Released in pre-season 2019, Neeko have gone through a relatively long journey to find a way into the professional arena. The peak of this champion’s strength is the MSI 2019 period when this is an extremely strong choice in both the top and mid laners with a nasty offensive effect map when going to the top and the ability to open strong fights in the position. center on the map.
Neeko, after being too strong in the MSI tournament, was nerfed mercilessly in the effect of the attack
When Neeko was nerfed with a hit effect and became a pure Wizard with an extremely annoying Icy Upgrade, she decreased the heat but the strength still could not be underestimated. Even this is considered a strategic card of Faker during the 2019 LCK Summer Split.
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However, after the CKTG 2019 period, Neeko has continuously decreased in popularity and suffered a “color bug” in the latest update of the website Op.gg. Specifically, this champion is the third character after the traditional generals Wukong and Skarner to receive the R.I.P status because there is too little data to statistic. On another statistical page, LeagueofGraph is not so bad, but the selection rate is only 1.5%, even the win rate is not 49%.
Neeko is in the same situation as Wukong when there are too few statistics and too few players
The chart of Neeko’s selection rate on LeagueofGraph only went down after the period of June 2019, the selection rate was even lower than that of Maokai and Ivern with 1.5% pickrate.
Many people think that in the Dragon meta meta as much as it is now, champions with strong ults like Neeko must be popular. However, this is only a theory, the reality is completely different, Neeko is too dependent on the ultimate to make the ability to join and support teammates early is extremely limited.
It is true that you have an E ability that binds it but it is only used to immobilize enemies near the soldier, when you have to cast a move in the middle of the river, for example, the hit rate is extremely low.
Neeko’s limited set of skills is not adapted to the new meta
That is a limitation in Neeko’s skill set, the most important thing that makes her forget is that there are many other mid laners that do better than she can while the quality is stronger. For example, the two champions, Ornn, Rumble are extremely hot in the middle, they have the ability to control and open combat well, like Neeko, but instead of having to approach the fight, these two generals can hit. end from a distance but still cause tons of damage to the opponent.
You’re not mistaken, Ornn and Rumble are constantly being used by both the professional and solo queue players in the mid lane.
Moreover, the remaining cards in the meta in the mid lane either have strong early damage (Gladiator class) or can deal damage with straight head skills (Syndra, Cassiopeia, Ryze … ) and they are more effective than Neeko. Damage is not superior, but opening a fight is not equal to other generals, Neeko is dismissed is quite understandable.
Syndra has the ability to control soldiers and deal both explosive and extremely good damage
However, since it has only been released for over 1 year, Riot Games Neeko could not be redone immediately because she still has an interesting body transformation mechanism. They also have no plans to buff this general, so her future is still very dark. Perhaps it’s time Riot buffs for Neeko?
Neeko is still lying on his side unless Riot Games buffs him