League of Legends 2019 Worlds: Group A lane by lane preview

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Caps of G2 Esports.
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Mid lane

HKA: Chen “M1ssion” Hsiao-Hsien
G2: Rasmus “Caps” Winther
Griffin: Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
C9: Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer

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During the play-in stage, M1ssion stuck mostly to his comfort pick from the LMS Summer Split, Corki. I would expect this to be his primary pick, but he also did play Syndra during the play-ins with some success.

Caps may very well end up proving himself as the best mid laner in this tournament, playing a healthy mix of Akali, Qiyana, and Sylas. Beyond those three, though, Caps certainly has shown the ability to play just about anything.

Relative to his performance in the spring, Chovy underperformed in the Summer Split of LCK. Despite the downtick in play, though, no one can deny his champion pool is deeper than the end of Inception. He played 18 unique champions during the summer but also had four champions with at least five games played (Corki, Akali, Sylas, and Aatrox).

Finally, Nisqy is the player with the most unique champion pool in Group A. He played mostly Irelia, with some Sylas and Akali, and is the only player in this group with a significant amount of experience on Qiyana.

  • Pure power ranking: Caps > Chovy >> Nisqy > M1ssion
  • If playing Syndra: Caps > Chovy >> Nisqy > M1ssion
  • If playing Qiyana: Caps > Nisqy >> Chovy >> M1ssion
  • If playing Leblanc: Caps > Chovy >> Nisqy > M1ssion
  • If playing Akali: Caps > Chovy > Nisqy >> M1ssion
  • If on off-meta mids: Caps > Chovy > M1ssion >> Nisqy

I would expect the highest priority mid laner in this group to be Akali.