Ranks within the best League of Legends teams are highly volatile, with many instances of top teams and even world champions, falling out of the limelight the following season. Therefore, it is important to frequently stay updated with our list of the best League of Legends teams to increase your winnings in real money LoL betting.
Here, we will cover the best LoL teams for all the major regions; North America, Europe, Korea, and China. These will be the teams most likely to qualify for Worlds, representing their region in one of the biggest gaming tournaments this year.
LoL best teams by region
North America: 100 Thieves
The team’s major risk opting for a near-complete roster overhaul paid off as 100T vastly improved compared to their near bottom finish in 2020. Earlier, 100 Thieves were still fairly unspectacular in the 2021 Spring Season, placing 4th in both the 2021 LCS Spring regular season and Mid-season showdown. However, as the members picked up earlier in the year along with Abbedagge continue to synergise, 100 Thieves has simply been able to stomp other teams this Summer season.
Rogue have retained their position as one of the LEC’s best League of Legends teams. The team ended second in the 2021 LEC Spring regular season and Playoffs, only narrowly losing the top spot to MAD Lions in a thrilling 2:3 series. Opting to keep their existing line-up following a strong run in Spring, it is no surprise Rogue have retained their strength. However, while Rogue had strong competition in Fnatic and Misfits gaming, their consistency and strong teamplay places them a step above the rest.
Korea: DWG KIA
It is no surprise DWG KIA remains as Korea’s top team, and one of the best LoL teams in the world. DWG KIA were the 2020 LoL Worlds Champions, 1st in the 2021 LCK Spring regular and playoff events, and the runners up in MSI 2021. With no significant roster changes to their staring lineup, we can expect the same dominance from DWG KIA as one of the strongest contenders for Worlds 2021. This makes DWG KIA a top pick for outright LoL Worlds betting.
China: Edward Gaming
Edward gaming had laid low in 2020, finishing the Summer season in 10th place and failing to qualify for playoffs. This forced the team to make key roster changes, including one of the most hyped transfers, with Viper moving from the LCK. In hindsight, the player transfers included signing players from teams with shaky recent performances. However, Edward Gaming had invested in the player’s individual skill which drastically turned the team around in 2021. EDG ended Spring as a top 3 team and has only improved in Summer, earning nine 2-0 wins in the first seven weeks.
The underdogs – LNG Esports
LNG Esports had flown under the radar due to their rebranding and failure to achieve any spectacular results in the past. Since LNG Esports rebranded in mid-2019, they have consistently placed amongst the bottom to mid-tier mark. The LPL 2021 Spring split had been no different for the team despite making major roster changes, including bringing the likes of star player Tarzan.
Surprisingly in a turn of events, as the team brought on two new substitutes to apply pressure on their existing members, LNG Esports completely transformed. LNG went on an amazing 7-win steak, a rarely seen feat considering the competitiveness of the LPL. Currently, LNG Esports are one of the top three teams in the 2021 LPL Summer event. If LNG Esports can maintain their dominance and make it to worlds, they will be a prime LoL Worlds betting pick due to good odds as one of the underestimated teams.
Honourable mention – SK Telecom T1
No article covering the best League of Legends teams can be complete without covering SK Telecom T1. SK Telecom T1 had won LoL Worlds three times, even coming close to a fourth win with a second-place finish. Past World Championship winners fail to retain even close to the same level of success. However, while SK Telecom T1 have had their rough moments, they continue to be one of the top forces in the LCK.
Having rebranded as T1 at the start of 2019, T1’s lack of success on the global stage had primarily been due to their inconsistency. Despite having top-tier individual talent and being able to beat other top LCK teams, there are moments where T1 slumps, dropping matches against lower-tier opponents. While no longer currently the World’s best team, SK Telecom T1 will forever be remembered as one of League of Legends best teams of all time. This is especially so for the team’s star player, Faker, who also retains his ability as one of the best LoL players in the world.
Kings without a crown – Royal Never Give Up
Royal Never Give Up, more commonly known as RNG, have a deep place in the hearts of all LPL fans. RNG represented the peak of LPL performance for so many years, holding its grip over all its competitors for three years. The team then had a shaky 2019 & 2020, before finally finding its footing with new Jungler Wei. With the team rebuilt, and the roster having adjusted due to the loss of former star play Uzi, RNG have a good chance to make it back to the top. Despite being a major international force, winning various LPL titles and even two MSI first place finishes, RNG has yet to win a World Championship.
Royal Never Give Up had been extremely close to ending as World Champions, ending 2nd place in LoL Worlds twice. The team had only to be bested by one Korean on two occasions, SK Telecom T1 in 2013 and Samsung White in 2014.
The LoL Worlds 2021
The 2021 League of Legends World Championships will return to China, hosting 24 different teams. Riot have been tight-lipped regarding Worlds, however, we do know the various stages will take place across various areas of China, including Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Shenzhen (finals).
24 of the best teams across the world will be invited, however, it is highly likely teams from the VCS (Vietnam) would be unable to participate due to travel restrictions. As playoffs come to a close, ensure you stay tuned for our updated LoL Worlds betting guide to maximise your odds.