[Top 15] LoL Best Support Players In The World Right Now

League of Legends Best Support Players
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Are you a support main? Are you struggling to learn new ways to support your team? Are you worried that you have no one to lock up to and learn more about your role? Well, worry not because this list is all about the best top 15 League of Legends professional support players.

Some of these players have won countless tournaments, some maybe even retired from the game, some are still active today but one thing is for certain. They left their mark as the best support players League of Legends could offer. Let’s get into the list of why these players are some of the best supports out there!

15. Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun

Probably the best TEKKEN 7 players as well.

Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun was born and raised in South Korea. IgNar quickly found a knack for the support role and decided to main it. Not long after that, he found himself in the professional scene of League of Legends.

He was a member of the legendary team “Misfits Gaming” that almost beat SKT T1 at the Worlds 2021 but at a sad turn of events they lost. IgNar quickly established his name as the aggressive support player he is, saving his ADC’s in the nick of time and turning the tide of the battle.

He mainly plays tanky champions but from time to time you can see him playing an enchanter. Interesting facts about IgNar is that he owns a Pomeranian named Holiday, he enjoys watching anime and reading manga in his spare time and enjoys playing other games such as Dark Souls 3, TEKKEN 7, and so on. He’s currently playing for a team called “Evil Geniuses”. 

How badass is this player? - This guy will dive into the heat of battle to save his ADC or teammates risking his life but by some miracle, he comes out alive. Some of the champions that he enjoys playing are Leona, Rakan, and Pantheon. On rare occasions, you might find him on Lulu. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun achieved second place in the LCS Summer 2020 Tournament playing in a team called “FlyQuest” earning a total of 50,000$ 

Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun highlights:


14. Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh 

Sword Art Online is a gucci anime.

Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh comes straight out of the country of Taiwan. When we are talking about legendary players this guy always comes to mind with his legendary play in Worlds 2015. That play left a mark on the world that is still remembered today.

SwordArt is currently playing as a support for the team called “TSM” but he reached second place in Worlds 2020 with a team called “Sunning”. His nickname SwordArt comes from the anime called “Sword Art Online” which is a very popular anime and a Gucci one. I recommend that you watch it if you haven’t. 

He is the first LMS/PCS player to play in North America LCS and he signed a contract for TSM for 6 million dollars for two years believed to be the highest contract for a professional player in North America. Those are some interesting facts for ya about “SwordArt”. 

How badass is this player? - He had the nickname “She She” because he was a Cassiopeia mid-main before starting his professional career as support. Talk about role switching huh. Some of the support champions we can see SwordArt playing are Tahm Kench, Thresh, Leona, and Nautilus. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Achieved second place in the Worlds 2020 Tournament playing in a team called “Sunning” which earned him and his team 389,375$

Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh highlights: 


13. Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming

Mingala dingala.

Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming was born and raised in China and is currently on the team “Royal Never Give Up” or better known as “RNG”. He was trained by one of the best ADC players of all time called “Uzi”.

Yes, the legendary player Uzi was this guy’s mentor and he could always keep up with Uzi’s aggressive playstyle. Despite that Ming showed a great role in the team and showed that he’s someone not to be messed with.

Because of the health issues that Uzi had RNG would resort to having stand-ins for their ADC role but no matter who was the stand-in Ming always managed to bring out the best in them. Ming’s nickname comes from his real-life second name which is Ming. I mean anyone could have known that if they read it but yeah it’s there!

How badass is this player? - No matter which ADC was with him, Ming always managed to stand out and show his true skill and potential. Most of the time he’d carry the bot lane without an issue and he’d bring the best out of his ADC. Some of the support champions he plays are Thresh and Bard. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming achieved first place with his team RNG in the Mid-Season Invitational 2021 earning a whopping total of 75,000$. 

Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming highlights:

Unfortunately, this professional player does not have a Twitter account but you can find occasional updates on his team Twitter account https://twitter.com/RNG

12. Aleksandr “SaNTaS” Lifeshin

This guy is like Santa for League of Legends!

Aleksandr “SaNTaS” Lifeshin comes straight from the Russian region of League of Legends. That’s a dark place to be in, trust me I’ve gone there once and I never went back. Stay away from it.

But that region did give us this gem of a support player. Although he doesn’t play any of the flashy champions instead he’s the person who dies the least amount per game. His champion pool mainly consists of tanky champions.

