Which of these Champions will play a vital role in Worlds 2021
With Worlds 2021 just a few weeks away, these are the Champions we think could prove influential in Iceland.
Just a couple of days ago, Riot released the latest League of Legends patch 11.19 just in time for the World Championship 2021. And with that, the current meta of the game will be slightly shifted to accommodate the new recent buffs and nerfs. However, this doesn't mean that the entire meta is altered; there are still many champions that are currently very much relevant in today's gameplay.
Leading up to Worlds 2021 before the patch release, most of the regions were using quite a number of the same champions like Lee Sin, Viego, and Leona to name a few. With many of them not part of the buff or nerf pool, they remain unchanged and therefore still relevant in the meta in some ways. With that said, expect a few new names to start making an impact the moment Worlds begin. Here are all the champions we think will play a vital role:
While Tryndamere has not featured much at all this season, we predict that he could be a wildcard for Worlds 2021. This comes after an interview by Inven Global with Fnatic's former mid laner and currently Gen.G Esports' content creator, Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek on why the hero is highly viable in today's meta, especially in the mid lane. His pure damage output from his passive allows him to stay in the lane longer, which goes well with his Bloodlust (Q). He's also great at initiating team fights or even forcing his enemies into bad situations with his skill set. To top it all off, his ultimate allows him to stay in team fights longer, which could just be enough for him to turn the tides of war. It remains to be seen if he will be a top pick when Worlds starts seeing as he's been missing from pro play for years. Essentially a double-edged sword, picking Tryndamere could either go well or poorly.
Ever since her debut back in 2016, Camille has been an ever-present champion in the League of Legends pro scene. Her presence in the top lane has been undisputed for the most part due to her being self-sustaining as well as her skill set. While she did get nerfed in patch 11.18, which diminished her early-game effectiveness, she still scales much better throughout the game than many other top lane champions. She has been a staple pick in many pro leagues around so it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see Camille making an impact on the Rift. There are many other top-tier picks when it comes to the top lane like Darius and Renekton but that doesn't mean that Camille doesn't deserve a shout out.
For a champion that hasn't featured all that much in the pro scene, Worlds 2021 may finally be Amumu's time to shine. The Sad Mummy lives up to his name as he has barely been picked in either the jungle or support role due to his inability to keep up to pace with other top meta picks. However, the past few patches have seen Amumu slowly rise the ranks. The two-charge buff to his Bandage Toss (Q) now gives him even greater potential when it comes to initiating engagements and ganks while his ultimate, Curse of the Sad Mummy (R) makes it so that he becomes an overall team fight-oriented beast. While it remains to be seen how he fares against top-tier support champions, Amumu is one to look out for at Worlds 2021.
The Empress of Elements is back in a big way this time as Qiyana is looking to turn up at Worlds 2021. She has received some buffs over the past two patches, which allows her to be a potent jungler once again. With a 50 per cent buff increase on Edge of Ixtal (Q), she now clears monsters at a much quicker pace, allowing her to roam around the map to initiate ganks with ease. Her presence in team fights is also something teams will look out for, thanks to her Supreme Display of Talent (R). While she hasn't featured all that much yet, expect to see more of Qiyana in the coming days.
Lastly, we have Ezreal, one of the most picked ADCs for this year. Having featured heavily in many regions, Ezreal has established himself as one of the top ADC champions to have in the team. With the ADC role being pretty huge in terms of picks, many teams would have their arsenal of champions on who is a capable carry. As there aren't many clear cut picks on the best ADC champions, it leaves the pool wide open for others to come in and steal the limelight. Ezreal could very well be one of those champions given his skill set. With many ADCs capable of playing Ezreal, it'll be interesting to see just how much he will feature given his track record during the Splits.