League of Legends Patch 9.8 tier list: jungle edition

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Tons of junglers got buffed and the Cinderhulk buffs actually went through, so is there a new king of the jungle in League of Legends?

The last of our League of Legends tier lists for Patch 9.8 brings us to the jungle! To determine these rankings, we have audited the tier lists and rankings of nine different sites to give you the average strength of each champion in the five roles of League of Legends.

To do so, we take each rating for the tier list and normalize that value, making sure that an A rating on one site and a “God tier” rating on another can be accurately compared. This is done by creating a normalized value based on all rankings given out by that site so the average standardized rating is 0.00 with higher numbers being good to very good rankings and negative numbers being bad rankings.

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For full transparency, you can find all of the underlying data here. When evaluating the sites and tier lists, we tried to only use data for Platinum plus players. The individual sites we audited are also listed below (note the rankings are as of 8 PM EST on April 18).

So, here you go…

The tier list

S tier: Jarvan IV, Hecarim, Rek’Sai
A tier: Kha’Zix, Evelynn, Nunu & Willump, Lee Sin, Kindred, Master Yi, Vi, Karthus, Jax, Udyr, Kayn, Nidalee, Rammus, Shaco, Elise
B tier: Rengar, Xin Zhao, Sejuani, Ivern, Shyvana, Graves, Pantheon, Warwick, Amumu
C tier: Skarner, Urgot, Nocturne, Gragas, Zac, Taliyah, Trundle, Poppy
D tier: Twitch, Camille, Wukong, Fiddlesticks, Volibear, Olaf, Dr. Mundo, Sylas