Here Are The Top League Of Legends Streamers In The World
League of Legends (LoL) has many great streamers. If you’ve been playing the game for a few years, you probably already know some of them, but if not, here’s a list of some of the top LoL streamers that you can watch in order to get a better understanding of how LoL is played in the top divisions, and how great competitors make in-game decisions.
Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
Doublelift is North America’s most famous player. He’s also one of the best carry players in the game. His professional career began in 2011 at CLG, where he spent almost four years. During that time, his best result with the team was winning the NA LCS Summer Playoffs. That happened in 2015, right before he left and joined Team SoloMid.
Doublelift spent a total of 19 months with TSM, but in two sessions. Between these sessions he took a year off in order to take care of his personal life. When the second session (of around 7 months) was over, he joined Team Liquid, where he still plays today. In his years with TSM and Liquid, Doublelift heavily dominated the North American league and won a lot of trophies, but at the international level he didn’t do as well and always finished 9th – 12th at Worlds.
As a streamer, Doublelift is not exactly an entertainer, but his calm and analytical style makes him a great source of knowledge for any aspiring LoL player.
Rabia “Nightblu3” Yazbek
Nightblu3 is known for his exceptional skills on Elise. His jungling abilities are formidable and he has inspired many players to learn the role. During various seasons he was known for his original and groundbreaking playstyle on champions such as Rammus and Kha’Zix. At his peak, Nightblu3 reached rank 3 on the North American challenger ladder, so you can be pretty sure that his way of playing the game is highly optimized. If you’re interested in learning new item builds or tactics as a jungler, watching him play will teach you a lot.
Nightblu3 is almost entirely a streamer, although he does compete in lower-tier events from time to time. Back in 2014, he had a brief contract with TSM, which lasted for five months.
Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
Bjergsen is one of the best midlaners in the world and he’s been playing for TSM for almost seven years. During this time, he won numerous NA LCS trophies and has become a legend in the region. At Worlds, his best result came in 2014 (5th – 8th).
Bjergsen is a master of the 1v1 match-up. He is known for his prowess on Azir, Zed, and LeBlanc, but he can play just about anything to perfection.
As a streamer, Bjergsen’s style is similar to that of Doublelift, in the sense that he is very calm, very analytical, and can teach you a lot even without saying a word. He often talks with his audience and reveals why he did something rather than something else. In that sense, he’s a genuine teacher who can help you to become a much better player.
Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee
Faker is probably the best LoL player in the history of the game. He’s also the most accomplished, having won Worlds three times, a well as numerous other titles in the LCK and at the international level. Faker joined SKT in 2013 and since then, he’s dominated the scene in South Korea and globally in almost every season.
Even though Faker doesn’t speak English, you can learn a lot just by watching him play. The overall value of what Faker provides is pretty high, in the sense that you get to see the best midlaner of all time make real-time decisions. You get to see how he reacts, how he builds his champions, and so on.
Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp
If you want a high level of entertainment, watch tyler1. His Draven skills are as insane as the man himself and you will no doubt learn a lot in the process – if you can focus on his games while he rages about this or that. The tyler1 persona is similar to that of DrDisrespect, except it’s a different flavor of madness. For people who are used to screaming and anime, it’s not a problem, but for other viewers, he might be too over the top.
This was my list of some of the top League of Legends streamers. There are many others out there, but these are the five that come to my mind when I want to watch some LoL.