[Worlds 2019] HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SORCERESS?: The sudden disappearance of Syndra
Syndra was one of the most highly contested picks in the Draft Phase coming into the 2019 League of Legends World Championship. After 43 games in the Play-In and through 24 Group Stage games, Syndra possessed a pick/ban rate of 95%, second only to the 100% boasted by Pantheon, who has been banned in every single game of Worlds aside from a single Play-In match.
In the final 26 games of the Group Stage, Syndra was only banned in 12 of them, but the Dark Sovereign's expected rise in selection due to less bans did not materialize. Syndra's 65% pick/ban rate in the last 26 games pales in comparison to her 95% in the first 67.
This isn't the first time we've seen a champion that was perceived extremely strong heading into Worlds fall out of favor as the meta continues to develop,
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