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Demacia Championship 2017: Kha’Zix’s Rise in China

Kha’Zix has been picked or banned in nearly 70% of the games in the Demacia Championship 2017 tournament so far. He has still been a lower priority than dominant champions like Azir, Miss Fortune, and Ornn, but Kha’Zix’s presence is definitely noteworthy. His rise is partly due to buffs, and partly due to matchups in the current meta. Continue reading Demacia Championship 2017: Kha’Zix’s Rise in China

Unstable Meta: Who Benefits and Who Suffers from Patch 5.18?

On August 19, Riot Games announced that the 2015 League of Legends World Championships would be played on patch 5.18. This was literally game-changing, because every competitive region but China had wrapped up its professional play on either 5.14 or 5.15, just before patch 5.16’s “Juggernauts” changes ushered in a sweeping set of item additions and champion reworks, noticeably shifting the metagame.

How will patch 5.18 affect the Worlds landscape? How do teams adapt? Does a brand new meta narrow the gap between top and bottom teams, or widen it? Who will benefit most from patch 5.18, and who will suffer?

Here are some thoughts to chew on as we await the full answers to those questions.

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