I think we all want to see DRX Kindred.
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The 2022 League of Legends World Championship has been one of the most thrilled-packed Worlds we have witnessed in the past several years, largely thanks to the volatile and unpredictable meta that shifted in favor of carry top laners and a wide variety of champion picks. With the semifinals concluding over the weekend and T1 and DRX coming out on top, there’s only one match left to see. But we already know the possible champion skin picks for both teams left in contention for the Summoners Cup.
Thanks to a Redditor who put a serious amount of effort into researching both teams and putting together a post on Leagues subreddit, we know which champions might shine in either DRXs or T1s colors next year in the shop.
For a champion to get a Worlds skin, it needs to satisfy a list of criteria. First, the champion needs to be picked at least once during Worlds 2022. Players can choose up to six unique champions. If a team already has a skin for a specific champion, Riot can ask the team to choose a different one. Other than that, a player who receives a Worlds skin needs to participate in at least two play-in and group stage games, respectively, and one game during the knockout stage.
Three-time Worlds champions T1 are far from shy when it comes to champion pools with Choi Zeus Woo-je potentially choosing from Aatrox, Camille, Fiora, Gangplank, Gragas, Jayce, Jax, and Yone. While Mun Oner Hyeon-jun could choose between Graves, Lee Sin, Nocturne, Poppy, Sejuani, Vi, and Viego, Lee Faker Sang-hyeok can choose Akali, Azir, Sylas, Galio, Lissandra, Ryze, and Viktor. Bot laners, unlike the rest of T1s team, have the most diverse champion pool, with Lee Gumayusi Min-hyeong having eight different options, including Ashe, Aphelios, KaiSa, Lucian, Kalista, Xayah, Varus, and Sivir. Finally, T1s support Ryu Keria Min-seok easily has the largest champion pool and therefore could choose between Alistar, Heimerdinger, Nami, Renata Glasc, Soraka, Tahm Kench, Thresh, and Yuumi.
DRX have had similar picks to T1, meaning that their top laners champion pool includes Aatrox, Camille, Fiora, Gnar, Gragas, Ornn, Maokai, Sejuani, and Sylas. DRXs jungler Hong Pyosik Chang-hyeon, whose name was inspired by Kindred, will have the following options: Graves, Kindred, Maokai, Poppy, Sejuani, Vi, and Viego. Kim Zeka Geon-woos champion pool includes Ahri, Akali, Azir, Orianna, Galio, Sylas, and Yone. DRXs bot lane is, similarly to T1s bot lane, extremely versatile and prone to picking the champions that suit their teamcomp the best. So, veteran Kim Deft Hyuk-kyus options will include Ashe, Caitlyn, Draven, Ezreal, Kalista, Miss Fortune, Sivir, Tristana, and Varus. The biggest champion pool, without a doubt, is DRXs support Cho BeryL Geon-hee, with up to 12 champions picked: Amumu, Ashe, Braum, Heimerdinger, Karma, Lulu, Lux, Rell, Renata Glasc, Soraka, Tahm Kench, and Yuumi.
If youre interested in reading the entire post and learning more fun facts about both teams, you can find it here.
Worlds 2022 concludes with the finals on Nov. 5