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Professional League of Legends teams are practicing hard for the upcoming World Championship on September 25. These teams represent several regions throughout the world, and only one will come out on the top. As Worlds gets closer, players are rushing to rank up on the Chinese super server, where they SoloQ their way to the top. The highest-ranking League of Legends players on these Chinese leaderboards are some of the best performers in the league. Is this foreshadowing what’s to come? Or will they find it a struggle to stand up against their Worlds opponents?
Streamer and Fan Translator Hina shared a screencap of the League of Legends leaderboards in China. The top ten performers include players from Fnatic, Team Liquid, Rogue, G2 Esports, and Rainbow7. Team Liquid is placed in the Play-Ins stage along with R7, a team from a non-major region, the LLA.
I will rest my voice and not stream today, but here are the TOP 10 foreign LoL pro players ranked on the Chinese super server. No one is Challenger yet, the required LP at the moment for Challenger is about 480 LP, so soon someone will hit it! #Worlds2020 pic.twitter.com/VZeF5roxSD
— Hina陽菜 (@LnlyHikikomori) September 14, 2020
Rushing to get to the top
It’s no shock that players like G2’s Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Team Liquid’s Summer Split MVP Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in made it to the top. They’re both high-ranking players of the LEC’s top teams. Additionally, CoreJJ climbed to the top with his duo, Team Liquid’s bot laner Edward “Tactical” Ra. The ones at the bottom of the list are R7’s Jungler Brandon “Josedeodo” Villegas and Support Facundo “Shadow” Cuello. They were also the first players to reach such a high rank only a few days after arriving in China.
To keep fans in the loop, most of these players have streamed their games or shared their post-game results on Twitter. Fnatic’s Jungler Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek recently shared his promotion to Grandmaster after countless hours of gaming.
And now my headset just exploded with the sound of promotion -.- pic.twitter.com/zm7rciuCde
— selfmade (@selfmade_LoL) September 12, 2020
Getting to the top ranks of China’s super servers is a pretty important achievement to note when Worlds is right around the corner. It may be foreshadowing how these players may perform for their future games come September 25. Unfortunately, Team Liquid is going to need to try hard to reach the other NA teams FlyQuest and TSM. It seems like they may have luck on their side with a history of winning first place throughout several seasons. This will be R7’s first time facing other regions at Worlds. They’ll be able to show their sharpened skills on the stage during tomorrow’s Draw Show.
Do you think R7 can push past Play-Ins considering how strong their Support and Jungler is? What do you think about Rogue and their other two players who aren’t on the League of Legends Chinese super server leaderboards? Let us know in the comments below or head to the Daily Esports Forums to share your thoughts!