He's a ban because of his annoyance.
Blitz lanes are really easy to bully now because if he misses 1 grab he's gonna lose the lane.
I know this and I'm an unranked scrub
"ezskillshot" you crying cuz u missed ur skillshots?
Ward and stand behind minions > Blitz
Ask Miss Elise
Blitz is just annoying because he can do ALOT with his grab.
Even if he looses the lane game, one grab can win or loose it for your team. That's why he's banned. He's really binary.
Prospective pro gamers are not banning Blitz just because they find him annoying. They must perceive him as having sufficient influence on the game to not want to deal with that.
Blitz isn't a top ban solely because of the laning phase.
If he manages a grab over a wall late game it's GG
Blitz is pretty average in lane and there are lane matchups that he can win and lane matchups he can lose.
Having Blitz grab late game is pretty threatening, it forces the opposing team to ward much more aggressively when they try to push or roam jungles looking for a pick.
Also Blitz's lane isn't always about just landing a grab, often just running up and starting a combo is effective vs some lanes, ie. sona/varus has a hard time dealing with this.
Banshees Veil will help with Blitz grabs late game.
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