The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is stacked with world-class teams this year, and there are a few teams who might make a deep run for the Summoner’s Cup. LOL Worlds 2020 is going to start in Shanghai — and it’s a lot to take in. The annual competition colloquially referred to just as Worlds, spans over a month, with 22 teams from across the globe all competing for an opportunity to lift the desired (and forcing) Summoner’s Cup.
The new 2020 Worlds format with four teams from the LPL and LEC makes the competition at Worlds harder than it has ever been. The LPL teams are hoping to win the third trophy in a row, while the LEC teams want to at last bring down the Chinese giants.
After numerous months of hard work, the best teams across every region have at last earned their place at one of the biggest esports events of the year: the 2020 League of Legends World Championship.
Over the previous year, we’ve seen the fall of legends, the victorious rise of new kings, and the beginning of new dynasties. Likewise, we’ve additionally observed the rise and fall of numerous superstar players across the globe. What’s more, in 2020, a few new faces have assumed their place among the best.
It’s consistently hard to judge and make a list of the top 10 players at Worlds since these competitors are defining colleagues—their region all in all. They’ll be the biggest factors in their team’s prosperity and fans should watch them as the competition seethes on.
From blazing new phenoms who have surprised the League community by storm to veteran stars who are prepared to prove themselves again, here are our picks for the Top 10 best players heading into Worlds 2020.
10. Top Esports’ JackeyLove
JackeyLove is one of the high-risk, high-reward ADCs that the LPL has to bring to the table. He doesn’t make due with comfort and consistently searches for those chivalrous plays. He jumps at the chance to get into the brawl and keeping in mind that it doesn’t generally pay off, he’s supported by that chance without fail. Branded as one of the most astute ADCs in the LPL, JackeyLove is coming into this Worlds with a new team.
He joined Top in the middle of the Spring Split and fit perfectly. He’s the cog that was absent from the well-oiled TES machine. He supplements the team’s playstyle and is hoping to add another Worlds trophy to his collection following a dominant year and amazing Mid-Season Cup performance.
9. JD Gaming’s LvMao
One of the most underrated players coming into this competition, LvMao has been characterizing the help meta and dominating the best bot laners in the world this year. His short spell with world champion imp in 2019 raised his play to another level. He’s been essential in JD Gaming’s successes and keeping in mind that his stats aren’t really noteworthy, his gameplay. He’s not an individual who thinks about KDA. He just thinks about winning and is prepared to sacrifice himself if the result of the play goes for his team.
His roaming playstyle and vision control are two of the most underlooked features when attempting to make sense of who the best players in the world are. He guarantees that JDG has the most secure target control by making sure about vision well before a goal has even generated. He’ll attempt to ensure that nobody from JDG is disregarded in the dark and will be their beacon of light going into Worlds 2020.
8. Suning Gaming’s SofM
The 22-year-old Vietnamese jungle prodigy has been a centerpiece of Suning’s prosperity this split. And keeping in mind that his stats aren’t heavenly, his utility-situated playstyle permits his partners to shine.
Because of Vietnam’s national travel limitations identified with COVID-19, the two Vietnamese teams from the VCS couldn’t make it to Worlds 2020. Consequently, SofM in a roundabout way became Vietnam’s last expectation with enormous shoes to fill.
While his mechanics probably won’t be comparable to other top-level junglers at Worlds, his macro gameplay is a wonderful thing. He can take over games by applying a great deal of pressure without killing anybody on the rival team. While different junglers may work on making aggressive plays and closing down their rival, SofM centers around advancing his colleagues beyond.
7. Damwon Gaming’s Nuguri
Nuguri is one of the most innovative players the LCK has to bring to the table. His special expands on champions immediately became meta in different regions too. He’s known for his pocket Vladimir pick, which he’s used to carrying endless games with his odd forms including Cull or Ancient Coin. His presentation this year was astounding and most League fans have high expectations for him. He’s one of the best top laners in the LCK, continually discovering interesting approaches to get a triumph from the jaws of defeat.
Even though Nuguri has some off games where he may die a great deal, he generally gets once more into the game with his one of a kind playstyle. His side path pressure is unequaled, and regardless of whether he gets collapsed on by the adversary team, Nuguri consistently figures out how to attempt to turn the battle around. However, at Worlds, Nuguri may need to adapt his playstyle to different regions on the off chance that he wants to imitate his LCK performance on the international stage.
6. G2 Esports’ Caps
Caps, ostensibly the best player Europe has ever produced and the shining star on the most internationally successful European team barely pass up the best five spots on our list. In any case, that just shows the caliber of ability at this event and explicitly the ability in the mid path.
