Alex Armatas
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.

LoL: Winners And Losers Of Preseason 11 - Support Edition

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Who said supports can't carry?


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

League of Legends champion Lunar Eclipse Leona

Leona - The damage and the utility

  • Extremely tanky support that can lock-down people forever.
  • Long-range ultimate allows for high pressure in lane.
  • Can one v one enemy bot laner with Mythic.

Morgana - The anti-meta support

  • Spellshield to protect her bot laner.
  • Hard CC bind that is good at shutting down engages.
  • Falls off late game against QSS.

Thresh - One-hook One-kill

  • High-lane pressure with strong bush control.
  • Strong set-up with lantern.
  • Extremely good at helping teams control objectives.

 

A Tier - Champions that are strong, but require a little more work to pull off

The splash art for League of Legends champion Lulu with the Dragon Trainer Lulu skin, a Yordle jumping through a forest with baby dragons

Lulu - The face-roll support

  • Straightforward kit to help your teammates survive.
  • Enables carries who are fed on your team, not just your laner.
  • Good at shutting down assassins.

Janna - The auto-win support

  • Provides passive movement speed.
  • Strong peel against divers.
  • Synergizes best with traditional ADCs.

Mao’kai - the AP carry tree

  • Can win lane off of cheesing with saplings.
  • Strong bush control with saplings and Q.
  • Can lose all-ins against engage supports.

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

The splash art for League of Legends champion Brand, a flaming humanoid shooting fire out of his hands

Brand - The "I’ll do it myself" support

  • Can 1v2 lane with high base damage.
  • Strong team fighting with ultimate.
  • Provides little utility to the team.

Nautilus - The chain CC champion

  • Wins lane off of one hook.
  • One-dimensional champion who excels at going in.
  • Can become useless if behind.

Yuumi - Autopilot cat

  • Can support the whole team.
  • Hyperscales into late game.
  • Strong poke.

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

The splash art for League of Legends champion Braum, a muscular happy looking man holding a giant shield in the frozen north

Braum - Better off in competitive

  • Low lane pressure.
  • Underwhelming damage and tankiness.
  • Requires champions to auto-attack for passive.

Lux - AP mage support

  • Weak lane phase that easily gets punished.
  • Itemizes full damage.
  • Can struggle to pressure against meta engage supports.

Karma - The enchanter that doesn’t heal

  • Outshined by counterpart enchanters.
  • ADCs that synergize with Karma aren’t meta.

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