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League of Legends Champion Power Rankings

The 2021 League of Legends Earth Championship group stage is halfway through, and it’south come with plenty of shake ups and surprises already. The League of Legends Pro League and League of Legends Champions Korea are cruising through groups while Due north America and Europe struggled tremendously in the kickoff round robin.

At that place are still four days of games left, which leaves plenty of fourth dimension for underperforming teams to plow things around and those in the lead to stumble. Here are Upcomer’s updated Worlds 2021 power rankings based off of Grouping Stage performance.

1.  DWG KIA (LCK 1st seed)

DWG KIA competes at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Provided by Joosep Martinson for Riot Games

The defending champions and 2021 Mid-Flavour Invitational runner ups accept come into Worlds afire. Kim “Khan” Dong-ha has improved drastically and Heo “ShowMaker” Su is still deathless. They’re unstoppable.

— Parkes “Parqueso” Ousley

2.  Edward Gaming (LPL 1st seed)

Edward Gaming at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Republic of iceland. | Provided by Liu Yi Cun for Riot Games

The LPL first seed has proven that snagging the bays this summertime was no fluke. Zhao “Jiejie” Li-Jie, in particular, is putting on a stellar operation.

— Ousley

3. Royal Never Surrender (LPL third seed)

Imperial Never Give up prepares to compete at the League of Legends World Championship grouping stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Lance Skundrich for Riot Games

The 2021 MSI champions haven’t quite reached their peak, but they’re all the same strong enough to get 3-0 in the commencement round-robin.

— Ousley

iv.  T1 (LCK 3rd seed)

T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok poses at the League of Legends World Championship grouping phase features 24-hour interval on October 7, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Lance Skundrich for Anarchism Games

T1 have seen unexpected improvement from their jungler then far. Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon was a bit placidity this summertime, but he’s really stepping up when it matters.

— Ousley

5.  LNG (LPL 4th seed)

LNG Esports takes a bow on stage after a victory match at the League of Legends World Championship grouping stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Joosep Martinson for Anarchism Games

LNG’due south topside has impressed all tournament long. Information technology’s a pleasant surprise to run into them acquit their momentum from play-ins into groups. I’m sure it besides helps that MAD and TL are underperforming.

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— Nick “Asher” Ray

vi. FunPlus Phoenix (LPL 2nd seed)

FunPlus Phoenix competes at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Joosep Martinson for Anarchism Games

Yes, FPX oasis’t looked near as sharp every bit nosotros know they can be in the grouping stage, only where have we seen this before? It was the aforementioned story in 2019, and they ended up walking away with the trophy. Let’s just run into Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang on more impactful picks.

— Ray

7.  Gen.M (LCK 2d seed)

Gen.G’s Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee competes at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on October xiii, 2021 in Reykjavik, Republic of iceland. | Provided by Michal Konkol for Riot Games

Equally League of Legends Champions Korea caster Maurits “Chronicler” Jan Meeusen put it in our concluding ability rankings, “Gen.1000 is going to exercise the most Gen.Thousand thing possible by making everyone upset past stomping their group and then non doing anything else in the tournament.”

— Ray

8.  PSG Talon (PCS 1st seed)

PSG Talon huddles subsequently winning their match at the League of Legends Earth Championship group stage on October thirteen, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland | Provided by Joosep Martinson for Anarchism Games

In my Choice’ems, I called out PSG as a team that could very realistically advance to superlative eight, and they’re doing only that. PSG support Ling “Kaiwing” Kai Wing
is confident that they can make a statement
at Worlds 2021. They also haven’t moved a spot from our initial Worlds 2021 rankings.

— Ray

9.  Hanwha Life Esports (LCK 4th seed)

Hanwha Life Esports’ Kim ÒDeftÓ Hyuk-kyu poses at the League of Legends World Championship group stage Features Day on Oct 9, 2021 in Reykjavik, Republic of iceland. | Provided by Lance Skundrich for Anarchism Games

While Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon hasn’t necessarily been bad, every bit the team’south engine and ane of the world’due south all-time, he will need to take his play (in-lane and beyond the map) to the next level if he wants to brand his third straight worlds knockout stage.

— Tyler “Fionn” Erzberger

x.  Rogue (LEC 3rd seed)

Rogue’south Steven “Hans sama” Liv gestures a thumbs up at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on Oct 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided past Michal Konkol for Anarchism Games

There take been few amend Ad carries this event than Rogue’s Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, the French marksman being i of the few silvery linings so far for non merely Rogue just the entire Western region.

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— Fionn

11.  Team Liquid (LCS 2nd seed)

Team Liquid’s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen competes at the League of Legends World Title group phase on October thirteen, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Michal Konkol for Anarchism Games)

After their game versus MAD, they looked like contenders. After their match with LNG, they looked similar they didn’t belong in Iceland. Later on their match with Gen.Grand, I don’t know what to retrieve anymore.

— Fionn

12.  100 Thieves (LCS 1st seed)

100 Thieves walks on phase to compete at the League of Legends World Championship group stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Republic of iceland. | Provided past Michal Konkol for Anarchism Games

We’re withal waiting to see what position substitute player Lil Nas X plays and when he’ll brand his Worlds 2021 debut.

 — Fionn

13.  MAD Lions (LEC 1st seed)

MAD Lions at the League of Legends World Title group stage on Oct 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Republic of iceland. | Provided past Joosep Martinson for Riot Games

The biggest contender for biggest disappointment of Worlds 2021. Heading into Worlds, they were the hope of the European union. Fifty-fifty though they are 1-2, the group is nevertheless up for grabs, but fourth dimension is running out.

 — Warren Younger

xiv.  Cloud9 (LCS third seed)

Cloud9 competes at the League of Legends Earth Championship group stage on Oct 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Joosep Martinson for Riot Games

This team is a mess. Although they were able to stick around in their game against FunPlus Phoenix, they accept non shown any consistency.

 — Younger

15.  DetonatioN FocusMe (LJL 1st seed)

DetonatioN FocusMe poses at the League of Legends Globe Championship grouping stage features mean solar day on October 8, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Lance Skundrich for Riot Games

The Wildcard darlings of Worlds 2021. DetonatioN FocusMe are simply happy to be here, simply they are definitely able to play spoiler in Week 2.

 — Younger

xvi.  Fnatic (LEC 2nd seed)

Fnatic’s Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau reacts at the League of Legends World Championship grouping stage on October 13, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. | Provided by Joosep Martinson for Riot Games

Yeah. Their very close back and forth game against PSG Talon makes y’all wonder what could have been if they had Elias “Upset” Lipp been at that place instead of their untested rookie, Louis “Bean” Schmitz (who hasn’t been that bad really).

— Younger

Source: https://upcomer.com/lol-2021-world-championship-top-16-power-rankings