The 2017 League of Legends World Championship will be starting very soon, and as it was the case with every previous edition of this tournament, there will be some players that will be standing out from the rest. Going into this Championship, we comprised a list of four players that you need to keep an eye on while watching the matches of the Championship. However, we decided to focus our efforts on the rookie players that will be making their debut in the League of Legends World Championship.
Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen
Broxah currently plays for Fnatic and, unlike some other rookie players on this list, he has been very successful from the very start of his career. He was under big pressure when he joined Fnatic back in February because he replaced Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stuckenschneider who was one of the biggest legends of this team.
As soon as Broxah signed for Fnatic, the team started to play much better and their results improved significantly. They managed to finish in the third place in the EU LCS 2017 Summer Split and they won the first place in the European Regional Qualifiers for the 2017 League of Legends World Championship.
Xianzhao ‘iBoy’ Hu
Chinese League of Legends sides have always been strong contenders for the title at the biggest League of Legends competitions. EDward Gaming will also be among the biggest contenders and considering that they have one of the best rookie players in the world, Xianzhao ‘iBoy’ Hu, in their team, they will be poised for a high placement.
For a long time, iBoy was considered to be one of the biggest prodigies in the League of Legends eSports competitions but he was not able to compete in LPL because he was under 17. Now, iBoy has turned 17 and he will be showing his full talent at the 2017 Championship. One of his strongest characteristics in the game is his crisp mechanism that comes to full effect especially during team fights. Because of that, it is very possible that EDward Gaming will be a very strong contender for the title.
Cwak ‘Bdd’ Bo-seong
Bdd is currently playing for Longzhou Gaming and even though he already played for CJ Entus back in 2016, this will be his first full split that the will be playing and not to mention the first Championship. Since his first appearance in Longzhou Gaming, Bdd has been compared to Faker who has been one of the greatest League of Legends players ever. During the Summer Split, Bdd proved to be very good at playing with Corki, Galio, and Taliyah and he will surely be proving that at the Championship.
The last but not the least rookie that should be taken into account at the 2017 Championship is Cody Sun who is currently a member of Immortals’ League of Legends team. Cody Sun had a very tough start of his career as he was not able to find the right play with Olleh. However, as the time passed, the synergy between Sun and Olleh grew and soon they became one of the best bot lane duos in the entire world. His biggest problem might be the fact that he has often allowed his lack of experience to influence his game. Hopefully, that will not be the case at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship that will be starting very soon.