LoL: Winners And Losers Of Preseason 11- Mid Lane Edition

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LoL: Winners And Losers Of Preseason 11- Mid Lane Edition

Play these mid laners for some free wins.

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 Fizz, a fish humanoid with a trident and a shark smiling next to him

Fizz – The menace of the mid lane

  • An extremely slippery AP assassin that can outplay any situation.
  • Tons of damage from new items with the strong core of Nightharvester and Lich Bane.
  • Has no bad matchups in the mid lane with Kassadin being less oppressive than before.

Kayle – The auto-win champ of mid lane

  • Hyper Scales through levels.
  • Provides raw damage, utility and survivability while also hard carrying.
  • Can get outranged by poke champions and have trouble getting into fights.

Ekko – The Season 11 item abuser

  • The slightly worse Fizz of the mid lane.
  • With high burst and outplay potential, Ekko can take over games with his ability to get in and get out.
  • Works well with all the new AP items of Season 11.
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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 Annie, a young girl holding a ball of fire with a huge animated teddy bear next to her

Annie- The easiest champion in the mid lane

  • Simple kit with a straightforward goal of flash ulting enemies to make picks.
  • Buffs to her shield have made her more viable in the season 11 climate of high mobility champions.

Viktor – The unleashed mid lane carry

  • No longer shackled by his core items, Viktor can now come online much earlier.
  • Struggles against assassins and invisible champions.
  • Luden’s Echo provides Viktor with Burst and Outplay potential allowing him to carry in Season 11.

Zed – Lethality item abuser.

  • Zed can get in and get out of fights with the new Duskblade.
  • Struggles to outplay the current meta champions such as Fizz and Ekko.

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

The splash art for League of Legends champion Malphite, a massive rock behemoth in an action stance

Malphite – The ROCK in the mid lane

  • Malphite can go AP or Tank in the mid lane and give his team anything they need.
  • Provides hard crowd control while pressuring the enemy team.
  • Can get poked out of lane and fall behind early.

Galio – The mid lane swiss army knife.

  • Has Crowd Control, Utility, and Waveclear making him a desirable all-around mid laner.
  • Can struggle to carry if his teammates are underperforming.

Akali – Assassin, Tank Killer, One-Shot, AP-Hybrid, True Damage, Riftmaker Abuser

  • Synergizes well with Season 11 items giving her an answer to any situation.
  • Hard to gank mid-laner with three dashes and her shroud.
  • Can one-shot any champion if she lands her full combo.
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Losers of the Preseason (Don’t play these champions)

The splash art for League of Legends champion Seraphine, a pop star idol on a stage with a rowdy crowd around her

Seraphine – The support attempting to be a mid laner

  • Performs better as a support in the bot lane.
  • Requires other champions to utilize her entire kit.
  • Struggles to survive against mid lane champions due to her lack of mobility.

Ryze – The champion with itemization struggles

  • Ryze has no Mythic items that synergize well with his kit.
  • Out Damaged by his counterparts who can abuse Season 11 items.
  • Takes time to ramp up with little reward.

Lucian – Left behind in Season 10

  • No longer bullies people in lane with champions coming online earlier with Mythics.
  • Crit items cost too much for Lucian to have any real build path.
  • Has no power spike that lets him take over the game.
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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.