Originally Posted by breadbocks
Fun Fact: The meta is where it is because, wait for it, it works.
*BUZZ!* Wrong again, skippy! Unpredictable picks in ANY queue, be it Solo/Duo or Team, can throw off your laning opponent's game sharply. Swain dominates bruisers top, but has literally NO inherent sustain until 6, and even then it's costly as hell.
My buddy and I play Pantheon and Veigar to counter the joe-shmoe Support+AD Carry bottom, and we faceroll them.
The meta works for the pros and in tournaments, and even then they're ****ing around with it now. Chances are if you're reading this forum category, you're neither a pro nor playing in tournaments. Riot doesn't release champions to fit the meta, they release them to BREAK the meta. Use them.