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The 5 most banned League of Legends champions in pro play in 2022
This year saw many champions come and go in League of Legends, as regular updates brought meta shifts to keep the game fresh. Some of them have dominated the competitive scene for just a few months but 메이저놀이터추천 others have been around for the whole season.
Here are the five most banned champions in professional play this year.
Zeri is undoubtedly the champion who 메이저안전놀이터 marked the 2022 season. Since her release in January, she has been virtually permanently picked or banned in the competitive scene, as well as on the ladder. She has been so strong that Riot Games has had to apply numerous nerfs to her kit throughout the year—but she stayed in the spotlight nonetheless. She has had a 67 percent pick and ban presence, according to League stats aggregate Games of Legends.
Technically, she wasn’t the most-banned champion in professional play, but she had the most consistent ban rate in every region. From Europe to Asia, she was picked or banned the most times.
Since she received an additional nerf ahead of the World Championship, she might falter towards the end of the season. But realistically, she’ll probably survive her latest nerf like she did the previous times.
In terms of pure numbers, Wukong had the strongest stage presence this summer, with a whopping 85 percent ban-pick rate. He was picked nearly as many times as he was banned and boasts one of the best win rates with 57 percent. He replaced Xin Zhao as the go-to pick in the jungler.
These numbers, though, are heavily boosted by his overwhelming popularity in Asian regions, and in China in particular, where the number of series surpasses those in every other region.
Still, Wukong was largely the most popular and successful jungle champion this year, and he’ll undoubtedly make waves in Worlds as well, even if the focus is being put on other junglers such as Lee Sin and Maokai 메이저토토사이트
Gwen was the most-banned top lane champion in professional play this year, and the third in all roles, with a 60 percent presence rate in all professional leagues.
Her numbers are similar to Summer 2021, meaning she’s had long-term domination in the meta since her release.
The second champion to follow is Renekton. He earned a strong spotlight in the spring, but faltered in the summer, especially in the major leagues. The champion remained popular in ERLs and especially among teams with hyper-carry top laners.
Caitlyn and Kalista
This year, the meta provided many highlights to bot lane champions. They often have a significant impact on the game, while top laners remained in the shadows. It’s not surprising to see that the most-banned champions, after Zeri, were bot laners.
While Caitlyn took the spotlight in the spring, Kalista took over in the summer, even though Lucian was banned often, too. With the World Championship approaching and a new patch bringing many adjustments to the bot lane, Caitlyn might return to full strength again.
The support champions also received numerous bans across the various leagues. Tahm Kench was the most-banned support champion in the spring across all major leagues, and Bel’Veth took over the following split.
Unlike many popular champions, Caitlyn and Kalista were similar in the sense that they were banned in every region of the game, from 안전놀이터추천 the beginning of the splits up to the playoffs. Kalista, in particular, was banned more often than picked. While she has received a nerf with Patch 12.18, it will be interesting to see how often Caitlyn is picked or banned at Worlds 2022.
Every League of Legends Worlds song ranked
It’s been less than a week since the latest League of Legends Worlds Championship song “STAR WALKIN” was released, but since then, it has been played over 11 million times on YouTube alone.
So, let’s attempt to rank every Worlds anthem released by Riot Games. The first song related to the international competition 메이저사이트추천 was “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons, who performed the anthem live during the Worlds 2014 final in Seoul. Since then, it has become a tradition for the highest League competition to have an anthem that usually represents past champions, legends, and future contenders for the title.
So far, we have nine Worlds anthems, each with its own music video. But for this list, we wanted to focus on the song itself, the lyrics, the 메이저사이트 catchiness of the chorus, and the feelings that it conveys to us. Additionally, this list only features the official Worlds songs, and will not include other pieces such as Pentakill’s discography.
Here are our rankings of the best Worlds songs and music videos, from worst to best.
