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League of Legends: Best Lol Players of all time

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Turbosmurfs

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10 May

New League of Legends stars rise and fall with each Split and World Championship.

Yet, after nearly 13 years of professional competitions, few deserve to be on the list of the best LoL players of all time.

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Best League of Legends Players of All Time: By Turbosmurfs Top 10

10. Ambition (Kang Chan-yong)

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Team: Retired
World Champion: 2017

Ambition is a retired professional player from South Korea who was known for his longevity and consistency at the highest professional level.

He had a lustrous career and played for teams like CJ Entus, Samsung Galaxy, and later Gen.G and won the World Championship in 2017. 

9. MadLife (Hong Min-gi)

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Team: Retired
World Champion: No

MadLife deserves a spot among the best LoL players of all time for his impact on the game in the early years of its existence.

He revolutionized the support role with his innovative play style.

MadLife played for teams like Azubu Frost and CJ Entus and won multiple LCK titles.

He is currently an analyst for Riot Games.

8. Beryl (Cho Geon-hee)

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Team: KT Rolster
World Champion: 2020, 2022

Beryl deserves a spot in any list of the best LoL players as he won the World Championship twice with two different teams - in 2020 with DAMWON Gaming and in 2022 with DRX.

He also won several LCK titles throughout his career. He is known for his exceptional ability to initiate plays and create opportunities for his team.

7. TheShy (Kang Seung-lok)

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Team: Inactive
World Champion: 2018

TheShy is a South Korean who is considered to be one of the greatest top-laners in history.

Known for his dominant playstyle and mechanical skills, he was a key player for Invictus Gaming when they won the World Championship in 2018.

TheShy also won multiple LPL titles throughout his career.

6. Doublelift (Yiliang "Peter" Peng)

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Team: Retired
World Champion: No

Doublelift was one of the most iconic ADCs in North America.

Despite never winning a World Championship, he had a consistent presence at international events since the debut season of LoL esports.

He was the ADC for CLG, TSM, and Team Liquid. Doublelift is known for his aggressive playstyle and exceptional mechanics.

5. Mata (Cho Se-hyeong) 

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Team: Gen.G (Substitute)
World Champion: 2014

Hailed as one of the best support players in history, Mata played for several top Korean teams including KT Rolster, Samsung White, and SKT1.

He was picked as the MVP after Samsung White's triumph at the 2014 World Championship. He is known for his exceptional vision control and shot-calling.

4. Canyon (Kim Geon-bu)

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Team: Gen.G
World Champion: 2020

Considered one of the strongest junglers in LoL history, Canyon was the driving force behind DWG Kia's World Championship triumph in 2020, where he was picked as the Finals MVP.

He also won four LCK titles throughout his career.

3. Bengi (Bae Seong-woong)

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Team: Retired
World Champion: 2013, 2015, 2016

Bengi once played as a jungler for T1 (formerly SK Telecom T1), where he also served as a head coach for more than three years.

Bengi played a crucial role in three of T1’s four World Championship titles, providing strong jungle control and enabling Faker to carry games.

His understanding of the game and ability to adapt to different metas cemented his spot in every list of the best LoL players of all time.

2. Uzi (Jian Zi-Hao)

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Team: Inactive 
World Champion: No

Uzi rose to prominence as one of the most mechanically skilled ADCs in the world.

He played for various Chinese teams but is most notably associated with RNG. Despite never winning a World Championship, Uzi consistently showcased exceptional gameplay and carried his teams to multiple World Finals.

The Undisputed #1 - Faker (Lee Sang-hyeok)

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Team: T1 (formerly SK Telecom T1)
World Champion: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2023

Faker made his debut in professional League of Legends in 2013 with SK Telecom T1 and has been part of the organization since then.

He quickly gained attention for his exceptional mechanical skills, game sense, and versatility in the mid-lane.

Faker has won four World Championships and numerous domestic titles in Korea. His superiority earned him the nickname "The Unkillable Demon King".

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Best LoL Players: Honorable Mentions

Ranking the ten best LoL players of all time is no easy feat and several other figures deserve recognition too.

All five legends of the Summoner’s Rift from the following list could be placed in the official Top 10 ranking.

Dyrus (Marcus Hill)

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Team: Retired
World Champion: No

Dyrus was a veteran top laner for Team SoloMid (TSM).

He became known for his consistency and reliability, often playing tanky champions to soak up damage for his team.

Dyrus won multiple NA LCS titles with TSM and represented North America at international events.

He was admired for his dedication to the game and his humble personality.

Rookie (Song Eui-jin)

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Team: Ninjas in Pyjamas
World Champion: 2018

Rookie is a South Korean mid-laner who has achieved success in both the Chinese and Korean professional scenes.

He was a powerhouse in 2018, helping Invictus Gaming win the World Championship. Rookie is known for his aggressive laning phase, exceptional mechanics, and ability to carry games on a variety of champions.

Caps (Rasmus Winther)

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Team: G2 Esports
World Champion: No

Caps is a Danish mid-laner known for his aggressive play style and mechanical abilities.

He is often regarded as one of the most successful European players and has won multiple LEC titles with G2 and Fnatic.

His greatest achievement in esports was finishing 2nd in the 2019 edition of the World Championship with G2.

ShowMaker (Heo Su)

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Team: Dplus KIA
World Champion: 2020

ShowMaker is a South Korean mid-laner known for his mechanical prowess and versatility.

He played a major role in DAMWON Gaming’s triumph at Worlds 2020 and also won multiple LCK titles throughout the years.

ShowMaker's ability to play a wide range of champions at a high level has made him an elite mid-laner in the LCK and on the international stage.

Ruler (Park Jae-hyuk)

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Team: JD Gaming
World Champion: 2017

Ruler is a South Korean ADC known for his consistent performances and perfect positioning in team fights.

He was a cornerstone of Gen.G for several years, helping them achieve success in the LCK and at international events.

He was part of Samsung Galaxy’s star roster that won the 2017 World Championship.

Conclusion

If we take ten dedicated fans of the game and ask them to pick their Top 10, we will undoubtedly receive ten completely different lists of the best LoL players.

With over a decade of competitive play and dozens of players who made a considerable impact, any such list will be debatable.

There is only one position on this list that is impenetrable.

Faker took the crown in 2013 and has ruled as the undisputed superstar of the game since then.

With four world titles in his trophy cabinet, he will remain the GOAT for years to come.

Fortunately for us, the fans, League of Legends is not going anywhere.

And maybe, just maybe, one day Faker will no longer be considered the best League of Legends player of all time.

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