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.
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.
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.
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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