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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 1314
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.
by Ashelia on October 2, 2014 1109
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.
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