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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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NA LCS Week 2: The Mid-lane 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 mid-laners and their picks. With 39% of the total bans directed at the mid-lane champions, the pros were forced to either play on something that they are not really comfortable with or come up with something totally out of the box, like Hai’s Kha’zix choice, which we will highlight a bit later. On the topic of bans, Kassadin was perma-banned in NA as well as EU and even if your nickname is the Void Walker, a 100% ban rate across both sides of the pond is an achievement in itself. The second most banned champion was LeBlanc (50% ban-rate) followed by Yasuo ( 38%). Due to the many bans, a diversity of champions (LeBlanc, Lulu, Orianna, Ziggs, Kha’zix and Nidalee) were summoned to the Rift, none of them being played in more than three games.

NA LCS Week 2 mid-lane picks and bans

The win-rate of the different champions varied quite a lot between the bunch. In first place, Kha’zix and Ziggs did not know the taste of defeat, priding themselves with a flawless 100% win-rate. In third, Orianna won one game and lost the other one, averaging a 50% win-rate, while in fourth LeBlanc and Lulu only won one match out of a total of three they were involved in. In last place, Nidalee, lost both games and ended the week with a disappointing 0% win-rate. To show our huge disappointment, we didn’t even include her in the graph.

NA LCS Week 2 mid-lane win-rate

The two top performers of the week were Ziggs and Kha’zix and with nothing to tell them apart they were asked to share the award of  top mid-laner in the second week of the NA LCS. Below are the builds that the pros chose for the them and their respective performance with the champions. Note that they were both played by the same guy so take this information with a grain of salt. Kha’zix is Hai’s favorite champion, the bond between the two goes way back, so unless you are a seasoned Kha’zix player, we would not recommend trying him out blindly in the mid-lane, like Hai did. His performance in lane was shaky at best.

Ziggs item builds NA W2

Kha'zix item builds W2 NA

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

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EU LCS Week 2: The mid-lane 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 mid-laners and their picks. Kassadin was very unhappy with the EU LCS as he was perma-banned, not being allowed to play in one single match. Overall, the European teams went over-board in trying to ban out as many mid-lane champions as possible, spending 27 out of their 48 bans (56%) on the mid-lane. Yasuo was another preferred target for the teams with 6 bans and although left open in 2 games, he was never picked. On to the champions who did get picked, Lulu, Nidalee, Ziggs and Orianna were the go-to-mid-laners for Froggen, Xpeke and crew, but we also got to see some “odd-ball” picks like Karthus. All in all, a good week for the diversity of the mid-lane over in Europe.

EU LCS picks and bans mid-lane W2

Winning three out of their four encounters, Nidalee and Lulu dominated the scene with a 75% win-rate. In third place, Ziggs had a 33% win rate, while in fourth, Orianna could not secure any wins for her team.

EU LCS win-rate mid-lane W2

This week’s “Queen of the mid-lane” award goes to Nidalee after a photo-finish race with Lulu, at the end of which the Bestial Huntress won by having one more ban than her opponent. Here are the builds that the pros chose for Nidalee and their respective performance with the champion.

Nidalee item build EU LCS W2

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

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Kassadin: How the pros build him, when he is not in jail

Since his rework, Kassadin has gathered some popularity again and despite his recent nerfs in 4.7, he is still a ban-worthy mid-laner. In fact, he had a 100% combined pick and ban rate in both the EU LCS and the NA LCS, which means when ever he was not banned, he was immediately picked up as the first pick. The only exception to that rule was EG, who prefered to insta-lock LeBlanc against CLG, however this didn’t turn out to be the biggest mistake they’ve done in that match. Despite the 27 bans (84%) across both regions that Kassadin received, he did manage to descend into the Rift 5 times. Let’s take a look at the build paths that the five lucky mid-laners who got to play him chose:

1. Overpow’s Kassadin vs Fizz (ROC – MIL)

Kassadin build (Overpow vs MIL)

2. Selfie’s Kassadin vs Orianna (SHC – ROC)

Kassadin build (Selfie vs ROC)

3. pr0lly’s Kassadin vs Soraka (COL – LMQ)

Kassadin build (Pr0lly vs LMQ)

4. Bjergsen’s Kassadin vs Ziggs (TSM – COL)

Kassadin build (Bjergsen vs coL)

5. Link’s Kassadin vs LeBlanc (EG-CLG)

Kassadin build (Link vs EG)

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NA LCS Week 1: Mid-lane 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 mid-laners and their picks. With 46 out of 96 possible bans (48%) being redirected towards the mid-lane, it became clear to everyone that this week will be all about diversity and who has the biggest champion pool. The recipient of most of these bans was Kassadin (13), followed by Soraka (10), LeBlanc (7) and Lulu (6). The Void Walker was the only one to achieve a perfect combined pick and ban rate of 100%, same as in Europe, with LeBlanc (88%) and Soraka (81%) in second and third place. Same as in Europe, the most played mid-laners received at least as many bans as picks, making room for a total of 11 mid-lane champions to descend into the Rift.

NA LCS mid-lane picks and bans W1

Among the most played mid-laners, LeBlanc ranked supreme with a 71% win-rate, followed by Lulu with 60%. There were another five champions who played 3 games this week and could not make it on the graph because of the minimum number of games played required (25%). None of them managed a perfect 3/0 record either, Kassadin and Soraka ended the week at 2/1, while Kayle, Orianna and Yasuo only won 1 out of their 3 games.

