Champions: 20 Champs Who Dominate Pro Play but Suck in Solo Queue

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Maokai, League of Legends.
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Why do these champions dominate pro play but suck in solo queue?

19. Maokai

Why he’s good in pro play: The king of crowd control and frontliners, Maokai has fallen out of favor in pro play since the rework changed his ultimate (it used to provide him and allies around him damage reduction). Nevertheless, he remains an incredibly strong tank with great gank set-up and initiation for fights.

Why he sucks in solo queue: Once again, he’s a tank who relies on his teammates taking advantage of his picks and crowd control to get wins. In addition, Maokai tends to be one of the weaker tanks in terms of laning and holding towers, since he only has one ability that has substantial wave clear to defend against split pushers.

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20. Gragas

Why he’s good in pro play: Gragas is one of the best proactive junglers in League of Legends, with a nearly-unstoppable gank pattern with his Flash/Body Slam combo. His ultimate also

Why he sucks in solo queue: Although Braum’s level one is very potent, he’s not exactly the strongest laner. You’re forced to play defensively on Braum, waiting for your opponent to dive in onto you or for jungle pressure to make something happen. That’s normally not the way to succeed in solo queue, where you want the ability to initiate fights for your team.