So I decided to track what champions were picked or banned in the LCS this week.

#1MindOSTPosted 4/7/2013 11:04:50 AM
I saw a topic on another forum lamenting the fact that the same small group of champions were being used in the LCS, so I decided to see for myself.

In the 20 games (8 NA, 12 EU) of Week 8 in the LCS, the following champions were picked or banned:

Ahri, Akali, Alistar, Amumu, Anivia
Annie, Caitlyn, Cassiopeia, Cho'Gath, Darius
Diana, Dr. Mundo, Draven, Elise, Evelynn
Ezreal, Fizz, Graves, Hecarim, Irelia
Janna, Jarvan IV, Jax, Jayce, Karthus
Kassadin, Katarina, Kayle, Kennen, Kha'Zix
Kog'Maw, Leona, Lulu, Lux, Malphite
Malzahar, Miss Fortune, Nasus, Nidalee, Nocturne
Nunu, Olaf, Orianna, Renekton, Rumble
Ryze, Shen, Singed, Sona, Thresh
Tristana, Twisted Fate, Twitch, Udyr, Varus
Vayne, Veigar, Vladimir, Volibear, Xerath
Xin Zhao, Zed, Ziggs, Zyra

Total Usage: 64/111 = 67.66%

The following champions were NOT picked or banned:

Ashe, Blitzcrank, Brand, Corki, Fiddlesticks
Fiora, Galio, Gangplank, Garen. Gragas
Heimerdinger, Karma, LeBlanc, Lee Sin, Maokai
Master Yi, Mordekaiser, Morgana, Nami, Nautilus
Pantheon, Poppy, Quinn. Rammus. Rengar,
Riven, Sejuani, Shaco, Shyvana, Sion
Sivir, Skarner, Soraka, Swain, Syndra
Talon, Taric, Teemo, Trundle, Tryndamere
Urgot, Vi, Viktor. Warwick, Wukong
Yorick, Zilean

Total Non-usage: 47/111 = 32.34%

I'm thinking of doing some more advanced stat tracking once the second half of the season starts up.
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#2megadude1Posted 4/7/2013 11:07:17 AM
incoming fiora hate
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#3WeLikeSportzPosted 4/7/2013 11:15:26 AM
good old blitz.
#4Dota2Posted 4/7/2013 11:18:52 AM
whys no one playing corki blitzcrank vi

i just wha
#5MoliviousPosted 4/7/2013 11:23:49 AM
Maokai :'(
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#6angelwkw3Posted 4/7/2013 12:01:58 PM
Dota2 posted...
whys no one playing corki

i just wha

Corki is currently meh. Ridiculous cooldown on level 1 W, E has a long cooldown as well. His ultimate doesn't bring much to team fighting, more of poking tool.

MF, Varus, Ashe have useful ultimates. Kog, Cait or Trist have better range, Ezreal has a similar escape on a much shorter cooldown, Draven is stronger.
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#7EDumeyPosted 4/7/2013 12:36:09 PM
You could probably find stats from the entirety of LCS elsewhere with some simple Google magic.

You'd find that the champ pool grows even more with Ashe, Galio, Gragas, Lee Sin, and other champs entering the mix. Though those champs are usually a favorite of a single player.

Another statistic to take account of is how many different players are using these champs. When everyone e was using Diana, Kayle, Xin, Voli, Nasus, Jarvan, etc, it's a lot more notable than Prolly's singular Ziggs usage. Multiple people bring out Khazix or Gragas, while only Genja really uses Ashe, and only M eye A really uses Soraka.

Flat statistics like this are really inconclusive, because there IS a bit of a stale champ pool in tourneys. And a simple 60% gotten off of a simple +/- study is useless.
#8DavidPuddy82Posted 4/7/2013 12:39:18 PM
Molivious posted...
Maokai :'(

Maokai FTW!
#9infinitexxPosted 4/7/2013 12:41:20 PM
EDumey posted...
You could probably find stats from the entirety of LCS elsewhere with some simple Google magic.

There's this:
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#10Fenrir the WolfPosted 4/7/2013 1:10:58 PM
Weird how Vi isn't picked. Guess she's better in solo queue or something?
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