Reddit votes on the best players at the 2016 World Championship

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Check out what Reddit had to say about the best players at the 2016 World Championship.

League of Legends becomes stronger each and every year, and there’s no doubt that the competition at this year’s Worlds will be better than ever before.

With so much talent at one event, one question keeps coming up: who are the best players at the 2016 World Championship? It’s such a subjective topic, but that’s what makes it fun to debate.

On Reddit yesterday, someone created polls to see who the community thinks are the five best players at every position at Worlds. Surprisingly, it gained a lot of traction and brought in a ton of votes.

Obviously, the results are to be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s still interesting to see what people are thinking heading into the event.


1. Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho

2. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong

3. Lee “Duke” Ho-Seong

4. Jang “Looper” Hyeong-seok

5. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell

What sticks out immediately is that the North American fans may have been too generous with their voting. Impact was dominant down the stretch in the NA LCS, but do people actually think he is the second-best top laner in the entire world right now? It doesn’t seem likely. Also, Hauntzer being in the top five is almost laughable. He’s a fine player, but putting him ahead of players like Chen “Ziv” Yi and Lee “CuVee” Seong-jin doesn’t feel good at all.


1. Ming “Clearlove” Kai

2. Yoon “Peanut” Wang-ho

3. Kang-yoon “Trick” Kim

4. Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong

5. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen

Jungle might be the most stacked position at Worlds this year, so it’s completely acceptable to have an entirely different list.

Similar to the previous rankings, it seems like the TSM fans simply couldn’t help themselves. Svenskeren was great in the NA LCS this summer, but he isn’t a top five player at his position at Worlds.

Where’s the love for Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan?

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1. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok

2. Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg

3. Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen

4. Lee “Crown” Min-ho

5. Lee “Kuro” Seo-haeng

Surprisingly, mid might be the weakest position at Worlds this year. It’s actually kind of sad, because it’s always the position people think of whenever they want to see incredible matchups.

There’s no denying that the top two are Faker and Bjergsen, and it really doesn’t matter what order the next few are in (Jensen’s probably a bit too high, though). However, here we go again with the disrespect towards LMS players — Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang needs to be higher. That’s OK, though, people will learn once the event starts.


1. Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu

2. Bae “Bang” Jun-sik

3. Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao

4. Peter “Doublelift” Peng

5. Kim “PraY” Jong-in

If you don’t think jungle is the most stacked position, it’s because you think ADC is — and you’re probably right. Seriously, just look at the amount of amazing ADCs at this event. Players like Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou didn’t make the top five, and it would be really hard to argue that any of the other five players should be taken out. The position is just stupid stacked this year.


1. Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon

2. Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong

3. Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan

4. Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black

5. Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez

There’s not much to complain about here as support isn’t too questionable this year. It’s relieving to see that the TSM fans didn’t get too delusional with the voting.

What do your rankings look like?

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