[TOP 10] LOL Best Teams in the World 2019

LOL Best Teams

As the League of Legends 2019 World Championship comes closer and closer, the competition between teams is getting fiercer. The 2019 Worlds will start in 2 October and will be held for a month. The championship stage is Europe this time and teams are getting ready for it.

As we all wait for this event with high expectations, let's see what teams are holding the higher places in the global ranking right now. This list is all about the Top 10 in the world currently so if you want to root for a team, one of these teams is a good choice.

 

10. J Team

J Team came to be at April 19, 2016, after JY Entertainment acquired the then famous Taipei Assassins. So this is team is fairly new but its entire roster is veterans from Season 2. That is why they are a force to be reckoned with from Taiwan.

Team Roster:

  • Rest – Top Laner
  • Hana – Jungler
  • REFRA1N – Jungler
  • FoFo – Mid Laner
  • Lilv – Bot Laner
  • Koala – Support

Former:

  • Breaker (Left in 2019/06/03)
  • Ysera (Left in 2019/02/25 and joined ahq e-Sports Club)
  • Alex (Left in 2018/06/06 and joined FunPlus phoenix)
  • Woody (Left in 2018/06/06 and joined J Team 2)
  • Jay (Retired in 2017/11/12)
  • Morning (Left in 2017/11/12 and joined Flash Wolves)
  • REFRA1N (Left in 2017/11/12 and joined Flash Wolves and Rejoined in 2019/03/18)
  • BeBe (Became a Streamer in 2017/08/28)
  • Achie (Became an Analyst in 2017/05/25)
  • RLun (Left in 2017/03/11 and joined ahq Fighter)
  • Jcain (Left in 2017/03/11 and joined HK Attitude Mage)

Top 3 major achievements:

- LMS 2019 Spring Games third place -> Prize Pool of 300,000 Taiwan New Dollars, Qualified to playoffs

- LMS 2019 Summer Games first place -> Prize Pool of 300,000 Taiwan New Dollars, Qualified to playoffs

- LMS 2018 Summer Playoffs third place -> Prize Pool of 2,700,000 Taiwan New Dollars

 

9. Top E-Sports

Top Esports is a newly established team, they were formerly known as Topsports Gaming but even then nothing much was known about them aside from their players.

Team Roster:

  • 369 – Top laner
  • Xx – Jungler
  • Knight9 – Mid Laner
  • LokeN – Bot Laner
  • Ben – Support
  • Moyu – Sub/Top
  • Aki – Sub/Jung
  • QiuQiu –  Sub/Sup

Former:

  • Cat – Wu Yao (Became a Caster in 2019/05/23)

Top 3 major achievements:

- LPL 2019 Summer second place

- Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS second place

 

8. Griffin

Established in November 2016 as NOT BAD, then changed their name to Griffin in January 2017, this Korean team is not to be underestimated. Their start was not that great, with their young roster. They lost the Spring Split in 2017, despite their new 2 junglers. After that, they started to rise, even nearly beating SKT T1. They gained international attention entered 2018 with a good morale. They are still kicking the scene, despite lowering the expectations placed on them

Team Roster:

  • Doran  – Top Laner
  • Sword – Top Laner
  • Tarzan – Jungler
  • Chovy – Mid Laner
  • Viper – Bot Laner
  • Lehends – Support
  • Kabbie – Sub/Sup

Former:

  • Plex (Left in 2019/05/23 and joined LNG Esports)
  • Newt (Left in 2018/05/30 and joined LGD Gaming)
  • Gankster (Left in 2018/04/15 and joined LGD Gaming)
  • Force (Left in 2018/01/17)
  • Greed (Left in 2017/06/02)
  • Bin (Left in 2017/06/02)
  • Build ( Left the team and became a coach in 2017/06/02)
  • Shield (Left in 2017/05/04 and joined Crest Gaming Act)

Top 3 major achievements:

- LCK 2019 Spring first place -> Prize Pool of 275,000,000 Korean Won, Qualified to playoffs

- Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS first place

- LCK 2019 Summer first place -> Prize Pool of 275,000,000 Korean Won, Qualified to playoffs

 

7. DAMWON Gaming

Established in 2017 after acquiring the roster of MiraGe Gaming, DAMWON Gaming quickly rose among the ranks. They kept a steady pace after CK 2018 Spring games and they are still kicking it!

