Showing News 13-18 of 372
by Ashelia on October 14, 2014 357
Whether you’re rooting for Samsung Galaxy White or Star Horn Royal Club, Worlds is the most exciting time for League of Legends fans. Not only are there epic games to watch, but season five is right around the corner with massive balance changes and a brand new Summoner’s Rift to experience. That’s why we here at LolKing want to celebrate all the excitement with a giant giveaway!


We’re giving away 50 $10 Riot Point cards and all you have to do is follow us on our new Twitter or Facebook using the Lockerdome widget to be entered to win.


All regions can be entered to win Riot Points. The giveaway ends on 10/21/2014 at 12:00PM PDT.


LolKing's World Championship RP Giveaway in ZAM Network's Hangs on LockerDome
by Ashelia on October 14, 2014 20
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.
Be sure to subscribe to LolKing's YouTube channel for upcoming stat videos, more interviews, and other League of Legends coverage!

Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

1.69%->13.87%
(+12.18%)
4.4%->7.55%
(+3.15%)
29.46%->32.37%
(+2.91%)
5.68%->7.77%
(+2.09%)
10.47%->12.33%
(+1.86%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

38.43%->35.62%
(-2.81%)
6.76%->4.87%
(-1.89%)
7.84%->6.29%
(-1.55%)
24.67%->23.35%
(-1.32%)
4.06%->2.91%
(-1.15%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

40.17%->43.63%
(+3.46%)
46.54%->48.94%
(+2.4%)
48.15%->49.61%
(+1.46%)
47.41%->48.73%
(+1.32%)
48.59%->49.86%
(+1.27%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

57.67%->54.92%
(-2.75%)
46.49%->44.27%
(-2.22%)
51.75%->50.06%
(-1.69%)
50.35%->48.7%
(-1.65%)
46.6%->45.45%
(-1.15%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

0.09%->15.84%
(+15.75%)
6.02%->19.13%
(+13.11%)
12.97%->22.38%
(+9.41%)
32.04%->39.32%
(+7.28%)
9.99%->13.48%
(+3.49%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

75.69%->64.33%
(-11.36%)
31.26%->20.86%
(-10.4%)
72.06%->62.04%
(-10.02%)
13.59%->3.76%
(-9.83%)
38.55%->31.84%
(-6.71%)
by Ashelia on October 11, 2014 1,314
We knew it was going to be Korea versus China for the finals, but we didn't know which team would represent which region. When LPL and OGN face off, everyone wins--especially the audience. From watching Samsung's sister teams duke it out to watching OMG try to prove themselves as the best in the region, this weekend's games were awesome.
To celebrate, we're giving away two $10 RP codes to those who leave a comment on this post.

The Semifinals Recap

Both series this weekend started off as stomps. In the case of SSB against SSW, it continued to be one. Although White struggled against Blue in OGN, on the World stage they put their sister team in their place by 3-0ing them by pushing early game advantages into giant mid game gaps. SSW showed some of their secret strategies by putting Looper on Akali in the top lane. While never seen in competitive play, largely due to the fact that organized use of lens and pink wards puts a damper on her ability to assassinate targets, Looper played her masterfully and Samsung Galaxy White supported her allowing her to snowball the game to an early victory.
The less conventional picks didn't just stop at Akali, either. SSB ran Varus and Galio in a team composition; while it didn't result in a win, it was awesome to see two champions fairly underplayed in solo queue and nonexistent in the competitive arena.
OMG faced off against SHR in a similar manner--their first game was incredibly strong. However, a bad Baron call led to their loss in game two. The games are still going on so we will update this on Sunday.

Comment about today's games!

Enough about what we think. Leave a comment in this post to win RP. We'll pick
two comments in this post to win a $10 RP code on Wednesday (10/15)
at 12PM PDT.

