We have the weekly episode of League Trends from Cloth5
showing last week's ban, pick, and win rate patterns! As usual, stats are transcribed below to be used as a reference for the past week.
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Besides being new, both champions have faced a misconception at launch: they're weak when they're actually pretty strong. Over the past year, Riot has almost intentionally started out with a champion being underwhelming and then quickly adjust it as needed on live. RIot does this because can't possibly catch all bugs a champion would have, especially with more complex champions. It also prevents situations like Zyra; on release, her abilities all did too much damage and her ultimate's radius was too wide. Within the first week of her launch, she had an over 70% win rate on some regions and divisions, calling for an immediate nerf.
Riot released five champions so far in 2014--a far cry from their nearly monthly releases of yesteryear. Gnar
are the two latest champions to join League of Legends.