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Fantasy LCS Week 4: Best line-up vs. Worst line-up

 

Fantasy LCS Week 4

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EU LCS Week 4 Infographic

The EU LCS Week 4 action is already in our match history and it is time to take a look at some early statistics. (click on the picture to enlarge!)

EU LCS Infographic W4

 

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Fantasy LCS: Week 3 Best vs. Worst

Fantasy LCS Week 3 Best and Worst teams

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NA & EU LCS Week 3: The Bot-lane overview

Both the European and North American LCS have played their Week 3 games and after all is said and done, it is time to take a look at some comparative statistics. We will dedicate this fourth and final article of the series to the bot-lane. First, let’s take a look at the supports. Thresh has managed once again to rule both regions and with 12 picks and 4 bans across both sides of the pond, he has achieved a flawless combined pick and ban rate of 100%. In second place, Morgana barely managed to squeeze ahead of Leona and the newest kid on the block, Nami with 6 picks and 4 bans. Apart from these four heroes, others also managed to play a small part in this week’s LCS episode, such as Sona or Edward’s Gragas in Europe and Zyra in North America.

EU LCS picks and bans Week 3 Supports

NA LCS picks and bans Week 3 Supports

Thresh also dominated the win-rate category with his combined 67% win-rate across both regions, shaping himself as the OP support of the week. In second place, Morgana, had a flawless run in Europe, but stumbled quite a bit in North America and only averaged a 50% win-rate overall, while in third place, Nami gathered a 40% win-rate across both regions. You can check the graph below for details about the champions performances per region.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 win-rates supports

As many of you already guessed, this week’s MVP is without a doubt, Thresh. The Chain Warden hooked himself another perfect combined pick and ban rate as well as an incredible win-rate, considering the amount of games he played across both regions. Here are the builds that the pros chose for Thresh and their respective performance with the champion. You can notice the 2 paths that a Thresh build can take, either with the Ancient Coin, for mid and late game pick-offs or escapes or the Relic Shield for a more powerful laning phase.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 Thresh build

The AD-Carries suffer from the same lack of diversity as the previous weeks, even more than previous weeks actually, as the teams seem to have “tunnel-visioned” on the Lucian+Twitch pair and seldom picked something else. In fact, the interesting aspect when looking over the charts is that third option, that they go for when one of the two is unavailable. In Europe, Rekkles and crew prefer the Kog’maw while the North Americans give more credit to Corki. We will find out who made a better choice when we examine the win ratios of the two champions.

EU LCS picks and bans Week 3 AD-Carries

NA LCS picks and bans Week 3 Ad-Carries

Twitch out-edged his fellow competitor, Lucian, this week and won the battle in both North America and Europe, averaging a win-rate of 70%, compared to Lucian’s 54%. These are win-rates across both regions, for the individual win-rates, please refer to the graphic below. In third place, Kog’maw managed to win two games in Europe out of the 4 he was played in and averaged a 50% win-rate, while over in North America, Corki could not feel the taste of victory at all.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 win-rates ad-carries

Although Twitch secured his MVP spot for the week thanks to his incredible performances, we will not insist with ways to build him, they are pretty standard and you can find a build for him in the previous articles about AD-Carries, such as this one. For a better overview of the bot-lane and all the other sections of the map, be sure to check out our Analysis & Statistics section, where you will find all kind of graphs and interesting facts about your favorite pro players, teams and champions!

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EU & NA LCS Week 3: The Mid-lane overview

 Both the European and North American LCS have played their Week 3 games and after all is said and done, it is time to take a look at some comparative statistics. We will dedicate this third article of the series as always, to the mid-lane, one of the few places on the Rift that screams out diversity. With the exception of the 100% combined pick and ban rate of Kassadin, things appear to be pretty different in EU and NA if you take a look at the two graphs below. While EU were hellbent on banning out Nidalee, Kayle and Yasuo, North America feared LeBlanc and Lulu the most. Ziggs was labeled as a potential threat by both regions, receiving three bans in every one of them, but only got to play in Europe, where he had an amazing performance, second only to Froggen’s Anivia. Alliance’s mid-laner took us back in time this week, picking his signature champion in both games and having an incredible performance on it, finishing the week with a mind-blowing 21 KDA. Over in NA, Nidalee reigned supreme, being picked last in all the games she was involved in and spearing the win for her team every single time. Kha’zix, Syndra and Yasuo all had a good time in North America, but the biggest surprise pick came from coL pr0lly, who chose Annie in the mid-lane to go against Voyboy’s Yasuo and managed to come out on top.

