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by Ashelia on October 24, 2014 2
Looking to get your hands on some RP to buy the new Harrowing skins? Don't forget to check out Victorious Gaming's weekly $2,500 cash prize tournament. While there is a $10 entry fee, there are tons of prizes up for grabs including over 440,000 Riot Points and 25 Triumphant Ryze skin codes! The format is a solo entry tournament and they match you with other players of a similar skill level. The tournament is broken down into brackets so you will only be playing against players of a similar skill level.
Go here to read more and check out this weekend's tournament.
by Ashelia on October 24, 2014 7
In this week's Waypoint, we talk about the end of the World Championships, Riot hiring a ton of people, the recent changes to the Refer-a-Friend program, and a few odd things happening on the Champion pages. Be sure to also check out Lindsay's other show about the video game week.
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 23, 2014 46
It's been a wild past few months as Summoner's Rift constantly gets updates on the PBE. The latest updates have had a lot of splash arts--so we figured it's time to play as champions with splash arts that have been redone recently. All splash arts after the new Caitlyn splash art released this June are eligible, so please let us know if we missed one or two. New skins do not count.
Keep in mind this is a shorter contest than usual, so be quick to enter!

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 recently updated splash arts.
  • That's it!

2 Prizes


Last Week's Winners

Last week's contest had 101,093 entries. All the winners are over here and they have all been emailed by Ashelia. If you are a winner who did not receive your email, please let us know in the comments and be sure to check your spam folders.
by Ashelia on October 21, 2014 27
As a huge fan of the League of Legends esports scene, we wanted to announce an upcoming League of Legends tournament! It's going on tonight, October 22nd, at 16:00 PDT.
In this week's League Trends, the Worlds effect is noticeable--Jayce climbed in pick increases as did Fiddlesticks, both being champions used in Worlds to great avail (even if Fiddlesticks only made one game, he made one that counted).The ban rates continued to adjust after Nidalee and Yasuo were hit with great nerfs a few weeks ago, with Gnar continuously rising along with Rammus.
Thanks to usual to the folks from Cloth5 for this week's episode!
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

7.55%->11.54%
(+3.99%)
7.13%->10.88%
(+3.75%)
13.59%->16.67%
(+3.08%)
3.11%->5.31%
(+2.2%)
7.42%->9.06%
(+1.64%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

13.87%->7.64%
(-6.23%)
6.29%->1.13%
(-5.16%)
3.15%->0.96%
(-2.19%)
35.62%->33.63%
(-1.99%)
20.92%->19.08%
(-1.84%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

48.7%->51.14%
(+2.44%)
46.47%->48.42%
(+1.95%)
43.63%->44.78%
(+1.15%)
49.91%->50.99%
(+1.08%)
46.24%->47.3%
(+1.06%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

50.06%->48.25%
(-1.81%)
46.04%->44.53%
(-1.51%)
49.41%->47.97%
(-1.44%)
44.27%->42.89%
(-1.38%)
51.49%->50.20%
(-1.19%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

22.38%->32.14%
(+9.76%)
13.48%->22.2%
(+8.72%)
19.13%->26.77%
(+7.64%)
29.43%->36.03%
(+6.6%)
1.46%->7.47%
(+6.01%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

64.33%->40.07%
(-24.26%)
62.04%->44.41%
(-17.63%)
15.84%->4.29%
(-11.55%)
56.02%->54.93%
(-1.09%)
20.86%->17.36%
(-3.5%)
by Ashelia on October 20, 2014 2
This week's Summoner Showcase Revival features a Vel'Koz animation parody song, limited edition Zed statues, an awesome Pop Star Lux skin concept and the long-awaited Dunk Master Darius music video!
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 October 19, 2014 1,775
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.
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