Best Five Top Laners at MSI 2023

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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As MSI 2023 approaches, here are our top five top laners for the tournament.

MSI 2023 is around the corner, as many teams have made their way to the UK already and are getting prepared for kickoff on May 2, 2023. The fans are excited about the tournament, with the games starting soon in a new format for the teams to showcase their abilities.

As you probably know already, MSI 2023 has had quite a bit of change. More major region teams are in the tournament, and the format has completely changed to double elimination. More series are great as we get to see teams adapt and turn around after a loss.

Having said that, MSI is coming soon, and we already have our Power Rankings out for all the MSI teams. In this article, we will talk about our top five top laners for the tournament. Let’s get right to it.

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Best Five Top Laners MSI 2023

There were thirteen teams to select from, and the top spot should not be surprising for people. Having said that, here are our rankings for the best five top laners at MSI 2023.

5. Doran

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Fifth on our list is Doran, even though some may argue that he should be higher. He proved in the LCK Spring Finals that he could be a force to be reckoned with on the right champions. However, that has not happened as often to count on him.

What he does well is staying close in the lane and really pulling his weight during teamfights. He is one of the best teamfighting top laners in the LCK and perhaps the world. It will be interesting to see how he performs in this Gen.G team for MSI 2023.

4. Chasy

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This might be recency bias on our part, but Chasy has really impressed as of late. He did not have as great of a regular season, but he really dominated in the playoffs. His ability to play Jayce, Kennen, and even K’Sante proved crucial to MAD Lions in the playoffs.

He was Finals MVP for a reason. However, at MSI 2023, he will be up against better top laners, so he probably will not have the leads he did in the LEC. If he can keep his performances consistent and play with confidence at MSI, he could be a dominant top laner in the future. MAD Lions will definitely rely on him in this tournament, and we hope he can show up as a Rookie on the international stage.

3. Zeus

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While Zeus is a joy to watch, he has come up short in high-pressure situations. There have been enough games on his belt to look at and say that his performances dip in those situations. He could easily be the best top laner in the world if he can show up when it matters.

However, he has all the mechanical and individual prowess you want in a top laner. For T1 to succeed, he needs to be a big part of winning it all. We hope he can shrug off the stigma of coming short on the big stage, and it will be nice to see him succeed.

2. Bin

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The defending MSI champion comes in 2nd after his excellent split in the LPL. He is one of the biggest reasons BLG is in this tournament, and he is just as strong as a carry top laner as we have seen as of late.

His confidence as a top laner never dips based on performances, and he has been in some of the biggest stages in the past. If BLG are to win, they will rely on Bin to take them over the line and prove to the world that he and the team are a force to be reckoned with.

1. 369

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At the top of the list, it is 369 from JDG. He has elevated his game ever since he joined JDG. However, his role has changed from last year as knight and Ruler has joined the team. Now he can play as both a carry or a tank in the top lane.

This versatility has been rare in terms of top laners, and 369 keeps showing that he can do both. His greatest strength is not really laning but rather his presence in teamfights and the acumen of being at the right place at the right time. 369 is the kind of top laner you want, as he has become a lot more consistent than in the past.

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By Shadman Sabik Zaim Deputy Editor
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Shadman is a Deputy Editor of League of Legends and other Riot IPs (excluding VALORANT) at GameRiv. He is a computer science and engineering graduate who got into games pretty early. Also, he takes pride in trying multiple types of games and got into League of Legends pretty early. Games, Board Games, Writing, Music, and Sports are his passions and hobbies.