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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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NA LCS Week 2: The Top-lane overview

The second week of the NA summer split is over and it is now time to focus on statistics and analysis. In this short article, we will pay attention to the NA top-laners and their favorite picks. Still number one in the charts, Shyvana continues her glorious roam in the top side of the map with a 75% pick-rate, double than any other champion this week, while the amount of bans against Jax has dropped significantly, but the Grandmaster of Arms still remains the most banned out hero with 4 bans out of a total of 5 spent in the top-lane. In fact, the top-lane was the least banned section of the map in North America this week, even the AD-Carries (6) and the Supports (7) got more “attention”. Nevertheless, Jax managed to be part of 3 games this week, as was Renekton, while in fourth place, Lulu played three different roles this week: top-lane (2 games), mid-lane (3) and support (1) – talk about a well-rounded champion.

NA LCS Week 2 top-lane picks and bans

Jax was the only top-lane champion who won more games than he lost and thus managed to climb all the way to first place of the win-rate leader-board, with a solid 67%. In second place, Shyvana continues her descending trend started in Europe this week and only manages to pull off a 50% win-rate alongside Lulu. In fourth place, Renekton’s resurface did not happen as smoothly as he planned – winning only one of his three games this week, the Butcher of Sands ends his performance with an average 33% win-rate.

NA LCS Week 2 top-lane win-rate

All things considered, Jax is this week’s top performer as he was finally allowed to take part in more games and really showed his strength in the mid and late game bringing victories home more often than not. Here are the builds that the pros chose for the Grandmaster of Arms and their respective performance with the champion.

Jax item builds NA W2

For a better overview, be sure to check out our EU LCS Week 2 Top-lane overview as well. Also, the NA LCS Week 2 statistics: Jungle 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 top-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 beefy monsters in the top-lane. Shyvana‘s dominance has increased significantly since last week, as the Half-Dragon now joins Jax in the elite 100% combined pick and rate club. She is still the most picked top-laner and considered to be the most suitable monster for the current meta. In second place, Jax is still the champion most top-laners love to hate and with a ban-rate of 75% he easily acquired the title of most banned top-lane champion this week while in third place, Trundle is doing his best to keep up, but is still a long way off with only 3 picks and no bans.

EU LCS picks and bans top-lane

Shyvana’s win-rate has taken a beating, dropping from 80% last week to just a bit over 57% this week, which is barely enough to keep her in first place ahead of Jax with 50% and Trundle with 33%. Both Renekton and Dr. Mundo scored a win in the only game they played this week, reminding everyone that they are still an incredibly viable pick.

EU LCS win-rate top-lane

All things considered, this week’s top pick was without a doubt Shyvana for the second week in a row and here are the builds that the pros chose for the Half-dragon and their respective performance with the champion.

Shyvana EU W2 Item builds

Check out our other related articles such as: Jungle 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: Top-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 top-laners and their picks. After dominating the first week of the EU LCS, Shyvana had an even bigger impact on the NA scene, with a 100% combined pick and ban rate, the Half-dragon seems to be the best compromise between lane dominance, lane survival ability in a 1v2 situation and late game scaling. The only one who could keep up with her was Jax. The Grandmaster of Arms was the most banned top laner, with a 75% ban-rate. Jax is a strong pick, but needs his core items (BotRK, Tri-force, Mercury Treads + one defensive item Randuin’s Omen/Banshee’s Veil) to start scaling, which is not an easy thing to do in the current “starve the top-laner” meta. Dr. Mundo, Renekton, Trundle and Kha’zix were also used in the top-lane with mixed results. Out of the bunch, only Renekton proved his mettle, going undefeated in the three games he was played in.

NA LCS top-lane picks and bans Week 1

The graph below says it all, even if she was involved in most games this week, Shyvana scored a mind-blowing win-rate of 91%, losing only one match out of eleven. Huge performance for the Half-dragon to remind everyone she is still a huge force to be reckon with even if she stood a long time in Renekton’s shadow. The other two most played top-laners, Jax and Mundo did not fair as well, Jax only won one game of the four he was chosen in and Mundo could not score a single victory this week. In fact, the only other top-lane champion, besides Shyvana, who managed to win more than one game this week, was Renekton, who won 3/3 games, but could not make it on the list due to the minimum number of games played required (25%).

