Oldest LCS Players

10 Oldest LCS Players

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League of Legends (LoL) is one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world and is one of the games responsible for popularizing eSports. The best LoL players have become professionals and make a solid living off of gaming. Different regions of the world have their own top level series and the League of Legends Championship Series or LCS is the top professional level for North American (the U.S. and Canada) LoL players. Although the LCS is based out of North America, many players come from all around the world.

In general professional League of Legends players retire in their early 20s, but many of the players on this list are still going strong at 25+. A few of the oldest players on this list might even continue to play in the LCS into their 30s.

As of February 2020, the information on this list is as accurate as possible. Please note that the ages given for anyone playing in the Spring 2020 LCS season is based on the date at the time of this writing.

10. CoreJJ aka Jo Yong-in (June 22, 1994 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 25 years, 7 months, 20 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  South Korea
Team (at the time): Team Liquid
Role: Support
Favorite Champs: Zyra

CoreJJphoto source: LoL Gamepedia

Along with Froggen, CoreJJ (Jo Yong-in) will be turning 26 as 2020’s LCS tournaments continue. CoreJJ only started his professional League of Legends career in 2014, but has quickly made a name for himself. Currently, CoreJJ plays for Team Liquid as support and his contract with the team has been extended through 2022.

Did You Know?

CoreJJ changed his name from just Core in 2015 after he left Quivic E-Sports for Team Dignitas (an LCS team).


9. Froggen aka Henrik Hansen (February 21, 1994 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 25 years, 11 months, 21 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  Denmark
Team (at the time): Dignitas
Role: Mid Laner
Favorite Champs: Anivia, LeBlanc, Ahri, Kassadin, and Twisted Fate

Froggenphoto source: LoL Gamepedia

Froggen (Henrik Hansen) is one of several players who is currently 25 years old and participating in the latest LCS season. He will actually be turning 26 in a few weeks. Of course, Froggen, who is from Denmark, has been playing video games since he was a kid. His brother introduced him to League of Legends and as time went on, he realized that he was good enough to go professional. Froggen spent time on various European LCS teams before transitioning to the North American LCS league in 2016.

Did You Know?

Froggen inspired a long-running LoL community joke that blames him for DDosing an event anytime a stream lags after he was falsely accused of DDosing a game in 2012 by former pro player ocelote.


8. Flame aka Lee Ho-jong (August 13, 1992 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 26 years, 7 days – Summer 2018
Country of Origin:  Busan, South Korea
Team (at the time): FlyQuest
Role: Top Laner
Favorite Champs: Irelia, Kennen, Nidalee, and Jayce

Flamephoto source: LoL Gamepedia

Flame (Lee Ho-jong), who is from South Korea, no longer competes in the LCS and played in his last tournament Summer 2018 season when he was 26 years old. At the time, Flame was with FlyQuest as the team’s Top Laner. Flame has played League of Legends since 2012 and takes his career very seriously. Currently, Flame is with DAMWON Gaming, a pro team from South Korea.

Did You Know?

Flame is such a skilled LoL player, that the phrase “Flame Horizon,” which is when one team’s top laner has a CS advantage of more than 100 over their opponent – was named after him and the fact that he regularly achieves this feat.


7. sOAZ aka Paul Boyer (January 9, 1994 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 26 years, 1 month, 2 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  France
Team (at the time): Immortals
Role: Top Laner
Favorite Champs: Rumble, Lee Sin, and Blitzcrank

sOAZphoto source: LoL Gamepedia

sOAZ (Paul Boyer) turned 26 just a few weeks before the LCS Spring 2020 season started. He became a gamer when he started playing Counter-Strike 1.6 and transferred over to DOTA, another popular MMORPG similar to League of Legends. After sOAZ, who is from France, got into LoL he was picked up by Against All Authority. The team competed in one of the very first major European LoL tournaments. Currently, sOAZ is with the Immortals as the team’s Top Laner.

Did You Know?

On February 25, 2016, sOAZ became the 5th player in LEC history to reach 1,000 career assists, and the first Top Laner in either LCS or LEC history to reach this achievement.


6. Solo aka Colin Earnest (May 26, 1993 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 26 years, 2 months, 9 days – Summer 2019
Country of Origin:  United States
Team (at the time): Echo Fox
Role: Top Laner
Favorite Champs: Ryze, Shyvana, and Rumble

photo source: LoL Gamepedia

Unlike most of the other players on this list, Solo (Colin Earnest) hasn’t had a prolific LCS career. Solo played here and there in the LCS from 2016 to 2019, but was dropped from Echo Fox after the 2019 season. He was 26 years old at time. While Solo is still an active player right now, he is not part of a professional team.

