[Top 10] LOL Best ADC Players In The World Right Now

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With Worlds on the horizon for 2021, everyone is looking to see who the next big player in League of Legends is. Often seen as the carries of the team, the ADC player is a crucial role to fill for any team in Esports. So let’s jump in and see who’s making a big splash recently.

10. Johnsun

Johnsun shaking hands with fans

A recent edition to the FlyQuest Academy, Johnsun (real name: Johnson Nguyen) is an ADC carry from Canada with great potential. He first appeared in the minor tournament, the Tyler1 Championship series of Fall 2017. While his team didn’t win, he came back stronger than ever in 2019, getting the 3rd/4th spot in LCS Academy League and winning $4000 with his team, SoloMid Academy.

However, after changing teams twice, first to Dignitas and now to FlyQuest (Academy), things are ramping up for the up-and-coming player. 2021 has been a good year for Johnsun so far. In August of 2021, once again FlyQuest Academy took the 3rd/4th place position, getting another $4000 win.

Major Tournament Achievements: 

  • LCS Academy League 2019 – 3rd/4th ($4000)
  • LCS Academy League 2021 – 3rd /4th  ($4000)

Watch Johnsun here:

Johnsun - The Legendary ADCarry - [League of Legends]

Find his twitter here: @Johnsun_lol https://twitter.com/johnsun_lol

9. Archer 

Visual of Archer in his V3 Esports gear

Archer, previously known for his work in V3 Esports, is now playing bot lane for Isurus. Archer has had amazing success in League of Legends pro play. Archer (real name: Lee Keun-hee) is a South Korean player that first appeared in Spring of 2020 to take third place with V3 Esports and later, taking the first spot in the LJL Summer 2020 Major Tournament, winning a whopping $94,099.

His first major tournament for Isurus (Formerly Isurus Gaming) was earlier this year. Participating in the LLA Closing for 2021, Isurus came fourth, winning $3500. He is an international player, having moved from the LJL to the LLA with his support player, Jelly.

Major Tournament Achievements:

  • LJL Summer 2020 – 1st ($94,099)
  • 2020 World Championship – 21st/22nd  ($13,350)

Watch Archer here:

V3 (Archer Ashe) VS LGD (Langx Ornn) Highlights - 2020 Worlds Play-in Day 3

Find his twitter here: @Archer980917 https://twitter.com/archer980917

8. Zven

Zven enjoying the game

One of the most well known names in the ADC esports world, Zven is someone not to mess with. Currently part of Cloud9, taking the ADC role of course, Zven has an extensive history with League of Legends. First appearing in the World Championship of 2015, Zven and his team at the time, Origen, took the 3rd/4th spot, winning a whooping $150,000. Not bad for his first big appearance.

After Origen, Zven joined G2 Esports and took home the win in 2016 during the EU LCS Summer 2016 tournament. This is just one of the many tournaments where Zven has scored some major cash prizes with G2. The biggest prize fund was from the Mid-Season Invitational of 2017, in which his team won $338,000.

However, he now plays for Cloud9, having won both LCS Spring 2020 and 2021 tournaments. He is definitely one to watch out for.

Major Tournament Achievements:

  • Mid-Season Invitational 2017 – 2nd place ($338,000)
  • LCS Spring 2020 – 1st place ($100,000)
  • LCS Spring 2021 – 1st place ($100,000)

Zven Top 10 Career Plays | LoL esports

Find his twitter here: @Zven https://twitter.com/Zven

7.  Teddy

T1 player Teddy concentrating during a match

Teddy is another one of those names that circulates around every year. He’s often featured in the highlights of any of T1’s matches and there is a reason for that: He is a god tier ADC.

Unlike many other professional esports players, Teddy has been consistently part of the T1 team since winning first place in the LCK Spring 2019, taking home the grand prize of $87,655. That was just the first of many prizes T1 have taken home, the highest of which was the 2019 World Championship 3rd/4th prize of $155,750.

Major Achievements:

  • Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS – 1st place ($80,000)
  • 2019 World Championship – 3rd/4th place ($155,750)
  • LCK Summer 2021 – 2nd place ($86,288)

T1 Teddy "PRO ADC MAIN" Montage | League of Legends

Find Teddy’s Instagram here: http://https://www.instagram.com/t1_teddy/

6. Bang

Bang playing League of Legends

In 2018, Teddy as aforementioned above, joined T1. However, before Teddy, came Bang (real name: Bae Jun-sik). Bang left T1 in 2018 with giant shoes for Teddy to fill, and while he has kept his own, Bang’s legacy lives on. 

From 2015 to 2017, T1 (formerly called SK Telecom T1) reigned supreme. They had an unbelievable team made up of legends. A powerhouse that took first in the majority of competitions, T1 were back-to-back World Champions in 2015 and 2016. While they made it to the grand finale in 2017 of the World Championship again, they lost out to Samsung Galaxy.

