Win your lanes and games with these helpful insights about top lane champions
There is an extensive list of champions that can bear the weight of the top lane. Each bringing a different set of skills and advantages or counters. Individual skill and mastery of a champion is preferred over all else. Lately, however, the top lane assignment has evolved into a much more impactful team position.
If you want to win your lane and the game, you’ll need to focus primarily on champions that can hold their own, help with river control, be a global threat, and survive team fights. Whatever your style, hopefully one of these champs will appeal to you and add another weapon to your arsenal.
Also, this list mainly highlights champions that are actively used, so if your favorite is left out – don’t be discouraged! Keep shaking things up and surprising your foes.
Champions: Shen, Jax, Fiora, Camille, Hecarim, Renekton
Shen: The defensive, almost counterless champion. His Ultimate is a huge boost to your team, especially late in the game when he can split push and join team fights from anywhere. He’s not the easiest champ to play, but mastering Shen will definitely upgrade your champion pool.
Jax, Fiora, Camille: These champs are fighters that can carry. Take the lead with the help of some jungle ganks and you can walk fearlessly around the map and snowball games single-handedly. You’ll need some support to sustain your aggression, but if your team is willing, you’ll keep winning.
Hecarim & Renekton: These bruisers can strike fear into your foes. They are tanky and aggressive with a hunger to engage. You’ll have to be ready to make some crucial calls to start fights, but if you can pull it off your team will love you.
Champions: Malphite, Ornn, Wukong, Quinn, Sett, Darius, Gangplank
Malphite & Ornn: The definition of a front-line champion, with some added engage tools to help start fights. They aren’t as fun to play, but their role on the team is the foundation of a victory.
Wukong, Sett, Darius: These fighters will ruin someone’s day. Master the combos and stay alive to be a nuisance the other team can’t ignore.
Quinn & Gangplank: These two champs aren’t very similar, but their unique skill sets take a while to master. If you can make it out of the grind and feel comfortable picking one of these two, you can turn a game around and dominate the top-side of the map.
Champions: Urgot, Cho’Gath, Akali, Mordekaiser, Jayce, Volibear, Gnar, Aatrox, Maokai, Garen, Rengar
Urgot, Jayce, Gnar: Ranged champs with melee capabilities. A nice balanced fighter can help you stay adaptable throughout a game.
Cho’Gath, Volibear, Maokai: Monsters that scale and strike fear. Support your team to victory with these imposing champions.
Akali & Rengar: Assassins that love to kill. If you’re a ninja at heart, use these champs to pick a team apart.
Mordekaiser, Aatrox, Garen: Strong melee champs that are hard to kill, but also provide a lot of damage. They can take over a lane and stay relevant to the end.
Champions: Kayle, Irelia, Kennen, Lucian, Nasus, Poppy, Riven, Singed, Sion, Sylas, Tryndamere, Vladimir, Teemo, Illaoi, Kled
Kayle, Nasus, Poppy, Sion: Fight alone, or with your team, just don’t lose your lane.
Irelia, Riven, Singed, Tryndamere, Kled: Not the strongest fighters right now, but if your skill level is above your opponent, you can scale your way to victory.
Kennen, Lucian, Teemo: Ranged champs that can annoy a big bruiser. Mostly used to harass in the early game, and can be helpful in team fights for the late game.
Sylas, Vladimir, Illaoi: These champions are always a good choice, just require a high level of skill to be good and not piss off the rest of your team. Confidence is key for these top-laners.
Make sure that, above all else, the champ you choose synergizes with your team comp and is a champ that you can play well. Have fun and try new things to improve your game on the top-side of the map.
Published at Tue, 01 Sep 2020 20:18:28 +0000
Respawn Entertainment has announced a new Autumn Circuit beginning October 3.
Respawn Entertainment has announced that the Apex Legends Global Series will get an Autumn Circuit, beginning October 3rd. The new event marks a new series as Respawn Entertainment aims to close 2020 with a big event leading directly up to Christmas.
High-stakes competitive play continues this fall with the ALGS Autumn Circuit, a three-month series with $500,000 up for grabs. The action kicks off October 3, see you then.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) September 1, 2020
The Apex Legends Autumns series is yet another big online event, containing $500,000 dollar prize pool up for grabs throughout the entire event. The event is going to be broken down in several stages, ranging from four regional events, alongside the Last Chance tournament, followed by the Playoffs.
Regional 1 stream begins on October 5, while Regional 2 will operate weeks later on October 19. The remaining two Regional events will take place on November 2 and 9 as teams look to round out their season in the Playoffs.
A final chance tournament will merge teams from the Super Region. These are NA/SA, Europe, Middle East and Africa, APAC North and South. The teams that make it out of the super region last chance playoffs will make it into the Playoffs. The Last Chance Playoffs are to be held on December 7, followed by the Playoffs on December 19-20.
After taking into account the feedback from the Summer Circuit, Respawn Entertainment are adjusting their rules slightly. The Regional events will use a six-game series to close out the event. Only the playoffs will have the Match Point format, which was first introduced at the Apex Legends event in September 2019.
Signups and Partnerships
Furthermore, for those eager to watch the event will find themselves able to watch the event on Mondays. Tournament matches will be held on the weekend. Meanwhile, the production of the stream commencing the Monday following the tournament’s conclusion. Teams interested in taking part in the Apex Legends August Circuit can sign up here. Interested parties will need to register by September 22 to be eligible.
This news comes after Respawn Entertainment recently announced they are creating an esports partnership with some of the most prominent organizations in the game. No doubt this partnership will have an impact on the Autumn Circuit.
With this news, the ALGS Summer Circuit is yet to conclude. The Summer Playoffs will take place over September 12-13. Who will be crowned the winners of the EMEA, Americas and APAC Regions? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
Published at Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:59:54 +0000