Top Five Top Laners To LoL World Championships
Posted 6th October 2018 By: Derpina    212 Views
Esports News – They say teamwork makes the dream possible in esports, but it’s equally important to recognize the individual talents and skills a player has contributed—especially now that we are so close at the League of Legends World Championship. With the tournament approaching, one must break down the rosters and observe the best players at the most crucial position to make accurate predictions when the time comes. In this case, we have the Top Laners.
KT Rolster – Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho
23-year old Smeb made his competitive debut at the IEM Season VII-World Championship under the South Korean team Incredible Miracle 1. He wasn’t particularly popular in his early days, but Smeb climbed from the bottom to the top of the rankings to establish a name for himself as one of the greatest Top Laners in the game. He is now the team captain of KT Rolster, and the one who’s responsible for bagging the championship title at LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs.
Afreeca Freecs – Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
At first, Kiin was only a replacement for Afreeca Freecs’ Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan. He quickly exceeded the expectations of the audience and his team when he was assigned as the Top Laner in the draft. His impressive team fight strategies when using Ornn and Gnar makes a crucial part for Afreeca Freecs’ defensive strategies. Interestingly, Kiin also naturally excels on being a Carry when he uses Quinn.
Invictus Gaming – Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok
TheShy was a part of other famous teams in LoL before joining Invictus Gaming as Top Laner. He was a member of the Rebels Anarchy in 2014, and he later joined Team We. Within his stay at Invictus Gaming’s roster, his potentials were revealed. It is now evident that TheShy’s aggressive laning and skirmishing ultimately helps the team to gain an early advantage in most situations. Like Kiin, TheShy is also gifted at Carry roles.
100 Thieves – Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho
Ssumday was a former member of KT Rolster when he was still representing his home country. When he moved to North America with little to no understanding of English, 100 Thieves kept him as a Top Laner. It’s safe to say that Ssumday was responsible for 100 Thieves’ victory at the inaugural split where they won a tie-breaker against Echo Fox to earn first place for the regular season. Despite his team still running as an underdog, Ssumday is still one of the best Top Laners in the world.
Royal Never Give Up – Yan “Letme” Jun-Ze
Royals Never Give Up made a lot of roster changes last year and halfway through 2018. They were forced to choose between bringing LetMe or Liu “Zz1tai” Zhi-Hao to the Worlds. The team chose Letme as most Chinese fans believe that his playstyle as a Top Laner naturally drags opponents to his skill level. According to analysts, he’s also incredibly difficult to stabilize in lane no matter how aggressive his opponents are.