13 July 2015 - 05:14
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The most popular champs in each role are Riven/Lee/Ahri/Vayne/Thresh. How much does competitive popularity influence soloqueue?

A look at the most popular champs in each role in solo queue and competitive play.
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Fans frequently talk about the influence between competitive play and solo queue. The most common examples are solo queue players who try out the champions they see in competitive play but this is a process which goes both ways. I looked at stats from OraclesElixir.com (competitive) and Champion.gg (solo queue, Plat+ only) to examine if there is a correlation. These statistics are taken from Patch 5.12, as Patch 5.13 has only been on for a while and still hasn't been patched to the pro leagues.

Each page will contain pick rates for each role. There will also be an included ban rate in case champs would be popular but have been shut down in the pick+ban phase. Ban rates include bans for champions that play multiple roles. For example, Ryze appears in the most-banned list for both top and mid, even though most of the bans are likely directed at Ryze top.

Overall Solo Queue Pick Rate

Perhaps due to the lower selections available, all of the top 10 most popular champions are bot laners save for jungle Lee Sin. For individual role breakdowns, check out the other pages.

ChampionPick Rate
Thresh39.85%
Vayne32.61%
Jinx24.10%
Caitlyn22.52%
Janna20.25%
Lee Sin17.04%
Leona16.87%
Graves14.98%
Lucian14.17%
Alistar14.09%

 Overall Competitive Pick Rate

Competitive play is relatively better balanced, with every role making at least one appearance in the most-often picked list.

ChampionPick RateGames Played
Sivir58.10%226
Gragas53.00%206
Rek'Sai52.70%205
Alistar52.20%203
Maokai46.00%179
Thresh38.30%149
Rumble38.00%148
Corki33.90%132
Nautilus32.60%127
Azir31.10%121

Top Lane Solo Queue Pick Rate

ChampionPick Rate
Riven13.80%
Irelia12.94%
Gnar12.32%
Vladimir11.41%
Renekton8.25%
Nasus7.52%
Malphite6.80%
Shen6.69%
Jax6.33%
Rumble5.90%

Top Lane Solo Queue Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Ekko71.67%
Ryze39.58%
Hecarim26.28%
Cho'Gath24.80%
Vladimir20.23%
Irelia19.62%
Fizz11.02%
Rengar10.33%
Riven9.07%
Yasuo5.46%

*Some of the banned champions play multiple roles. For instance, Ekko can be used top, jungle, and mid. Most likely, these bans are not directed towards top lane Ekko in this specific instance.

Top Lane Competitive Pick Rate

ChampionPlay RateGames Played
Maokai44.80%152
Rumble40.10%136
Gnar27.10%92
Hecarim26.50%90
Fizz9.70%33
Shen8.60%29
Ryze7.70%26
Irelia5.30%18
Vladimir4.40%15
Ekko3.50%12

 

 

 

Top Lane Competitive Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Ryze56.90%
Gragas43.10%
Rek'Sai26.50%
Cassiopeia22.70%
Rumble18.30%
Maokai17.70%
Hecarim12.40%
Fizz12.40%
Varus11.20%
Vladimir8.80%

Jungle Solo Queue Pick Rate

ChampionPlay Rate
Lee Sin17.04%
Rek'Sai13.05%
Vi12.65%
Rengar9.21%
Amumu8.89%
Gragas8.75%
Evelynn8.60%
Nidalee8.13%
Sejuani7.43%
Jarvan IV6.68%

Jungle Solo Queue Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Ekko71.67%
Gragas64.92%
Sejuani55.61%
Hecarim26.28%
Rek'Sai15.77%
Vi13.61%
Fizz11.02%
Rengar10.33%
Evelynn7.84%
Nautilus5.05%

