The competitive College League of Legends season has finished week two, with some of the new teams in the league looking to make a stand against last year’s big names. Collegiate Starleague posted their recap of the week, with in-depth analysis and what to watch for next week.
League of Legends Collegiate Season Week 2
While the draft choices made by the college players of uLoL are heavily influenced by the professionals in the LCS and LCK, some of them were not afraid to break away from standard meta. This included teams running Yoric and Zac as tanks in the top lane, as well as moving Karma, often seen playing support in the bottom lane, up to top as well. Sejuani, totally unheard of in professional play, is popular among junglers at the college level. Mordekaiser, with his OP rating of 100 according to pickban.com, also showed up in the bottom lane alongside Ivern, Riot’s wacky answer to jungler diversity, from Central Michigan University. They lost that game against Maryville University.
So, it seems these decisions to move away from standard meta may not pay off for their teams, but it certainly generates excitement for the fans. Viewers certainly also enjoyed the fact that half the bo3 matches went the full three games.
Week two also marked the beginning of the Big Ten Network’s participation in the in college League of Legends play. In the first game, Maryland was able to defeat Rutgers, through superior jungling by tahx, running Kha’Zix both games and leading his team to victory.