When you’re a League of Legends pro trapped in a Shanghai hotel room for two weeks quarantining, what else are you going to do other than grind out some solo queue?
Well it seems as if G2’s midlaner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther is leading the charge for the players who travelled out to China for LoL Worlds. The Dane, along with four other non-Chinese pros, have racked up enough LP to become Challenger rank. Oh, and this isn’t just your average ranked League of Legends server either – this is China’s ‘Super Server.’
For those who don’t know, there is an absolutely mental Chinese server which only allows players that are Diamond 1 or above on other servers to create accounts and play on it. This means that even though you’d be playing a game in say Bronze 2, you would be up against players who could potentially be anywhere between Diamond and Challenger quality. According to Ran_lpl on Twitter, Caps is the top foreign player in terms of LP with 710. He was also the first to earn enough LP to reach Challenger rank.
An LEC rival is close on Caps’ tail though, with Fnatic toplaner Gabriel ‘Bwipo’ Rau earning 700LP so far and also hitting Challenger.
Five worlds pros reached challenger on super server so far:
Hans Sama 544
— Ran (@ran_lpl) September 15, 2020
Another three pros from outside of China have also hit the top rank: Rogue’s Steven ‘Hans sama’ Liv, Fnatic jungler Oskar ‘Selfmade’ Boderek, and Brandon ‘Josedeodo’ Villegas who plays for LLA team Rainbow7.
Earlier today, the 22 Worlds teams discovered who they would be facing first in Shanghai with the play-in and group stage draw. With Caps and co. getting in some top tier practice in the Super Server, they certainly won’t be rusty when they are finally released from their hotel rooms.