In recent times, Poppy is being the most popular in major tournaments such as LCK, LPL and especially SofM.
In patch 12.10, Riot brought tank champions back to the “Endless Fight” meta. It seems that the jungle assassin generals like Zed, Talon, … have almost disappeared from the professional arena. Instead, gladiator generals like Viego, Wukong, etc. are preferred. Especially Poppy’s return to the jungle position.
Possessing the ability to prevent important rushing skills with “Impossible” (W), “Lollipop Girl” has always been the best match of LeeSin, Wukong, or even “national general” Yasuo. Not only that, the “Messenger of Judgment” can create 5vs4, 5vs3 battles easier than ever. Therefore, the tournament with the highest expertise is the LCK, Poppy is hotter than ever.
Not only that, Poppy easily stuns opponents with “Spring Storm” (E) when standing near a wall. Poppy’s mobility and surprise are greatly enhanced with Magic Flash. Come to a very successful match of WBG Sofm to see more clearly the power of Poppy.
Sofm is extremely “breakthrough” with Poppy:
On July 24, SofM decided to use Poppy in both matches against OMG and won overwhelmingly.
Entering the second game, Weibo Gaming immediately picked Poppy in the first picks – proving that Poppy is very strong in the current meta. OMG gave her a Trundle option to reduce the amount of resistance she inflicts. WBG continues to choose for themselves Sivir, Ahri – very strong cards at the moment.
At the beginning of the game, SofM made a very unexpected decision, when only at level two, Poppy could completely “visit” Viktor despite losing Flash. This seems to be very few Junglers can do early on, but Poppy is very easy with “Rush” (E).
After repeatedly “exploiting” Viktor with 3 kills, SofM went to “hide” in the Enemy Forest and once again “Charged” into Trundle. Along with Ahri’s air kiss, a follow-up corpse for WBG and the first messenger of the game.
Minute 15, OMG caught ON after a faulty move, SofM excellently “smashed” the COLD bull from the fight, the fighting position turned into 3 vs 2 in favor of WBG. Victory in combat is inevitable.
Sofm proved too dangerous for Poppy when he continued to initiate fights with Flash and “Rush”, setting the stage for ON’s Rakan and Ahri to rush in to clean up the entire game. The difference increased to close to the death figure of 10k money.
In the 22nd minute, it seemed like a great teamfight phase of OMG would make them win the game back. Kennen with “Thunderstorm” between four members, but unfortunately, Sofm’s “Messenger of Judgment” was completely rescued, Kennen was forced to leave the fight in regret, setting a 2-0 victory for Kennen. WBG before OMG.
With a stellar performance against Poppy, Sofm was well-deserved getting the MVP in game two.
“Hammer Keeper” Poppy is always the first choice in major tournaments, because of the discomfort from “Redemption” or the mutation from “The Messenger of Judgment”. However, Poppy is still considered a champion that is more of a combat support than a main carry. Therefore, Game4V advises everyone to consider this choice, because only when the teammates really meet the amount of damage, Poppy can sweep.
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