Also, he did something many League of Legends community probably won’t do is that he got married! We can wish this guy a happy life and to continue giving us his support plays we always want to see! He’s currently playing on a team called “Unicorns of Love” 

How badass is this player? - He tanks the most amount of damage and plays on a relatively aggressive team but yet he dies the least amount of times. Now, low elo scrubs take notes from this guy, please! Some of the champions he likes to play are Blitzcrank, Thresh, Braum, and Tahm Kench. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

He achieved first place with his team “Unicorns of Love” in the Major LCS Spring 2021 Tournament earning 26,452$. 

Aleksandr “SaNTaS” Lifeshin highlights: 

It’s a sad day today as this player does not have a Twitter account but you can find occasional updates on him here! 


11. Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle

The player that made other people switch to the ADC role.

Mihael “Mikyx'' Mehle comes straight from the Slavic country of Slovenia. Mikyx's rise to professional League of Legends shook the whole bottom lane in normal matches and on the professional scene. He is a support player for the team called “G2''.

When it comes to supporting his ADC this guy does not joke around. Even when PerkZ made his controversial switch to the bottom lane he wanted Mikyx as his support and boom then history happened. This guy can play anything from tanky support to support that will lock you in place until your very soul fades away. His champion pool is quite diverse, you might say. He proved that he alone can enhance his ADC’s capabilities no matter who it is.

Interesting facts about Mikyx are that his favorite TV show is the “Game Of Thrones”, favorite anime shows are “Code Geass” and “Hunter x Hunter”. This guy is a connoisseur of good series and TV shows. He should give some recommendations to the League of Legends community on what they should watch. 

How badass is this player? - He is the sole reason that PerkZ switched roles to an ADC from a mid laner. I mean that in itself is badass enough. Champions that he uses to support people are Morgana, Rakan, Thresh, and our favorite child yeeter Bard. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

He won first place with his team “G2” in the LEC Summer 2020 Tournament earning a whopping total of 94,724$. 

Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle highlights: 


10. Hong  “MadLife” Min-gi

He's called MadLife because he's mad at life.

Hong "MadLife” Min-gi was born and raised in South Korea. He’s one of those players that solidified his legacy in the history books as soon as he touched League of Legends. He brought innovation to the support role.

Taking the role from a passive playstyle to a more aggressive and flashy outplay kinda thing. You can constantly catch this guy landing and hitting more skill shots than you ever will in your life playing this game. He is most known for his Thresh and Blitzcrank hooks which he can land almost perfectly 99% of the time but many people forget that he’s one of the people who brought mage champions as *cough cough* “supports” such as Zyra and Lux. 

He had the nickname “Machine” for his dead expression when playing the game and his favorite champion being Blitzkrank. He was awarded the best support player in 2012 at the Korean eSports Awards and he is known for his stylish and aesthetic champion plays. Which looks smooth every time he touches anything. He is sadly currently retired. Those are some interesting facts about MadLife! 

How badass is this player? - He is the sole inventor of people playing mage “supports” such as Zyra, Brand, and Lux that we see today and he is known for having a really wide champion pool. Some of his favorite champions that he likes to play are Sona, Alistar, Zyra, Lux, Blitzcracnk, Thresh, and the list goes on! 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

He got first place with his team “Gold Coin United” in the NA CS Summer 2017 earning a total of 10,000$. 

Hong “MadLife” Min-gi highlights:


9. Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun 

Monki uuu aaa.

Kang “GorillA'' Beom-hyun is another South Korean professional support player that is sadly retired but before he left he cemented himself into the history books to be remembered! He graces his ADC’s with his mechanical skills and he’s there to make his team proud and happy with his plays!

Not only that but he was the one who brought Miss Fortune support to the summoner’s rift. The reason for such an unexpected pick was to counter-pick the Zyra on the enemy team! So if you ever see a Miss Fortune support again in your matches know that this guy was the inventor.

Not only is he good at the game but this fella is humble and respectful to everyone he meets! It’s nice to see that he didn’t grow an ego just because he’s insane at the game! He is also known for being the best Lulu and Thresh player in South Korea while also making sure to have a really wide champion pool for any occasion. Those are some facts about our support player GorillA. 

How badass is this player? - Not only did he invent the Miss Fortune support but he also revived and showed people that Janna is top-tier support. His champion pool is wide enough for me to list almost every single champion but I’ll name a few such as Tresh, Lulu, Miss Fortune, and Janna.

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Won second place in the Mid-Season Invitational 2018 playing with his team “Kingzone DragonX” earning a total of 267,251$. 

Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun highlights: 


8. Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in 

Zero to hero player!

Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in was born in South Korea. This guy had a role transition from ADC to support. After having a horrible year in the NA LCS as an ADC main he moved back to South Korea where he was picked up by another team and that’s where his career as a support main started.

He has had multiple championships under his belt and after transitioning to the support role he won a World Championship. You could say he had that zero to hero thing. He was the MVP at LCS 2019 and 2020 summer Championship, was the 2 time LCS Champion back to back, and won the World Championship!

He is another professional player that god married back in 2020 and his nickname is romanized from Korean! He is currently playing for a team called “Team Liquid”. 

How badass is this player? - He won 2 LCS Tournaments back to back without a problem and later on went to win a World Championship. He also had a rough start with his career but after the lane switch his career kicked off to the moon! Some of the champions that he plays are Zyra, Rakan, Tahm Kench, Janna, and Lulu. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

He won the Worlds 2017 in a team called “Samsung Galaxy” earning 1,723,722$ shekels!! That is just insane!

Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in highlights: 


7. Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song

His plays are crispy.

Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song was born and raised in China. Crisp like his nickname says he gives us some nice crispy plays where the crowd goes wild! He’s the king of counter picks if someone picks a mage he will pick an engage support and so on.

He will look out for what the team needs the most in the mid and late game. Crisp is currently playing for “FunPlus Phoenix'' or “FPX” for short, he’s a great fit for that team as the ADC in FPX loves to play immobile ADCs such as Varus and Aphelios.

His former nickname was Lqs as the first three initials for his name but later he changed it to Crisp as we know it today. He is known for his hooks on champions such as Thresh and Nautilus and he is in a good friendship with Clearlove as those two could be seen playing duos on stream! 

How badass is this player? - Can hook you between the smallest cracks on the summoners rift or between minions. You’re never safe from his hooks! Some of the champions he loves to play are Thresh, Nautilus but can be seen playing almost anyone if the team needs it! He is the counter pick master after all. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song with his team FunPlus Phoenix won first place in the Worlds 2019 Championship earning 834,375$! 

Liu “Crisp” Qing-Song highlights: 

Unfortunate news but Crisp does not have a Twitter account so I will link the team he plays https://twitter.com/FPX_Esports?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7...

6.  Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee

Worlds 2020 Winner!

Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee is a professional support player from South Korea. This is one of the most aggressive support players on this list. His playstyle fits well for the team he’s currently playing for which is “DAMWON Gaming” or “DWG KIA”.

BeryL prefers to play engage supports such as Rell, Nautilus, and Leona he prefers getting straight in your face and staying alive as much as possible.

Lately BeryL has been in peak form as he almost with his team won Worlds 2021 but unfortunately, he lost it to a team called “EDG” but there’s always hope for next year! BeryL is known for spending 7000$ on the game called “Genshin Impact” which just shows how much of a sigma male he is! While also asking Riot Games to make a Leona skin after his waifu from Princess Connect Re: Dive. I mean this guy is just an alpha male!

How badass is this player? - BeryL won Worlds 2020 and then went to spend 7000$ on Genshin Impact! I mean who else would do that except someone who’s a sigma male! Some of the champions he loves to play are Leona, Nautilus, and Rell. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Got second place in the Worlds 2021 Tournament playing on a team called “DAMWON Gaming” and earned 333,750$! 

Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee highlights: 

Sadly this player does not own a Twitter account so here’s his team’s Twitter where you can occasionally find updates on him! 


5. Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan 

Two Time World Championship Winner!

Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan comes straight from South Korea and he is a retired professional League of Legends support player! He used to play for the legendary team SKT T1 and was the most decorated support player on the list.

Even though he is retired he is still one of the best and deserves to be placed in the top 5. He certainly made an impact on the games when he used to play professional League of Legends as he went on to win two Worlds championships back to back. He went on to win Worlds 2015 and Worlds 2016! Which just blows my mind.

He used to have long fingernails as he thought it would give him an advantage while playing. He retired due to having many mental health issues. I hope he is doing great right now as the whole League of Legends community wishes him the best! 

How badass is this player? - He won two World championships back to back and two LCK tournaments back to back! This guy has so many belts under his belt it’s mind-blowing. Some of the champions that he used to play are Alistar, Nami, and Tahm Kench with a sparkle of Braum. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Won first place in the Worlds 2016 Tournament playing in a team called “SKT T1” earning 2,028,000$ 

Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan highlights: 


4. Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong

Strategy mastermind!

Cho “Mata'' Se-hyeong or better known as the mastermind or as the League of Legends community calls him “The Buddha of League”. He isn’t as popular as some other players on this list but he sure is relevant!

