The group stage World Championship of League of Legends (LoL) 2019 starts in the early hours of 13th October. In all, 16 teams will be in contention for the most prestigious title in Riot Games’ MOBA competitive landscape. So this puts some pressure on the stars of the game stand out individually and propel their team to the title. Here are four players to keep an eye on at the Worlds group stage.
Marcin “Jankos”, jungler of G2 Esports, has adjusted himself well to the latest meta of League of Legends. The Polish jungler starred in the team’s dominating campaigns this year, and was crowned champion of both regional splits: Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and Rift Rivals. So if he wins the World Cup, Jankos and his teammates will have won all the official championships they played in 2019.
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The player was named the regular season MVP of the second split of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). Among his main virtues include his incredible playmaking skills and unpredictable strategy. The G2 Esports starting lineup boasts excellent athletes like former Fnatic mid laner Rasmus ”Caps” and ADC Luka ‘Perkz’. The European organization is definitely a favorite to win the Worlds title.
Considered by many to be the best League of Legends player of all time, Lee ”Faker” will compete in his fifth edition of World Championship. The mid laner led the restructuring of the South Korean team that has lost strength in recent years and in 2018 missed out on both international tournaments. In 2019, the SKT star is back and ready to make a difference.
SK텔레콤이 세계적인 미디어·엔터테인먼트 그룹 컴캐스트와 함께 글로벌 e스포츠 전문 기업을 정식 설립했습니다. 합작 회사명은 양사 이니셜과 구단명을 결합한 ‘SK telecom CS T1’입니다.
— SK telecom Co., Ltd. (@SKtelecom) October 11, 2019
Faker was the core element of his team in the victorious campaigns of the past. Now the middle shares the spotlight with: Jungler Kim “Clid” and ADC Park “Teddy”. The LCK 2019 trio is keen to lift its fourth world championship title.
Royal Never Give Up’s reign in China was interrupted by Kim “Doinb”’s team, FunPlus Phoenix,. The South Korean mid laner has won the latest edition of League of Legends Pro League (LPL), and was named the MVP of the regular season in the first split. These achievements make him one of the most prominent athletes today. The star of the Chinese organization love to play for the team and doesn’t hesitate to make bold decisions in the mid lane.
Experienced in the competitive landscape, Doinb hit rock bottom on several occasions and even thought of retiring. Yet he managed to make a successful recovery will finally play his first World Cup. The statistics of the player are impressive: In the second split of the LPL, he was the mid laner with the best KDA in the regular season (5.43).
One of the most consistent players of all time, Peter ” Doublelift ” arrives once again on the World’s stage. The Team Liquid ADC led the US organization to its fourth LCS title and won his seventh domestic career title this year. Liquid has surprised the world by reaching the MSI 2019 finals, and should be a force to be reckoned with a Worlds.