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

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Why do these champions dominate pro play but suck in solo queue?

11. Senna

Why she’s good in pro play: She can flex two roles (ADC and support), she scales like a monster thanks to collecting souls, and she provides plenty of utility. The coup-de-grace, of course, is that she also brings ranged CC to your team as well as a global ultimate that damages enemies and shields allies.

Why she sucks in solo queue: She’s too low-damage to really compete with the other, more prevalent solo carries, and her early game isn’t strong enough to get big advantages in lane.

12. Braum

Why he’s good in pro play: Braum is the best counter-initiation support in the game with his ultimate and his shield being so critical at blocking skill shots. When working in tandem with his teams, his Stand Behind Me and shield combo can basically negate the enemy’s engage while his own ult can start one for his team. That’s not mentioning that his passive also gives him and his team the strongest level one possible for invades.

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.