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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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NA LCS Week 2: The Supports 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 Supports and their picks. The same trend that we noticed with the mid-laners and the ad-carries applies here as well, the traditional picks were “over-looked” this week and both Thresh and Morgana only achieved a 75% combined pick and ban rate, both being picked three times and banned three times, while  Zyra was actually the most picked support (4). Nami, Alistar and Lulu also got some love from the NA pro players and they were properly rewarded for it, all of them having a 100% win-rate.

NA LCS Week 2 supports picks and bans

Nami was the one support this week who got to play two games or more and got away without losing a single one of them, thus having a perfect 100% win-rate. In second place, Thresh hangs on to a very solid 67% win-rate while in third, Morgana only manages to achieve a 33% win-rate. In fourth place we find the most picked support this week, Zyra, with a pretty low win-rate of 25% and in fifth place, Leona did not have a fun week at all on the Rift and being matched up against champions who can easily counter her kit, she was forced to admit defeat in both games she played in and suffered through a painful 0% win-rate.

NA LCS Week 2 supports win-rates

This week’s OP support has finally rode the wave of glory all the way from Korea to North America and came in strong with a 100% win-rate. Her name is Nami, the Tidecaller and below are the builds that the pros chose for her and their respective performance with the champion.

Nami item builds NA W2

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

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EU LCS Week 2: The Supports 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 supports and their picks. Only one single ban was cast against the support champions this week and Morgana was the unfortunate recipient of that one. With that sole exception, Nyph, Yellowstar, Nrated and crew were free to pick their desired champions and the majority went for Thresh once again. The Chain Warden had a 75% pick-rate, followed by Leona with 50% and Nami with 37%. The Tidecaller was this week’s pleasant surprise, finally transitioning from Korea to the old continent and having a decent showing for her first week in the EU LCS.

EU LCS picks and bans supports W2

Thresh achieved the unthinkable and despite being involved in most games (6), he managed to successfully avoid defeats and ended the week with a flawless 100% win-rate. That is something you do not see every day and it will probably take a long time before another champion can duplicate his performance. In second place, Nami only won one single game out of the three she was involved in and finished the week with a 33% win-rate, while in third place we find Leona with 25%. In fourth place, Morgana dropped from a 78% win-rate last week to a disappointing 0% this week.

EU LCS win-rate supports W2

The number one support of the week was without a shadow of a doubt, Thresh. The chain warden kept his number one spot on the most picked support champions list and achieved an astonishing 100% win-rate. Here are the builds that the pros chose for the Chain Warden and their respective performance with the champion. Notice that two players actually got to play him twice and both their teams went undefeated this week.

Thresh item builds EU W2

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

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NA LCS Week 1: Supports 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 Supports and their picks. Before the release of Braum, the players seem to have only two support champions in mind: Thresh and Morgana. The pair has dominated the scene this week by gathering all the bans against the support champions and at the same time having 10 picks each. Braum was recently confirmed to not appear in the LCS for another couple of weeks due to balancing issues, which means we will be seeing the same scenario with the two dominating the bot-lane in the weeks to come. In third place, Zyra managed to win the hearts of the pro players with her amazing poke in lane and team-fight utility and damage that she brings to the mid and late game skirmishes. She can be the second AP carry for her team, while also rooting any foes that get near her AD-Carry.

NA LCS Supports picks and bans W1

Although she was only played in 7 games, Zyra managed to out-edge her rivals and come out ahead with a 57% win-rate in the super-week.  The dynamic-duo, Thresh and Morgana, who have both won 5 out of 10 matches, could not settle their dispute and finished the super-week with a decent 50% win-rate.

NA LCS Supports win-rates W1

The top performer of the week has to be Zyra, who most players chose as an alternative to Thresh and Morgana and had a lot of success with. Here are the builds that the pros chose for The Rise of the Thorns and their respective performance with the champion. Please disregard Gleeb’s shown items, he only bought them after his team ace’d Curse and were destroying the Nexus, I’ve added his real build for that game beneath his “town gear”.

