The biggest region in LoL esports, China’s premier league is set to kick off for the 2024 season and our LPL Power Rankings are here to help. The start of the LPL spring split was preceded by the usual off season roster shakeup — expected to cause shifts in LPL power rankings — with the Damacia Cup in between to give a first glimpse of teams’ respective strength.
LPL Power Rankings Spring 2024
Like any other power rankings, these are entirely subjective at the time of writing with the simple aim of helping out your LPL betting for LoL tournaments.
In a huge league like the LPL with all of its 17 teams, it’s normal for only a handful of them to be serious title contenders according to the LoL odds.
Many sides will linger in the bottom half, though a few in the lower echelons of the LPL rankings this season — such as EDward Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming and Team WE — are historically amongst the best LPL teams and have at least one or two bright spots that could see them break into the top half.
8. Rare Atom
Though they’ve rarely pushed beyond the bottom places in the league, a new-look Rare Atom completed a shock win over LNG in the Damacia Cup. A semi-final finish gave hope of a positive LPL ranking after years of mediocrity.
7. Royal Never Give Up
RNG is a sleeping giant whose 2023 season didn’t come close to the organisation’s lofty expectations. Despite still keeping hold of some of their MSI 2022-winning team, and adding 2019 World Champion Lwx, more improvement is needed if they’re to challenge for titles again with the best LoL players.
6. Weibo Gaming
World finalists Weibo Gaming have kept hold of their strong bot side of the map, however their fortunes could depend on the performances of top laner Zdz who comes in to replace the enigmatic TheShy. The latter was in top form during their Worlds run and leaves big shoes to fill.
5. Top Esports
Top Esports are a side used to being among the… top of the LPL power rankings and should be a contender this split. While losing Rookie in the mid lane is a big blow, the arrivals of 369 in the top lane (one of the best LoL top laners) and support Meiko are positive moves.
4. Ninjas in Pyjamas
Rookie’s departure from Top saw him switch to 2023 strugglers NIP. Changes to top, jungle and mid have revitalised NIP’s chances this season and they’ve already secured a semi-final finish in the Demacia Cup; moving them swiftly upwards in the LPL power rankings.
3. LNG Esports
One of the best LPL teams last season, LNG Esports was unfortunate to have their Worlds dream cut short at the hands of eventual winners T1. The arrival of jungler Weiwei, replacing the outgoing Tarzan, sees a changeover between two very skilled players. Despite not being a clear upgrade, the refreshed environment that the transfer brings may give the boost needed for another serious title challenge this year.
2. JD Gaming
The best team in the world last season, JDG’s Golden Road dreams were dashed by their semi-final Worlds loss and they were prevented from winning all LoL tournaments in that single season. Unable to keep their astronomically expensive roster together, necessary changes may see them slip down the LPL power rankings despite still having a stacked lineup.
1. Bilibili Gaming
By picking up JDG’s star mid laner knight, Bilibili Gaming might have made the move required to finally get the edge on the LPL and MSI holders. JDG had BLG’s number in 2023, but the arrival of knight is a direct upgrade on Yagao — who heads in the other direction — and now BLG may finally secure the first LPL title in the organisation’s history.