Ekko was a failed gamble at Worlds
When the 2019 League of Legends World Championship began, there were two champion picks we thought might make new appearances: Ekko and Pantheon. That assumption was proven correct, but only one of them survived long enough to actually matter.
Both champions hadn’t been played on the professional stage all summer, but they had been some of the most popular and successful solo queue choices in the handful of weeks leading up to Worlds. Pantheon’s late rise probably came about due to his major redesign, which launched in Patch 9.16, one patch before the Worlds update. And Ekko’s was due to a rather hefty buff in the same patch.
....Read the full article on Dot eSports