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

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30. Danny “Shiphtur” Le

Now a popular streamer, it’s easy to forget that Shiphtur was one of the top players in the first few seasons of the NA LCS. The former Dignitas mid laner finished top 10 in kills three times during his career, including both splits of the 2014 Season. He also finished with the highest KDA of any player in the LCS that split.

29. Adrian “Adrian” Ma

He may not be nearly as well-known as some of the other supports on this list, but Adrian has been a staple in the support role since 2014. He bounced around a lot in his career, last year playing for Echo Fox. He made an All-Pro team every split from Summer 2015 through the end of 2016 including first-team All-Pro in Spring 2016, during which he lead the LCS in KDA.

28. Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin

It may be odd to place him on the list of greatest LCS players, given his World Championship performance as a member of SKT, but Piglet has actually played significantly longer in NA than Korea. Although his play has certainly declined as of late, back in 2015 and 2016, when he first arrived, Piglet dominated the LCS. He was a first-team All-Pro in the Summer of 2015 in which he was top three in KDA, GPM, kills, and deaths and then made another All-Pro team the following split.

27. Austin “Link” Shin

The long-time mid laner for CLG and author of the famous Donezo Manifesto, Link is often overlooked as one of the weak links (pardon the pun) that held back those great teams with Doublelift and Aphromoo from winning it all. However, Link finished in the top 10 of just about every statistical category during the 2014 and 2015 Seasons. Had he not retired, he could easily have become a constant All-Pro player.

26. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen

Santorin may be one of the most under-appreciated junglers in LCS history, going all the way back to his debut with TSM. Although he was maligned as a weak spot for those TSM teams, he actually finished top-three in KDA during both splits of the 2015 Season and even led the league in the fewest deaths in the summer. He’s had a resurgence last year as a member of FlyQuest, making two third-team All-Pros in Summer 2018 and Spring 2019.