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League of Legends: Azir Birthday!

Sep 13 GL  

Azir was released on September 16, 2014. He is celebrating his 7 year birthday! In this short article, I will go through some trivia and Azir’s competitive history.

  • Azir has 5 skins, with latest being Elderwood Azir, released in December of 2020
  • Azir is voiced by Travis Willingham, who also voices Talon.
  • According to the lore, Azir is between 3000 – 3050 years old.
  • Azir has 23 total pentakills in competitive play as of 2021 09 10.

2015 – 460 games, 51.3%

Top players:

Masters3 Dade – 25 games, 36%

Invictus Gaming Rookie – 24 games, 50%

Oh My God Cool – 20 games, 50%

Most games in a year 460 in his very first year. Well at least first year the stats began being tracked. Dade, Rookie and Cool liked him the most, yet Dade won the least amount of games with Azir.

2016 – 428 games, 51.4%

Top players:

Royal Never Give Up xiaohu – 27 games, 77.8%

Game Talents Republic – 21 games, 38.1%

SK Telecom T1 Faker – 21 games, 71.4%

Very similar amount of games played as the year before, with basically the same win rate. One familiar face appeared on the player list – Faker.

2017 – 69 games, 46.4%

Top players:

Snake Esports Guoguo – 7 games, 57.1%

JD Gaming YaGao – 5 games, 40%

Dignitas Keane – 4 games, 25%

The year Azir was forgotten. Only 69 games with abysmal win rate. Not many players played him at all. But still not as bad as some other champions who never get played.

2018 – 360 games, 53.1%

Top players:

Bbq Olivers Tempt – 20 games, 15%

EDward Gaming Scout – 18 games, 61.1%

Kingzone DragonX Bdd – 14 games, 78.6%

KT Rolster Ucal – 14 games 85.7%

Resurgence of Azir. Played all over the world, but Scout and Bdd appear on the list, they both will play in Worlds 2021 and I wonder if their love for Azir will show through. Since as you will notice, they have liked that champion for many years now. Also, let’s notice that Tempt, while playing Azir 20 games over the year, had a 15% win rate. Oof.

2019 – 242 games, 44.6%

Top players:

SK Telecom T1 Faker – 18 games, 66.7%

KT Rolster Bdd – 16 games, 43.8%

Kinzone DragonX Naehyun – 14 games, 64.3%

Not the best year for Azir, very sub-par win rate and a dip in his popularity, yet Faker still managed to have an incredible win rate with him, single handedly increasing it overall. Bdd again showing he likes the champ.

2020 – 442 games, 50.7%

Top players:

Gen.G Bdd – 33 games, 60.6%

T1 Faker – 18 games, 77.8%

FlyQuest PowerOfEvil – 17 games, 64.7%

Rogue Larssen – 17 games, 58.8%

Bdd and Faker yet again, with a few European players. At this point, Azir should be contested very much in the upcoming World Championship. Bdd and Faker are now playing under either different organizations (Gen.G) or a different name of the same organization (T1).

2021 – 319 games, 48%

Top players:

Gen.G Bdd – 25 games, 68%

TSM PowerOfEvil – 20 games, 55%

T1 Faker – 17 games, 52.9%

The same faces appear in the top players of 2021, Bdd and Faker, and PowerOfEvil for a different team than last year.


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