9) “Worlds Collide” (ft. Nicki Taylor) – 2015
Even if this song has a powerful chorus that can capture every League fan, it still is not enough to “bring to fall the giants.” Released in 2015, “Worlds Collide” was the second song ever made for a World Championship and it helped 메이저놀이터 Riot find the right tune for the rest of the anthems. Worlds songs have improved throughout the years, and even if “Worlds Collide” ranks last in our list, it was a landmark from which the rest of the songs could “rise up high.”
8) “Ignite” (ft. Zedd) – 2016
“There’s a power that’s underneath” electronic music, and this song ignited our inner dancing instincts. “Ignite” goes in a completely different direction compared to virtually every other Worlds song. The electronic beats are accompanied by an orchestral arrangement that helps distinguish it as a Worlds song without sacrificing its individuality. The steady rhythms build up for incredibly catchy drops, truly like a “spark to an open flame.” Riot stepped out of its comfort zone for “Ignite” and it worked, but it didn’t make us “feel the rush.” “Ignite” takes eighth place on our list.
7) “Burn It All Down” (ft. PVRIS) – 2021
“All the people want fire, fire,” but this song didn’t provide it. The hype around last year’s anthem started building up when it was announced Worlds would move to Europe for 2021. It then exploded when the teasers for the video were published almost a week prior to the beginning of the competition. But maybe the bar was set too high, and the general response from the fans wasn’t positive. Unfortunately for the anthem, “Burn It All Down” last year was more a “break” than a “make,” and it ranks in the lower tiers of our list.
6) “STAR WALKIN” (ft. Lil Nas X) – 2022
The Worlds 2022 anthem was “ready to go far,” but League fans weren’t feeling like walking on the stars when listening to it. The collaboration between Riot and Lil Nas X produced a catchy song that functions as a bridge between the millions of the artist’s fans and the world of Legends. But it was not enough for the already established fans who every year are eager to pump themselves up with the Worlds anthem.
The story in the song is narrated from the point of view of a player who wants to “join” the legends instead of “worship” them. The protagonist is “ready to go far” and “headed to the stars,” but unfortunately the music never reaches its highest point, depriving the listener of a sense of fulfillment. The upbeat rhythm hypes up the listener with emotion and energy from the very first moment, but what “STAR WALKIN” is missing is a powerful change in the tune that brings the listener to ultimately touch the stars.
5) “Warriors” (ft. Imagine Dragons) – 2014
The fifth-placed song on our list is the one that “[built] this town from dust.” As of Sept. 28, 2022, “Warriors” has the highest number of views on YouTube among all the Worlds songs.
The brooding undertones throughout “Warriors” highlight the significance of competing on the Worlds stage. The lyrics encapsulate the tireless journey of becoming a world champion while alluding to the League community that helped build the game into the spectacle it is today—a feat that arguably hasn’t been achieved in any other Worlds song.
This song’s “spirit never dies.” In fact, a remix was made in 2020 to announce the beginning of the 10th League season. “Warriors” takes fifth place on our list. Yes, even if it’s the only Worlds song that includes a guitar solo.
4) “Take Over” (ft. Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember, MAX, Henry) – 2020
“Why would you dare me to do it again?” was probably an answer to all the fans who loved “Phoenix” in 2019 and dared Riot to do it again. And Riot not only met the fans’ expectations, but it even surpassed them. “Take Over” was the anthem for the 10th anniversary of the World Championship, and it looks at the future with passages such as “Maybe you wonder what your futures’ gonna be/but I got it all locked up.”
3) “Legends Never Die” (ft. Against The Current) – 2017
“Legends Never Die” almost becomes a part of you, and that’s why it takes third place on our list.
The moments of serenity throughout “Legends Never Die” are paralleled with passionate crescendos leading into an explosive chorus. It’s constantly driven by heavy percussion, which helps build anticipation and keeps the song moving forward without feeling worn out.
This song is “written down in eternity” as one of the most beloved League Worlds Championship songs.
2) “Phoenix” (ft. Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza) – 2019
They say “you gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly,” and this Phoenix flew high. With over a hundred million views on YouTube, the Worlds 2019 anthem has been a favorite ever since it was released. It’s a more toned-down song compared to the previous year’s anthem, “RISE,” but it still got us to “tear down the ceiling” while singing it.
