With the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational behind us, it’s time for a new League of Legends player ranking.
After the first competitive international tournament of the year, the LoL player ranking has changed a lot. It’s no surprise that the finalists from Royal Never Give Up and DWG KIA are now at the absolute top of the table. Prior to the tournament, DWG KIA was the team to dominate the player ranking and that hasn’t changed. What has changed is the fact that all RNG players are right behind, challenging the top 5.
DWG KIA dominates top 5, Xiaohu right behind
Despite losing the MSI final to RNG, the players from DWG KIA are dominating the player ranking. This is mainly due to how high they were ranked before the tournament while remaining strong and only losing out to RNG. With each DWG KIA player taking a spot in the top 5, it seems that the upcoming split will continue to be dominated by the reigning world champions in the rankings. RNG players are right behind, ready to strike if DWG KIA gets off to a slow start in the LCK.
It’s a surprise that DWG KIA bot laner Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun takes the first-place spot over mid laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su. This happens after a fairly bloody MSI performance from Ghost, where the marksmen had a lot to say in each game. The meta enabled Ghost to harvest plenty of kills.
The ranking is very close in the top 10 as all players have recently competed in the most important match of the year so far. The top 10 will likely diversify again when the summer split starts and other teams enter the stage again. For now, DWG KIA and RNG get their chance to defend the rankings by getting off to a great start in their respective regions.
Cloud9 Perkz is the highest-ranked Western player
The highest-ranked Western player is Cloud9 mid laner Luka “Perkz” Perković, who is ranked just outside the top 10. The Croatian superstar has been ranked highly since his time on G2 Esports and hasn’t dropped too far from the top rankings after MSI. Even though Cloud9 didn’t have its best performance at MSI, there is still hope that Perkz can compete at the top again.
The highest LEC player in the rankings is MAD Lions bot laner Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság, who had a solid showing at MSI. Even though MAD Lions was knocked out in the semifinals, MAD Lions proved that Europe can compete internationally without G2 or Fnatic being its representatives. Prior to the event, MAD Lions’ players were ranked fairly low on the player ranking, but they are now all starting to climb.