Worlds 2020: Rating and Ranking the Best ADC Players

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We break down the best ADC players that you will see at Worlds 2020.

10. Quin “Raes” Korebrits (Legacy Esports) – 79 OVR

Raes is probably Legacy’s biggest carry on the team and someone I think is going to get a lot more attention from LCS/LEC teams after Worlds ends. In 2020, he posted a ridiculous 4.51 aKDA, largely based off the fact that he only averaged 1.4 deaths per game during the OPL regular split. He’s also a solid laner and outputs among the highest damage (596.9 aDPM) in his role.

The two major downsides to his game are 1) his resource reliance and 2) his champion pool. Despite the fact that he puts up massive damage numbers, his damage-to-gold ratio is only 1.29, which is good but not spectacular. It’s largely due to the fact that he averaged 27-28% gold share, which is above-average for his role.

As for his champion pool, he has largely played three champions in 2020 – Aphelios, Ezreal, and Miss Fortune. While it’s possible that those champions will be okay at Worlds 2020, they have fallen out of the meta considerably in summer. He has tried to pick up some of the more meta supports like Caitlyn, Senna, and Ashe, but so far the results have been underwhelming (though his Senna is quite strong).

9. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (Fnatic) – 80 OVR

Fnatic’s long-time superstar in the bot lane has been known for safer, off-meta picks in the past, but this year he seems to have found his groove playing Senna. In 16 games, he has a 75% win rate on the champion and an 8.00 KDA. However, while he has had some success on other champions like Miss Fortune and Jhin, his team’s win rate on those non-Senna picks is quite bad.

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His damage output, as you would expect, is a bit lower than most (454.5 aDPM), but the problem is that he still demands a lot of resources relative to that low damage (422.7 aGPM). He has a high KDA, yes (4.34 aKDA) but he needs to be willing to give up some resources when he’s playing these utility picks, or convert that gold to damage.

8. Wong “Unified” Chun Kit (PSG Talon) – 80 OVR

Sure, he’s putting up huge numbers in a weaker region, but Unified has been so far above those other ADC players in the PCS you have to wonder if he can hold his own at Worlds. With a 5.60 aKDA, a 75.3% kill participation during the regular season, and averaging a 12 CS lead over opponents at 15 minutes, Unified was top of the class in the PCS.

The only real flaws you can hold against Unified are his damage (538.4 aDPM, which is slightly below the ADC average) and that he seems very attached to his Aphelios pick. However, he has been picking up Senna recently as well, showing a lot of quality play on this champion. Unfortunately, outside of those two champions his performances have been mediocre.

7. Lee “Archer” Keun-hee (V3 Esports) – 80 OVR

Another ADC who made his name dominating a lower-tier league, Archer has been an even more dominant laner (yes, against weaker competition) than Unified. His regular season gold/CS/experience differentials at 15 were  +448/+10/+225, but in the playoffs (against stronger competition, presumably) he elevated his laning even more to +662g/+13 CS/+147 XP at 15 minutes. No, I don’t expect that he will be able to do that well against better ADCs that he’ll face in this tournament, but I think it’s more likely that he won’t get embarrassed either.

While he is also strongly-attached to Aphelios, the rest of his champion pool is very workable for the Worlds meta. He’s quite strong on Senna, but he has good results on picks like Ashe and Kalista as well.

6. Edward “Tactical” Ra (Team Liquid) – 80 OVR

Of all the storylines I’m excited to see play out at Worlds 2020, getting to see Tactical face international competition is high on my list. In my opinion, he’s been Team Liquid’s best, or second-best, player in the Summer Split, living up to and then eclipsing the role left behind by Doublelift.

Where Tactical really shines, for me, is his damage output. His 592.8 aDPM is among the highest in the world and he doesn’t demand a ton of resources (449.8 aGPM) to do it. His laning stats are good, if unspectacular, and he did a great job in limiting deaths to 1.2 per game. For a rookie, that is usually a skill that doesn’t come immediately so it’s great to see Tactical is able to balance playing safe but also making sure he’s doing damage.