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.
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%).
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.
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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