Greatest LCS Players of All Time
The LCS comprises all the teams from North America that take part in the annual League of Legends World Championships.
Ever since the popularity of online gaming began to spread like a wildfire across the globe, North America has churned out some truly amazing talent.
As such, questions regarding who the best player is, are not only difficult to answer but usually end in heated arguments among passionate fans. Nevertheless, the question was put to the vote and the results were published.
A Decade of Great Performances
LCS has been going strong for ten years now and to mark such a historic achievement, game developers Riot teamed up with LCS to honor some of the names that have made it possible to come so far.
A round-up of the best of the best, as it were, was put to the vote and some of the game's most famous players made the cut. The online ballot was held between the14th and the17th of August, 2022.
There are no surprises concerning the inclusion of some of the well-known names. An example is Jeong “Impact” Eon-young, who besides being one of the greatest top laners to play the game, also has the silverware in his cabinet to back it up. He is joined by Yiliang “Peter” Peng in the same category.
When it comes to the title of best mid-laner, it surely belongs to Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg whose exploits are legendary among those who follow the game.
The Complete List
The full list not only included the names we mentioned above, but also some other great players who have achieved so much for the LCS over the past 10 years. A total of ten players made the final cut, and they are:
While every name on that list surely deserves to be there, it was important to come up with an overall winner. That distinction went to Bjergsen, who was closely followed by Doublelift as runner-up and Impact in the third position.
Choosing the “GOAT”
The choice of who is the greatest of all time is purely subjective, especially in such a complex game as LoL, where even seemingly small contributions can have a massive impact on the overall results.
In the end, it was Bjergsen's six titles and four MVP awards that proved too good to ignore, especially considering that his form never wavered even when playing internationally.
If it wasn't going to be him the Doublelift would have walked away with the spoils. He has managed to rack up an impressive 11 titles throughout his career. However, during that time, Doublelift has only been awarded the MVP award once, with Bjergsen regularly out-performing him.
Some Great Talent on the LCS Roster
The key takeaway from this year’s vote was a sudden realization of the wealth of talent that has graced the LCS over the past decade. With the level of competition continuously improving every year, one can only wonder what the next decade will bring.