Bang since leaving T1 has become the ADC for Afreeca Freecs.

Major achievements:

  • 2017 World Championship – 2nd place ($620,540)
  • 2016 World Championship – 1st place ($2,028,000)
  • 2015 World Championship – 1st place ($1,000,000)

Bang Top 10 Career Plays | Lol esports

Find his Twitter here: @Bang https://twitter.com/bang 

5. Tactical

Tactical focusing on the match

An American player and currently ADC for Team Liquid, Tactical (Real Name: Edward Ra) is a fantastic player who first appeared in 2018 in the Upsurge Minor League Season 2 as he took first prize. However, the prize of $480 was nothing in comparison to some of the prizes he would soon make. 

In 2019, Tactical made his first major tournament appearance in the LCS Academy League Spring 2019 as part of the Team SoloMid Academy. After defeating Cloud9 Academy, Tactical and his team took home $10,000.

With a rocky start to his time on Team Liquid in 2020, the team finally hit gold in the LCS Lock-In 2021 when they won first place and a cash prize of $150,000.

Major Achievements:

  • LCS Lock-In 2021 – 1st place ($150,000).
  • LCS Spring 2021 – 2nd place ($50,000).
  • LCS Summer 2021 – 2nd place ($50,000)

Tactical ¨Insane ADCarry¨ Montage

Find his twitter here: @Tactical https://twitter.com/Tactical

4. Ruler

Ruler playing a high intensity match

South Korea has turned out a number of high-performance players in League of Legends, and Ruler (Real name: Park Jae-hyuk) is no exception as he takes the role of ADC in Gen.G Esports.

However, Ruler is best known for his work with his former team, Samsung Galaxy. In 2017, Ruler stole the show with his team by taking first place in the World Championships against former back-to-back winners, T1. 

While he has changed to Gen.G Esports, he has had a string of successes but hasn’t hit that height… yet. Ruler is definitely one to watch. Don’t sleep on him.

Major Achievements:

  • 2016 World Championship – 2nd place ($760,500)
  • 2017 World Championship – 1st place ($1,723,722)
  • 2020 World Championship – 5th- 8th place ($100,125)

Ruler Top 10 Career Plays | Lol esports

Find his twitter here: @RulereluR https://twitter.com/rulerelur

3. Rekkles

Rekkles appears pensive while watching the monitor

The Swedish player going by the name of Rekkles (Real name: Martin Larsson) is one that is well-known in the League of Legends and esports communities. Currently playing for G2 Esports, Rekkles is best known for his time in Fnatic. 

Back in 2014, Rekkles played in the EU LCS Spring 2014 and left his mark by scoring first place. The grand prize was $50,000. Yet, Rekkles in Fnatic continued to gain fame as they played in the 2015 World Championship, followed by the 2017 and 2018 tournaments. The last attempt at Worlds unfortunately didn’t work out for Fnatic as they took second place.

Major Achievements:

  • 2015 World Championship – 3rd-4th place ($150,000)
  • 2017 World Championship – 5th-8th place ($183,864)
  • 2018 World Championship – 2nd place ($870,750)

When REKKLES Pulled Out The BIGGEST COMEBACK in League Of Legends History!

2. Deft

Deft looks away from the camera towards another player on his team

Not to be confused with the player Deftly, Deft (Real Name: Kim Hyuk-kyu) is a South Korean player who is currently on the team of Hanwha Life Esports. 

While he started with MVP Blue (also known as Samsung Blue), Deft is well-known for his abilities in the ADC role, having won premier tournaments, the latest being Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS, in which his team received $80,000. 

Major Achievements:

  • 2014 World Championship – 3rd/4th place ($150,000)
  • Mid-Season Invitational 2015 – 1st place ($100,000)
  • 2018 World Championship – 5th-8th place ($258,000)

Deft "INSANE KOREAN ADC" Montage - League of Legends

1. Viper

Viper focusing on the game during a match

Taking the number one spot is EDward Gaming’s Viper (Real Name: Park Do-hyeon). Debuting with his team Griffin back in 2017, his renown rose in 2018 when they came second in the LCK Summer 2018 tournament. While they lost out to KT Rolster, they snagged $53,360.

Throughout 2019 and 2020, Viper made an impact with Griffin in major tournaments such as Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS and the KeSPA Cup in 2018, both of which they took first place.

Viper is one to watch now that he is on Edward Gaming as they just won the LPL Summer 2021, taking home a prize of $309,683. Unlike others in the ADC world, Viper hasn’t peaked yet, and we think he’s the best ADC in the world right now.

Major achievements:

  • LPL Summer 2021 – 1st place ($309,683)
  • LCK Summer 2019 – 2nd place ($49,724)
  • Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS – 1st place ($80,000)

Best of Viper | 2021 Montage

Find his twitter here: @HLEViper https://twitter.com/HLEviper 

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