Most picked Champions in LPL history
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Most picked Champions in LPL history – Aggression is the way

  • Lee Sin is the most picked champion in LPL history
  • The LPL special: no traditional solo lane Champions in the top 10
  • When including bans, Thresh takes over first and LeBlanc jumps to second place

China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) has always cherished its crazy and aggressive playstyle. Bloody games with countless skirmishes, dives, and explosive teamfights are written in Chinese LoL’s DNA. To the surprise of no one, the list of most picked Champions in LPL history consists of many aggressive and playmaking Champions that perfectly fit the style.

Disclaimer: the list is up-to-date as of the 2022 LPL Summer Split Week 3 (June 24th)

Top 10 Most picked Champions in LPL history

  1. Lee Sin-1336 games
  2. Thresh-1308 games
  3. Braum-1261 games
  4. Gragas-1190 games
  5. Nautilus-1145 games
  6. Ezreal-1090 games
  7. Alistar-1101 games
  8. Jarvan IV-1023 games
  9. Varus-971 games
  10. Lucian-940 games
Lee Sin is the most picked Champion in LPL history
Lee Sin is the most picked Champion in LPL history Image Source: Riot Games

“Waste not a minute”- every LPL Lee Sin player ever

When thinking of a Champion that screams skill-checking and early aggression, Lee Sin instantly pops to mind. To no surprise, LPL junglers who cherish that kind of playstyle think alike.

Lee Sin is the most picked Champion in LPL history with 1336 games under his belt. Just think of how many ward-jump Flash-kicks that is. To be fair, we have probably seen much more Lee-Syndromes and failed tower dives, but that is a story for another day.

Welcome to the land of playmaking and aggression

Every Champion on the list is aggressive overall, and a lane bully. Even Champions such as Braum and Tahm Kench (just missed the list with 893 games), who would be safe and defensive picks, play much more aggressive roles in LPL bot lanes. 

In addition, no solo lane champions appear on the list. While some of them indeed appeared in mid or top lane, all of them are traditionally either junglers, ADC’s or supports. Sorry Doinb, but Nautilus is not a mid lane Champion.

It says a lot about the region that likes to outplay you on every possible opportunity: they love playmaking supports and junglers who constantly skirmish around the map.

LeBlanc is the second-most banned Champion in LPL history
LeBlanc is the most banned Champion in LPL history Image Source: Riot Games

No LeBlanc allowed! Most picked or banned Champions in LPL history

The list vastly changes when bans are included. Indeed, Thresh takes on the top spot; however, all eyes are on LeBlanc as she surges to second place out of nowhere. The Deceiver has been banned more times than any Champion has been picked in the history of the LPL.

Also, Kalista, who was released during Preseason 5, and Camille, who was introduced in late 2016, appear on the list. Knowing that the LPL started in 2013, those stats are impressive and show what Chinese players think about those champions’ power levels.

  1. Thresh – 2515 games
  2. LeBlanc- 2330 games
  3. Lee Sin- 2149 games
  4. Ryze- 2113 games
  5. Kalista- 1896 games
  6. Gragas- 1857 games
  7. Renekton- 1820 games
  8. Alistar- 1058 games 
  9. Varus- 1732 games
  10. Camille- 1652 games

The list excludes bans from 2013 Summer and Spring seasons due to the lack of available data.

The list is up-to-date as of the 2022 LPL Summer Split Week 3(June 24, 2022).

We would like to thank Games of Legends and Leaguepedia for providing these statistics.

Zoran Papak is a Croatian esports writer for His biggest passion and emphasis by far is League of Legends, and he diligently covers the esports scene for the world's biggest MOBA. His knowledge of competitive LoL is equaled by only a scarce few. When he's not bringing the latest news from the League of Legends scene, Zoran also contributes coverage in other areas, including in competitive Counter-Strike.