LoL World Championship: AD carry power rankings

Worlds 2017: The best LoL players at each position (2:51)

Heading into the League of Legends World Championship, who's the best player at each position? (2:51)

Welcome to the League of Legends World Championship positional power rankings. Here, we're looking at the AD carry position. Be sure to check out our supports, top lane, jungler and mid lane power rankings as well. For complete 2017 League of Legends World Championship coverage, click here.

The voting

Each panelist cast a vote for their top five players. First place was worth five points, second was worth four, third was worth three, fourth gave two points and fifth gave one point.

1. Kim "PraY" Jong-In -- Longzhu Gaming

20 points -- 1st (Erzberger), 1st (Rand), 1st (Torres), 1st (Moser)

A year ago, it probably would have been Bae "Bang" Jun-Sik at the top of this list, but after SK Telecom T1 fell to Kim "PraY" Jong-In, so did he. PraY has another LCK title under his belt and flexed his way back to the top after Longzhu's disappointing Spring Split. Right now, there's no stronger AD carry in lane than PraY and no better when it comes to making mid-game engages with Ashe or Varus. As a veteran, his laning prowess allows his solo laners Kim "Khan" Dong-Ha and Kwak "Bdd" Bo-Seong to flourish and snowball the game without worry. PraY has risen to be the best at his role yet again and there's no better time than right before the World Championship. He has one big title this year, already downing SKT. He just needs to do it one more time.

2. Bae "Bang" Jun-sik -- SK Telecom T1

12 points -- 2nd (Erzberger), 2nd (Rand), 2nd (Torres), NR (Moser)

No player has had a tougher personal year in the scene than SK Telcom T1's marksman Bae "Bang" Jun-sik. Following SKT's losing skid after falling at Rift Rivals, Bang took the brunt of the criticism, the South Korean netizens putting him under the microscope for every small mistake he did inside (and even outside) of the game. The undisputed best AD carry at last year's Worlds, Bang found himself having issues throughout the year, the bottom lane of SKT, the only position on the team without substitutes, needing to regain its confidence in-game meanwhile fending off the drama outside of the practice room walls. In the LCK summer playoffs, Bang returned to 2016 form, putting up the best numbers of any AD carry in the playoffs, and besting his rival Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu in the semifinals to clinch a third straight appearance at Worlds.

3. Jin "Mystic" Seongjun -- Team WE

10 points -- NR (Erzberger), 3rd (Rand), 3rd (Torres), 2nd (Moser)

Though the placements of PraY and Bang at the top of the AD carry list are beyond reproach, the once Jin Air flop-turned-Team WE star carry makes a solid case to challenge them. Jin "Mystic" Seongjun's ability to stack minion waves and pressure his opponents in the laning phase and then transition seamlessly to positioning and kiting in team fights earn him a coveted third spot at a World Championship with a stacked AD carry pool.

4. Martin "Rekkles" Larsson -- Fnatic

7 points -- 4th (Erzberger), NR (Rand), 4th (Torres), 3rd (Moser)

You might think you know Martin "Rekkles" Larsson, but if you haven't watched EU LCS in 2017, you don't. Rekkles evolved from a safe, clean-up AD carry with crisp mechanics to a one-man army and lane-dominant punisher. His love of Blade of the Ruined King AD carries signaled a new change for Fnatic's star and the title of best western AD carry.

5. Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng -- Team SoloMid

4 points -- 3rd (Erzberger), NR (Rand), 5th (Torres), NR (Moser)

Last year was expected to be Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng's triumph on the international stage. Team SoloMid came into the event as a favorite to go deep in the tournament, and the team was confident, through strenuous practice and domestic dominance, that a top-four finisher or beyond was in its grasp. Everything fell apart when a mistake by Doublelift in TSM's second game against eventual runner-up Samsung Galaxy effectively derailed the NA champion's progression in the tournament. A short sabbatical from pro play would come not too long after, but the drive of winning a world title brought Doublelift back into the fold come the 2017 summer split, where he picked up where he left off and won his second straight domestic title. Coming into Worlds 2017 with the same teammates from last year's TSM squad, overconfidence shouldn't be an issue; the memory of his Lucian dying against Samsung is still fresh in his mind, and only a satisfactory result at this year Worlds can erase what is the most difficult loss in his long and decorated career.

Honorable mentions

Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen -- G2 Esports

3 points -- 5th (Erzberger), NR (Rand), NR (Torres), 4th (Moser)

Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen performed a crucial role in keeping G2 Esports afloat this split during its worst regular-season performance to date, and he's expected to bring his power and consistency to the World Championship once again.

Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao -- Royal Never Give Up

3 points -- NR (Erzberger), 4th (Rand), NR (Torres), 5th (Moser)

Despite missing a large portion of the split, Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao's presence on RNG is undeniable. He and Shi "Ming" Sen Ming will be able to stand up to the many strong bot lanes at this tournament.

Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk -- Samsung Galaxy

1 point -- NR (Erzberger), 5th (Rand), NR (Torres), NR (Moser)

Flying under the international radar further than his teammate Lee "CuVee" Seong-jin, Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk had a strong summer despite a suboptimal support meta for his laning partner Jo "Core JJ" Yong-in.