He’s mechanically skilled such that few different players can replicate. Even though he started his career as a hot-headed rookie famously incapable to play side paths, his map knowledge has definitely improved, transforming him into extraordinary compared to other roaming mids in the LEC.
However, he’s an aspect of a team that has at ordinarily this year looked unfathomably flimsy. Even though he’s without a doubt G2’s star player, he can’t be left totally without fault for the team’s battles in 2020. He actually shows an inclination for overaggressiveness and horrible trades.
5. Gen.G’s Ruler
Ruler is one of just two AD carries to make this list—and he’s in the top five all things considered. One of the more experienced participants of the current year’s World Championship, Ruler has held an incomprehensibly high level of performance through the whole of his four-year career. In a meta state dominated by mid laners and junglers, he’s one of only a handful few ADCs in the world who can at present be viewed as a genuine “carry.” His laning stats are not normal for any other individual in the LCK, or even the world, and his solid collaboration and playmaking ability close by help Life imply that he’s ready to create laning leads from apparently out of thin air.
Part of what makes Ruler so special is his ability to stay important in one of the weaker roles in the game at present. The ADC role has gotten generally consigned to supportive picks and it’s almost difficult to solo carry a game on Senna or Ashe. Such an extensive amount Ruler’s carry potential is reliant on the draft, yet time and time again, he’s stepped up for Gen.G when it’s really made a difference. Equipped for playing almost any champion thrown his direction, Ruler is the paradigm for the genuine bot lane carry.
4. Damwon Gaming’s ShowMaker
Considered by numerous individuals to be the second happening to Faker, ShowMaker is one of the most exciting abilities to emerge from the LCK in the previous few years. Sitting upfront on the LCK’s best Summer Split team, he looked almost relentless this split. His style isn’t what’s generally expected of such a highly-esteemed mid laner, in any case. He’s considerably more suggestive of 2019 world champion DoinB in his roaming style instead of the precisely talented laning gods beings traditionally found in the LCK.
While his adversaries are attempting to beat him in a lane, ShowMaker is attempting to leave it, pushing in waves and making early roams to help jungler Canyon. With the significance of the mid and jungle two-vs-two in global professional play, his eagerness to lose lanes effortlessly to win target battles is almost unmatched. It’s likewise something that will be significant for Damwon at Worlds with ShowMaker’s squad promoted as Korea’s first potential Worlds finalist in two years.
3. DRX’s Chovy
Since his first appearance in 2019, numerous Western fans have been eager to see one of Korea’s blazing, youthful whizzes in Chovy back in action at Worlds—and this previous summer was the Chovy show for DRX.
With rookies in the jungle and support positions, Chovy needed to break out his backpack for this list. Indeed, even Deft, who’s constantly been a legend in the bottom lane, didn’t have an eye-popping season to represent. In the interim, Chovy ruled his adversaries in the lane and had the second-highest team damage share of any LCK mid laner, as per Oracle’s Elixir. He’s needed to manage lethal combos like ShowMaker and Canyon, however, he was as yet ready to come out with favorable circumstances for himself he actually could have any kind of difference in the resulting team fights.
2. Top Esports’ Karsa
At whatever point Top Esports is discussed, numerous individuals quickly examine Knight or JackeyLove—and which is all well and good. Yet, it’d be neglectful to investigate the team’s veteran jungler, Karsa, since he’s been similarly as important to their prosperity over the summer.
While he hasn’t been as flashy as his LPL counterparts, Karsa has gotten comfortable as the backbone of this powerhouse program. His willingness to play a more supportive style of jungling has permitted the rest of his team to shine. He had the lowest team gold share of any jungler in his league, as indicated by Oracle’s Elixir.
Truth be told, his most-played champion of the 2020 Summer Split was Trundle, which reflects his ability to sacrifice for his team. He had the seventh-most assists the LPL, and at Worlds, he’ll have to help Top’s more youthful players settle their nerves at a competition that he knows very well.
1. Top Esports’ Knight
Top Esports’ phenom in the mid lane has made sure about the best position on our list for 2020. This previous season, Knight put on a masterclass in his role among probably the best in the world. He played 18 champions across the 2020 Summer Split, led the league with 211 kills, as indicated by League stats site Oracle’s Elixir, he actually figured out how to sport an amazing 7.2 KDA in a bloodthirsty region like the LPL.
The only vulnerability is the way he’ll act in his first international appearance. China’s pool of mid laners is solid, however, Korea and Europe’s mid laners accompany a lot of understanding on the huge stage—a factor that could include more pressure onto the budding superstar’s shoulders.
Numerous fans and examiners have placed a huge amount of publicity on Knight and his team overall. Will he and the rest of Top satisfy the hopes that the global League esports community has developed for them? We’ll find the solutions to every one of our inquiries when the 2020 World Championship starts on Friday, Sept. 25.