You know what people love most, drawing conclusions out of the first few weeks of pro play. And we will do just that! We will look at every region and see who performed best and worst. What champions were most contested in different regions and try to analyze what might happen in the future. Fair warning, this is mostly for fun, we cannot really draw any conclusions from the first few weeks of the league.

EUROPE - LEC

Best teams:

Misfits 3:0

Astralis, G2 Esports, MAD Lions, Rogue - 2:1.

Worst team:

SK Gaming 0:3

Nothing went SK Gaming’s way. Everything went Misfits way. They dodged the strongest teams but still managed to beat Fnatic, SK Gaming and Vitality.

SK Gaming on the other hand, crashed and burned and lost to Astralis, G2 Esports and Misfits. It is still the start of the season, but having 3 wins already is huge for making the playoffs at the end of the split. As an example, a team with 8 wins qualified for playoffs in Spring. So that means Misfits are almost halfway to qualifying already.

Champions

Most contested:

Gwen - 100% pick/ban. 13 bans, 2 games, 0% win rate.

Rumble - 93.3% pick/ban, 5 bans, 9 games, 22.2% win rate.

Renekton - 93.3% pick/ban, 9 bans, 5 games, 40% win rate.

Most played:

Viego - 80% pick/ban, 3 bans, 9 games, 44.4% win rate

Rumble - 93.3% pick/ban, 5 bans, 9 games, 22.2% win rate.

Akali, 73.3% pick/ban, 3 bans, 8 games 87.5% win rate.

Rumble is the big loser so far. Picked or banned almost every game, with only 22.2% win rate. Akali on the other hand, needs to be nerfed. Quadra kills and dominates anyone who plays her. Champ is busted.

NORTH AMERICA - LCS

Best teams:

100 Thieves 5:1

Cloud9, TSM 4:2

Worst team:

Counter Logic Gaming 1:5

Three of the last split top4 teams are performing really well. With Team Liquid dropping a bit. 100 Thieves, to no one’s surprise, are dominating. CLG on the other hand, seem to not really have a clue to what they are doing. So they just chilled at 1:5 after two weeks of play. Good luck making the playoffs to them. They are still in 9th place, but if they keep this up, Golden Guardians will surpass them quickly.

Champions

Most contested:

Rumble 100% pick/ban, 10 bans, 20 games, 50% win rate.

Lee Sin 100% pick/ban, 11 bans, 19 games, 42.1% win rate.

Udyr 96.7% pick/ban, 20 bans, 9 games 55.6% win rate.

Most played:

Rumble 100% pick/ban, 10 bans, 20 games, 50% win rate.

Lee Sin 100% pick/ban, 11 bans, 19 games, 42.1% win rate.

Leona 83.3% pick/ban, 6 bans, 19 games 47.4% win rate.

NA, differently from EU, doesn’t ban champions they like, they actually play them. Two most played champions are also the two most contested champions, while in EU, Only Rumble is played most from the most contested champions list.

Comparing further, Akali is not contested as much, 10 games played  with 60% win rate. Seems to be just not discovered fully yet? We already saw a quadra kill there too, maybe just a matter of time, or is it just a European thing?

KOREA - LCK

Now since Korean league is being played during weekdays, I didn’t want to list the best teams because some teams already played more matches than the others. We will still look into champions played. As for teams, so far, Gen.G are doing really well 3:0.

DRX are 0:3, still waiting for their first win.

Champions

Most contested:

Akali 100% pick/ban, 21 bans, 13 games 76.9% win rate.

Renekton 100% pick/ban, 31 bans, 3 games 0% win rate.

Rumble 94.1% pick/ban, 11 bans, 21 games 42.9% win rate.

Lucian 94.1% pick/ban, 25 bans 7 games 71.4% win rate.

Most played:

Rumble 94.1% pick/ban, 11 bans, 21 games 42.9% win rate.

Ezreal 85.3% pick/ban, 11 bans, 18 games 77.8% win rate.

Nocturne 88.2% pick/ban, 13 bans, 17 games 47.1% win rate.

So maybe Akali isn’t just an EU thing and maybe North America is just lagging behind. Akali is incredibly popular and busted with a very high win rate and 100% pick or ban rate.

Renekton on the other hand, almost always banned, but the three times teams got to play him, they lost. So maybe more teams need to either counter him or not ban him?

Lucian  is tied for third place, as far as contested champions go with a very good win rate.

If we look at the most played champions, Rumble is first, followed closely by Ezreal, who has played 18 games and has a 77.8% win rate. Highest of any champion with at least 5 games played.


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