Third-party League of Legends data website League of Graphs has listed the 20 most picked champions in League of Legends last year, those with the highest winrate, and the top 20 most banned champions of 2016. Detailed in a report sent to Yahoo Esports
It’s becoming something of a January tradition. A few rumors, a big money signing, a Premiership manager bemoans China’s ability to outspend on players. In 2016, it was Ramires and Wayne Rooney. This year, Oscar (for £51 million) and Carlos Tevez (possibly £70 million) have gone; Diego Costa is the subject of rumors, and Yaya Touré reportedly turned down a huge offer to play in China. Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, said this week that China is paying “crazy money” and it “looks like they broke the market.” Tevez will earn a reported £615,000 per week. That does seem crazy. Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. But should the football leagues and major clubs
Former Dutch superstar Marco van Basten, whose career was cut short by ankle injuries just after his 28th birthday, has been vocal about his wild ideas to innovate soccer for years. The plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026 was apparently van Basten’s brainchild, although it’s also been said that new FIFA president Gianni Infantino is merely using the former striker as a mouthpiece for his own ideas.