In the early stages of the 2022 season, the Mid laner meta is making a comeback across all professional leagues. In addition to the dominance of the duo Viktor, Corki, the appearance of LeBlanc, Twisted Fate, Syndra and especially Ryze is also quite a lot in most of the games.
As a pure control mage, plus a good ganking ability, Ryze is theoretically a very suitable champion for the current meta. However, this champion’s lousy win rate in the LCK Spring 2022 is what makes many people wonder.
Midlaners in the LCK are having a big problem with Ryze, even “experts” Ryze like Faker
Up to now, Ryze is the 3rd most chosen mid laner in this tournament (21 times), but the win rate is extremely low (34.8%). In it, the top Mid laners like Faker, Chovy, Bdd have not even won a game with Ryze after a total of 6 uses. Only ShowMaker is the best with 3 wins with Ryze, 100% efficiency.
On the other hand, Ryze has a completely different face in the 2022 LPL Spring. This champion is also the 3rd most picked champion (43 times), and has a pretty high win rate (58.1%). For mid lane champions picked more than 10 times in the LPL, Ryze’s win rate is only inferior to Orianna’s (63.3%).
In particular, the top mid laners of the LPL are still using Ryze very effectively, typically Doinb, Knight or Angel, Xiaohu all have a 100% win rate with Rune Mage. It is this that causes the online community to discuss to find out what is the reason for this difference.
Knight and Ryze tank performance with super KDA
According to Faker’s share in a recent interview, the problem in the LCK is not this champion but the player: “I think it’s the player making mistakes when using Ryze that’s the champion’s biggest problem. this.”
In addition, many experts have also pointed out that Ryze’s “full tank” style of building recently is more suitable for the fighting style of the LPL than the LCK. Weibo Gaming’s mid laner – Angel, also recently shared this after winning the MVP with Ryze in the win against EDward Gaming: “Ryze is a very strong champion in lane, but has a limited point of range. The move is too short, so this tank-style equipping allows Ryze to dash better in teamfights, thereby dealing more damage.”
Doinb’s Ryze is almost immortal in the enemy’s siege
Obviously, although the League of Legends meta in tournaments is similar, the characteristics of each region still greatly affect the results. In the LCK, teams often focus on map control, less early fighting, but focus on farming to aim for one or two decisive fights. And Ryze is not a champion that can create mutations in Dragon fights, Baron is too strong. So no matter how green, the influence of this champion is also reduced many times.
Meanwhile, the constant teamfights in the LPL give Ryze more ground with his tanky playstyle. At the same time, this build style also helps mid laners in China take more risks, thereby freely proving their big hand. Doinb, Knight…’s recent displays of destructive Ryze have shown that most clearly.
Going forward, Ryze will still be a popular pick in the Mid lane when there are not many big changes in the updates. And teams in the LCK will likely also learn to use this champion more appropriately, especially when Ryze’s win rate has gradually shown signs of increasing again recently.