NA LCS top-lane win-rate Week 1

The biggest performer of the week needs no further introduction. It is undoubtedly Shyvana and here are the builds that the pros chose for the Half-dragon and their respective performance with the champion.

Shyvana NA Item builds

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

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EU LCS Week 1: Top-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 top-lane. Even though it was the second most banned position, receiving 19 bans out of a total of 96 (19.8%), most of those bans went over to Jax, who was the main attraction, having a flawless combined pick and ban rate of 100%. With the Grandmaster of Arms out of the picture for most games and Renekton nowhere to be seen, it was Shyvana, Trundle and Irelia who dominated the scene.

EU LCS W1 picks and bans in the top-lane

While Trundle and Jax managed to keep a decent win-rate (50%), it was Shyvana’s turn to assert dominance over the top-lane. Tha Half-dragon achieved an astonishing 80% win-rate, considering she was played in most games this week. In 4th place we have Irelia, who did not have a great start to the season with only 33% win-rate and many question her viability in competitive play.

EU LCS W1 Win-rates top-laneAt the end of the article, we have prepared something different, a small tribute to Shyvana’s dominance this week. Below are the builds that the pros chose for the Half-dragon and their respective performance with the champion.

Shyvana builds

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

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

Related articles: Jungle, Mid-lane and AD-Carries.

The play-offs are over and it is now time for stats and analysis! We had a small delay due to the Easter holidays, but are now back stronger than ever 🙂 Today, we will focus on the top-lane, that lonely island on the Summoner’s Rift, where everyone likes to show off their brawling skills.

With Shen and Aatrox being disabled in both regions for the entire week and the 4.5 nerfs to Renekton’s early game, the meta has shifted quite a bit. In Europe, the top-lane was the most banned out region of the map, with 40 out of 120 bans going towards the top-laners. Jax, Ryze, Irelia and Renekton were to blame for the majority of those bans. You can have a look at the table below to see the trends for both sides of the pond.

EU & NA LCS Top Play-off Table

Let’s break it down for the two regions individually. In Europe, there was a great focus on Jax and Ryze, two champions with a huge scaling factor in the late game, with Irelia and Renekton close behind. While not receiving so many bans, Trundle, Shyvana and Lulu were also a huge factor, having played quite a decent amount of games. Double AP compositions are something specific for Europe, where as North America tends to prefer the beefy tanks or the split-pushers more and to support that theory there are the 6 games that Lulu got to spend in the top-lane, Ryze’s 5 games and Soraka’s and Vladimir’s 1 game each. Pantheon and Lee Sin were also used in 1 game.

EU LCS play-offs picks & bans top lane

Over in North America, the Jax hype was real. As you can see in the graph below, he is the only champion with a 100% combined pick and ban rate. His presence in the games was also very decisive having a huge win-rate in both Europe and North America. In second spot, we find Dr. Mundo who greatly benefited from the buffs to the summoner spell Heal and the Scaling Armor runes and is making a comeback as the unkillable late game monster that he prides himself to be. Renekton, Trundle, Irelia, Lee Sin, Shyvana and Ryze were all close contenders for that third seat.

NA LCS play-offs picks & bans top lane

Switching over to the most played champions of the week, we find Jax in first place, dominating both Europe and NA and having a humongous win-rate as can be seen in the doughnut chart below. In second place, we find Trundle, who was picked by many as an answer to either Jax, Shyvana, Mundo or Ryze. Trundle’s scaling in the late game is also very consistent and thanks to his ultimate, he can be the unmovable object that his team needs. As you can see, his win-rates are close to the ones of Jax, 80% in Europe and 60% in NA. Finally, in third spot, the croc who dominated the top-lane for so long, has now fallen out of grace with a 25% win-rate in EU and a 20% one in NA. Regardless, he still remains a force to be reckon with, especially if he builds up an early lead, his snow-ball potential is still there and now he actually scales better in the late-game.

Top Lane Most Picked Champions Graph

That was it for the summary of the top-lane, hope you enjoyed the read and come back tomorrow for the Jungle section of our extended analysis. Jungle picks&bans

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