The Best LoL Jungle Players

Posted on March 30, 2022

Who are the best LoL Jungle players in 2022? Today we will take a look at the 10 best junglers in this first part of 2022, taken from the four major regions in the League of Legends esports scene.

Throughout the years, the jungle role has become more and more of a pivotal playmaker, acting as a bridge for the early laning phase as well as the mid-game skirmishes. With MSI fast approaching, let’s check out some of the best talents from the jungle. Since it is hard to make an immediate comparison among players from different regions, we will at least mention a player from each region. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it!


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Best LoL Jungle Players in 2022

LPL

Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong

Starting off our list, we have LNG Esports’ jungler Tarzan. The former Griffin player joined the LPL following the scandal of the LCK team back at the end of 2019. After a year of getting used to the Chinese League, Tarzan started making a name for himself again towards Worlds 2021, when his performance carried LNG to the biggest tournament of the season.

As of 2022, he’s still carrying that momentum from last year with his strong mechanics and very smart jungle paths. Tarzan’s role in the team is the usual “bridge”, with very little focus on actually taking the resources to carry the game. Thanks to his new mid laner Doinb, the jungle mid duo are able to make plays across the map with ease, as Tarzan can focus on his execution.

Hung “Karsa” Hao-Hsuan

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Image Credits | @lplenglish

It’s always a delight seeing veterans reaching higher peaks even when they should be struggling against the newer generation. This is what happened to Karsa. Following his departure from Top Esports, Karsa found a new home in the revamped roster of Victory Five.

Coming into 2022, people started to doubt Karsa, especially considering last year’s performance. He proved everyone wrong. One of the most flexible junglers in the whole league, Karsa has occasionally pulled out very unorthodox junglers such as Vi and Skarner and actually win games with them. Not only that, but he has always had insane Lee Sin mechanics and extremely strong game sense.

With V5 looking like one of the best teams in the LPL, this might be the redemption arc Karsa was looking for after the 2021 season.

Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok

After a disappointing end to the 2021 season, Kanavi and his team JDG have made a comeback in the LPL 2022 Spring Split. The team is currently 3rd in the standings and have won the last 6 series, rising up in the standings.

JDG’s brilliant performance is also thanks to Kanavi, known for his insane carry potential. Not only does he have a wide champion pool, but he’s also not scared of making the plays when being called. His pathing and ganking presence are what make him so special.

This year’s Kanavi has regained a form similar to the one he had back on Griffin.  If he continues being this consistent, JD Gaming will become a serious contender for the LPL, both in Spring as well as Summer Split.

Zhao “Jiejie” Li-Jie

If we’re talking about the best League of Legends jungle players, we must mention JieJie. Crowned as the most recent World Champion, Jiejie’s level of performance is still among the best in the world. He’s most notoriously known for being the bridge for his team, especially for his bot lane. His ganks and early skirmishes are among the top in the LPL, fully understanding the jungle matchups. You will always see him play champions like Xin Zhao, Lee Sin as well as one of the only ones who can make Olaf look decent in the current meta.

While EDG is not the number 1 in the League in LPL Spring, you can never count out Edward Gaming during the important series. You can be sure that if Jiejie is delivering, EDG will likely achieve strong results.

LCK

Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon

When it comes down to LCK junglers, you can almost never count out T1’s player in the best lol junglers lists. After his rookie year in 2021, Oner has finally become the starting player for the T1 roster, delivering game after game.

Despite being one of the youngest players in the Korean League, Oner has already established himself as one of the most mechanically gifted junglers. His Lee Sin mechanics are clean, but he’s shown also good Viego and Xin Zhao gameplay, especially in games where he was counter-picked during the draft. He’s not afraid to go for the play if he sees the opening and has enough confidence to pull it off.

With T1 looking like not only the best team in the LCK but also in the world, all eyes will be on Oner on international stages. He and the other new young generation of T1 players might become the new rising stars that can continue the organization’s legacy in the LoL esports history.

Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu

While we did mention Oner as the rising jungler in the LCK, we still cannot discount Canyon. World Champion in 2020 and Finalist at Worlds 2021 are big enough achievements to push Canyon into legendary status.

Despite undergoing crucial roster changes in 2022, Canyon is still performing well above the LCK competition. If you want to check out how dominant Canyon can be, go check out Game 5 in the series between DAMWON Kia and Gen.G in the LCK Spring Playoffs. It is so rare to see such gameplay in one of the most important games of the season.

Unfortunately, DAMWON Kia won’t be able to play at the Mid-Season Invitational as they have already been eliminated. Nonetheless, Canyon will surely want revenge in Summer, as he’s looking to go for a second World Championship.

Han “Peanut” Wang-ho

We mentioned the Game 5 series between DK and Gen.G and how Canyon pressured the enemy jungler so much in the early game that would tilt most players out. Well, that player was Peanut. When you consider that these two are some of the best talents the LCK can offer, you can be sure that the Korean League will be explosive.

Now that Peanut is not “little” anymore, the player brings a lot more than just mechanics and game sense. His experiences on various teams, including LGD Gaming in the LPL and Nongshim RedForce last year, have increased his value as a player for the 2022 season.

Peanut is very flexible in terms of the champion pool and he’s not scared of sacrificing himself for the greater good of the team. Now that he’s playing with superstars like Chovy and Ruler, Peanut has become a more supportive type of jungler. Nonetheless, he’s constantly showing that he still has the mechanics and can make a difference when it’s necessary.

LEC

Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong

Malrang left DAMWON Kia at the end of the 2021 season to join Rogue in the LEC. Previously the sub for Canyon, Malrang made a name for himself for his insane early game presence and participation in the skirmishes. While fans were initially questioning the pickup, Malrang is now probably the best jungler in the European League.

After all, it is still an important feat to be a substitute jungler on a team like DAMWON Kia. His playstyle and champion perfectly match the player Rogue was looking at the beginning of the season to fix their relatively “passive” gameplay. With the Korean jungler in the lineup, it seems that Rogue found the key to success. Following the 1st place finish in the regular spring split, Rogue are looking the team to beat in the LEC Spring Playoffs.

Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz

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Image Credits | @Fnatic

Aside from Malrang, the other best LEC jungler is Razork. There’s a pretty big difference between the two, especially in terms of how they play. Malrang is purely a supportive player, as he’s extremely capable at finding openings to punish enemies and build leads for his team.

Razork, on the other hand, is not afraid to play for himself and be a carry for Fnatic. He’s extremely comfortable with champions like Viego that want to get the resources for himself. On the right day, Razork can look extremely scary and I personally think that he has a higher potential compared to Malrang. The issue with Razork is that he does have some off days that can really hamper his performance and the team overall. If he manages to be even more consistent in summer, I think he will dethrone Malrang this year.

LCS

Robert “Blaber” Huang

The last jungler in this list will be Blaber. Throughout the years, the LCS has heavily relied on jungle imports in order to maintain a decent level of play in the domestic league. Blaber was one of the very first players to change that trend. His mechanical skills as well as his willingness to try new stuff are what makes him a very valuable jungler in North America.

He’s not afraid to play unusual champions, which is a very rare characteristic in jungle players, who prefer playing confidence over meta. He loves being aggressive in the early game to find leads, but that aggressiveness can also bite him back. Throughout the years, he has been learning to tone down his over-aggressiveness, making him a much more complete player than he used to be. Cloud9 has always been the best NA team internationally: if they want to repeat themselves this year, the org needs Blaber to evolve once again.

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Davide is a university student trying to break into the esports industry! He's a League of Legends esports specialist who also has had some competitive experience in the amateur scene.

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