selection is small, and he has mastered all of them. He chooses his runes wisely, his most significant advantage over his opponents. His favorite champions are Ezreal, Lucian, and Jinx.

Moreover, while using Jinx, Deft holds the record of a 92.3%-win rate on 13-stage games. Deft, in his career, played with many teams in search of the ideal teammates who could support his play style.

He started as a professional LoL player in 2013 and signed with MVP Blue. After that, he joined many popular and small teams such as Samsung Galaxy Blue, EDward Gaming, KT Rolster, DRX, Hanwha Life Esports, and DRX.

His present team is DXR, which he chose again after leaving it back in 2020. After winning six international championships, Deft has amassed a lot of wealth. His estimated wealth is $442,594.

Hyuk-kyu won the Rift Rivals 2019, LCK Summer 2018, LPL Summer 2016, Mid-Season Invitational 2015, LPL Spring 2015, and Champions Spring 2014. Kim Hyuk-kyu, aka Deft, has also won six S-tier awards throughout his career like:

Tournament Award
LCK Spring 2022 All-LCK Third Team
LCK Summer 2020 All-LCK Third Team
LCK Summer 2017 AD Carry KDA
LPL 2016 Awards MVP of the Year
LPL 2016 Awards Best ADC
Champions Spring 2014 AD Carry KDA

Deft is the only LoL player in the world to reach 1000 kills in 2 regions. His first 1k kills was achieved on March 21, 2019, during the LoL Champions Korea. He is the ninth player to reach 1k kills in LoL Champions Korea.

Smeb

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Smeb is a Korean professional LoL player who retired in 2020. His unique playing style makes him a role model for many aspiring LoL players.

Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho, born on June 30, 1995, was a Toplaner for the KT Rolster team.

His career as a Toplaner was very long, and he had a chance to play with some of the best teams in the world. He played in the following teams:

  • 2014 – 2015: HUYA Tigers
  • 2015: GE Tigers
  • 2015: KOO Tigers
  • 2015 – 2016: Tigers
  • 2016: ROX Tigers
  • 2016 – 2019: KT Rolster
  • 2020: KT Rolster
  • 2020: Retired

Smeb has a total of seven tournament awards in his name. These are all S-tier awards earned in tournaments like:

Tournament Award
LCK Summer 2018 Top Lane KDA
LCK Summer 2017 Top Lane KDA
LCK Summer 2016 Group Stage MVP
LCK Summer 2016 Top Lane KDA
LCK Spring 2016 Group Stage MVP
LCK Spring 2016 Top Lane KDA
LCK Spring 2015 Top Lane KDA

Like Kim Hyuk-kyu, aka Deft, Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho reached the 1000 kills milestone at LoL Champions Korea (LCK) on March 1, 2018.

He is the sixth player to get this achievement. Before him, it was Faker, PraY, Bang, Score, and Kuro.

There are over 160 champions available to choose from at LoL, but as a Toplaner, Smeb always had a special connection with only three of them. These are Fiora, Riven, and Kennen.

His mastery of these three champions made him a top league of legends player. Kyung-ho aka Smeb has won the LCK Summer 2018, KeSPA Cup 2017, KeSPA Cup 2016, and LCK Summer 2016.

He was also the runner-up in LCK Spring 2017, LCK Spring 2016, 2015 World Championship, and LCK Spring 2015.

Thanks to these tournaments, he was able to rack up an estimated wealth of $314,079.

Caps

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Rasmus “caPs” Winther is a Danish pro LoL player who competes against the Korean-dominated championships alone.

Born on November 17, 1999, CaPs is counted among the youngest best players in the League of Legends and is often called the “Baby-Faker”. Winther is the brother of the famous Dota 2 player Ryze.

Rasmus is currently signed up with the renowned team G2 Esports. He is the team’s star Midlaner player.

Active from 2015, Rasmus “caPs” Winther’s first team was Enigma Esports. He left Enigma Esports in 2015 and joined Inspire eSports.

