League of Legends pro Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski showed why Udyr is "beyond useless" as he failed to chase down two enemies during his stream.
Jankos is a veteran LoL player that has played competitively since 2013. He started out playing for small teams and eventually made his way to H2k-Gaming in 2015, before earning a spot in the European powerhouse G2 Esports.
He is now considered to be one of the best European junglers, and often streams his solo queue matches on his Twitch channel.
The Pole was streaming on August 20 when he attempted to make an early game gank as Udyr, which ended up spectacularly failing.
He ran into the bottom lane and began to chase down the enemy Lucian and Soraka, who were retreating into his jungle, slowly gaining on them thanks to the movement increase of his Bear Stance.
Jankos flashed in to close the gap, however, both opponents reacted with flashes of their own, and the endless chase continued.
“Well this guy’s dead for sure” said the Polish player, before realizing, “No! She’s got passive up” he shouted as Soraka sped away to make her escape. Udyr has no gap closing abilities, so all he could do is try to run her down.
He gave up on the chase not long after and decided to take down the Skuttle Crab in the river instead while sharing his complaints about his champion: “I’m not playing Udyr again in my life… this champ is beyond useless… I’m really mad right now.”
Jankos also stated that without Flash Udyr is useless as he doesn't have a way to catch up to his opponents, so now he "can't do anything."
What could have been a great gank turned into an unfortunate failure as the two enemies made a bit of space and simply walked away from Jankos, highlighting a common issue fans have with Udyr - it’s fairly simple to just walk away from the champion.
The Polish player will be back in action on August 31 against Fnatic in the League of Legends European Championship Summer Playoffs, and judging by his experience, he won’t be surprising fans with an Udyr pick.