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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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NA LCS Week 2: The Jungle overview

The second week of the summer split is over, but the analysis time has just begun! In this short article, we will take a closer look at the North American junglers and their picks. Due to the fact that 11 bans (23% of total bans) were directed towards the jungle champions this week, we got to see some more “odd-ball” picks from Amazing and crew, as the likes of Jarvan IV, Volibear and the Chinese-patented Nunu descended into the Rift. However, the joy of seeing some fresh faces was short-lived due to the fact that none of them were successful, which meant more power to the current “god-tier” junglers: Elise, Lee Sin, Evelynn and Kha’zix. Out of the bunch, Evelynn received the most bans and the least picks, ending the week with a 63% combined pick and ban rate, same as Kha’zix and being overtaken only by Elise and Lee Sin with an 88% combined pick and ban rate.

NA LCS Week 2 jungle picks and bans

The Spider Queen managed to come out ahead of Lee Sin, winning 4 games and dropping only 1, to round off her 80% win-rate, while the Blind Monk had to settle with 75%. In third place, the only other champion who could take part in more than 25% of this week’s games, Kha’zix, did not fare as well as the other two and only achieved a 33% win-rate.

NA LCS Week 2 jungle win-rate

This week’s alpha d..spider was not hard to determine, as Elise managed to have the highest pick-rate, highest combined pick and ban rate and highest win-rate, making her an obvious choice for this award. Below are the builds that the pros chose for the Spider Queen and their respective performance with the champion. Dexter is the only one who got to play her in both games this week and also the only one who uses the magic penetration boots.

Elise item builds NA W2

For a better overview, be sure to check out our EU LCS Week 2 Jungle overview as well. Also, the NA LCS Week 2 statistics: Top-lane overview, Mid-lane overview, AD-Carries overview and Supports overview (updating links as the articles get released).

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EU LCS Week 2: The jungle overview

The second week of the summer split is over, but the analysis time has just begun! In this short article, we will take a closer look at the junglers and their picks. Same as last week, Lee Sin is still the most picked champion, only this week he received a ban as well and finally made it on the elitist list of champions with a 100% combined pick and ban rate. In second place, Elise is the only other jungler who got to play more than one game this week, while in third Evelynn still holds the record for most banned jungle champion. Kha’zix is still struggling to come back to form and join the “holy trinity” as he continues the downward trend from previous weeks. A pleasant surprise was offered to us by Cyanide (FNC) as he picked jungle Nunu for the first time in the EU LCS this split and possibly this year. He had a decent performance on the champion and helped his team secure objectives and eventually the win against MIL.

EU LCS picks and bans jungle

Lee Sin received more good news as he found out his win-rate increased to 57%, which is his best result in the EU LCS in the last months. In second place, Elise held her ground and achieved a 40% win-rate, same as last week.

EU LCS win-rate jungle

Although his only real competitor was Elise, Lee Sin’s nomination to the top performer of the week is an achievement in itself, because even though he was always up there among the best junglers, this is the first time when he is actually on top of the totem poll. Here are the builds that the pros chose for the Blind Monk and their respective performance with the champion.

Lee Sin item builds EU LCS W2

Check out our other related articles such as: Top-lane overview, Mid-lane overview, AD-Carry overview and Support overview (updating links as the articles get released).

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NA LCS Week 1: Jungle overview

The first super-week of the summer split is over and it is time to dig into some juicy statistics. In this short article we will take a look at the North American junglers and their picks. The scene was dominated by Elise and Lee Sin with Evelynn coming in third. While Elise’s late game scaling has gotten considerably better, her early game is not something to overlook either. Same thing goes for the Blind Monk, but in reverse order, he is arguably the best early game aggressor and although he doesn’t scale that well in the late game, it only takes one single good executed kick on a priority target and the enemy team starts the fight 4 vs 5. Evelynn did pretty well in the European scene making a name for herself there, but fell a bit short in NA when compared to her two main rivals. She only got to play 3 games and was banned away in 7 matches, having the biggest ban-rate of all the junglers (44%). The Kha’zix nerfs prior to the 4.7 patch really affected the Voidreaver and even though he was picked in 5 games and banned in 2 other matches, he could not secure any win for his team.

NA LCS jungle picks and bans Week 1

The Spider Queen and the Blind Monk were the most played champions and finished the super-week all tied-up in first place with a 67% win-rate. Elise will be credited with first spot though, because of the higher number of games played (12, as opposed to Lee Sin’s 9). Pretty impressive performance from both of them, especially compared to the number three spot, Kha’zix who did not fare so well, ending the week with no wins and 5 losses.

NA LCs jungle win-rate Week 1

The race for this week’s top performer was a close one, but Elise managed to come out on top and here are the builds that the pros chose for the Spider Queen and their respective performance with the champion.

Elise NA Item Builds

For a better overview, be sure to check out our EU LCS Jungle overview as well. Also, the NA LCS Top-lane overviewMid-lane overview , AD-Carries overview and Supports overview might be something to look into.