From there, his carrier as a professional LoL player started to take off. He switched between a lot of big and mid-size teams like:

  • 2015: Enigma Esports
  • 2016: Inspire eSports (Sub)
  • 2016: E-corp Gaming
  • 2016: Mousesports
  • 2016: Nerv
  • 2016: Dark Passage
  • 2016 – 2018: Fnatic
  • 2018 – Present: G2 Esports

Being a Midlaner, Rasmus has extensive knowledge of all the weapons and ruins that can give him and his team a significant boost once the battle starts.

He uses his favorite champions like Orianna, Aurelion Sol, Zoe, and Ryze smartly to play aggressively. Till now, Rasmus has won 13 S-tier tournament awards like:

Tournament Award
LEC Summer 2021 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Spring 2021 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Summer 2020 MVP
LEC Summer 2020 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Spring 2020 3rd All-Pro Team
LEC Summer 2019 1st All-Pro Team
Mid-Season Invitational 2019 MVP
LEC Spring 2019 1st All-Pro Team
LEC Spring 2019 MVP
EU LCS Summer 2018 MVP
EU LCS Summer 2018 1st All-Pro Team
EU LCS Spring 2018 1st All-Pro Team
EU LCS Summer 2017 2nd All-Pro Team

He won most of the tournaments while playing for G2 Esports and Fnatic. If we look at the championships won by Rasmus, then they sum up to eight, namely:

  • LEC Spring 2022
  • LEC Summer 2020
  • LEC Spring 2020
  • 2019 World Championship
  • LEC Summer 2019
  • Mid-Season Invitational 2019
  • LEC Spring 2019
  • 2018 World Championship
  • EU LCS Summer 2018
  • EU LCS Spring 2018

TheShy

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Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok is a professional LoL player from Korea. Seung-lok was born on November 11, 1999.

His name may be shy, but he is the boldest Toplaner in Korea. With his eruptive gameplay, he goes all in and either wins or loses the match. His volatile gameplay has been the favorite topic of LoL critics lately.

“TheShy” Seung-lok currently plays as a Toplaner for Weibo Gaming. Seung-lok started his career as a pro LoL player in 2014, and since then, he has not changed many teams as he is a type who grows around his teammates.

His first-ever team was Team WE. Then he joined the Rebels Anarchy in 2015, Awe Max in 2015, Invictus Gaming in 2017 and finally joined Weibo Gaming in 2021.

His trusted partners in LoL are Riven, Jayce, Aatrox, and Fiora to support his extreme gameplay. Seung-lok has won the LPL Spring 2019, 2018 World Championship, Rift Rivals 2018: LCK vs LPL vs LMS, and NEST 2017.

In addition, Seung-lok, aka “TheShy”, has 20 S-tier tournament awards like:

Tournament Award
LPL Spring 2022 2nd All-Pro Team
LPL Summer 2020 1st All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2020 1st All-Pro Team
LPL 2019 Awards Popularity Award
LPL 2019 Awards Best Top
LPL Summer 2019 1st All-Pro Team
LPL Spring 2019 Playoffs MVP
LPL Spring 2019 1st All-Pro Team
LPL 2018 Awards Popularity Award
LPL 2018 Awards Best Top
LPL Spring 2018 1st All-Pro Team
LPL Summer 2022 Player of Week 6 Best of the Rift – Week 6
LPL Spring 2022 Best of the Rift – Week 6 Player of Week 5 Best of the Rift – Week 5
LPL Spring 2021 Best of the Rift – Week 10
LPL Summer 2020 Best of the Rift – July Player of Week 8 Best of the Rift – Week 8 Best of the Rift – Week 7
LPL Spring 2020 Best of the Rift – Week 5 Best of the Rift – Week 1
LPL Summer 2019 MVP of Week 6 -7 Best of the Rift – Week 6 -7
LPL Spring 2019 Best of the Rift – Week 9 Best of the Rift – Week 7
LPL Summer 2018 Best of the Rift – Week 9
LPL Spring 2018 Best of the Rift – Week 5

Final Thoughts

The LoL world is full of in-game and real-life champions who make their fans go crazy with their playing style.

Therefore, it is tough to answer ‘who is the best player in LoL.’ However, all the players we mentioned in our article are all one of the best players in the League of Legends and have the potential to become the next best player in LoL.

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