Worlds 2020: Rating and Ranking the Best ADC Players

Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games.
Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games. /
5 of 5
Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games.
Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games. /

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

5. Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng (Suning) – 81 OVR

In his rookie split in the LPL, huanfeng has shown that he can go toe-to-toe with the best AD Carries in the best region in the world. None of his stats are particularly mind-blowing (and, in fact, his laning is below-average) but that’s to be expected for a young player in his first season going up against some of the best players in the world.

In terms of champion pool, he does not have a ton of games on the meta picks like Ashe, Caitlyn, Jhin, and Senna. However, those are among his most successful picks in terms of team win rate and KDA. I have no doubt huanfeng will be able to adapt to the meta at Worlds and show that he is a rising star in professional League of Legends.

4. Lee “LokeN” Dong-wook (JD Gaming) – 84 OVR

In his return to JD Gaming, LokeN has finally made it to the world stage, with his first career international appearance in his five-year career. LokeN is an absolute monster on his signature Ezreal pick (13.12 KDA, 76% win rate), but he has also shown that he is willing to play the meta picks like Ashe, Kalista, and Caitlyn. The only one of those picks that he hasn’t balled-out on is Ashe, with just a 3.92 KDA and 59% win rate.

Stat-wise, LokeN isn’t particularly impressive in either his damage output or ability to play without resources (which is why he has a damage-to-gold ratio of 1.19 on the year). However, he did average over a kill per game more than the average ADC player and had a kill share over 28%.

3. Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun (JD Gaming) – 85 OVR

In our LGD preview I did note that Kramer’s champion pool should be a point of strength for the team in the play-in round. Not only is he able to play meta picks like Ashe, Jhin, and Senna at a high level, he also has his fall-back pick in Ezreal, his most-played champion in 2020.

Stat-wise, Kramer doesn’t really leap off the page in any aspect except for his damage output (597 aDPM), which doesn’t come at a high resource cost (432.7 aGPM giving him a 1.38 damage-to-gold ratio). The one real knock you can make against Kramer is that his laning stats are not great, but that’s largely due to the fact that his support, Mark, is constantly roaming and the fact that the LPL has a lot of good AD Carries.

2. Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo (Top Esports) – 88 OVR

Case-in-point, JackeyLove, the former World Champion with Invictus Gaming who has not lost a step with his new team. As a member of Top Esports, JackeyLove posted a disgusting 725.0 aDPM, by far the highest damage output by an ADC at Worlds 2020. Although his resource needs were higher than most AD Carries, the damage output made it worth it. JackeyLove ended the year with a 1.62 damage-to-gold ratio, the highest of any player in the world.

As far as champion pools go, the only real knock we have on JackeyLove is that he cannot (or does not) play Senna. He’s only played a single game on the Redeemer in 2020. That said, his champion pool includes the other meta picks like Ashe and Caitlyn, with Ezreal as a standard final option.

1. Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (Gen.G) – 92 OVR

The best ADC in the world has to be Gen.G’s Ruler. Although his damage output is not quite as high as JackeyLove’s (670.8 aDPM) it’s among the highest in the world. That high damage makes up for his reliance on resources (481.8 aGPM) giving him a still-high damage-to-gold ratio of 1.39.

Where Ruler truly shines, though is in his laning. In the LCK regular season, he averaged +564 gold, +12 CS, and +435 experience differentials at 15 minutes, which would be incredibly impressive for anyone around the world. But then, incredibly, in the LCK playoffs he improved those laning stats to +1237 gold, +24 CS, and +716 experience advantages at 15.

20 champions that dominate pro play but suck in solo queue. dark. Next

Unsurprisingly, as a high-resource/high-damage ADC, Ruler’s champion pool is largely dominated by Ezreal, Miss Fortune, Kalista, and Aphelios, but that doesn’t mean he’s not capable of playing the utility supports. In 2020 he played 17 games on Ashe with an 83% win rate and played 13 games on Senna with a 63% win rate. He had a KDA over 7.00 on both picks.

In short, Ruler is the most well-rounded AD Carry that fans will see in 2020 along with being the bot laner most deserving of having resources funnelled to him. Although Gen.G isn’t expected to make a huge run at Worlds 2020, watching Ruler is going to be a highlight of the tournament.