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by Ashelia on October 2, 2014 1,109
With two NA teams making it through group stages, today was an important day for NA fans. Unfortunately it ended in great disappointment. Still, NA held its own and certainly showed their progression as a region! To celebrate, we're giving away two $10 RP codes to those who leave a comment on this post.

Team SoloMid vs. Samsung Galaxy White

With group stages over, today Worlds headed to Busan for the quarterfinals. The first series of quarter finals was TSM against Samsung Galaxy White. The results were fairly unsurprising with the Korean juggernaut heading to semifinals in a four game series where TSM managed to win only once.
To even take a game off of SSW, however, was a landmark for TSM: the team had never beat a Korean team in a LAN event before. They won the game convincingly as well--a level one team fight spelled out disaster for White, poor focus and split damage onto LustBoy and Wildturtle ended up with no deaths for TSM while they earned two kills.
Unfortunately they didn't get a break. With the score at 2-1, TSM needed to win the next game to stay in the championships, but they lost their battle at champion select. Samsung Galaxy White picked up Braum, Yasuo, and Kayle for Imp's Twitch creating an impeccable protect the Twitch composition with the bonus of a Lee Sin in the jungle for early pressure and ganks. Ahri was unable to do much with two walls and a Kayle ultimate, causing their pick composition to struggle and eventually allowing Twitch to pick up a pentakill.

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 Monday (10/6) at 12PM PDT. Update: Winners posted here.

The Top Champions of Today

Fizz

PawN picked Fizz in today's games, showing exactly why he's a feared mid lane. Although he has considerable mana costs, he does a lot of damage and is hard to gank because of his escape. He also snowballs heavily and can easily spiral out of control after just one kill.
Do you want to learn how to tidal trickster your way to victory? Diamond I player Maulface tells all in his in-depth Fizz guide.

Lee Sin

Lee Sin is usually banned out at Worlds, but in game four, SSW got to pick him. 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.

Kayle

Kayle was a perfect top lane pick for the fourth game of the series against TSM by Samsung Galaxy White today. Her ultimate let Twitch live and carry the game as a powerful ADC--her heal also offered utility to help her team out and her AoE damage brought a lot to the fight when coupled with Twitch's ultimate.
Check out Ashelia's guide to Kayle to find out how to build her and why she's so useful in the current meta.

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix is an unstoppable force in solo queue right now. He is also a pick that's shown up at Worlds many times now and today was no different. The main reason he’s so strong is his W change from a few patches ago. Not only do they now give vision when evolved, it’s a 50% AoE slow and it makes his jungle clear very strong; he has true assassin potential thanks to Isolation as well.
LolKing user Srey knocks it out of the park with this incredibly detailed guide for all things Kha’Zix related—from jungle to lane, he’s got you covered.
by Ashelia on September 30, 2014 38
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

9.14%->14.77%
(+5.63%)
2.35%->7.6%
(+5.25%)
26.34%->29.48%
(+3.14%)
1.12%->4.07%
(+2.95%)
34.99%->37.9%
(+2.91%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

28.26%->25.68%
(-2.58%)
14.38%->12.27%
(-2.11%)
28.95%->27.29%
(-1.66%)
7.77%->6.43%
(-1.34%)
23.5%->22.16%
(-1.34%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

54.34%->57.02%
(+2.68%)
44.72%->47.17%
(+2.45%)
40.17%->42.6%
(+2.43%)
46.38%->48.31%
(+1.93%)
47.69%->49.16%
(+1.47%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

49.37%->46.87%
(-2.5%)
51.41%->49.23%
(-2.18%)
48.92%->46.85%
(-2.07%)
51.87%->49.94%
(-1.93%)
50.22%->48.84%
(-1.38%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

62.7%->71.85%
(+9.15%)
46.68%->54.52%
(+7.84%)
11.61%->19.21%
(+7.6%)
26.72%->30.99%
(+4.27%)
7.41%->11.19%
(+3.78%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

