Rell was Riot’s 6th Champion release in 2020, with the Iron Maiden going live on League of Legends patch 10.25 this month to add an extra level of support choices as the new season approaches. With LEC Spring set to kickstart the season on 22nd January, the winter break has given LOL teams plenty of food for thought, not least the opportunity to test Rell’s potential before the season starts. But as the other Champion releases have the benefit of time over their latest counterpart, will Rell get so much as a look-in come the new season?
Sett lays the bar for Season 10 LOL Champions releases
Sett was one of the most used Champions in LOL Season 10, with his versatility proving popular amongst the pros on tour. He was either picked or banned 58% of the time, showing just how much players appreciate and fear him in equal measure. His high base stats and abilities are sure to make him a firm favorite for the new season, though Riot’s tweaks to him through multiple Patches across the season show just how strong he started off. His picks even out at a strong 50%, pulling around evens for most players.
Will Rell need as many tweaks? A glance at her kit shows she’s got plenty in her locker for an ADC. Rell has abilities to heal, stun, knock up, taunt, heal and siphon stolen kit to an ally, though weaknesses include her speed when fully armoured up. To counteract this she needs her ability to manipulate metal to transform her armour into a metallic steed to speed her into battle. Her power and story is clear and, like every LOL Champion, in the right hands can prove devastating support.
Will DAMWON Gaming retain their LOL World Championship title?
There is a long way to go until the LOL 2021 World Championships, and many battles to be fought and won, or lost. The skill, speed and destructiveness of DAMWON Gaming’s play throughout the 2020 LOL World Championship made sure that the team’s tag as favorites did not go unrewarded. Not only did they win the title, but they also earned themselves a lucrative new sponsorship deal with car manufacturer Kia, which will see DWG renamed as DWG KIA for the 2021 season.
DAMWON defeated China’s Suning 3-1 in the final to clinch its first world title, and this following a record breaking victory against Europe’s G2 Esports in the semis that saw DAMWON land the decisive victory in 19 minutes and 3 seconds, the quickest ever victory in world championship history. The 6,000 lucky fans that witnessed DAMWON bag the Summoner’s Cup witnessed a piece of history, and makes the prices of 2/1 (+200) available at Bet365 and others for the 2021 title seem more than justified. But what of G2 Esports? Having finished in the top four in the last three seasons, including as runners up in Season 9, is it a case of always the bridesmaid but never the bride for Europe’s top LOL team? Sportsbooks offering esports betting certainly think so, as they have G2 Esports as lengthy as +1200 (12/1), which is a decent early price for a team as consistent.
Will Rell be the support option for the eventual Champions? Only time will tell, but it promises to be an exciting season as we find out.