With Worlds 2023 fast approaching, let’s rank the top five Mid Laners participating in the event.
One of the biggest Esports events of the year, the League of Legends World Championship, is about to start soon. In less than a week, the best teams from around the world will be competing for the title of the World Champions.
A total of Twenty-two teams will be participating in the tournament. Starting with the Play-In stage, eight of the lowest-ranked teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket for the final two spots in the Swiss Stage. Then, they’ll join fourteen other teams from the four major regions: LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS in the Swiss Stage.
The Swiss Stage is a new addition to this year’s Worlds. It will be divided into four stages, with only four teams progressing to the Knockout stage. The Knockout stage is where the competition heats up. It’s a single elimination bracket in which one team wins out of eight to become the 2023 World Champions.
That said, Worlds 2023 will start on October 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM (PT). So, there isn’t much time left, and what better way to start the Worlds 2023 hype than by listing the Top Five Mid Laners attending Worlds 2023?
Top Five Mid-Laners At Worlds 2023
Here are our top five best Mid-Laners for the upcoming Worlds 2023,
5. BDD (KT Rolster)
The LCK 2023 Summer Split might have been one of the best splits of BDD’s career. The 24-year-old Mid-Laner has been incredibly consistent and has been the glue that kept KT Rolster together.
Thanks to his incredible performance, KT Rolster placed first in the LCK 2023 Summer Split standings and also made it into the Semi-Finals. But unfortunately, they were defeated by T1. If the stars had aligned, KT Rolster might have defeated T1 and faced Gen.G in the LCK 2023 Summer Split finals.
4. Xiaohu (Weibo Gaming)
One of the most decorated LPL players, Xiaohu, is back again on the international stage. He is one of the few players who has won three MSI titles and the first player to do it, playing two roles, both Mid and Top lanes.
Known as the “Tiger King of Spring,” the player has always performed well during the Spring split. But this year, he has looked even better during the Summer split and is looking to get his first Worlds title.
3. Scout (LNG Esports)
The former champion Mid-Laner, Scout, is back again on the Worlds stage. After last year’s disappointing performance, the 25-year-old left EDward Gaming and joined LNG Esports.
Since joining, Scout has been performing phenomenally. Due to his fantastic performance, LNG Esports has made it into the Top 3 in both LPL splits. Now, with his teammates Tarzan and Gala, Scout is looking to make a deep run in Worlds 2023 and maybe take back his title of Worlds Champion.
2. knight (JD Gaming)
Many have previously doubted knight’s ability to perform on international stages. But he has proven them wrong. The 23-year-old Mid-Laner has not only won both LPL Summer and Spring Split; he has recently won the 2023 MSI. And now he is looking to win it all by taking home the Worlds 2023 trophy home.
1. Chovy (Gen.G)
At number 1 on our list, we have Chovy, the Mid-Laner for Gen.G.
Chovy has been considered by many as one of the best Mid-Laners in the world. His mechanical skill and Laning Phase make him a force to be reckoned with. Not only that, but his team fighting is phenomenal as well.
Despite that, he still remains without a single international trophy. But now he is looking to change that and earn his first International trophy.
What would a Top 5 Mid-Laners list be without including the greatest player of all time, Faker?
Unfortunately, we were unable to include him in the Top 5 this time. Due to health complications, Faker could not play during most of the LCK 2023 Summer Split. Though he returned before the LCK 2023 Summer Playoffs and even took T1 to the LCK Finals, it still felt like he hadn’t fully recovered.
Now that he has had ample time to recover, we expect to see a much stronger T1 and an unleashed Faker in the Worlds 2023 stage.
Showmaker (Dplus KIA)
ShowMaker’s performance in the LCK 2023 Summer Split has been somewhat underwhelming. He was more or less a middle-of-the-pack Mid-Laner and was outclassed by the likes of Chovy and BBD.
But when it comes to international events, he is a different beast. The ShowMaker and Canyon combo, when it gets going, still remains one of the best Mid/Jungle duos in the world. And hopefully, they get to show it in this year’s Worlds.