The Top League of Legends Players To Watch In 2019

By LoL Smurfs

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The Top League of Legends Players To Watch In 2019

There is no doubt League of Legends is the king of eSports. With a huge online presence and various tournaments throughout the year, LoL is one very competitive game.

Just like any other sport out there, fans always want to know who the best players are at any given moment. With new players coming and going every season, keeping up to date with the top League of Legends players can be hard.

Luckily, we’ve done all the research for you and have compiled a list of the top LoL players in 2019. Featuring some familiar faces you’ve seen before and some not so familiar ones, our list only has the best of the best.

Picking the top 10 players was a fairly hard task but arranging them in order was almost impossible. That’s why we’ve decided to leave the list in no particular order. If you’re looking for some pro players to watch and improve your skills then look no further, these are the guys you need to be studying.

Bjergsen

Bjergsen

  • Age: 22
  • Role: Mid
  • Current team: TSM
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 11th

Starting our list of the top League of Legends players is Søren Bjerg, also known as Bjergsen in game. This 22 year old Dane has been playing LoL for years and has established himself as one of the best mid laners in the game. With a highly popular Twitch stream attracting tens of thousands of viewers and competing in all the top tournaments around the world, there’s no denying he’s a top player. Currently playing for TSM, Bjergsen is certainly a fan favorite and attracts a lot of attention at major eSporting events. When he’s not on the rift owning it up, he works with several advertisers to promote various brands such as Gillette and is quickly becoming the face of eSports.

xPeke

Xpeke

  • Age: 25
  • Role: Support
  • Current team: Origen
  • Worlds 2017 finish: N/A

If you’ve been following League of Legends since it began back in 2009, then xPeke should ring a bell. Not only was he a member of the first ever team to win the Season 1 World Championship back in 2011. A true veteran of LoL, he’s most remembered for his incredible backdoor play many years ago when he managed to ninja the nexus while the enemy team was distracted. Since then, xPeke has played various roles including mid lane, support, AD and coach for his team Origen. Not only does this show that he’s still got the skills, but he’s also incredibly adaptive and can play any role. Just like Bjergsen, xPeke also has a Gillette advert which means he’s definitely made it in the eSports scene. If you want to learn how to backdoor your opponents, then learn from the master himself.

Faker

Faker

  • Age: 21
  • Role: Mid
  • Current team: SKT1
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 2nd

How could we make a top League of Legends player list without mentioning THE Faker. If you’ve never heard of the guy, then you must have been hiding under a rock for the past several years. Not only is he the most successful League of Legends player ever, but he’s also the most popular. With 3 World Championships under his belt and an army of fans, Faker is like the Messi of eSports.

Wherever he goes, everyone wants to watch his amazing plays and watch him destroy as many players as possible. Having been in the same team for nearly 4 years, Faker is looking to add another World Championship title to his collection in 2019. If you want to pick up some new tips and tricks, then we suggest studying everything Faker does.

Uzi

Uzi

  • Age: 20
  • Role: AD
  • Current team: Royal Never Give Up
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 3rd

Next up on our top League of Legends players list is Uzi, arguably the best ADC out there at the moment. Not only did he score one of the highest kills per game at the 2017 World Championships, but he also scored the second highest CS per minute score. Having been at his current team Royal Never Give Up for over 2 years, Uzi has really managed to show off his skills and has gained extraordinary popularity with fans. Unfortunately, Uzi has had troubles with a recurring shoulder injury and is likely to consider returning within the next few years. However, for now, he’s easily in the top 2 ADCs out there and will continue to dominate for as long as he can.

Doublelift

Doublelift

  • Age: 24
  • Role: ADC
  • Current team: Team Liquid
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 11th

If you’re a big fan of eSports and LoL teams, then the chances are you’ve had Doublelift on your team at some point. Having been in 6 years over his 7 year career, Doublelift is known by many and is often regarded as the best ADC in NA. With his tactical plays and mastery of ADC champions, Doublelift has carried many teams to the finish line. Currently, Doublelift is on loan to Team Liquid who didn’t compete in the 2017 Worlds. However, his real team TSM, are one of the top NA teams and recently finished 11th while he was competing. With an aggressive playstyle that can often intimidate other players, Doublelift certainly deserves a mention on our list.

Bang

Bang

  • Age: 21
  • Role: ADC
  • Current team: SKT1
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 2nd

Following on from ADC’s, here’s another ADC that has dominated the game over the past few years. Bang, aka Bae Jun-sik has been performing at the top level of League of Legends for the past 4 years. A member of SKT1, Bang has been in the winning lineup for the past several years securing himself three 1st place wins and one 2nd place. With so much experience competing at a top level, its clear Bang is a top player. His stats might not be as good as Uzi’s, but in his defense, he has won 3 World Championships so he must be doing something right! In fact, in his past 10 tournaments the lowest he’s finished was in 2nd place. If that’s not impressive, then let’s remind you that his real name is Bae.

Peanut

Peanut

  • Age: 20
  • Role: Jungler
  • Current team: Longzhu Gaming
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 2th

The only Jungler on this list, Peanut is an exceptionally talented player who has played for various big name teams in the past. From ROX Tigers to SKT1 and now Longzhu Gaming, Peanut has plenty of experience competing at the highest level in LoL. Having reached Challenger several times with his own personal accounts, it’s clear Peanut is not just a one-hit wonder. At 20 years old, he’s still in the early stages of his career and is likely to be a name to watch out for over the next few years.

GorillA

Gorilla

  • Age: 23
  • Role: Support
  • Current team: Longzhu Gaming
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 5th

A top performing player, especially over the last few years, is GorillA, also known as Kang Beom-hyeon. Known for playing support for various teams including ROX Tigers and Longzhu Gaming, GorillA has consistently finished in the top places for many major eSports tournaments. Last year in 2017 his team Longzhu Gaming finished 5th after having a streak of wins against other teams. With his defensive playstyle and protective plays, GorillA is a great support player to pick up some interesting tips and tricks to use in your own games.

Adpo

Adpo

  • Age: 25
  • Role: Mid
  • Current team: N/A
  • Worlds 2017 finish: N/A

An interesting choice for our list, Apdo is not exactly the most popular or heard of LoL player out there, but his skills never cease to amaze. Unlike many other players on this list, Adpo made his name and career from elo boosting accounts to Challenger in game. As stated by him in early 2014 he decided not to join any pro teams as he made more money boosting and it was less stressful.

For many fans out there, he is often regarded as the second best mid laner behind Faker and a better player overall. This is mainly because he is an all-rounder and can play any role to a Challenger standard. During his career, Adpo won a competition by getting an account from Bronze to Challenger in less than a month. He claimed a $161,000 prize (which is most than many pro eSports players make) while also boosting other players accounts. Nowadays he can be found still boosting players accounts for ridiculous sums of money. There’s a good chance you might even see him on the rift!

Rekkles

Rekkles

  • Age: 21
  • Role: ADC
  • Current team: Fnatic
  • Worlds 2017 finish: 7th

Last but not least on our top League of Legends players list is Rekkles. Often referred to as “the most handsome eSports player”, Rekkles has had an impressive career with his team Fnatic, and there’s still more to come. Playing primarily in the bot lane as an ADC, Rekkles has competed in various major league tournaments finishing 7th in his most recent one. With his aggressive play style, Rekkles continually achieves impressive metrics in his tournaments and battled against Uzi in the Championships to claim the number 1 spot. Although he did beat Uzi on several key gold metrics, he finished considerably lower down. Still, he’s a top ADC and is extremely popular with fans.

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