Only 2 LoL champions in Worlds 2023 play-ins still have 100 percent pick-ban rate

The 2023 League of Legends World Championship is now in full swing, with players from all around the world starting their journey toward the Summoner’s Cup. The pro meta at the tournament has also started to take shape, with two champions taking over as the only picks with a 100 percent draft presence through the play-in stage so far.

Across the first eight best-of-threes at Worlds, Xayah and Maokai reign supreme as the priority picks for teams across the entire tournament, having been picked or banned in each game played so far. Runeterra’s resident Bladecaller, for example, has been chosen in 72.2 percent of all games played, while also boasting an impressive 69 percent win rate, according to League stats aggregate Oracle’s Elixir.