The League of Legends community seems to be on its toes this month as September sees a number of high mobility Champions make an impact on our top 10 most played Champions list. September has also proven to be one of the more bizarre lists of recent months with the vast majority of Champions failing to secure even a 1/1 win to loss ratio.
Taking the 10th spot for this month Kha’Zix the Void Reaver makes his mark with a little over 174,000 matches on Summoner’s Rift. As the League of Legends community continues to evolve and players become more skilled at fighting specific Champions – the strong 1 versus 1 ability of Kha’Zix has fallen off in recent months although September shows that some of the LoL community still feel the need to split from their team when a Kha’Zix becomes visible.
Just for the record, that’s not a good idea.
Entering in at number 9 is Thresh, the Chain Warden. Accumulating a little over 181,000 matches throughout September, Thresh makes another lowly finish following similar drops in popularity in 2014.
Winning 89,000 matches in a single month is rarely a negative aspect when ranking the Champions of League but with a little over 91,000 losses, Thresh is the first of many Champions this month that have failed to meet expectations.
Exploding onto the scene at the end of 2013 Jinx enjoyed an incredibly successful debut period but has since failed to remain in the spotlight. The Loose Cannon is part of this months growing mobility trend following the appearance of many unexpected faces.
Participating in a little over 184,000 games this month Jinx is one of the few Champions that has enjoyed a successful win to loss campaign with 95,000 wins to 89,000 losses. Not a huge margin but still one of the best for September.
Arguably the most mobile Champion on the League of Legends roster the deadly caster of shadows makes his mark as Zed claims 6th place for September. His massive damage output made Zed a figurehead for banning throughout the year but as time passed the community opted to choose easy counter-picks instead of wasting a valuable ban.
With Akali making a return as one of the most often banned Champions, Zed has taken advantage and earned one of his best finishes of the year.
The Purifier stamps his mark on September as Lucian just misses out on his first top 5 finish in months. Losing out on 5th place by a mere 5,000 matches, Lucian made 205,000 appearances this month and was just about able to finish with a positive win to loss ratio but only just – about 1000 matches.
Taking her rightful place with a mid-table finish is Tristana, the Megling Gunner. 107,00 wins to 99,000 losses makes Tristana one of the most successful Champions of September but was unable to make an impression on the top 3 with a little under 210,000 matches this month.
Tumbling in at number 4 (see what I did there?) is everyone’s favorite stalker of the darkness, Vayne the Night Hunter. Exploding into over 223,000 games this month Vayne has endured a rather negative experience in the world of the win to loss ratio with 115,000 losses to 108,000 wins.
Despite a rather poor performance in September, Vayne has more than proven her prowess on the battlefield with a number of high-place finishes throughout 2014.
Everyone’s favorite League of Legends trolls proves he’s not just a one trick pony with another impressive finish in 2014. The Steam Golem hasn’t spent much of his time contending for the top spots of our monthly lists but with recent months proving favorable, Blitzcrank takes another top 5 finish.
The Blind Monk is quite simply one of the most popular Champions in League of Legends. Month after a month Lee Sin makes an appearance in our top 10 lists and for most of those months, he’s contending for the top spots.
September doesn’t mark one of Lee Sin’s greatest achievements but as other Champions come into favor on an almost random basis, Lee Sin continues to prove his dominance on the Summoner’s Rift battlefield.
Taking the coveted 1st place finish for September sees Yasuo the Unforgiven storm the top 10 with a massive lead – topping Lee Sin by over 110,000 games throughout the month. A popular choice due to his incredible levels of synergy with other League Champions, Yasuo continues to remain in favor with the LoL community.
His accesible ability set also deserves some credit for his popularity as it’s a simple equation of attack speed vs ownage.