LoL: Winners And Losers Of Preseason 11- Jungle Edition

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LoL: Winners And Losers Of Preseason 11- Jungle Edition

The junglers you should be playing.


Preseason has settled down and Riot doesn’t plan on making any big changes before Season 11. Get a head start on your competition by learning the meta and picking the champions that won the preseason.

S Tier – Champions that you should pick if they aren’t banned

The splash art for League of Legends champion Kayn, a man holding a massive scythe with two huge ghost like figures facing towards each other

Kayn – The KING of the preseason, an absolute 1v9 champ in the jungle.

  • Two forms giving him flexibility in any situation.
  • Red form + Goredrinker = an unkillable, slippery tank that does damage.
  • Scales hard into the late game in both forms.

Graves – The hard carry champion that bullies every jungler

  • Can build different mythics depending on what the game requires.
  • Strong clear speed and mobility let’s him take over the map early on.
  • Has few bad matchups meaning he is a safe blind pick in most situations.

Nunu – The tank champion in the S tier

  • Can quite literally snowball games in his favor with early gank pressure.
  • High utility, enables his teammates to succeed and carry.
  • The best objective control out of any junglers with Consume-Smite being able to out contest any jungler.
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A Tier – Champions that are strong, but require a little more work to pull off

The splash art for League of Legends champion Kha'Zix, a large bug-like creature with massive claws

Kha’zix – Invisible Assasin Bug

  • One-shot potential with Duskblade makes Kha extremely hard to deal with.
  • Duskblade lets Kha be invisible for a whole team fight when paired with his ultimate.
  • Flexibility with evolutions lets him shine in different situations.

Rammus – The no-counter play champion

  • Strong gank pressure that can guarantee kills with a knock-up and taunt.
  • Provides frontline for the team while dealing AOE damage.
  • Itemization changes with ability haste lets him taunt more than once per team fight.

Hecarim – A slightly weaker pony.

  • Despite the nerfs, Hecarim is still an absolute menace if he manages to get a lead in the early game.
  • Can fall behind late-game if he doesn’t get a lead against the map.
  • High movement speed allows him to punish laners who are overextended.

B Tier – Viable, but have less impact than higher tiers

The splash art for League of Legends champion Skarner, a scorpion creature with a crystalline body

Skarner – The QSS tax jungler

  • The best jungler for locking down people with a stun from his passive and an ultimate that suppresses.
  • Can win jungle matchups especially when people are unfamiliar against Skarner.
  • Fighting around spires can win early game skirmishes to snowball the game.

Fiddlesticks – The niche AP team fighter in the jungle

  • Insane team fighting with AOE fears and silence paired with raw damage from ultimate.
  • While powerful, Fiddlesticks can easily get counter-jungled and put into bad situations.
  • Falls off in higher ranks where players are good at avoiding his ultimates.
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Amumu – Teamfight King

  • An easy to play champion with a straightforward goal of landing good ultimates in team fights.
  • Has a pretty strong clear speed that is good for power farming in most ranks.
  • Can be punished by meta champions such as Kayn or Graves.

Losers of the Preseason (Don’t play these champions)

The splash art for League of Legends champion Sylas, a man with chains on his wrists and blue magic energy emitting from his hands

Sylas – Good luck being a champion

  • Has a terrible clear speed making him fall behind from the beginning of the game.
  • Negative win rate against all junglers.

Xin Zhao- The feast or famine champion with little payoff

  • Falls off hard late game if he doesn’t get ahead.
  • Synergizes best with Trinity Force mythic, but has no clear itemization path afterward.
  • High risk and low reward with his feast or famine playstyle of going for early ganks.

Rengar – Itemization issues in lethality

  • With the disappearance of warrior items Rengar now has to itemize Flat AD before going lethality.
  • Healing based itemization with Gore Drinker forces Rengar to play for skirmishing instead of one-shotting.
  • Tanks can now out damage rengar while providing more utility to their team.
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Alex Armatas
Alex is a Rutgers University student studying Communication and primarily plays League of Legends in his free time. He is currently ranked Grandmaster as an ADC and his favorite champion is Ezreal. Alex has been following the competitive League of Legends scene since season 3 with his favorite region being the LCK.