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

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
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Yuumi, League of Legends.
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Why do these champions dominate pro play but suck in solo queue?

15. Yuumi

Why she’s good in pro play: Yuumi allows a lot of unique champions to function where they normally could not (remember the Garen/Yuumi lanes) thanks to her heals and speed-ups. With her ultimate, Yuumi can just hitch a ride on a tank who runs in and layer some nice AoE crowd control onto the enemy. She’s also got decent poke in lane with her Prowling Projectile.

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Why she sucks in solo queue: Would you trust this random Olaf jungle in your Silver III promos to run in and not die while you’re ulting as you’re attached to him? Because if he dies, you are basically a sitting double-kill.

16. Jayce

Why he’s good in pro play: Jayce is a lane bully who is designed to make the opponent’s life a living hell. Between his ranged poke (which comes included with an AoE nuke that can basically one-shot a minion wave) and his ability to dive onto the enemy swinging his hammer, Jayce can put any laner behind and give his team an advantage. He can also push lanes quite easily as well as offer some great poke damage for teamfights.

Why he sucks in solo queue: He’s not exactly difficult to play, but that doesn’t mean he’s easy either. Like Nidalee, if Jayce falls behind in lane it’s very difficult for him to get back into the game, since he scales quite badly. Basically, if you don’t get an advantage on Jayce quickly and push it, you won’t win many games with Jayce.