Nuguri takes top spot from ShowMaker in LoL player rankings

Christian Vejvad • February 5, 17:15

The League of Legends player rankings are back for the second update of 2021. A lot has changed in just two weeks, so here’s how the best players in the world rank.

The first player ranking of the year had DWG KIA mid laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su at the top, but he has since then been dethroned by his former teammate, Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon. Further down the list are some new faces in the top 10, mainly with players from EDward Gaming, which is currently sitting at the top of the LPL. 

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Nuguri tops the ranking and pushes ShowMaker down

The most important change is obviously found at the top. The newly signed FunPlus Phoenix top laner Nuguri has crawled up three spots since the last update. Just two weeks ago, the superstar top laner was placed fourth on the list. But with great results with FPX recently, Nuguri is now considered the best player in the world according to the rankings. 

The change means that ShowMaker has been pushed down to second place on the rankings after DWG KIA lost an unexpected match to Fredit BRION in the LCK. DWG KIA and ShowMaker have since then bounced back, giving ShowMaker a chance to reclaim his throne in future ranking updates. 

EDward Gaming enters the ranking with Scout and Meiko

Other players that have taken a big jump since the last ranking are EDward Gaming’s mid laner Lee “Scout” Ye-chan and support Tian “Meiko” Ye. The two players have been a big part of EDward Gaming’s recent success, currently sitting alone at the top of the LPL with a perfect 6-0 record. 

Together with the rest of the team, Scout and Meiko have found their old form back and are looking to win the 2021 LPL Spring Split trophy. This is being rewarded with spots in the top 10, but with a solid chance that the EDG duo will continue to climb the rankings. For now, it’s hard to predict who will be the first team to take down EDG in the LPL. 

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Caps crawls his way into top 10 as only European

The top 10 is currently dominated by players from China and South Korea, but G2 Esports’ mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther has still snuck his way into the top 10 as number eight. The Danish mid laner wasn’t present in the first ranking of the year, but the LEC’s return has seen him jump right back to the top. 

G2 is currently sitting at second place in the LEC, one game behind the undefeated Rogue. Despite the single loss for G2 Esports, Caps is looking to pull off another great split as the most dominant mid laner in Europe. The player rankings will change more over the next few weeks as the spring split continues in all major regions. 

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