A clean instrumental intro teases what the song is going to build up into. Accompanied by clean solo vocals and a steady beat, “Phoenix” really reached new heights. Not only is the music exceptional, like every other Worlds song, but “Phoenix” also has powerful lyrics that will make every fan “come out of the ashes.” There is only one other song that can challenge its right to the throne.
1) “RISE” (ft. The Glitch Mob, Mako, and The Word Alive) – 2018
The only Worlds song that can hold the crown is the one that climbed all the way to the
summit. “RISE” is the culmination of four years’ worth of Worlds music videos. As a song, “RISE” checks every box. It has a satisfying buildup that makes us chase the chorus “higher and higher” until the powerful drop makes you scream as if you fought for it with your hands. “RISE” constantly takes us through its captivating chorus while making each iteration sound new and refreshed, and the eerily desolate bridge keeps us waiting in anticipation for the hook to return 안전놀이터추천
“RISE” brings us on a journey for the crown and by making the listener the protagonist of this climb. The Worlds 2018 anthem truly rose to the top of our list.
Ready for Worlds: LCK star locks down ranks 1 and 2 in Korean League solo queue
DWG KIA jungler Canyon has accomplished something pretty remarkable in South Korean League of Legends solo queue ladder just in time for his trip to the 2022 World Championship in North America.
While 2022 has been a slight dip from dominance 토토사이트 on the competitive stage for DWG KIA, there is likely slight boost in confidence Canyon, reached both ranks one and two on the KR ladder in preparation for Worlds, according to op.gg.
His rank one account, JUGKING, currently has 1,687 LP with a 56 percent win rate after 754 total games. Meanwhile, his rank two account, 스 know맨, boasts a 58 percent win rate after 560 games and has amassed 1,522 LP. In total, Canyon has played a total of 1,314 ranked gamed across both accounts, where his 메이저사이트 rank one account stands over 150 LP ahead of his second account at rank two.
His dominance on the Korean solo queue ladder is a testament to his performance in a tough 2022 season for DWG KIA. Canyon has been one of the shining stars in DWG KIA’s 2022 rebuild where he was the only non-T1 player to make it on the 2022 LCK Spring Split first All-Pro team. Additionally, he was also named the 2022 LCK Spring Split Player of the Split for his carry heroics that pushed DWG KIA to a third-place finish 메이저놀이터
While he and DWG KIA slightly regressed in the 2022 LCK Summer Split due to shared playing time between Burdol and Nuguri, the team still managed 안전놀이터 to secure their spot at Worlds 2022 after defeating Liiv SANDBOX 3-1 in the LCK Regional Qualifier.
DWG KIA are heading to Worlds 2022 as the LCK’s third-seeded team. While it is not the usual first seed that they have been accustomed to since Worlds 2020, it is enough for them to bypass the Play-In stage and go straight to New York for the group stage. Additionally, Canyon’s incredible achievements on the Korean solo queue ladder right before Words 2022 are a possible sign that DWG KIA may be a dark horse contender for their second World Championship title.
For now, they will await the conclusion of the Play-In stage, which will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, and see which one of the four teams slots into Group B.
Jankos explains why G2, Rogue ‘were not allowed’ to travel to New York for Worlds 2022 at same time as other League teams
League of Legends teams from around the world are making their way to North America in preparation for the League World Championship, which is set to begin tomorrow. While other squads from regions around the globe have already arrived in Mexico City and New York—the sites for the first two stages of the event—some European squads, including G2 Esports, have not yet made the trip across the Atlantic.
On his personal livestream earlier today, G2 jungler Jankos explained why his team hasn’t traveled to New York.
“We wanted to go around this time, as well, but we were not allowed to,” Jankos said of the situation. “From my understanding, the hotel in New York is not ready for European teams, and that is why us and Rogue can’t go.”
