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Who has been StarCraft II's best pro player so far in 2021?
Aug 30, 2021, 3:31:00 AM

Who has been StarCraft II's best pro player so far in 2021?

StarCraft might not be the newest esports title but there is still a solid scene. The environment has been the most competitive in a long time. Let’s talk about some of the best SCII pros in the current player base all around the world.

The answer to the question of ‘Who is the best SCII player in the world?’ has always been thrown around. Some of the best players in the history of the game are still present in the scene today. They continue to stand out above the competition which we will dive into now.

Clément ‘Clem’ Desplanches

Clément ‘Clem’ Desplanches is one of the most recognizable names in the current SCII scene. He is a notable player because he is not from South Korea where most of the best players are typically from. The young French star has won tournaments against top-tier competition over the past few years.

Considering that he’s still a young lad, he has become one of the best players in the world because he’s always on top of the game and he always makes innovative strategies when he plays the other top-tier competition.

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Lee ‘Rogue’ Yeol

For Korean players, Dragon Phoenix Gaming star Lee ‘Rogue’ Yeol is most likely the best candidate for the best player in the world tag today. He has remained consistent at the top of the food chain in Korea which is the toughest region in the world.

That means a lot to people within the SC scene since he can shine in such dire situations. Most players will fold under that kind of pressure but Rogue becomes even better when the times are tough.

Joona ‘Serral’ Sotala

Joona ‘Serral’ Sotala is one of the most impressive players in recent SC history. He has proven that he is a talented player with his Zerg plays but he always remains a top threat because of how he plays it. He tends to play a balanced style but he can switch it up quickly.

He adapts to what his opponents do which is hard to make a signature playstyle but Serral has made it happen. If there is a skill ceiling for every player in SC, Serral has surely shattered that because he’s on another level.

Lee ‘INnoVation’ Shin-hyung

Korean Terran player Lee ‘INnoVation’ Shin-hyung has been one of the best players in the world since he made his debut back in 2012. He has had some ups and downs in terms of results but his reputation across the SC scene has always remained spotless. Some stars from his era have since fallen off but INnoVation has remained strong.

Those are just a few of the best SC players in the world in 2021. If you want to see more, try to watch the top-tier SCII events where you see them perform.

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Words: Cholo Martin

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