Even because the meta shifts round, there’s a Marksman who simply refuses to go away aggressive matches. Let’s take a look at the Most Performed ADC in the course of the LEC Superweek.
The primary weekend of the 2022 LEC Summer season Cut up has concluded, and there was multiple shock!
G2 was the one group that completed with an ideal rating of 3-0, beating Astralis, Excel Esports and Rogue alike. Whereas MAD Lions virtually did the identical, a fortunate Elder Dragon combat flipped the final match in Rogue’s favor, who managed to get one win – however the Spring Common Season Champs misplaced their different two matches. Astralis stepped their sport up, solely dropping one sport in three days, so now they’re tied with MAD, Excel, Fnatic and Group Vitality. SK acquired one win towards Group BDS, who weren’t as fortunate as Eric “Treatz” Wessén and co., as they misplaced all their video games. Similar as Misfits Gaming, as Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié couldn’t trailblaze for his squad.
The Summer season meta nonetheless appears to be shaping up, and there are some new faces, reminiscent of Twitch and Draven. We’ve got solely seen one Kayle, one Lillia and no Olaf’s in any respect, so it’s secure to say that groups are nonetheless determining what works. However there was one Champion that was a staple for the primary weekend: Lucian, who had a 100% pick-ban fee within the superweek. He solely acquired picked twice however acquired banned in 13 matches, each time by the group on Pink Aspect. On the few events, he wasn’t out of the sport, he acquired picked first, which exhibits the ability of the character.
He acquired by pick-ban within the first match of the season, Group Vitality vs MAD Lions. Matyás “Carzzy” Orság acquired his arms on the Air purifier supported by signature decide Nami, however Lions’ duo William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen and Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser performed the lane secure. So Carzzy and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis couldn’t get forward within the early sport, which is pivotal level for the Marksman. Subsequent, he was picked within the G2 – XL showdown, however Nami was picked by Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, which recommended that it was Excel’s plan all alongside. However Victor “Flakked” Lirola and Raphael “Targamas” Crabbé didn’t falter, they performed Lucian – Lulu, and confirmed why the Sentinel was in such excessive demand. Whereas they didn’t get early kills, they put strain on Patrik “Patrik “Jiru and Mikyx, scaling into the lategame the place Flakked acquired a couple of multikills.
The sport plan for Lucian is similar since final yr’s Worlds, the place the decide first surfaced. He tries to lock out the enemy bot lane of the sport by killing them repeatedly or at the least making it very arduous to farm, get precedence for targets and usually have a presence on the lane. This technique works even higher with an Electrocute Nami, as Lucian can quickly apply three Tidecaller’s Blessing primary assaults, which procs Nami’s Electrocute, dealing large harm within the early sport.
However Lucian’s rebellion is just not solely the results of the truth that he’s very oppressive, it’s additionally due to staple picks getting heavy nerfs over the course of the offseason. Jinx and Aphelios are practically nonexistent, solely being picked as soon as every. Whereas Zeri has resurfaced once more with a crit construct, Senna is being performed once more, with Kalista and Ezreal nonetheless being favored by professionals. None of them pack a punch like Lucian – so it appears that evidently the Gunslinger is right here to remain for this Cut up.