In League of Legends pro scene, one champion has notably become the center of players’ dissatisfaction due to its presence in matches.
K’Sante, a champion hailing from the desert lands of Shurima, has been a peculiar addition to the League roster since his introduction. Designed to diverge from the traditional tanks, K’Sante was intended to bring a fresh dynamic to the top lane with mobility and greater potential for skillful plays.
K’Sante has become a boring champion to watch in League of Legends
The concept of K’Sante revolves around being more than just a damage-absorbing champion. His kit allows for fast movement and the capability to execute impressive outplays.
However, the frequency of these outplays in professional games speaks volumes about the strengths of K’Sante as a champion, rather than highlighting the individual skills of the players. This has led to K’Sante becoming a predominant choice in the top lane for pro play.
Over the past year, particularly in the LCK, K’Sante has maintained an impressive 60% pick-ban rate. His popularity stems from his ability to fulfill the roles expected of a top laner: self-sufficiency, tanking abilities, and the power to eliminate an enemy from a teamfight with proper positioning.
Despite K’Sante’s effectiveness on the field, his dominance in the pro scene has sparked a degree of controversy. Some League players argue that the overreliance on K’Sante in professional matches detracts from the excitement and unpredictability that fans crave.
This sentiment was echoed by a player on the League of Legends subreddit, who expressed frustration at the predictability and seeming invincibility of K’Sante in pro play. The player criticized K’Sante’s scaling ability, his resilience to damage, and his combination of CC and damage, which collectively make him a less engaging champion to watch.
“The 4 months stalled meta is boring to watch. I have no problem with a Ksante game, problem comes when it’s pick it ban in 99% of the pro play games.”
“Its boring because he can be shited on half Game and then suddenly he outscales everyone else.”
The community’s call for more dynamic and active professional games is not new. This desire for a shift in the competitive meta was also evident in the response to the removal of the Stopwatch item at the onset of the League of Legends 2024 season.
Players have consistently shown a preference for League of Legends’ meta that promotes a variety of strategies and champion picks, ensuring a more vibrant and unpredictable competitive scene.