EU LCS picks and bans Week 3 mid-lane

NA LCS picks and bans Week 3 mid-lane

 The win-rates of the top champions in each region differ greatly. In Europe, we have Anivia showing off her flawless two game winning streak in the hands of Froggen, followed by Ziggs with a 75% win-rate, while Twisted Fate and Orianna did not win a single game this week. As mentioned above, over in North America, Nidalee had an incredible run this week, successfully ending all the games she was involved in and thus securing herself the precious 100% win-rate. She was followed by Kha’zix and Syndra with an above average 50%  win-rate and Orianna, who continued the disappointing European pattern and couldn’t win a single game in NA either.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 win-rates mid-lane

 The performer of the week was without a doubt Nidalee and as a result of that she got both a hate-thread on Reddit as well as our MVP title and alongside it, a place to show her different builds. Take a look at the builds that the pros chose for the Huntress and their respective performance with the champion.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 Nidalee build

For a better overview of the mid-lane and all the other sections of the map, be sure to check out our Analysis & Statistics section, where you will find all kind of graphs and interesting facts about your favorite pro players, teams and champions!

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EU & NA LCS Week 3: The Jungle overview (parody, sort of)

Both the European and North American LCS have played their Week 3 games and after all is said and done, it is time to take a look at some comparative statistics, this time we shift our focus towards the junglers and their picks.

HOLD ON!

They are the bloody same as last week! And the week before! What is going on here?!

Well, I might just not publish the article at all…but then again, I spent so much time on the graphs and everything….

Besides, what will the my loyal audience think of this? I can’t possibly skip a section of the map, just because there are only 3 1/2 viable junglers out there and everybody is just spamming those, except for the games where TSM’s opponents ban out all three junglers against them and then silently giggle as poor “Morris” attempts to break the meta, but instead ends up only breaking his own morale and makes Oddone reconsider his retirement plans.

Ok, since you guys keep insisting for this article to go through, here it is: the current meta consists of 3 1/2 junglers, as Kha’zix has been traumatized so much because of the recent nerfs and has developed severe identity issues, juggling between the jungle, the top and the mid-lane. Evelynn is more popular in the EU, Elise in the NA and Lee Sin is just flat out better than both of them, even if teams randomly forget to pick or ban him in one game per region.

Oh yea, you might also notice a Nunu ban over in North America, it is still uncertain if that was a mis-click on TSM’s side or they are just racists and banned him out simply because LMQ are a Chinese team and they should play Nunu by default. Those stereotypes though!

EU LCS picks and bans Week 3 jungle

NA LCS picks and bans Week 3 jungle

Oh $%@&, even the win-rates are similar between the two regions, Rito please! Fine, whatever, so all you need to know is that Lee Sin is based, Elise is undecided and pro players have actually uncovered the hidden mysteries of properly warding both in the laning phase and in the mid and late game, so they can not be surprised by Evelynn. Say good bye to that shiny win-rate Widowmaker!

EU & NA LCS Week 3 win-rates jungleHere is the part where I would normally choose the best jungler and show you guys how the pros build him, but I will just skip this section since it is redundant and pointless. Just pick Lee Sin and carry your team to victory. You still want to see some builds? But they are all the same…Alright, fine, just click here then: Lee Sin’s unique building path that everybody uses and that will grant you supreme dominance over everything and everyone.

Seriously though, for a better overview of the jungle and all the other sections of the map, be sure to check out our Analysis & Statistics section, where you will find all kind of graphs and interesting facts about your favorite pro players, teams and champions!

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EU & NA LCS Week 3: The Top-lane overview

Both the European and North American LCS have played their Week 3 games and after all is said and done, it is time to take a look at some comparative statistics. As always, we will dedicate the first short article of the series to the top-lane. Looking at the two graphs below, you can notice how both regions had two things in mind, let’s ban out Jax til the point of extinction and over-play Shyvana to profit. Apart from these two trends who have been lurking around the top-lane ever since the summer split began, we can also spot a different flavor marching in. First off, Renekton has began to climb up the ranks once again, being tied with Jax for second place in the most played champions rankings. Second and most important aspect that needs to be highlighted for the top-lane is the slow demise of Ryze and the rise (if you will) of top-lane Kayle and Lulu, which brings a much needed breath of fresh air in the current meta. Their picks were not necessary game changing, both of them averaging at 50% win-rates across both regions, but it is a thing to watch out for in the upcoming weeks.

EU LCS picks and bans Week 3 top-lane

NA LCS picks and bans Week 3 top-lane

The most played top-lane champions this week had a pretty different win-rate across the two regions. In first place, after having a perfect week over in Europe, Renekton did not fare so well in North America averaging a 60% win-rate across both regions. In second place, Jax had a slow start of the week in Europe and only had an average showing in NA, ending his performance with an overall 40% win-rate while in third place, Shyvana was the most played top-laner in both regions, but only managed to achieve an overall average win-rate of 36%. Below you can see how the champions performed in the respective regions.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 win-rates top-lane

To symbolize his triumphant return among the top-lane’s finest, Renekton was chosen to be the this week’s most valuable champion. Here are the builds that the pros chose for the Butcher of the Sands and their respective performance with the scary crocodile.

EU & NA LCS Week 3 Renekton build

For a better overview of the top-lane and all the other sections of the map, be sure to check out our Analysis & Statistics section, where you will find all kind of graphs and interesting facts about your favorite pro players, teams and champions!

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