The 2022 World Championship is nearly here! All of the teams are locked in and the groups have already been drawn out. RNG will need to get through play-ins to join the rest of the LPL teams. EDG is already in group A, JDG is in group B and Top Esports is in group C. Here are the junglers for each of the LPL representatives at Worlds 2022.
First Seed LPL Jungler: Kanavi
Starting off with the highest seeded jungler, Kanavi. Kanavi is having an amazing year so far, even better than his 2020 performance. Number one jungler in spring, number two in summer, and best jungler in playoffs, Kanavi has been on fire. With 3 new members to his team, including his new support in Missing, Kanavi seems to have reignited his passion and confidence. With his aggressive style now being backed by his entire team, Kanavi has evolved into an even greater threat than he was in the past. After his disappointing performance last time at Worlds, Kanavi will want to show that he can perform internationally.
Notable champions this summer: Viego, Wukong and Bel’Veth
Second Seed LPL Jungler: Tian
The second-seeded of the LPL junglers at Worlds 2022 is Tian. After leaving FPX, Tian joined Top Esports, reuniting with his old friend Knight. Much like Kanavi before him, Tian seems to have regained his past confidence. In fact, both of them dominated the LPL jungle this summer split. Both of them ended with the same amount of MVP votes, with Tian ending up as the number 1 jungler and Kanavi as number two. This will be Tian’s third World’s appearance, having won the event in 2019. While he and the entirety of FPX struggled last year, his wrist injury certainly played a part in it. Now, he will want to win it all again, on an entirely new roster.
Notable champions this summer: Viego, Wukong and Poppy
Third Seed LPL Jungler: Jiejie
The current world champion is the third of the LPL junglers at Worlds 2022. Jiejie has had a weird year so far. Despite not having as dominant of a performance as he had in the past, Jiejie remains as one of the strongest players, mentally speaking, in the LPL. When his back is against the wall is when Jiejie shines the brightest. Gen.G and Damwon KIA found that out last year at Worlds, and RNG were reminded this regional final. RNG had a two-game lead and needed just one more game. Jiejie was subbed in and put on a god-tier performance. EDG reverse swept RNG, and Jiejie ended the series with a 32 KDA ratio, and a 84% participation rate.
Notable champions this summer: Viego, Vi and Wukong
Fourth Seed LPL Jungler: Wei
The fourth and final of the LPL junglers at Worlds 2022 is Wei. If Jiejie performs the best under pressure, Wei has to be the most clutch jungler in the LPL. When it comes to crucial baron and dragon steals, no one does it like Wei does. While he may lose lesser important smite fights, when push comes to shove, every 50/50 seems to go his way. While he is definitely the least carry-orientated of the four junglers, Wei is RNG’s bloodstream, making sure that the game always plays out in a way that is advantageous for RNG. He is also the best jungler at applying cross-map pressure, always knowing the whereabouts of his opposite number and acting out accordingly.
Notable champions this summer: Vi, Wukong and Trundle
And that concludes the article covering the LPL top laners going to Worlds 2022. Come back next time to read about the LPL junglers attending the tournament.
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