Did You Know?

Although Solo has been underestimated and overlooked, people have noted that he is a consistent Top Laner.


5. Doublelift aka Yiliang “Peter” Peng (July 19, 1993 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 26 years, 6 months, 23 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  Mission Viejo, California, USA
Team (at the time): Team Liquid
Role: Bot Laner
Favorite Champs: Vayne, Ezreal, Caitlyn, and Graves

Doubleliftphoto source: LoL Gamepedia

Like Meteos, Doublelift (Yiliang “Peter” Peng) will be turning 27 during the LCS Summer 2020 Season if he continues to play. Doublelift has always been a gamer and turned professional in 2011. He has been participating in LCS tournaments since its beginning in 2013. Doublelift has been on various teams, including Counter Logic Gaming, Team SoloMid, and currently Team Liquid. He serves as the team’s support player.

Did You Know?

On July 31, 2016, Doublelift became the first player in the LCS to reach 1,000 kills.


4. Meteos aka William Hartman (June 13, 1993 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 26 years, 7 months, 29 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Team (at the time): 100 Thieves
Role: Jungler
Favorite Champs: Elise, Nocturne, Nasus, and Zac

photo source: LoL Gamepedia

Meteos (William Hartman) is another active LoL player who is playing in the current LCS season (Spring 2020). If Meteos continues to compete in the LCS this year, he will turn 27 during the Summer 2020 season. While Meteos is once again playing for 100 Thieves, he spent the 2019 LCS tournaments with OpTic Gaming.

Did You Know?

Outside of gaming, Meteos has many interests and he knows how to play the bassoon and trombone and he can also ride a unicycle.


3. aphromoo aka Zaqueri Black (September 8, 1992 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 27 years, 5 months, 3 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  Whittier, California, USA
Team (at the time): Dignitas
Role: Support
Favorite Champs: Sona, Lulu, Thresh, and Blitzcrank

aphromoophoto source: LoL Gamepedia

aphromoo (Zaqueri Black) has been playing League of Legends professionally since 2011. He is currently the second oldest active player competing in the League of Legends Championship Series at the age of 27. Right now aphromoo plays support for Dignitas. Like many of the longstanding players, aphromoo has participated in the LCS since its very first season. aphromoo has played for Counter Logic Gaming and 100 Thieves.

Did You Know?

In 2013 aphromoo was temporarily banned from LoL for Elo boosting (a form of cheating where a higher level player increases someone’s rank by playing with them) along with other pro players, including Rhux, Xmithie, Meteos, DontMashMe, Nyjacky, and Chuuper.


2. Xmithie aka Jake Puchero (May 10, 1991 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 28 years, 9 months, 1 days – Spring 2020
Country of Origin:  Philippines; has been living in USA since he was 16
Team (at the time): Immortals
Role: Jungler
Favorite Champs: Lee Sin and Xerath

Xmithiephoto source: LoL Gamepedia

At the time of this writing, Xmithie (Jake Puchero), is currently the oldest active LCS player and is just a few days short of surpassing LemonNation’s record. However, if Xmithie continues on in the 2020 LCS Spring Season and makes in onto the Summer Season roster, then he will replace LemonNation as the oldest LCS player ever.

Xmithie originally hails from the Philippines, but moved to the United States when he was 16. Like most pro gamers, Xmithie has been playing games basically his entire life and first played League of Legends in 2011.

Did You Know?

Xmithie currently has the best LCS record, wining 5 championships out of 6 appearances.


1. LemonNation aka Daerek Hart (June 15, 1989 – Present)

Age at Most Recent or Last Match: 28 years, 9 months, 3 days – Spring 2018
Country of Origin:  Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Team (at the time): OpTic Gaming
Role: Support
Favorite Champs: Janna, Blitzcrank, Lulu, Sona, and Thresh

LemonNationphoto source: LoL Gamepedia

LemonNation (Daerek Hart) is currently retired, but played in one of his last tournaments in 2018. During the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Spring season of that year, LemonNation was over 28 years old, making him the oldest player in LCS history.

LemonNation was known for being a highly skilled support player and started playing LoL professionally around 2012. He competed in every LCS season since it started in 2013 until he retired for good in 2018. Back in 2016, LemonNation briefly retired from playing to coach Cloud9, but ended up becoming an active player again.

Did You Know?

LemonNation’s gamer name comes from the fact that his middle name is actually Lemon and he has said that his sister’s middle name is Lime.


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