The LCS’ most-picked champion in 2023 Summer Split is also its most successful

Halfway through the 2023 LCS Summer Split, the meta is becoming clearly defined, and it’s arguable that one champion is standing head-and-shoulders above the rest of the roster in terms of both popularity and effectiveness.  

This Summer Split, no champion in the game has been more popular with LCS teams than Aphelios, who holds an 87 percent pick/ban te through the first 45 games of the split, according to League stats site Games of Legends. That means he’s been involved in 39 dfts this summer, with a gnd total of 30 picks and nine bans. In the 30 games in which he’s actually appeared on the Rift, he’s dominated, holding a win te of 60 percent across those games.