61.64%->52.84%
(-8.8%)
34.31%->26.14%
(-8.17%)
48.32%->41.22%
(-7.1%)
24.04%->19.85%
(-4.19%)
43.82%->40.59%
(-3.23%)
by Ashelia on September 30, 2014 1
This week's Summoner Showcase Revival features Prince Azir Aladdin parody song, "Warriors" piano cover, awesome Kayle cosplay and a freaking awesome Rammus cake.... om nom nom!
Be sure to check out LolKing's YouTube channel and subscribe to our channel for more great League of Legends content, recaps and updates.
And be sure to check out this week's League Trends for the latest picks, bans and win rates.
by Ashelia on September 29, 2014 117
With group stages over, Worlds is heating up and this week we're celebrating that! For this contest, all you have to do is play as a champion that appeared on group stages in a game. Will you play Ahri and pretend you're xPeke, leading your team to victory against Samsung Galaxy Blue? Or maybe you really want to play Morgana after seeing KaBuM's miraculous win against Alliance! Either way, play a champion that was in the championships so far to be entered.
We're promoting our friends at Victorious Gaming's brand new tournament that runs this Saturday. With a $2500 cash prize pool, dozens of Triumphant Ryze skins, and hundreds of thousands of Riot Points, it's a Riot sponsored event to remember. Sign-ups are over here so check them out!

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 were played during group stages.
  • That's it!

4 Prizes

  • Four winners will receive a $25 RP card

Last Week's Winners

Last week's contest had 4,018 entries to our giveaway. Here are the winners:
We also picked two comments from our recaps of Worlds: Busia87 and CrazyPoorer each won a $10 RP code.
by Ashelia on September 26, 2014 1,179
Today marked the second day of the group stages for C and D--so far the games have been incredible with numerous upsets and surprise wins. To celebrate, we're giving away two $10 RP codes to those who tell us in the comments of this post who their favorite team from froup C and D is.

Day One and Two Recap

The East and West met for an intense series of games. The most important match of the past two days was indelibly Fnatic versus Samsung Galaxy Blue. As the casters said, it'd been quite a while since a western team beat a Korean behemoth like SSB.
So how did Fnatic accomplish it?
They won their lanes early and they won them hard. Ahri counters Zed and xPeke had confidence going in; while they traded kills early on, DaDe wasn't able to respond to his lane's dominating presence after Ahri finished Zhonya's Hourglass. On the whole, FNC had excellent objective awareness and superior vision control--consistently clearing out SSB's wards and never allowing them a chance to breathe. xPeke used the lack of vision to his advantage, leading his team to favorable engages from the fog of war. When a DFG Ahri flanks from an unexpected angle, there is nothing the enemy can do except die.
The other games were also surprising. LMQ established a solid presence, defeating both OMG and FNC before losing to SSB; FNC went on to lose their other two games; Alliance let down fans with a shaky performance; and OMG struggled on day one only to play perfectly on day two. At this point, anyone could win group C, while group D seems to be NaJin White Shield and Cloud 9 if Alliance keeps playing the way they have been.

What's Your Favorite Team?

Enough about what we think. Tell us your favorite team from group C and group D at Worlds. We'll pick two comments in this post to win a $10 RP code on Monday (9/29) at 12PM PDT.

The Top Champions of Today

Ahri

Ahri probably reminds people of season 3. If she doesn’t, she should—she was a dominating force at last year’s Worlds. It turns out she’s one this time around as well. xPeke demonstrated the true power of Ahri in Fnatic’s win against Samsung Galaxy Blue. With a DFG rush, she has deadly burst and high mobility thanks to her ultimate.
Want to learn what the fox says? Check out this in-depth Ahri guide that covers nearly everything about her with an absolutely outrageous amount of detail.

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix is an unstoppable force in solo queue right now. He is also a pick that's shown up at Worlds a few times. The main reason he’s so strong is his W change from a few patches ago. Not only do they now give vision when evolved, it’s a 50% AoE slow and it makes his jungle clear very strong; he has true assassin potential thanks to Isolation as well.
LolKing user Srey knocks it out of the park with this incredibly detailed guide for all things Kha’Zix related—from jungle to lane, he’s got you covered.

Janna

We talked about Janna last week, but she's still been an incredible presence in both solo queue and competitive play lately. She's been a highly contest pick for all of group stages because of her utility, CC, and displacement.
User Duchess of York tells you exactly how to command the winds with their beautifully written and designed LolKing guide.

Irelia

Irelia is known for her power spike mid game after she completes two core items. She sticks to carries well and performs as a solid top laner with few counters in lane; played several times in today’s games, Irelia was a key point of why FNC won against SSB.
Take Irelia out for a spin top lane with the help of this Challenger’s guide who mains Irelia and only Irelia.

Friday Update Arcade

If you like Lindsay, you'll like ZAM's new show so be sure to check it out.
by Ashelia on September 26, 2014 12
In this week's Waypoint, Patch 4.17 gets discussed with all of the champion reworks, and more details about the World Championships.

If you want to see the latest champion picks, bans and win rates on the Rift, be sure to check out this week's League Trends!

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