The LoL Worlds 2019 is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. In the past few days, it has come to the limelight by becoming the center of attention and focus of the Esports industry. With a magnanimous prize pool of $2.2 Million, LoL Worlds 2019 features a couple of huge names. These players are the masters of their craft. Their skill, agility, and thinking is unmatched. So who are the LoL Worlds 2019 top players to look out for?
LoL Worlds 2019 commenced on the 2nd of October and is due to finish on November 12. The tournament consists of 24 teams, each equipped with the best League of Legends players to ever exist.
However, some of the players simply outclass others in their performance. After thorough research and analysis, I came to a conclusion and drew up a list of the five main LoL Worlds 2019 top players. These players are most likely to shine throughout the tournament. Keep in mind that some of the honorable mentions are exceptional players; arguably better than some here. However, we all know they will perform very well. Hence the inclusion in honorable mentions.
Who are LoL Worlds 2019 Top Players?
1. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski – G2 Esports
Coming in first place is perhaps my favorite player: Jankos. Also known as the “King of Takeovers”, his plays always leave the audience awe-struck. His contribution to the G2 line-up never goes unnoticed. His performance during the LEC 2019 campaign was crucial in G2’s stunning success. Many say that without him, G2 wouldn’t be where it is now.
He is able to outsmart opponents by playing unique and surprising strategies. G2 is a complete team with this player in their roster. The chemistry that exists and the players’ brilliant communication has paved the way to greatness. His attention to lane swaps and necessary pre-caution taken is impeccable. Jankos can be considered one of the best Junglers in LoL’s recent years.
2. Kim “Clid” Tae-min – SK Telecom T1
Clid has certainly proven himself capable in multiple occasions. After SKT lost Faker their hopes were shattered, they were falling through the charts miserably. Faker’s leaving was based around failure of support. In 2016 however, SKT witnessed a miracle during the roster shuffle! They were able to pick up Faker as well as four new players. Among them, was SKT’s golden kid “Clid”.
He had debuted full time LoL in 2016 in SKT. And currently, he is considered to be one of the best Junglers in LoL almost comparable to Jankos. Together with Faker, he makes SKT’s main vanguard. Undoubtedly Faker is one of the best players in the world. So it’s only natural that such talents find each other in the same team.
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3. Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo – Invictus Gaming
From being one of the smallest players to hoist the World Trophy to becoming the best AD carry in the whole world, JackeyLove has seen it all. His improvement over last year has been massive. His concentration and reflexes have become sharper and his mistakes have almost entirely disappeared. During the last two quarters, especially after the Worlds 2018, Invictus faced bad times. They were constantly being defeated, and almost demoted.
At this moment of desperation for Invictus, JackeyLove stepped up and displayed his ground-breaking strategies to the whole world. In this process he emerged out to become the best AD carry in the world surpassing his senior Uzi. It became apparent that JackeyLove always had something special in him. And that’s why, he is one of the LoL Worlds 2019 top players to keep an eye out!
4. Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao – Royal Never Give Up
Despite being part of a team that hasn’t had a very good record in professional Esports, Uzi always put on a show. RNG’s strategies are often too complicated and their games can sometimes end in a silly loss. However, Uzi as an individual has always shown performances that are sure to leave you wide-eyed and open-mouthed. His role as Main Carry has been executed with such perfection that watching him play is beatiful.
His ranking as a carry has always been head-to-head with JackeyLove. Uzi’s playstyle during lanes and team fights is so intense and nerve-wracking that you can hardly blink your eye while watching him because you might miss something.
5. Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang – FunPlus Phoenix:
Last but certainly not least, for the best performing mid laner is the one and only Doinb. He might not be known for having the most individual achievements; but being a mid laner means dealing damage but also looking out for your team. It isn’t uncommon for Doinb to push his team towards glory. His unorthodox style of play makes him an invaluable player to FPX. The success of the role depends on Doinb’s performance.
FPX has a unique playstyle and with Doinb there, what can go wrong? So what does he do? He steals the SHOW. Since Doinb isn’t as well known as some other mid laners, we’re often left surprised when he pulls off a great move. He often uses deception and confusion tactics to gain an advantage. Doinb’s performance in LPL Summer this year was extremely magnificent and breath-taking. He took home the cup for his team! If FPX manages to pull the cup into their hands it will be firstly thanks to Doinb, and then the rest of the team.
That’s it for the LoL Worlds 2019 Top Players! Nevertheless, I couldn’t help mention a few other players who have really shown the world their performances. Here are a couple:
Honorable LoL Worlds 2019 Top Players
- Park “Teddy” Jin-seong, Bot lane, SK Telecom T1
- Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok, Top Laner, Invictus Gaming
- Martin “Wunder” Hansen, Top Laner, G2 Esports
- Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon, Top Laner, Damwon Gamin
- Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming, Support, Royal Never Give Up
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Mid Laner, SK Telecom T1
- Park “Viper” Do-hyeon, Bot Lane, Griffin
- Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song, support, FunPlus Phoenix
- Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan, Jungler, Royal Never Give Up
- Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Mid Laner, G2 Esports
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