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.