Team Roster:

  • Nuguri – Top Laner
  • Canyon – Jungler
  • ShowMaker – Mid Laner
  • Nuclear – Bot Laner
  • BeryL – Support
  • Flame – Sub/Top
  • Punch – Sub/Jung
  • Aries – Sub/Bot
  • Hoit – Sub/Sup

Former:

  • Alive (Left in 2018/06/13 and joined Pars eSports)
  • Crush (Left in 2018/06/05 and joined Dark Passage)
  • Veritas (Left in 2018/04/08 and joined VSG)
  • Iron (Left in 2018/01/17 and joined Ever8 Winners)
  • Parang (Left in 2017/11/19 and joined ES Sharks)
  • CooN (Left in 2017/09/10 and joined Team Afro)
  • Try (Left in 2017/09/10 and joined Moss Seven Club)

Top 3 major achievements:

- KeSPA Cup 2018 third and fourth place draw with KT Rolster -> Prize Pool of 100,000,000 Korean Won

- Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS first place

- LCK 2019 Summer second place -> Prize Pool of 275,000,000 Korean Won, Qualified to playoffs

 

6. Royal Never Giveup

LPL counterpart of the Chinese Star Horn Royal Club, Royal Never Give Up also bears the badge of SHRC. Formed in 2015 and started on their official journey on the professional scene in 2016, RNG was on a slope for the better part of 2018 but they are starting to rise up again this year.

Team Roster:

  • Langx – Top Laner
  • Karsa – Jungler
  • Xiaohu – Mid Laner
  • Uzi – Bot laner
  • Ming – Support
  • Amazing J – Sub/Top
  • LoveZrr – Sub/Top
  • Wink – Sub/Bot

Former:

  • MIxg (Retired in 2019/07/16)
  • Zz1tai (Retired in 2018/12/28 and rejoined the team in 2019/03/21 and leaving again in 2019/05/28)
  • S1xu (Left in 2019/05/28 and joined Royal Club)
  • Cryin (Left in 2019/05/28 and joined Royal Club)
  • Letme (Retired in 2019/05/22)
  • Tianci (Left in 2019/02/27)
  • Able (Left in 2018/12/30 and joined Royal Club)

Top 3 major achievements:

- 2018 Mid Season Invitational first place -> Prize Pool of $1,370,520

- Demacia Cup 2018 Summer first place -> Prize Pool of 500,000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi

- LPL 2018 Summer Playoffs first place -> 3,500,000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi

 

5. Team Liquid

Team Liquid started off as a Starcraft: Brood War team in 2010 in Netherlands, but they merged with Team Curse (not Curse Gaming) in January 2015 and took a step into LoL. They inherited team Curse's spot in the LCS back in 2015 and it was smooth sailing since then.

Team Roster:

  • Impact – Top Laner
  • Xmithie – Jungler
  • Jensen – Mid Laner
  • Doublelift – Bot Laner
  • CoreJJ – Support
  • TF Blade – Sub/Top

Former:

  • Olleh (Left in 2018/11/27 and joined Golden Guardians)
  • Pobelter (left in 2018/11/19 and joined FlyQuest)
  • Mickey (left in 2018/01/03 and joined Team Liquid Academy)
  • Goldenglue (Left in 2017/12/18 and joined Cloud9 Academy)
  • Cody Sun (Left in 2017/12/15 and joined 100 Thieves)
  • Dardoch (Left in 2017/12/06 and joined Echo Fox)
  • Matt (Left in 2017/12/03 and joined Golden Guardians)
  • Lourlo (Left in 2017/12/01 and joined Golden Guardians)

Top 3 major achievements:

- NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs first place -> Prize Pool of $200,000 and Qualified to Worlds 2018

 - LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs first place -> Prize Pool of $200,000

- MSI 2019 main Event second place -> Prize Pool of $225,000

 

4. Fnatic

This is the team that started all. A true legend in the league. Taking their first step into the rift in March 14, 2011, Fnatic sent ripples across the scene since then. They won the first world championship and got stronger over the years.