The Top Champions of Today

Akali

Akali is currently crushing solo queue--she does high damage and has high mobility, making her great for stomping disorganized groups. In Worlds, Samsung Galaxy White surprised everyone by picking her and then absolutely rolling the enemy.
Check out our Akali guide section to find out why she's such a strong champion for climbing the ladder.

Corki

Corki's early lane dominance transitions well into a strong mid game. Additionally, he's hard to pin down thanks to his escape and he does a ridiculous amount of damage--making him a good laner against other popular carries.
Check out WakaWakaWak's guide to find out how to play Corki in the current meta.

Lee Sin

Lee Sin is banned fairly frequently, but he was picked by OMG and other teams this Worlds. In addition to being an excellent jungler, his ganks are intense and his early power spike absurd. He also compliments champions like Yasuo with his ultimate--champions that are already very popular and strong picks.
Don't go in blindly, learn how to master Lee Sin by reading our Lee Sin guide section at LolKing.

Orianna

Orianna is just one of those champions that’s simply strong and has been for a long time. There is a TPA Orianna skin for a reason, after all; they got to be champions in season two with her help. She walks the overpowered and balanced line perfectly. As such, Orianna is going to be showing up a lot. She’s the perfect mid for those wanting utility, wave clear, and reliability coupled with a great early game.
Check out Challenger player Aniratak’s guide to Orianna to learn how to kill your enemies and have fun in mid lane.

Friday Update Arcade

If you like Lindsay, you'll like ZAM's new show so be sure to check it out.
by Ashelia on October 8, 2014 24
The PBE updated today with two new skins: Reaper Soraka and Victorious Morgana. Victorious Morgana will be the end of the season reward for summoners who achieve gold or higher in ranked queues while the new Soraka skin will be 1350 RP and is likely to help celebrate the upcoming Harrowing event!

by Ashelia on October 7, 2014 31
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.
Be sure to subscribe to LolKing's YouTube channel for upcoming stat videos, more interviews, and other League of Legends coverage!

Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

14.38%->17.56%
(+3.18%)
4.88%->7.84%
(+2.96%)
7.88%->10.47%
(+2.59%)
15.69%->17.53%
(+1.84%)
15.67%->17.22%
(+1.55%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

12.27%->7.84%
(-4.43%)
27.29%->24.67%
(-2.62%)
5.58%->3.45%
(-2.13%)
6.43%->4.83%
(-1.6%)
23.34%->21.85%
(-1.49%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

42.6%->45.31%
(+2.71%)
42.68%->45.06%
(+2.38%)
38.59%->40.17%
(+1.58%)
48.66%->50.23%
(+1.57%)
48.84%->50.35%
(+1.51%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

46.85%->43.86%
(-2.99%)
52.16%->50.56%
(-1.6%)
50.15%->48.69%
(-1.46%)
48.74%->47.41%
(-1.33%)
45.24%->43.96%
(-1.28%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

19.21%->32.04%
(+12.83%)
30.99%->40.48%
(+9.49%)
54.52%->61.93%
(+7.41%)
11.19%->17.22%
(+6.03%)
0.54%->6.02%
(+5.48%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

52.84%->13.59%
(-39.25%)
19.85%->3.76%
(-16.09%)
40.59%->31.26%
(-9.33%)
26.14%->19.7%
(-6.44%)
8.4%->3.67%
(-4.73%)
by Ashelia on October 6, 2014 91
Silences and fears--who doesn't love some good crowd control? This week we're asking you to play as champions that have either or have had a silence or flee in 2014. And yes, this tricky wording means that LeBlanc and Talon do count!

To enter this week's challenge:

  • Simply enter the contest once you have three games in your match history that meet the requirements.
  • Check the rules to see what champions have silences and/or fears.
  • That's it!

2 Prizes


Last Week's Winners

Last week's contest had 8,270 entries to our giveaway. Here are the winners:
We also picked two comments from our recaps of Worlds: gamekingcaleb94 and GENOURA each won a $10 RP code.
Showing News 13-18 of 372