League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LPL

With playoffs coming closer and closer, we wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Players in the LPL. For this list, we took into consideration the importance of the players in each team regardless of how high the team is located in the standings. Most notably, Uzi has not been included in the list due to missing half of the season due to injury. If that was not the case, however, rest assured that he would take the number one spot.


#10 Metoer

Top 10 Players in the LPL
Source: VPEsports (Metoer is second from the right)

 

Position: Jungle

Team: Bilibili Gaming

Bilibili Gaming is in the tight race for the number one spot in China, and a lot of that workload falls onto the shoulders of Metoer. This jungler has proven his expertise and importance by establishing himself as the foundation for Bilibili gaming. Bilibili has yet to play against the top teams in the league, but they will be tested when they do. I believe that Metoer should be able to rise to the challenge and prove that he and his team can be contenders for the MSI spot.


#9 Maple

Top 10 Players in the LPL
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Position: Mid Lane

Team: Suning Gaming

For many readers, Maple’s presence in this list might be a shocker due to Suning falling from grace after their series loss to FunPlus Phoenix. That said, Maple has been an integral part of the successes of Suning alongside SwordArT. No list is complete without some controversy, but Maple has shown his importance to the team. If Suning can rally and come back from their decline during the second half of the split, then Maple can shine among the rest.


#8 Ming

Top 10 Players in the LPL
Image VIA: 1713

 

Position: Support

Team: Royal Never Give Up

Ming, not to be confused with Ning, is Royal Never Give Up’s support. He has had a strong season so far considering that he has had to play half of it without Uzi, arguably one of the best carry players in the LPL. Ming has played 60% of his games (12) on Alistar with a whopping 75% win percentage and 4.8 KDA. He has been nothing more than a rock at the support role and deserves a top 10 spot. With the return of Uzi on the horizon, look for him to get even better.


#7 Ning

Top 10 Players in the LPL
Image VIA: Inven Global

 

Position: Jungle

Team: Invictus Gaming

Ning is the third Invictus Gaming player included in our list of Top 10 Players. Ning was rightfully celebrated as World’s finals MVP and has continued his excellent form into the new season. Rocking a 4.4 KDA while helping IG snag an 8-3 record at the time of writing, Ning has proven his worth and continues to demonstrate that IG should be one of the most feared teams in the World.


#6 Xiaohu

Top 10 Players in the LPL
Image VIA: Inven Global

 

Position: Mid Lane

Team: Royal Never Give Up

When you think of Xiaohu, you think of RNG and all the great things they accomplished last year. This year they hope to achieve a World’s Championship win. RNG did suffer for some time without Uzi due to injury, and Xiaohu had to be one of the players to step up. Even though he can’t 1v9 in typical Uzi fashion, he has established himself as one of the more solid mid laners of the LPL.


#5 Tian

Top 10 LPL Players
Image VIA: FunPlus Phoenix

 

Position: Jungle

Team: FunPlus Phoenix

When you are part of one of the top three teams in the league, it is hard to argue against you as one of the best of the League. For Tian starting jungler for FunPlus Phoenix, that’s definitely the case. Tian used to be a member of the lackluster Suning Gaming as a substitute before moving to FunPlus and coming into his own as a jungler. After the revamp that FPP went through, the team gained a lot of ground and went undefeated until losing to RNG. Tian might still not be as explosive as some of the other junglers in the league, but he accomplishes what is needed from the team.


#4 Knight9

Top 10 LPL Players
Image VIA: TOPsports

 

Position: Mid Lane

Team: Topsports Gaming

Knight9 is the starting mid laner for Topsports Gaming, who currently own the top spot in the LPL. Knight9 has played 13 champions in his first 11 series, while also boasting a whopping 7.2 KDA. Topsports are playing through Knight for a good portion of their games, and that shows that this Knight9 can be trusted to carry when given a lead.


#3 Rookie

Top 10 LPL Players
Image VIA: Inven Global

 

Position: Mid Lane

Team: Invictus Gaming

Up next, we have another World champion in RooKie. RooKie impressed many with his aggressive playstyle and great synergy with Jungler Ning. That said, Rookie still seems to struggle in certain games when facing the high-end teams of the LPL, but he still has opportunities to prove his doubters wrong. People are waiting for the whole of Invictus Gaming to regain their composure and show that they can dominate the regional competition as well.


#2 TheShy

Top 10 LPL Players
Image VIA: Inven Global

 

Position: Top Lane

Team: Invictus Gaming

TheShy has been impressive since he joined Invictus Gaming in 2017. At this point, everyone that follows League of Legends should know who TheShy is and what he is capable of; whether it is turning around a losing fight in the World Finals or picking up a double kill on a three-man dive, TheShy is flashy. He has, however, has shown some weaknesses in the three series that IG has lost. Regardless, it shows that when TheShy is on point, no one will stop him.


#1 DoinB

Top 10 LPL Players
Image VIA: FunPlus Phoenix

 

Position: Mid Lane

Team: FunPlus Phoenix

DoinB has been one of the best mid laners of the LPL in the past three years, especially against the fierce competition in a league known for its amazing mid laners. DoinB manages to stand out and put his own unique stamp on the game, regardless. Whether it’s his unique builds or bringing an actual meaning to the phrase champion ocean, he manages to make a name for himself. Take his individual skill and add it to the vast success of FunPlus Phoenix has had in the Spring, and it is clear that DoinB is one of the best in the LPL.


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