Bot lane aint what it used to be – the duos have far less impact compared to the hyper-carry roles they possessed some seasons ago. The level of synergy required to crush the opposition, requires an intrinsic connection between the two laners to strike up a fearsome bottom lane.
Once upon a time, picks like Caitlyn and Graves could snowball a lead directly to the enemy nexus – no longer. Last season’s World Championship was a fairly torrid time for AD Carries, to the point where choosing a bruiser like Kennen or Jayce was a legitimate option, due to the weakness of role.
Moving into Worlds 2016, AD Carries are back with a bite, relying on their support duo to nurture them towards their power spikes. With an expectant audience, fans can look forward to spicy skirmishes that touch on perfection, but based on reputation, which is the most feared bot lane heading into the 2016 League of Legends World Championship?
5. G2 eSports: Zven/Mithy
While they are monsters on the rift, there is more depth to the strengths possessed by the former Origen bot lane. Zven's ability to hard carry with limited resources makes him a foe to be reckoned with. Mithy has excellent game knowledge and his shot calling is consistently on point. G2 eSports rely heavily on Zven to put the heavy physical damage, making Mithy imperative in guiding the team to victory.
4. SK Telecom T1: Wolf/Bang
While Wolf and Bang are by no means the primary carries on SKT, they take leads, they set their enemies behind and they are undoubtedly one of the most solid bot lane duos in the world - they simply don't make mistakes, reason enough to fear them. Even NA's finest bot lane, Team SoloMid's "DoubleFrost" were made to look like amateurs during the leaked TSM vs SKT scrims - after the matches were leaked, teams from around the worlds will certainly have taken note.
3. ROX Tigers: Pray/Gorilla
A crucial factor in ROX's championship run in Korea, Pray is almost on Uzi level of bot lane prowess (spoiler alert), but arguably lacks the playmaking qualities. Miles ahead of their competitors in Korea, ROX Tigers are expected to humiliate anyone who crosses their path, reason enough for Pray and Gorilla to be feared.
2. Royal Never Give Up: Uzi/Mata
One of the many potent Chinese bot lanes, Uzi and Mata are infamous for their devious mechanics. Mata's abilities are considered to be the mark of excellence for an AD Carry, the playmaker and savior for an otherwise inconsistent Royal Never Give Up Squad. Despite their team posing little threat to the tournament's top teams, Uzi and Mata carry a feared reputation, at least on 2v2 basis.
1. Edward Gaming: Deft/Meiko
While Deft is equally as skilled as Uzi, his synergy with Meiko takes both players to another level. Looking at the Edward Gaming roster, it's difficult to identify any weaknesses - only strengths. Even against the greatest of opponents, Deft and Meiko rarely lose lane - both masters of their roles - intimidating their opponents with a fearsome reputation.