Briar burst onto the Rift with an abysmal LoL win rate—but is it really a surprise?

Briar made her debut in League of Legends following the release of Patch 13.18 on Sept. 13. Virtually every new champion in League has a poor win rate after their release, but Briar seems to have set a new record.

At the time of writing, Briar is the worst jungler in all ranks with an abysmal 35.81 percent win rate, according to a stats site U.GG. This is together with a worrying 2.8 percent pick rate. But do Briar’s early stats really come as much of a surprise?