Rogue and G2 qualified directly for the group stage of the World Championship thanks to their respective first and second-place finishes in the LEC summer playoffs. The other two European teams, MAD Lions and Fnatic, will begin their Worlds run at the play-in stage in Mexico City. Those two teams have already arrived in Mexico, and will play their first games at the tournament tomorrow, Sept. 29.
If we were to go on our own, we’d be allowed,” Jankos said. “So let’s say we book our own hotel, we get our own PCs. That is possible. But, from my understanding at least, our flight is booked on a later date and we can’t go yet 안전놀이터
Jankos refused to say when G2’s flight 안전토토사이트 is scheduled to leave for North America, as he wasn’t sure if he could disclose that information on his stream.
Other group stage-qualifying teams, including T1, have already arrived in North America. Players who have come to the region are 토토사이트 taking part in Champions Queue, an invite-only, high-stakes, solo-queue-like experience that’s meant to replicate the feel of a competitive game.
The play-in stage of Worlds is set to begin in Mexico City 안전놀이터 tomorrow, while the group stage of Worlds is scheduled to kick off on Oct. 7. G2 and other group stage squads have nine days to arrive in North America and begin practicing before the main event of the tournament begins.
Hooks, healing, and cats: League’s best support players at Worlds 2022
While there hasn’t been any professional League of Legends play since Patch 12.15, recent buffs to enchanters and certain support items have led to diversification in the support role among players internationally. Whereas 토토사이트 picks like Nautilus and Leona have dominated the pro play meta for years, champions like Lulu and Soraka quickly rose in popularity, making for more intricate team compositions.
This year’s World Championship is set to be one of the most exciting for support players—a long way from the days of the Ardent Censer 메이저토토사이트 meta of 2017. These players have used their mastery of the support role to adapt to the changes this year brought, cementing themselves as some of the best support players in the world and ones fans should look forward to seeing perform at Worlds.
While some of these players will be starting their Worlds 메이저놀이터추천 journey with the play-ins stage in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 29, others have qualified directly to the group stage where they’ll be one step closer to the Summoner’s Cup. Regardless, these players have shown throughout the year they’re willing to do anything it takes to support their team, making each of them notable in their own right.
Support Singed is real, and it certainly can hurt you.
Lehends is known for more obscure picks, ones players would normally expect to see in solo queue, not on a professional stage. Between Singed, Brand, and pre-mini-rework Maokai, and nearly 20 others, Lehends kept fans coming back to each of Gen.G’s matches, wondering what the next off-meta pick would be.
Though unable to take a single game off of T1 in the Spring Split, Gen.G successfully ended the historic run of their rivals to win the Summer Split and become the LCK’s first seed at Worlds. The bot lane of Ruler and Lehends has constantly come out on top in a meta where bot lane success is so vital to outcomes of games, giving Gen.G a large amount of momentum heading into their group stage run.
All of the names on T1 alone are enough to strike fear into the hearts of any player, but together they create a dominant force that thrives on the pressure international tournaments bring. Among these players is Keria, the menace in the support role that holds the team together.
Keria has always been quick to get a handle on shifting metas, something that often requires players a few weeks to adjust to. When enchanters stepped to the top of the meta earlier this year, Keria had no problem switching to Yuumi and Lulu to bring out the potential of his lane partner Gumayusi, even being one of the first to successfully use League’s newest support champion, Renata Glasc.
Yet even with the fluctuating meta, Keria always had a staple he could rely on, regardless of if it was a meta pick. Combined with the aggression of Gumayusi, Keria spent most of the year throwing successful Nautilus hooks as early as he could and amassing near-uncontestable leads for the T1 bot lane.
With the year T1 have already had, Worlds is just another place for the team to prove they are among the best League players in history—and Keria is ready to reign as the support king once more.
Top Esports Mark
Ending a split of the LPL with the highest KDA of all support players isn’t an easy feat, but it was one Top Esports’ support Mark pulled off handily. Mark was more than happy to diversify his support champion pool throughout the year when others were more hesitant, allowing him to take a team that wasn’t in the championship conversation in the spring to win it all in the summer—ending with a 6.1 KDA in the regular summer season.