He played with some of the best ADC’s in the world and managed to keep up with them without a problem. He used to play for a team called “G2'' but later he retired from playing League of Legends but he is a coach now for a team called “Royal Never Give Up”.

His nickname comes from a football player called Juan Mata and he became so good with Thresh that people started comparing him to MadLife and the fans started saying “If MadLife is God then Mata is Budhha!”. 

How badass is this player? - He managed to keep up with the best ADC’s in the world and he managed to keep up with them. Later he went on to become a coach to a successful team named “RNG” or “Royal Never Give Up”. Some of the support champions that he used to play are Thresh, Blitz, and Zyra.

Major Tournament Achievements: 

He won first place in the LCK 2019 Tournament playing on a team called SKT T1 and earned 82,874$ 

Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong highlights: 

Another player that does not own a Twitter account so here’s the team that he coaches 


3. Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov

2,500+ assists as a support in the LEC.

A Bulgarian player named Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov is professional support for a team called “Fnatic”. He is traditionally referred to as “Hilly” by casters. Before joining the team called “Unicorns of Love” he was a mid laner but the team needed support so he switched and later out he found out that he quite liked it!

Before he was a mid-laner Hylissang used to play Orianna a lot and maybe just maybe he even took her as support sometimes. We will never know. He always selects Draven then Orianna in champion selection since his girlfriend’s name is “Dori”. Which is cute in my opinion.

Also nicknamed “The Professor” by the League of Legends Community and he managed to reach 2,500 assists as support in the LEC, 2019! He was one of the first people to do that. 

How badass is this player? - He switched roles just because his team needed it. Now that’s badass af to give up the most wanted role in the whole game for support. A casual League of Legends player would never do that. They'd probably write “Mid or feed”. Some of the champions that he plays are Leona, Thresh, Alistar, and Rakan. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov won second place in the Worlds 2018 Tournament playing with his team “Fnatic” earning 870,750$. 

Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov highlights: 


2. Ryu “Keria” Min-seok 

Loves to think outside the box.

Ryu “Keria” Min-seok was born in South Korea and he is the next support player for the team T1! He deserves this spot simply because he is not afraid to think outside the box and play even better than some carries on his team.

As an example of thinking outside the box, Keria will sometimes take Unsealed Spellbook to teleport to different lanes to help out his team and get them ahead, He’s always on the front lines for the meta. This guy follows the meta more than anyone in Iron or Bronze elo.

Not only that but his mechanics and skills allow him to play any support he wants and wishes. He can counter-pick you with any champion you can’t force this guy into a bad match-up. An interesting fact about Keria is that his favorite music genre is rap. A man of culture I like. 

How badass is this player? - Keria is an S-tier support player. He isn’t afraid to take off-meta picks even though he’s always at the front lines of any meta that comes up. He isn’t afraid to think outside of the box and he’s sometimes even better than his carries in his team. Some of the champions that he likes to play are Pyke, Braum, and Thresh but he loves to play all champions so yeah he will counter pick anyone he is up against. 

Major Tournament Achievements: 

Achieved third-fourth place in the Worlds 2021 Tournament with his team T1 earning 178,000$.

Ryu “Keria” Min-seok highlights: 


1. Tian ”Meiko” Ye

Winner of Worlds 2021 Championship.

Tian “Meiko'' Ye is a Chinese professional player or better known as the Worlds 2021 winner. He is the best support player in my opinion.

Not only has he shown his skills by winning the Worlds 2021 but he also knows how to make flashy plays and knows how to make the chat and crowd go wild. Meiko is the perfect combination of skill, pure and raw talent, experience, and decision-making skills. He is the perfect duo for bot lane and “EDward Gaming” couldn’t be happier to have him on their team.

Meiko is the main shot-caller and team captain for “EDward Gaming” and he is one of the first supports to reach 5000 assists in the LPL. Despite “EDward Gaming” going through many roster changes Meiko remained solidified as the main support for the team! 

How badass is this player? - Managed to stay on top of his game no matter who was his duo partner. Remained to show his skill, again and again, no matter what. Some of the champions he likes to play are Rakan, Lulu, and Leona. 

Major Tournament Achievements:

Tian “Meiko” Ye is the winner of the Worlds 2021 Tournament with his team “EDward Gaming” which earned him a total of 489,500 shekels!!

Tian “Meiko” Ye highlights: 

Sadly the best support player does not have a Twitter account so I shall link the team he plays with! 


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