A basic comparison of champion select trends across five major regions

Until recently, draft phases had become homogenized internationally. Watching a game in a given major league followed the same patterns. Spectators expressed irritation that "everyone was just copying Korea." That seems to have changed this summer, as teams within leagues and leagues themselves have begun to prioritize different picks. Looking at Patch 6.12 and the games that have been played on Patch 6.13 so far, a slight divergence in picks, even among the most contested, has started to appear as distinct regional methods of playing the game have emerged.

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