NA LCS mid-lane win-rate Week 1

This week most dangerous mid-lane champion was without a doubt LeBlanc – once she got one or two kills in the early game, she became unstoppable and always surprised her opponents with the amount of burst she was able to dish out. Below are the builds that the pros chose for her and their respective performance with the champion.

LeBlanc item builds W1

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

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EU LCS Week 1: Mid-lane 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 mid-laners and their picks. Europe, as a region has a very mid-laner orientated mentality and as such 43 out of the 96 total bans went to this position (44,8%). Naturally, out of those bans, 14 went over to Kassadin, who is yet again one of the most contested picks after having his kit reworked and even nerfed a bit in the 4.7 patch. With him in “jail”, champions like Yasuo, Kayle, Ziggs and Lulu were free to roam. That is, when they were not banned themselves, each of the most played mid-laners received at least as many bans as picks. Also, it is very refreshing to see some “odd-ball” picks in there like Fizz, Syndra or Orianna to keep the diversity going.

EU LCS W1 picks and bans in the mid-lane

Among the most played mid-laners, Lulu ranked supreme with a 75% win-rate, followed by Kayle with 60% and Ziggs with 50%. Yasuo, although the most-picked champion, suffered the same faith as Lee Sin in the jungle and has only won two out of his six games, netting himself a disappointing 33% win-ratio.

EU LCS W1 Win-rates mid-lane

This week’s top innovative and as it turned out very successful pick comes straight from Korea – Kayle, the Judicator. Below are the builds that the pros chose for her and their respective performance with the champion, the new Runaan’s hurricane making her a formidable duelist.

Kayle item build

Our previous articles: Top-lane overview , Jungle overview , AD-Carry overview and Support overview.

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

Related articles for: top-lane , jungle and AD-Carries

The mid-lane has traditionally been the place where they flashy plays and out-plays were made and it is no surprise that this is where most of the teams’ bans have been invested in. In Europe 25.8% of the bans were directed towards the mid-laners, while in NA that number is considerably higher, 38.8%. This might be all due to the fact that Soraka, who had a 94% ban rate in NA, has not yet been picked up by the European mid-laners, who in turn favored Nidalee. You can compare the two regions by taking a closer look at the table below.

EU & NA LCS picks & bans mid lane

For a better understanding, let’s break it down for the two regions individually. First off, in Europe we have Nidalee leading the pack in both picks (8) and bans (12), making her combined pick and ban rate a flawless 100%. With a pretty safe laning in the current meta, where junglers are busy taking down side-lane-towers, Nidalee can farm up and make the mid and late game a real nightmare for the enemy team, as long as only one or two of her javelins land. In second place, Ziggs, gathered a total of 6 picks and 9 bans, earning himself a nice combined pick and ban rate of 75%. Everyone who laned against him knows what a pain in the “backdoor” he can be, as he excels at being a bully in lane and has an insane wave clear, making a siege against him almost impossible. The battle for third spot was quite intense but Lulu and Pix barely managed to come out ahead of LeBlanc. The Fae Sorceress has dropped a bit in popularity after the Help Pix nerf, but she still remains a strong contender in the mid-lane, while LeBlanc is considered by most the only assassin, who is still viable in the 4.5 patch, where Exhaust was buffed to reduce 50% of the damage done. You can check out the chart below for the other picks and bans in the EU LCS.

EU LCS play-offs picks & bans mid lane

On the other side of the pond, in North America, the graph looks completely different. The diversity between the two regions only means that Riot has done a great job balancing the heroes in the mid-lane and that a lot of options are viable. In first place we find Soraka with a perfect pick and ban rate of 100%, although she managed to only play one game and got banned in the other 17, Soraka’s wave-clear and the utility she brings to an extended team-fight is second to none, forcing most teams to dedicate a ban to her. The mid-laner of C9, Hai, was the first one to introduce her to the competitive scene in NA and all the others followed in his foot-steps shortly after. The second spot is held by LeBlanc, with her 6 picks and 10 bans, the Deceiver earned herself a combined pick and ban rate of 89%, while Nidalee rests comfortably in third spot with 7 picks and 3 bans. NA believes they have found an antidote to Nidalee, by either pressuring her in lane, with the likes of LeBlanc or Lulu or creating global pressure and swift engages with Twisted Faith, to not give her time to land those heart-attack-causing javelins.

NA LCS play-offs picks & bans mid lane

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. The differences between the European (62%) and the North American Nidalees (29%) are huge and are only mirrored by Lulu’s percentages. The Fae Sorceress’ win-rate has plummeted in Europe (20%), while her NA counterpart is sitting pretty at 67%. In third spot, Ziggs, keeps smiling and throwing bombs with a better than average win-rate in both regions.

Mid-lane Most Picked Champions Graph

This concludes the mid-lane section of our extended analysis of the LCS play-offs, hope you enjoyed the read and come back tomorrow for the ad-carries chapter, the lane where one man stands tall above all others. If you missed our previous in-depth analysis be sure to check them out here: top-lane picks and bans , jungle picks and bans and AD-Carries

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