As the final teams lock in the their place for Worlds, there is little time left before the start of the event. As one of the three regions to have four seeds, the LPL will want to continue their top level performance and keep all four seeds. Out of the eight past major international events, the LPL has won six, with only 2019 MSI and 2020 Worlds not going their way. Due to this, a certain level of pedigree is expected from the LPL players. Here are the LPL Top Laners that will attend Worlds 2022.
First Seed LPL Top Laner: 369
Starting out with the number one seed among the LPL top laners of Worlds 2022, 369 is back on top, in all senses of the word except literally. He left Top Esports after a rough 2021. Ironically, he has improved tenfold, and now sits as the best top laner in the LPL, and possibly the World. Having never missed an LPL playoff since joining the league, 369 is going to want to prove himself on the international stage. Last worlds, him and the rest of Top Esports fell short in the semi-finals. This time, 369 will want to go all the way.
Notable champions this summer: Aatrox, Gangplank, Kennen and Sion
Second Seed LPL Top Laner: Wayward
The second seeded of LPL top laners at Worlds 2022 is Wayward, currently on Top Esports. After 369 left Top, they needed a new top laner, and while Zoom filled the gap for a short while, due to underperformance he was benched for Wayward. Wayward took the LPL by storm, picking up the title of Rookie of the split for Spring 2022. While his performance may have dipped some in the summer split, Wayward is still a force to be reckoned with. Expect dominance and all-out aggression in the top lane.
Notable champions this summer: Gnar, Gwen and Sejuani
Third Seed LPL Top Laner: Flandre
The current world champion top laner is the third seeded top laner at Worlds. EDG had a much harder year than many expected, and that is especially true for Flandre. With ranged top laners like Jayce, Graves and Vladimir not being as strong as they were in the past, Flandre had to find a way to remain relevant among the LPL top laners. However, once EDG made it into playoffs, Flandre’s form seemed to have returned. Finding comfort in picks like Gnar and Kennen, Flandre and EDG will try to defend their Worlds title.
Notable champions this summer: Gnar, Gragas and Kennen
Fourth Seed LPL Top Laner: Breathe
The final top laner to make it to Worlds is Breathe. After falling just short last year, Breathe finally made it to the international stage. While many saw the trade that RNG made, swapping him for Bin, and called it a downgrade, this isn’t entirely true. While Bin is more mechanically gifted, Breathe is more reliable and has a better champion pool, while requiring less resources. Despite being the forth seed, do not sleep on Breathe or RNG, as Breathe is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with any top laner in the world.
Notable champions this summer: Gangplank, Gnar, Gwen and Fiora
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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