The first 15 minutes in League of Legends can sometimes decide the outcome of the entire game. In the 2015 Spring Split playoffs in the LCK, the LMS, and the North American and European LCS and Challenger leagues, the team with a gold lead at 15 minutes won 74% of the time.
Junglers often play the most active role in the early game, ganking and counter-ganking, setting up Tower dives, or just hard farming to level 6 as fast as possible to hasten the mid game. But what we’ll see is that early-game strength is no longer the defining characteristic of strong junglers, as it was in previous metas.
We’re going to explore the ways that different jungle champions were used, and how much success they had, in the first 15 minutes of games. We’ll be drawing our numbers from the 2015 Spring Split playoffs in the North American and European LCS.
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How big of a lead did different NA LCS teams build up in their wins? How far behind were they in their losses? Take a look at teams’ Gold Spent Differentials overall, and by wins/losses, to see who built the biggest snowballs and who was barely able to eke out their victories.
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Jungle Share measures each player’s share of all neutral minions killed during the game, and then averages each player’s shares over all games played.
NA LCS 2015 Spring Split Jungle Share
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The highest jungle share went to Meteos of Cloud9, with 38.7%, miles ahead of Santorin’s second-place 33.0%.
Among Junglers, the smallest jungle share went to Winterfox’s Helios.
You can check out a lot more jungle farm statistics in the full GoldPer10 article: Jungle-Hungry: Neutral Minion Kill Statistics from the NA LCS 2015 Spring Split.