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Faker #1 but who else?

The Best League of Legends Players of All Time

Of course number one is Faker but who else is on the list? | © Riot Games

League of Legends esports dominated in 2021 with peak viewership, and 2022 will likely go the same way. With T1 going 18-0 during the 2022 LCK Spring Split, Fnatic and G2 facing off in the LEC playoffs and Cloud9 looking like a force to be reckoned with in the LCS, it's bound to be a banger year. 

But today we're going to look back at the history of LoL esports and at some of the best players to have ever touched a mouse and keyboard. Who have been the most dominant and best players throughout the history of League of Legends esports? 


The Most Dominant Pro Players of All Time 

7. Rekkles - Karmine Corp

Rekkles started his career back in 2012 on Fnatic and has raked in over 2,000 kills in the EULCS and LEC. Not only that, but he has made it to the 2018 League of Legends World Championship finals and has multiple regional championships as well. 

G2 Rekkles
Rekkles now plays in the French LFL. | © Riot Games

In 2021 Rekkles played with G2, but failed to find results and decided to switch to the French LFL where he's been tearing up the league, gearing up for an appearance at the EU Masters representing his region. Will we see this star play in the LEC again? 

6. Smeb- Retired 

If we're going to talk about top lane dominance, then we have to talk about Smeb. This man in his prime was unstoppable. He's also the top lane kill leader in the LCK, making him one of the most dominant players in the world. 

KT Smeb
Smeb almost managed to take down the SKT T1 dynasty with ROX. | © Riot Games

Every EULCS fan of 2016 will remember Smeb playing Kennen. That flank lives rent-free in my mind to this day. With the ROX Tigers and later KT, Smeb almost managed to bring down the SKT T1 dynasty, cementing himself as one of the best players in the world. 

5. Perkz - Vitality

Perkz is the best western player on this list. He's accomplished more than any other western player, making it to the 2019 World Championship finals, winning MSI that same year and having both LEC and LCS titles. The only thing still missing is a Worlds skin. 

G2 Perkz
Perkz is honestly the king of the west. | © Riot Games

In 2022 Perkz made the move back to the LEC where he joined Vitality. Though the team hasn't performed up to par, they did make playoffs and could go far. Will we see them at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational

4. TheShy - Weibo Gaming

2022 saw the resurgence of TheShy. He's one of the most aggressive top laners to ever play the game and can either carry a game 1vs9 or feed, but it's that playstyle that has set TheShy apart from everyone else and has made him into one of the best players in the world. 

In 2022 he made the move to Weibo Gaming. | © Riot Games

TheShy has won Worlds in 2018, as well as the 2019 LPL playoffs. He makes it high up on our top 10 League of Legends pro players tier list due to his stellar communication, team fight effectiveness and overall mechanical aggression early & late game for his team.

3. Uzi - BiliBili Gaming

Does Uzi even need an introduction? He is the best bot laner to have ever played the game and sometimes we wonder what his stats would look like if he hadn't had to take a break due to illness halfway through 2020. How many kills would he have?

Uzi is one of the best ADC's of all time. | © Riot Games

In 2022, he has returned to the pro scene, joining BiliBili Gaming as their back-up ADC behind young talent Doggo who comes over from the PCS. He might just be the back-up, but his knowledge and game sense has helped BiliBili Gaming throughout the season. 

2. Rookie - Victory Five

The second-best player of all time has got to be the LPL's Rookie. The former iG mid laner joined Victory Five ahead of the 2022 season and if there is one thing you need to know about V5 it's that in Summer 2021 they went 0-16. Spring 2022? They top the standings and finished first in the LPL. 

iG Rookie
Do we even need to introduce this man? | © Riot Games

Now, do we even need to say more? Rookie has managed to help bring the worst team of the LPL to the top. He's also won multiple LPL seasons with iG before and the 2018 League of Legends World Championship. He's a mechanical monster with one of the biggest champions pools in the game. 

1. Faker - T1

Faker is just insane. This man started his career back in 2013 and has played on the same team since then. He's helped carry SKT T1 to 9 LCK championships, has won 3 World Championships and 2 Mid-Season Invitational titles. Just looking at his trophy case, you'll know he's the best player to have ever touched League of Legends. 

SKT T1 Faker
The best player in the world. Of course it's Faker. | © Riot Games

2022 has been another record-breaking year for Faker. T1 managed to go 18-0 in the Spring Split, with Faker pulling out signature picks like Ahri, LeBlanc and Azir left and right. He has been a dominant force throughout his career and it seems that he is back in form. How long can he continue to dominate LoL esports?