10 pro gamer fans must watch
LCK, the Korean professional league League of Legends, begins the spring playoffs on March 23. Other parts of the world will soon follow, with the Spring Qualifiers in Europe beginning on March 25 with Rogue and Misfits competing in the first round.
The winners of the Spring Championship in each region will be able to participate in the second biggest event of the year: the Mid Season Invitational. There will be many amazing players vying for this title, and fans should keep a very close eye on a few players in particular. These players are some of the best in their region and also have interesting playoff storylines.
Park “Viper” Do-Hyeon is the current reigning EDG World Champion’s bot laner. He is best known for his incredible mechanical performance on Aphelios and Esoteric protagonist, Jinx.
Prior to last year, Viper had never secured a championship trophy despite his overwhelming talent. When asked in an interview what a first place trophy would mean to him, Viper told interviewer Ashley Kang, “Maybe the knot in my heart will finally be undone.” Viper becoming both regional champion and world champion in 2021, he now faces a new challenge: to defend his status as first.
Former top laner Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami made some noise last season after quickly rising through the ranks of North American players and helping his team Cloud9 to a top 8 finish at the League of Legends World Championships.
This season, Fudge swapped roles in the mid lane and quickly overpowered champions like Esoteric’genius inventor, Viktor, and the cunning fox, Ahri. Even after the surprising departure of Cloud9 superstar head coach Nick “LS” De Cesare, Fudge and C9 have continued to be one of the two most dominant teams in North America and will likely battle against their rival Team Liquid for a spot at MSI.
Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik is the current top laner of G2 Esports, the team with the most domestic titles in European history and the only MSI champion in Europe. After team leader Perkz left, G2 failed to make it to an international event in 2021.
Since then, the team has hired lane dominating player Broken Blade, named after Riven, a character so beloved that many want her to be the star of the next big one. League series after Esoteric. Broken Blade’s top lane carry style is new for a team that traditionally focused on mid lane and bot lane and BB is looking to carry his team to another championship.
Damwon Kia’s star jungler failed to bring his team back to back world titles in 2021, after being knocked out in Game 5 by Viper and EDG. After former world champions Damwon changed all team members apart from Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and Heo “Showmaker” Su, the team is considered by most to be the third best team in Korea.
Canyon still plays at star player level in most games, and the spring playoffs will be his chance to prove that he and star mid-laner Showmaker are still threats to win the world championship. For fans who want to follow him, Canyon’s only social media account is a private Instagram account, but he’s been known to stream on his Tic.
When most people think of supporting champions in League of Legends, their thoughts go out to cute enchanters like Seraphine and Yuumi. However, Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov is a support player who specializes in map terror with engage and hook supports like Rakan, Pyke, and Blitzcrank.
Fnatic, Hyli’s longtime team, has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years and Hylissang’s play has seen him contend for Spring Split Most Valuable Player. The player is famous for being one of the trickiest and most annoying support players to face in the game, and any support player could learn a lot from Hylissang’s constant map pressure.
Jeong “Chovy” Ji-Hoon is the definition of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” He was part of incredibly talented teams over the years and always put in strong individual performances even when his teams were weaker, but never won a national or international championship.
After playing in what was perhaps the weakest team ever in 2021, Chovy joined the immensely talented Gen.G Gaming in hopes of finally claiming his first trophy. It remains to be seen if the mid laner who has made his mark by farming nearly every opponent he faces eventually gets his first title shot, but it’s Chovy’s best chance in many splits.
Often considered the best or second best player in North American history (and one of the best Zilean players in the world), Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg is a six-time LCS Championship winner. The biggest downside to his career is that despite numerous world championship appearances, Bjergsen never reached the quarter-finals.
After leaving the team, he spent his entire career as a player and a single year as a coach with TSM, Bjergsen transitioned from coaching to superteam NA Team Liquid. Alongside superstars like Bwipo and CoreJJ, the famous mid laner is looking to win his seventh national title and make some noise at the world championships for the first time.
Victory Five mid-laner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin is considered by most to be one of the top five players to ever play League of Legends. After winning a World Championship with Chinese super-team Invictus Gaming and a semi-final appearance the following year, Rookie has gone through many struggles with the team and now plays for Victory Five.
Alongside V5 star support ppgod and jungler Karsa, Rookie and V5 earned a high seed ahead of the LPL Qualifiers. Rookie’s potential return to the international scene is very possible this season, and invested fans should definitely watch the LPL playoff games to see how far the V5 can go.
Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao is described by most as the best bot lane sniper to ever do so. Best known for his Vayne, MSI Champion and two-time World Finalist Uzi retired due to health issues. However, Uzi is now back with a new team in Bilibili Gaming.
Uzi’s time at Bilibili has been mixed so far, with the team close to a 50% winning record towards the end of the season. Uzi has shown that his incredible mechanical talent hasn’t faded in his absence, but the team has a lot of work to do if they are to make it to MSI. Still, the return of one of the greatest snipers in gaming history is something fans need to keep an eye out for. Uzi doesn’t have an active Twitter or Instagram account for fans to follow, but they can still catch him in post-game interviews to find out more about him.
The undisputed greatest player in League of Legends history is Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Faker has won three World Championships, 2 MSI Trophies, nine National Championships in Korea, and has placed in the top four at World Championships a total of six times throughout his career.
Despite all his history in the game, it’s almost impossible to believe that Faker is currently probably the best mid laner in the world. Faker’s team, T1, recently broke the record for most consecutive LCK wins (a record Faker himself originally set.) As the undefeated T1 head to the playoffs , Faker hopes to go to MSI again and win his tenth national title at the same time. and sixth international championship.
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