Jungle Competitive Pick Rate

ChampionPlay RateGames Played
Rek'Sai54.90%186
Gragas53.10%180
Evelynn21.50%73
Sejuani18.30%62
Nidalee13.00%44
Lee Sin11.20%38
Nunu8.80%30
Ekko7.40%25
Jarvan IV3.50%12
Rengar2.10%7

Jungle Competitive Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Gragas43.10%
Rek'Sai26.50%
Fizz12.40%
Nidalee10.00%
Sejuani8.00%
Ekko8.00%
Evelynn5.60%
Nautilus3.80%
Jarvan IV1.50%
Nunu1.20%

Mid Solo Queue Pick Rate

ChampionPlay Rate
Ahri13.76%
Azir11.56%
Yasuo9.47%
Annie9.02%
Viktor8.34%
Orianna8.23%
Zed8.19%
Lux8.17%
Fizz7.48%
LeBlanc7.05%

Mid Solo Queue Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Ekko71.67%
Ryze39.58%
Katarina33.04%
LeBlanc29.73%
Cho'Gath24.80%
Vladimir20.23%
Zed17.07%
Azir12.69%
Fizz11.02%
Annie9.98%

Mid Competitive Pick Rate

ChampionPlay RateGames Played
Azir30.40%103
Viktor26.80%91
Cassiopeia18.60%63
LeBlanc14.70%50
Varus13.90%47
Lulu10.60%36
Jayce8.60%29
Ahri7.70%26
Vladimir7.40%25
Orianna7.10%24

Mid Competitive Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Ryze56.90%
Azir42.80%
LeBlanc36.60%
Cassiopeia22.70%
Rumble18.30%
Urgot13.00%
Fizz12.40%
Hecarim12.40%
Varus11.20%
Nidalee10.30%

AD Carry Solo Queue Pick Rate

ChampionPlay Rate
Vayne32.61%
Jinx24.10%
Caitlyn22.52%
Graves14.98%
Lucian14.17%
Sivir13.98%
Kalista13.96%
Ezreal11.34%
Ashe11.24%
Draven8.16%

AD Carry Solo Queue Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Kalista17.20%
Vayne5.95%
Ezreal2.04%
Jinx0.84%
Varus0.55%
Caitlyn0.53%
Ashe0.50%
Graves0.41%
Kog'Maw0.38%
Sivir0.37%

AD Carry Competitive Pick Rate

ChampionPlay RateGames Played
Sivir57.80%196
Corki32.20%109
Kalista25.70%87
Lucian18.60%63
Vayne17.70%60
Jinx12.10%41
Urgot8.60%29
Ezreal5.90%20
Tristana5.90%20
Ashe5.30%18

AD Carry Competitive Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Kalista69.00%
Sivir18.30%
Urgot13.00%
Varus11.20%
Vayne4.10%
Kog'Maw3.80%
Ashe3.20%
Draven2.70%
Lucian1.20%
Jinx0.30%

Support Solo Queue Pick Rate

ChampionPlay Rate
Thresh39.85%
Janna20.25%
Leona16.87%
Alistar14.09%
Morgana14.07%
Blitzcrank12.62%
Nautilus11.74%
Braum9.92%
Bard7.99%
Nami5.81%

Support Solo Queue Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Annie9.98%
Morgana6.72%
Nautilus5.05%
Alistar2.38%
Leona1.73%
Thresh1.58%
Blitzcrank1.22%
Janna0.85%
Bard0.64%
Braum0.41%

Support Competitive Pick Rate

ChampionPlay RateGames Played
Alistar51.90%176
Thresh41.00%139
Nautilus35.10%119
Janna21.80%74
Annie19.80%67
Morgana11.80%40
Bard5.90%20
Braum2.90%10
Lulu2.10%7
Leona1.80%6

Support Competitive Ban Rate

ChampionBan Rate
Gragas43.10%
Alistar37.20%
Thresh11.80%
Lulu8.30%
Morgana7.40%
Annie6.50%
Bard4.10%
Nautilus3.80%
Shen2.90%
Nunu1.20%

 

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