The Support role in League Of Legends is the lowest-income position in the game. However, it requires exceptional macro knowledge and situational awareness. The typical playstyle for Support players was to line up alongside Marksman players, making sure that the most volatile and volatile member of the team could scale, becoming a threat late in the game. To see neutral objectives, Supports would only briefly leave the lane and drop some wards into the enemy jungle. Zou can find out more here.
Riot has increased the support role’s popularity in recent years by giving them more exp and gold throughout the game. The position has become more jungle-esque, roam-centric and playmaking-oriented.
It is now more advantageous for Support players to roam during breaks in the laning stage, referred to by pundits “roam timesrs”, in order to get their Top, Middle, or Jungler ahead. This list includes the greatest Support players ever to compete on the Summoners Rift. It also pays tribute to innovators and generations of superstars. This article contains statistical information that was compiled from Liquipedia’s League Of Legends and Games of Legends pages, as well as Leaguepedia.
10 Zaqueri Black “Aphromoo”
Aphromoo was the Marksman for v8 Esports in the early days of professional League of Legends. He then went on to play with other teams, such as TSM Evo or Team FeaR. His Livestream was one of the most hilarious League of Legends moments. He picked Leona in a single queue game before he transitioned to the Support role. Then he killed Corki repeatedly, earning him the catchphrase “Support Is so easy dude”.
Aphromoo would soon transition from being a Marksman player to becoming one of North America’s most respected Support players. Aphromoo has won 2 LCS Championships as well as an MVP award. Aphromoo has represented North America on the World Championship stage. He continues to excel as a Support in LCS, currently playing with Dignitas.
9 Hu Shuo-Chieh “SwordArt” Shuo
SwordArt’s career is one of the most famous. He started his career on AHQ Amateur’s LMS, then rose to prominence as a Flash Wolves player alongside ex-teammate Karsa. SwordArt played with some of the most formidable rosters throughout his career. He was a semi-finalist in Suning Gaming’s 2020 World Championship.
SwordArt is known as being a very aggressive player in his teams. He prefers to fight rather than play a boring, stale laning phase. SwordArt has won a trophy case that includes 4 LMS Championships and 2 IEM World Championships. He also appeared in the World Championship Finals. His win rate is 307 wins to 193 losses, and he averages a 4.4 KDA.
8 Tian Ye “Meiko” Ye
Meiko has won many awards during his time with EDG. Meiko is a Mid-Season Invitational Champion and 2-time LPL Regional Finals Champion. He also holds the title of Rift Rivals Champion. Meiko is also an Asia Games Champion, All-Star Champion, LPL Champion, and an Asia Games Champion. Meiko is an excellent tank support player with a win rate of over 65% on champions like Braum, Thresh and Alistar.
Over his six-year career, his overall win rate was 446 wins to 246 defeats. Meiko, who is 22 years old, is still very young and is competing against EDG in 2021. EDG is currently the Second Seed at the LPL Spring Playoffs. Meiko is most well-known for his playing with Deft, and being the first LPL player ever to achieve 5000 career assists.
7 Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming
Ming is most well-known for his partnership with Uzi, who together form the greatest bottom lane duo ever, especially considering their 2018 Mid-season Invitational run performance. Ming is also well-known for his tank-oriented play style, choosing champs that can peel for him all-star Marksman.
Braum, Alistar and Tahm Kench are Ming’s most skilled champs. They have a combined win rate exceeding 65%. His competitive record is 316 victories to 180 losses. Ming continues to play for RNG, currently in first place in the LPL Spring Split standings.
6 Mihael Mehle “Mikyx”
Mikyx, Europe’s top support player, rose to prominence on Splyce and was then picked up by Misfits before being acquired by G2 by 2018. Mikyx was originally known for being an enchanter-heavy Support player. However, his career progressed and he became more playmaking-oriented.
Mikyx’s accolades include an EU LCS Regional Finals Championship Championship, four LEC Championships Championships, a Rift Rivals Championship and a Mid-Season Invitational Championship. He also finished 2nd at the 2019 World Championship finals. Mikyx is not a KDA player. He doesn’t care about his life being traded for his team’s victory in late and mid-game fights.
5 Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun
Many would rank GorillA as the most technically gifted support player who has ever touched a keyboard or mouse. GorillA was a strategic genius throughout his career. He will always be remembered for choosing Support Miss Fortune just as the World Finals were about to end at SKT T1 2015. His career with Janna and Morgana was a remarkable one.
GorillA played alongside PraY, one of the greatest Marksman players ever. His career record is 354 wins and 226 defeats. GorillA will be remembered as the only Support player who is able to make some truly amazing picks and still succeed in the most important region in the world.
4 Hong “Madlife” Min-gi
Madlife is one such generational player, the type of players whose legacy is strengthened more by their incredible mechanical abilities than their domestic or international success. Madlife was able to transform the role of a support player from one that was passive into one with non-stop flashy plays, and amazing maneuvers. Players still refer to landing an unlikely skillhot as “Madlife”, because of the frequency with which he would have game-changing abilities.
Madlife is best known for his ability to master hook-based champions like Thresh or Blitzcrank. However, many people forget that he also introduced mage champions to the meta, which were thought to have been relegated in the Mid Lane with picks like Zyra. Madlife is not the most famous player, but his mechanical savviness and innovation have made him one of the most beloved Support players.
3 Jo “CoreJJ”, Yongin
CoreJJ was a terrible NA LCS team Dignitas Marksman and would return to Korea after a difficult year. He would then be picked up by Samsung Galaxy. CoreJJJ would move to the Support role six months after joining Samsung Galaxy. This was the beginning of a dominating career. CoreJJJ would become a World Championship Winning Support, instead of being a bust. CoreJJ can play almost any Support champion, but his two most prominent are Alistar and Thresh.
CoreJJ has a competitive record of 315 wins and 200 defeats. Two LCS Championships, an IEM Championship and a World Championship are just a few of his accolades. He competes in the North American LCS with Team Liquid and has committed himself to improving the region in general in his quest to transform the region into a region of world-class competitors.
2 Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan
Wolf was one-half the most dominant bot lanes in the LCK. He dominated the league for two consecutive seasons with Bang. Wolf is known for his outstanding performances with a variety of support and Enchanter champions. Wolf’s mesmerizing Alistar gameplay is what makes him stand out above all others. He averaged a career win rate close to 77% in 99 games.
Wolf’s trophy collection includes five LCK Championships and two Mid-Season Invitational Championships. He also has an IEM World Championship and back-to-back World Championship victories. Over his 5-season-long career, Wolf’s overall win rate was an amazing 339 wins and 150 defeats. Wolf also had a KDA of 4.7, which is above the average.
1 Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong
Mata is slightly ahead of Wolf because of his innovative roam-heavy support style and his dominance on international teams. Mata is a playmaking-centric player who prefers to travel around the map with his Jungler, rather than support his Marksman. Mata’s most prominent champion pick was Thresh who had a remarkable 70% career win rate and became arguably a better Thresh player that Madlife.
Mata was also part the World Championship’s most dominant runs, when Samsung White won in 2014. Mata was the support position, acting as if he were the primary carry for the team. He made countless mechanical plays to get his teams ahead. Mata retired in Season 9 and joined the SKT T1 powerhouse to try and win another Worlds trophy.
Unfortunately, the team fell short in the semifinals to G2. Despite this one failure, Mata has been the best Support player ever, thanks to his numerous successes in domestic, international, and in a variety of competitive regions.