“Hi, my name’s Doublelift, and Lucian is my pocket pick” – it’s music to any fan’s ears – the best players, playing their best champions, it’s what everybody wants to see out on the rift for the 2016 World Championship. The state of the game has shifted since the end of the regular season, providing the opportunity for LCS stars to blow-off the cobwebs from their signature picks.
With frequent player steams and statistics teeming out of every crevice of Korea’s ranked queue, it’s difficult for League of Legends’ pros to keep a secret. Which champs are the NA LCS jungler’s preferrences, which poke mid laner is making a comeback… how many rampages can we expect from C9 Impact on his next power pick?
Check out the gallery below to see the pros in action:
C9 Jensen – Orianna
The mid lane 'Queen of Team Fighting' is back, breaking back into the meta with Worlds on the horizon. Both Jensen and TSM's Bjergsen have put in some serious hours on Ori, both utilising her mechanics to pull off some #SickPlays.
G2 Perkz – Jayce
After the recent changes, Jayce is becoming a 'dark horse' pick for many of the European mid laners. Keen to advance from a tough group, Perkz may well pull out Jayce, hoping to snowball in the mid lane.
TSM Svenskeren – Lee Sin
We were never going to go through Worlds without seeing Lee Sin. The mechanically gifted junglers of the east are renowned for their mechanical expertise on Lee, but Sven is keen to show he's no slouch either.
C9 Meteos – Zac
Meteos is still loving Zac. After playing Zac throughout the Gauntlet and Playoffs, Meteos is still perfecting the art form that is the perfect elastic slingshot.
C9 Impact – Rumble
Impact has already proved himself capable of decimating any top laner on Gnar. With Rumble in his back pocket, Cloud9 have even more potential for terrifying team fight compositions.
H2K Odoamne – Kled
Worlds 2016 will be the first time Kled is available in the top lane and Odoamne might be one the first players to bring the Yordle into the fray.
C9 Sneaky – Jinx
Sneaky, alongside SPY Kobbe and CLG Stixxay, has been practicing a considerable amount of Jinx in Korean solo queue. Hailed as one of the best western AD Carrys, Sneaky will need to have his kiting skills on point if he's to play Jinx during Worlds.
TSM Doublelift – Lucian
"Hi, I'm Doublelift, and Lucian is my pocket pick". It's hardly surprising to see Doublelift is still polishing his already insane Lucian mechanics. The occasional penta kill in Korea... no biggy.
CLG Aphromoo – Bard
CLG Aphromoo's Bard is always considered to be the support's signature pick. On a champ where timing is everything, Aphro seems to hit the #BigPlays ultimate time and time again - his practice sessions in Korea are no different.
TSM Biofrost – Tahm Kench
Unbench the Kench! TSM's rookie support Biofrost has been playing the bloated catfish consistently during scrims and solo queue practice. With TSM's eye for rotations, Tahm Kench will be a highly contested pick at this season's World Championship.