Top 5 generals banned by teams in the professional arena from the beginning of 2022 until now.
2022 is a year with a lot of new changes in terms of both gameplay and meta, spread throughout the season. Riot’s constant editing also helps the game to always be “refurbished” since there are also generals who are constantly falling into the situation of “up and down”. Let’s also take a look at which are the most banned champions in the professional arena during 2022 up to the present time.
This year, the bot lane is probably the most upset area. The main and abundant damage in the late game, even other areas of the map take advantage from the beginning of the game to help their bot lane take the first turret early, freeing up the mid lane area. to continue snowballing.
Caitlyn will certainly be the most famous name with the gameplay just mentioned above. During the Spring phase she was banned continuously. Then, when nerfed in the Summer, Caitlyn’s position was replaced by Kalista, an ADC who had the ability to overwhelm and snowball extremely well from the early stages of the game.
Gwen is the most banned Top laner in pro tournaments this year, with a 60% appearance rate in all pro tournaments. His ability to deal true damage and especially his erratic (now nerfed) healing made Gwen stay a long time at the top of the Top lane meta. Even this has actually been extended all the way to 2021.
Overall, Wukong has the strongest pick and ban rate this summer, with an 85% ban rate. Wukong was picked almost every time if he hadn’t been in the ban slot and boasts one of the best win rate champions at 57%. Wukong has completely usurped Xinzhao in the jungle this year.
In the two biggest regions, LCK and LPL, Wukong is really “overwhelming” popular compared to the rest. Perhaps these are also the two areas most famous for loving teamfights, one of Wukong’s forte.
Even if the focus at this year’s Worlds is expected to belong to Lee Sin and Maokai, many people still think that Wukong will still be one of the tactical cards to watch out for at the moment.
Zeri is definitely the champion for 2022. Since her debut in January, Lightning Zaun has been continuously hunted in both ranked matches and professional arenas. Zeri is so strong that Riot lost direction in finding a weak point to nerf this card, they even accidentally nerfed and then buffed too much in a not short time. With a rate of 67% appearing in picks and bans, Zeri deserves to be the most outstanding champion of the year, even if 2022 is not over.
Theoretically, Zeri is not the most banned champion in professional matches. Because basically the teams do not think that Zeri is too OP and has the risk of penetrating all kinds of tactics. In fact, she is very loved by all regions around the world because with Zeri, she can adapt and carry any team.
Being nerfed right before Worlds started, maybe Zeri will show signs of slowing down compared to other emerging AD carry, but never underestimate this card. Zeri in the hands of top marksmen is still something extremely scary.