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by Ashelia on October 19, 2014 1786
It was Korea against China in the finals--a finals where everything mattered but everyone knew the outcome before it started. We asked you guys who would win Worlds and the result was almost unanimously Samsung Galaxy White; with DanDy jungling as impeccably as he was and Mata supporting like no other, there was zero room for another team to usurp the title from SSW. Despite that, the games were intense, serving as a pinnacle of what eSports could be and showcasing the season four meta perfectly.
While it looked like Star Horn Royal Club might have a minor comeback in game three, the Singed pick showed White's true intentions: they wanted a more relaxed game, one to entertain the crowd. They would not let it go past a game four, which they won heartily.
As a Samsung team member said after their win: "We don't think we're the best...we'll go practice tomorrow." Their modesty was refreshing, but overall, it just showed how far this team has come and how proud they are to be here.
In celebration of Worlds and Samsung's victory, we're giving away one $10 RP codes to those who leave a comment on this post.

What SSW skins would you like to see?

Enough about what we think. Tell us what skins you hope the new World Champions make in this post to win RP. We'll pick one comment in this post to win a $10 RP code on Wednesday (10/22) at 12PM PDT.

The Top Champions of Today

Singed

Singed is sort of the pick that Samsung Galaxy White defaults to when they want to have a good time. While he's not the best competitively, he remains a truly tremendous champion who can take solo queue by storm.
Check out InvertedComposer's guide to find out how literally everything about Singed you could want to know--no, really, this guy loves Singed.

Janna

Janna was picked a couple of times in today’s games and she spent the entire Worlds Championship being a coveted pick. She’s a really solid champion with a lot of utility, CC, and displacement.
User Duchess of York tells you exactly how to command the winds with their beautifully written and designed LolKing guide.

Lucian

Lucian is a bot lane force to be reckoned with. He almost always has the upper hand in trades early to mid game, especially against other popular ADC picks like Tristana. Because of his lane dominance and mobility, he's a popular pick not just in Worlds but also solo queue.
Check out player Crimson Core's guide to Lucian to find out why Lucian is such a perfect carry.

Orianna

Orianna is 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 showed up hard and frequently during Worlds. 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 17, 2014 9
Our friends at Victorious Gaming are hosting weekly tournaments on the NA server every weekend with Triumphant Ryze skins, hundreds of thousands of Riot points, and $2500 cash as prizes. The best news? All you have to bring is yourself. Their tournaments are unique because they don't require a team to enter; instead they group players together at random, using MMR as a way to decide brackets and what groups face each other. So who knows, you might just make a new friend or two while you're at it!
Go here to read more and check out this weekend's tournament.
by Ashelia on October 16, 2014 16
In this week's Waypoint, experimental changes show up on the PBE including objectives and item changes, and the upcoming server migration details.

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!

by Ashelia on October 14, 2014 360
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 12, 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.
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