The top 5 League of Legend players
1. Faker (SKT)
Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker) of South Korea has been playing MOBAs since the very dawn of its existence, when players modified maps for Warcraft 3 to create the genre. Faker stepped into the League of Legends scene in December of 2011 when the Korean server officially opened. After this the climb to the top didn’t take very long. In February of 2013 he joined SK Telecom T1, the team which he would go on to lead to 3 World Championship titles, in all 3 appearances they have made. Faker has won multiple MVP awards, and been crowned with the title of Best Mid Laner in the world for many consecutive seasons. The young superstar shows no sign of slowing down as he racks up big endorsement deals, while continuing to assert his dominance over any opponent so unlucky to be matched up against him.
2. Smeb (KT Rolster)
Song Kyung-ho of South Korea is the reigning back to back MVP of the LCK. Though he has yet to win a world championship, his team placed first in their league least season, only to be brought down by SKT in the World Championship series. He is a dominant force in the top lane, who has had to fight his way to the top. Smebs career started in 2013 with a team known as Incredible Miracle 1 whom struggled to qualify for any major tournaments, and has since disbanded. At one point Smeb was considered the worst top laner in the LCK, but through perseverance and a drive to succeed, he has earned his spot at the top of the leaderboard. Now on a team which has its sights set on a victory at the world championship he is ready to proceed with dignaty. Smeb has learned to adapt and counter all different styles of play which his opponents throw at him, and has earned the title of most feared top laner in the world.
3. ClearLove (Edward Gaming)
Ming Kai is a Chinese player who has been on the pro scene since 2012. He bounced around between a few smaller teams, but landed a spot on Team WE in August of the same year. Team WE would go on to win a few notable tournaments, but really made its name in the 2013, having a memorable season with a lot of big wins, and disappointing losses. After 2013 however ClearLove made his move to Edward Gaming (EDG), whom would advance to the world championship the next 3 years. Throughout all of this ClearLove has been called “captain” by teammates, he is the jungler, the playmaker, and he sets up his team for victory no matter what sacrifices have to be made. ClearLove might not stand out as the cold blooded killer like many other big name, but his outstanding strategy, timing, and map awareness allow him to lead his team to consistent victories.
4. Deft (KT Rolster)
Kim Hyuk-kyu is from South Korea and takes on the role of AD carry. He started playing professionally in February of 2013 with a team known as MVP Blue, which would be rebranded by Samsung after that season, appropriately being called Samsung Blue. As the carry for Samsung Blue the team reached the 2014 World Championship as the number 1 seed, but would fall in the semifinals to their sister team Samsung White. After this season Deft joined the Chinese powerhouse Edward Gaming, where he would ascend to new heights as the team won the first ever Mid Season Invitational, and finishes first in the Summer Split. Deft is known for being cold and calculated, meticulous with every action, and is most successful when he has his team around to protect him. The decisions he makes in games allows his team to come out on top of fights more often than not, with a 64% in game kill participation you can see why his teammates rally to his side. Deft has consistently outperformed other top tier ADCs at the pro level, and with a little luck and a lot of skill he might soon be able to claim the World Championship title which has eluded him thus far.
5. Bang (SKT)
Bae Jun-sik of South Korea began his professional career in October of 2012. He spent one season with the relatively unsuccessful NaJin Shield, and was quickly picked up by SKT T1, where he remains today. Bang has the luxury of being on the same team as Faker, but at the same time is unlucky to have his shadow to walk in. More than a few times the powerhouse team has looked to Bang to bring them a victory. He is known for having a loose cannon play style which is rare in a strategic game. Often times putting himself into dangerous situations which fortunately his dynamic duo support Wolf, has learned to overcome. The two have grown in the bot lane together and are a dominant force. Bangs unpredictable instinctual play style matches up perfectly with Wolf’s quick to react on your toes support style. The duo lane is not to be overlooked when playing against the star-studded roster of SKT. Before you know it the two time world champion can pop off with a Bang.
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