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EU LCS Week 1: Jungle overview

The first super-week of the summer split is over and it is time to dig into some juicy statistics. In this short article we will take a look at the European junglers and jungle picks. With the nerf of Kha’zix prior to 4.7, European teams have shifted their attention towards the new found holy trinity – Lee Sin, Evelynn and Elise. These three champions were played 28/32 times, that’s 87,5%. It is a huge number and I am very curious to see if North America will follow the trend or come up with a bigger variety of picks. For the sake of diversity, I hope they will, despite the consecutive nerfs to the Feral Flare. 

EU LCS W1 picks and bans in the jungle

Back to Europe, although Lee Sin was the most popular choice among the three, he had the smallest win-rate, being stuck at 33%. Elise did not fair that well either, managing to win only 40% of her games, however Evelynn was the grand performer of the week, managing to only lose one single game out of the eight she was involved in and achieving a 87% win-rate, more than the other two “op junglers” combined. A little side-note is in order here, although Kha’zix was only picked three times (it takes a minimum of 4 games played to make it on this list, that’s 25% of the total number of games) he managed to win two encounters and had he played one more game, he would have had at least a 50% win rate, so remember, never count the bug out – especially in solo-queue.

EU LCS W1 Win-rates Jungle

This week’s top performer is without a doubt Evelynn and to that end, here are the builds that the pros chose for the Widowmaker and their respective performance with the champion.

Evelynn Jungle Item Builds

Our previous article: Top-lane overview , Mid-lane overview, AD-Carry overview and Support overview.

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EU & NA LCS Spring play-off: Jungle picks and bans

Previous articles: Top-lane picks and bans , Mid-lane picks and bans and AD-Carries

Hello everyone and welcome to another analysis regarding champions picks and bans. This time we will be focusing on the junglers and I am aware of the fact that I promised this article almost a week ago, but some personal issues prevented me from publishing it in time. Regardless, I still hope you will enjoy the read, so let’s dive right in. Despite the recent introduction of Feral Flare, which was supposed to shake things up quite a bit, the former “god-tier” junglers remained as strong as ever. Two new heroes joined them, Xin Zhao and Nocturne, while Lee Sin is struggling to find his footing and has been seen quite a bit in the top-lane, as junglers tend to shy away from him after his recent nerfs. You can have a closer look at the overall picture in the table below.

EU & NA LCS picks & bans jungle

For a better understanding, let’s break it down for the two regions individually. First off, in Europe we have Evelynn with an almost flawless pick and ban record of 95%. The Widowmaker has been banned two times more than she was picked, because people simply do not want to deal with her, although in the current meta with 1v2 lanes, her early-game power has been significantly reduced, because she will be visible for most of the time, helping her duo push down towers in a side-lane. Next up, Kha’zix, had no problem adapting and is still considered one of the best junglers out there, but because the EU teams were focusing Evelynn so hard, he actually managed to be a part of 12 games, making him the most picked jungler in EU. NA knew better than this and kept him at arm’s length, as you will see below. In third place, Elise, who was written off by many, due to her early-game nerfs, appears to be untouched and has a humongous win-rate across both regions. No bans for her, a 45% pick-rate and a 67% win-rate makes her the actual unseen threat. Out of the “Feral Flare junglers”, Xin Zhao stood out above the rest in the EU LCS, being picked 7 times. Many experts feared that the Feral Flare will have a small impact on the professional scene, due to the increased time it would take to gather the 25 stacks, but quite a few players made it work, especially when there were no lane-swaps.

EU LCS play-offs picks & bans jungle

Over in North America, teams were not so forgiving and Kha’zix was banned in 13 games, that accumulates to a mind-blowing 72% ban-rate. With the Voidreaver gone and Evelynn ignored because of her limited efficiency in 1v2 scenarios, Elise was free to roam the map and assert her dominance, especially after she got to spend a few points in her cocoon ability. While her early-game was nerfed, her late-game has actually received a buff, with the increased duration on cocoon and many players opted for a more damage heavy build on her. Another big difference between the two continents is the approach on Nocturne. While only played in three games over in EU, the Eternal Nightmare had a huge impact in NA and achieved a combined 77% pick and ban rate, thanks to the new Feral Flare item. Xin Zhao on the other hand, despite taking part in more games than in Europe, did not have quite the same success in NA, as he managed to only win 2 out of 8 games.

NA LCS play-offs picks & bans jungle

To sum up all of the above, here is a graph with the win-rates of the most picked champions across both sides of the pond. Elise dominated both regions, with Kha’zix in second and the most successful representative of the Feral Flare “gang”, Xin Zhao, had a hard time in EU and a horrible one in NA. The numbers really speak for themselves.

Jungle Most Picked Champions Graph

This concludes the jungle section of our extended analysis of the LCS play-offs, hope you enjoyed the read and come back tomorrow for the mid-lane chapter, the most banned out section on the entire Summoner’s Rift map.

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