Rankings Update

I thought I’d give a quick update to my rankings after Super Week has mostly ended. There are a few games to go, but they won’t really affect my opinions unless something crazy happens.

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Wise Words from Hai and Balls

“Well, when you’re in a game, you never hindsight something. So like, if somebody does a stupid dive, you do not call that guy out. You don’t say anything bad. You make a bad play, whatever, just move on from it. That’s the past. So, when that happened, we were just like, alright, whatever. Moving on, what’s the next thing we do? What’s next. Just make plans for ahead.”

– Hai

“I don’t really care for what my stats show. I play to win this game. I don’t necessarily play to win the lane. I do a lot of things that aren’t really selfish. Like, a lot of people give Meteos crap for taking my blue buff. It’s not mine; he can take it if he wants. It just depends on who can make more out of it. And if me farming mid vs me diving bottom — Whatever one’s more important, I’ll go do that one. So all I want to do is win the game…I don’t want to be a star or anything; I just want to win the game, and that’s what’s important to me.”

– Hai

“I mean, it feels good, knowing that everyone thinks of me highly but, I think I’m just playing well, and there’s not really much to do when all I see is red creeps and farm them all, and my team lets me do that. So it makes my cs look high… Other teams prioritize gold higher on other teams…I think I get a lot of farm compared to Sneaky and Hai. I see red creeps and farm them.”

-Balls

“First of all, it’s pretty hard to farm with Rumble because of his Flamespitter, so you have to play Rumble a lot and get used to the timing of last-hitting with his Flamespitter on, or also turning around. There’s also a lot of stuff like, depending on your lane matchup and the junglers, you have to decide when to push your lame or farm, I guess. Most of the time on Rumble I start Flamespitter and try to win lane, but in solo queue, it’s pretty hard when they just gank you right away.”

-Balls

Life Without Doran’s Shield

Check out my article on the rise of new champions (and Renekton) top lane as a result of the Doran’s Shield nerf: Life Without Doran’s Shield!

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NA Bracketology – The Final Week

Check out my lolesports article about the last week of NA LCS and what the playoffs may look like!

Power Rankings

EU

  • Fnatic
  • SK Gaming
  • ROCCAT
  • Alliance
  • Gambit Gaming
  • Copenhagen Wolves
  • SHC
  • Millenium

NA

  • Cloud 9
  • CLG (taking a gamble!)
  • TSM
  • Curse
  • Coast
  • Dignitas
  • XDG
  • EG

Global

  1. SKT T1K
  2. Samsung Ozone
  3. SKT T1S
  4. CJ Entus Blaze
  5. OMG
  6. Najin Shield
  7. Najin Sword
  8. KT Arrows
  9. Edward Gaming
  10. Samsung Blue
  11. KT Bullets
  12. Cloud 9
  13. Fnatic
  14. CJ Entus Frost
  15. TaiPei Assassins
  16. AHQ
  17. Team Solo Mid
  18. SK Gaming
  19. ROCCAT
  20. LGD
  21. CLG
  22. Alliance
  23. Gambit Gaming
  24. World Elite
  25. LMQ

The Wild Growth of Solo Lulu

Mid lane is typically the lane with the most variation in viable champions. But one pick in particularly came a bit out of left field: Lulu. Let’s take a look at the factors that have made Lulu one of the most picked and banned mids of the second half of the LCS split, and also a semi-viable top.

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Top Lane: Doran’s Shield Nerfs

Doran’s Shield has been an extremely dominant item in Season 4, but with patch 4.3, it received a huge nerf. Rushing in to fill the gulf has been Doran’s Blade, melee and ranged auto-attackers, and AP tops.

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