This achievement has been a long time coming for the support player; for most of his career he has been confined to the lower end of the LPL standings. Now, with TES, Mark is heading back to Worlds for the second time as part of the LPL’s second seed.
With some of the most talented players the region has to offer at his side, Mark has the potential to make this year’s Worlds one where he finally becomes a household name that can no longer be overlooked.
EDward Gaming Meiko
Meiko, part of the reigning world champions EDward Gaming, is returning to the international stage for the sixth time in his career, and he’s only 24 years old.
If this support player can get his hands on Leona, Nautilus, or Braum, it can quickly spell trouble for the opposing bot lane. While not overly aggressive in the laning phase, Meiko shines in his map awareness and willingness to roam across the map early on, which has allowed his team to snowball leads on multiple occasions.
Though Meiko is capable of swapping to a pick like Renata Glasc or Lulu, he performs more consistently with access to frontline initiation. Yet other teams are fully aware of Meiko’s comfort picks, making him a prime target in draft phases but one that always has a trick up his sleeve.
Evil Geniuses Vulcan
When it comes to North American support players, Vulcan has stood out at the top for a number of years due to consistency and flexibility. Alongside ADC Danny, Vulcan seamlessly transferred his talents to the Evil Geniuses roster, acting as a pivotal part in the organization’s first championship win in the spring, as well as another strong run in the summer.
Though he favors engage champions like Nautilus and Rakan that allow the rest of his team to capitalize, Vulcan has shifted his playstyle recently to adjust to the evolving meta, prioritizing picks like Nami, Yuumi, and even Sona that place more priority on what his team can do. Vulcan’s shotcalling and trust in his team paid dividends with the surprise substitution of Kaori into the main EG roster, ultimately making the debuting ADC a force at the LCS Championship.
Vulcan’s ability to adapt to nearly any situation, regardless of whether the odds are in his favor, has enabled him to stand out among nearly all the NA supports since his LCS debut in 2018. While EG may have a long road ahead of them at this year’s Worlds, having Vulcan at the helm is a strong way to make an early impression on the competition.
Chiefs Esports Club Aladoric
If you’re overlooking the minor regions, start paying attention to this year’s LCO representatives, Chiefs Esports Club. This team completely dominated Oceania throughout the past year, ending their split two run undefeated after almost doing the same in split one.
A large part of this success can be attributed to the team’s star support player, Aladoric. Though he only played for the team during split two, the long-standing Australian support player was a crucial factor in what would be an undefeated streak for the team, winning a second consecutive split two championship—though this time for a different team.
Unlike most support players, Aladoric has remained steadfast on sticking to engage champions, even when enchanters have become more favorable. Rakan and Nautilus remain Aladoric’s most-played champions, possessing above-90-percent win rates on both across 17 games and defining himself as the initiation the Chiefs needed to claim the victory in an unforgettable spli 안전놀이터
While Aladoric didn’t have much time to show his talents at Worlds last year alongside PEACE, he appears to have found the momentum that may allow the LCO to finally progress past the play-ins stage and make their mark internationally.
Inting is just all part of the plan for Fnatic’s support, Hylissang. This support player is known for being one of the most aggressive support players the region has seen in years. With his patented Pyke pick, Hylissang has no problems diving right into his opposing bot lane as soon as the laning phase begins, oftentimes requiring his ADC, Upset, to be more aggressive in lane.
Despite some overzealous plays, Hylissang has cemented himself as half of one of the best current Western bot lanes. While he certainly favors engage play-making supports, he isn’t afraid to take a step back into the role of an enchanter to ensure Upset can perform to his fullest potential.
But fans may have to wait a bit before they can see Hylissang and Upset perform together on the Worlds stage. Due to contracting COVID, both players are being substituted out until further notice. When Hylissang returns, however, players should be wary of a surprise Pyke lock-in that has the potential to complete snowball any bot lane.