The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2017) has successfully concluded its first week of group stages. Before the next week of competitive play resumes in the coming days, it is time to reflect back on what happened prior.
Riot Games has released an infographic to breakdown statistics and highlight interesting facts that might have eluded the community.
To begin with, the South Korean region is leading in the standings with eight victories and a single defeat. Surprisingly, North America is following closely behind with six victories and three defeats. The situation seems dire for Europe as it fights on with just three marginal victories and six overwhelming defeats.
SK Telecom T1 (SKT), Longzhu Gaming, and Royal Never Give Up (RNG) are the only three teams that have so far remain undefeated through the group stage.
Shi “Ming” Sen from RNG has the highest KDA so far with 33, which is also the most assists racked up by anyone. He is the only player to have zero kills as well as deaths. Kwak “Bdd” Bo-seong from Longzhu is the other player who is yet to die. Jian “Uzi” Hao from RNG registered the most kills with 18, while Martin “Rekkles” Larsson from Fnatic has the highest farm-count with 10.7 per minute.
Kalista was the most banned champion during the first week of the group stages. She was, in fact, banned in every single game. Galio comes in second, with Jarvan IV close behind. Janna was the most picked champion, with strangely Cho’Gath at second and Lulu at third.
Galio, Taliyah, and Trundle have yet to lose a game. Interestingly, Trundle was picked zero times during the entire play-in phase of the tournament. His sudden popularity may continue on as we approach the finals.
The second week of the group stage for Worlds 2017 will resume from October 12, with the first match pitting Immortals against Gigabyte Marines. The knockout stage is scheduled to commence from October 19.