Zyra Item builds W1

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

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EU LCS Week 1: Supports 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 Supports and their favorite picks. This was probably the last week where Braum was not allowed to join the Rift and the support picks were roughly the same as in the play-offs. With few exceptions, the players tunneled vision like never before, on the holy trinity of  Thresh, Leona and Morgana, who are great in lane and have exceptional engaging tools in the mid and late game. Zyra and Gragas also made brief appearances on the Rift to represent the “poke support” play style which can make the laning phase a very annoying experience for the enemies. Zyra rise to power has been done to the detriment of Karma or Sona, who have been completely forgotten during the one month break between the splits. Karma’s story is the most heart-breaking one, as she went from being the most picked and the most banned support in the EU Spring play-offs to zero picks and bans in this first super-week of the new split.

EU LCS W1 picks and bans for the Supports

The win-rates of the “holy trinity” members differ quite a lot, one can almost say there is a night and day difference between Morgana (78%) and Leona (29%), with Thresh being in the middle of the pack at 56%. This is hardly a surprise as Morgana is considered to be a counter for both Thresh and Leona, negating their engage potential both in lane and later in the game. In 4th place, Zyra only managed to secure one win, out of the 4 games she was involved in and had to settle with a 25% win-rate.

EU LCS W1 Win-rates Supports

The performer of the week has to be without a doubt Morgana, who was the most picked support champion, along-side Thresh and had the highest win-rate. Here are the builds that the pros chose for The Fallen Angel and their respective performance with the champion.

Morgana item builds

If you are looking for more information about other roles, be sure to check out our other related articles: Top-lane overview, Jungle overview, Mid-lane overview or AD-Carry overview.

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

Previous articles: Top-LaneJungle, Mid-lane and AD-Carries.

The final chapter of our in-depth analysis will focus on the Supports, often underrated and most of the time crucial for every team as a lot of Support players will often be the play-makers and/or the shot-callers for their teams. A role where champions like Thresh, Leona or Morgana excel at and players who master these champions can thrive. At the top of the totem poll Thresh still reigns supreme, but the gap between him and the other supports is now considerably smaller than before. In fact, over in Europe, Karma managed to dethrone him, due to the higher number of bans received. Once again, the choices for the two continents differ ever so slightly, with Nami, Jana and Karma being more popular in Europe, while Leona, Annie and Lulu were preferred by the NA pros. Check the table below for more detailed information:

EU & NA LCS picks & bans supports

For a better understanding, let’s break it down for the two regions individually. First off, in Europe, Karma held the spot-light, being picked in 7 games and banned away in 10. With her combined pick and ban rate of 85% she ranks first, way above everyone else. Some could argue, that the poke is real and it hurts, while her mid-game disruption maneuvers and general team utility can rival those of Morgana. In second place we find Thresh, with 7 picks and 4 bans, while in third, Leona is resting comfortably with 4 picks and 6 bans. The two “play-makers” in the bot-lane have dropped in popularity because of the recent 1v2 lane swaps, Leona being one of the worst supports for these scenarios because of her melee range. Apart from these three heroes, Europe has brought to the scene a wide array of supports, like Jana, Nami, Sona or Kayle with mixed results. Nami had a 67% win-rate, Sona trailed a bit behind with 50% while Jana and Kayle struggled with 25% and 0% win-rates.

EU LCS play-offs picks & bans support

Over in North America, Thresh kept his dominance untouched, with a combined pick and ban rate of 89%, out-zoning his opposition by quite a bit. In second place, Leona with a 56% pick and ban rate, barely managed to come in front of her nemesis, Morgana, who placed 3rd with a 45% pick and ban rate. The two go hand in hand and the fact that in North America, we got to see a lot more “classical” 1v1 and 2v2 lanes can explain the resurgence of the Radiant Dawn. Lulu, Karma and Annie were the other supports used more than once in the NA LCS with moderate success.

NA LCS play-offs picks & bans support

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. In first place, Thresh has a huge win-rate in EU (71%) despite losing his throne to Karma, who also scored well, managing to achieve a 57% win-rate. Over in NA, Thresh was not that successful and only won 44% of the games he entered. In second place, Leona managed to reward her team more often than not, averaging a 50% win-rate in EU and a 56% one in NA. In third place, Morgana performed better in NA, than in EU, achieving a 71% win-rate there, compared to only 40% in Europe. Her success was linked to C9’s Lemonnation mostly playing her and not dropping a single game throughout the play-offs.

Support Most Picked Champions

This concludes the support section of our extended analysis of the LCS play-offs and the entire series, hope you enjoyed the read. If you missed our previous in-depth analysis be sure to check them out here: Top-LaneJungle, Mid-lane and AD-Carries.

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