League of Legends: The 50 Greatest LCS players of the 2010s

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40. Matthew “Deftly” Chen

It’s unexpected to see Deftly on this list, but let’s not forget that Deftly led the LCS in KDA and kills in Summer 2018. He also finished top 10 in both categories in the spring of 2019, despite instability in his lane and on his team. The fact that he has never made an All-Pro team during his career is quite surprising given his statistical resume.

39. Jang “Keane” Lae-young

Keane was never one of those dominant mid laners in the LCS, but he was always at least serviceable and well-known for his unique picks like pre-rework Urgot mid. He finished in the top 10 in Player of the Week accolades twice in his three-year career, and was third-team All-Pro in Summer 2015. He could easily end up back on the LCS stage in the future.

38. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell

Known largely for being a steady performer in the top lane for those dominant TSM teams in 2016-2017, Hauntzer was a first-team All-Pro in Summer 2016 and Spring 2017. He remains one of the best top laners in North America today, he continues to be a stalwart for a rebuilding Golden Guardians team.

37. Marcus “Dyrus” Hill

The lead counselor of Camp Toplane, Dyrus was the rock of top lane for most of TSMs early years. In three of his six splits from 2013 to 2016, Dyrus was among the players with the fewest deaths per game. He is also one of two players that qualified for each of the first five World Championships, a streak that ended when he retired from competitive play.

36. Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen

It might seem blasphemous to rate the reigning LCS MVP this low, but Svenskeren really hasn’t been an incredibly accomplished player prior to 2019. Spring 2017 was the only other split in which he finished in the top ten for LCS players in terms of weekly MVP awards. He has made four All-Pro teams, but 2019 was actually the first time he made it on the first-team (he twice made he second-team in Spring 2019 and Summer 2016, when he was the only member of TSM not to make the first-team All-Pro).