Over the years, Lulu has been one of the most important champions in League of Legends history. Although originally designed as, and mainly played in the support role, Lulu has seen play in both and mid lane and top lane throughout the years, making her one of, if not the most versatile champion in the entire game.
Now, after a break from competitive play, Lulu finds herself back in the meta. Although she could still be slotted into nearly every position on the Rift, Lulu is most notably being played right now in the mid lane by various stars across the world. After Song “Rookie” Eui-jin of Invictus Gaming went 2-0 on Lulu with a perfect 26.0 KDA on Monday, former FlyQuest mid laner Song “Fly” Yong-jun used the champion to beat Kingzone DragonX twice earlier this morning, spoiling the Korean champions’ opening to the Summer split.
However, if there’s one player who has played Lulu masterfully in the mid lane throughout the years, it’s Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg of Team SoloMid. His ability to play the champion so efficiently is nearly unmatched, as he’s posted a 63% winrate on Lulu throughout his career, while holding an all-time KDA of 8.9 and a KP of 81% on the champion. Only his Zilean holds a higher KDA (9.6) amongst champions which he’s played at least 10 times.
Needless to say, Bjergsen’s Lulu is among some of the best in the world, and with the champion finding herself in a flex role yet again, TSM could take the support-turned-mage and put her in Bjergsen’s hands, making her potential even stronger.
Although Bjergsen played Lulu once at last year’s Mid-Season Invitational, she hasn’t been taken seriously as a part of the meta since Spring of 2016, where he played her 7 times throughout the course of that split.
But now, Lulu has already established herself as one of the best possible options for the mid lane, as she currently sits at a 38% overall presence and holds a record of 9-3 on Patch 8.11.
However, don’t look for just Bjergsen to make a splash on the champion this split, as plenty of other players have taken Lulu into a role other than support and flourished with her on many occasions. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has played Lulu 22 times throughout his career, winning 16 of those games while posting a KDA of 5.4. And although he’s taking a break from the game, Heo “PawN” Won-seok of KT Rolster has been historically effective on Lulu, as he’s only lost 3 out of the 18 games he’s played on the champion over the course his career.
However, Bjergsen is one of the undisputed kings of Lulu, and with NA LCS beginning in just 2 days, TSM is looking to gain ground after an abrupt end to the team’s spring campaign. Perhaps if one of Bjergsen’s best champions remains prevalent in the meta, the team can utilize their strongest player and capitalize on his strengths.
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