Team Roster:

  • Bwipo – Top Laner
  • Broxah – Jungler
  • MagiFelix – Mid Laner
  • Nemesis – Mid Laner
  • Rekkles – Bot Laner
  • Hylissang – Support
  • Dan – Sub/Jung

Former:

  • xPeke (Left in 2014/12/05 and established Origen)
  • sOAZ (Left in 2018/11/22 and joined Misfits Gaming)
  • Cyanide (Left in 2014/12/05 and joined Origen)
  • Huni (Left in 2015/11/23 and joined Immortals)
  • YellOwStaR (Retired in 2016/10/19)

Top 3 major achievements:

- Season 1 World Champions

- LEC 2019 Spring Playoffs third place -> Prize Pool of €200,000

- Rift Rivals 2019 NA-EU first place

 

3. G2 Esports

Formerly known as Gamers2, G2 Esports is founded in Spain. They started their operations under this name in 2016 and they have plenty of experience under their belt.

Team Roster:

  • Wunder – Top Laner
  • Jankos – Jungler
  • Caps – Mid Laner
  • Perkz – Bot Laner
  • Mikyx – Support
  • Thebaus – Sub/Top
  • promisq – Sub/Sup

Former:

  • Sacre (Left in 2019/01/09 and joined SK Gaming Prime)
  • Hjarnan (Left in 2018/12/05 and joined Ad Hoc Gaming)
  • Wadid (Left in 2018/11/29 and joined Rogue)
  • Send0o (Left in 2018/01/08 and joined G2 Vodafone)
  • Hoang (Left in 2017/12/19 and joined ÇİLEKLER)
  • Zven (Left in 2017/11/29 and joined Team SoloMid)

Top 3 major achievements:

- Worlds 2018 Main Event tied for third place with Cloud9 -> Prize Pool of $6,127,500

- LEC 2019 Spring Playoffs first place -> Prize Pool of €200,000

- 2019 mid-Season Invitational Main Event first place -> Prize Pool of $225,000

 

2. SK Telecom T1

Founded in 2012, this Korean powerhouse is still plows through their foes. SKT T1 houses many legendary figures in its roster and has 3 championship belts.

Team Roster:

  • Khan – Top Laner
  • Clid – Jungler
  • Faker – Mid Laner
  • Teddy – Bot Laner
  • Effort – Support
  • Mata – Support
  • Crazy – Sub/Top
  • Haru – Sub/Jung
  • Gori – Sub/Mid
  • Leo – Sub/Bot

Former:

  • Huni (Left in 2017/11/24 and joined Echo Fox)
  • Bengi (Left in 2016/11/28 and joined Vici Gaming)
  • Impact (Left in 2014/12/19 and joined Impulse Gaming)
  • Thal (Left in 2018/11/19 and joined Hanwha Life Esports)
  • Untara (Left in 2018/11/19 and joined 1907 Fenerbahçe)

Top 3 major achievements:

- MSI 2019 Main Event tied for third place -> Prize Pool of $225,000

- LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs first place -> Prize Pool of 350,000,000 Korean Won

- Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS first place

 

1. FunPlus Phoenix

This Chinese team is founded in 2017 and is currently the number 1 team in the global rankings. Even though they have a short history, they are coming in strong.

Team Roster:

  • GimGoon – Top Laner
  • Tian – Jungler
  • Doinb – Mid Laner
  • Lwx – Bot Laner
  • Crisp – Support
  • Xinyi – Sub/Jung

Former:

  • Mingjing (Left in 2019/05/26 and joined FunPlus Phoenix Blaze)
  • Alex (Left in 2019/01/13 and joined ahq e-Sports Club)
  • Cepted (Left in 2018/12/21 and joined FunPlus Phoenix Blaze)
  • Xiaoqi (Left in 2018/12/17 and joined FunPlus Phoenix Blaze)
  • Y (Left in 2018/12/17 and joined FunPlus Phoenix Blaze)

Top 3 major achievements:

- LPL Spring Playoffs third place -> Prize Pool of 3,500,000 Chinese Yuan Renminbi

- Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS second place

- LPL 2019 Summer first place -> Playoff qualification

 

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