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LCS Champion All-Stars (Week 6)

The LCS Champion All-Stars illuminates some of the champions that have made big impressions on the NA and EU LCS. The champs in the limelight include notably successful meta-benders and creative champ builds that exemplify Season 3's meta-revolution.

These featured champions have directly and positively altered the flow of games--often leaving a wake of destruction and/or confusion in their paths. The gameplay and teamfight contributions of these Rift superstars are likely to inspire more players to give these champs a shot. These All-Stars made a splash in Week 5 and are among the champs to watch for Week 6: Kayle, Nasus, and Rumble.

KayleSquare.png Kayle
Kayle has seen a lot of play in competitive play and in many roles. Early in the LCS, Snoopeh took Kayle for a spin in the jungle. Recently, Kayle has been almost exclusively in mid and top lane. Kayle has been highly contested in many matches because her ultimate, Intervention, gives invulnerability for enough time to protect an assassin in the back line, cover an ADC being jumped, or shield a tank soaking up an initial burst. This along with the high range of the ability makes it a game changer. At the first dragon fight nine minutes into the Week 5 Team SoloMid vs. Curse Gaming matchup, Nyjacky used his ultimate on Saintvicious who soaked up most of the initial damage from TSM. scarra has been one of the biggest proponents of Kayle. During Team Dignitas vs. Good Game University scarra used his ult at the 21 minute mark to soak up damage from multiple enemies focusing him. Expect to see more clever Kayle ultimates in Week 6.

NasusSquare.png Nasus

Nasus has a new-found popularity recently in the EU LCS. This is, in part, because of the rise of auto attack carries like CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn or Kog'MawSquare.png Kog'Maw who, when equipped with Blade of the Ruined King.png Blade of the Ruined King, easily shred a team. To counter this, there is Nasus. His Wither slows an enemy’s movement and attack speed up to 95% at rank five and lasts five seconds. This can completely shut down the DPS of a carry. Nasus can pick out an enemy ADC while the rest of his does massive damage. Vulcun used him in every match in Week 5 with great success, going 2W-1L. Fnatic also used him twice to great effect. At the 32 minute mark of Fnatic’s match against SK Gaming, CyanideFI’s Nasus grabbed the attention of three SK members, did not die, and prevented a Baron attempt. Nasus is not a flashy champion and won’t end up with a massive number of kills. However, the damage and utility he brings to the match creates enough chaos to make him a new favorite.

RumbleSquare.png Rumble

Rumble was picked or banned in 14 out the 20 games during Week 5. Why? Rumble deals an incredible amount of damage. His ult, The Equalizer, leaves behind an AOE damage/slow for five seconds after the initial damage, providing plenty of peel with proper placement. If The Equalizer is combined with Liandry's Torment.png Liandry's Torment, Rumble can shred a team’s health quickly. The rest of his kit is just as useful: a ranged slow, an AOE attack, and a shield. These allow to Rumble to farm easily--even in the increasingly popular 2v1 lane. Rumble can do massive damage or can zone a team. At around the 19 minute mark in SK vs. DB, Kev1n’s ult dropped half of DB while he tanked a large amount of damage without dying. Two minutes later, Kev1n’s ult damaged and pushed out half of DB. This kind of teamfight flexibility rank's Rumble among the Week 5 Champion All-Stars.

Written by Chris Bocchicchio.
Edited by Marissa Moody Kuo.

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