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Worked in the LCS for 7 years as a scout, analyst, and position coach Was on Immortals when they had RO/Huni, TL with DL/Xmithie, and FlyQuest for the past 4 years I been playing league for over a decade now and haven't stopped since.


2020 Worlds: TSM vs GenG
GEN vs TSM | Day 2 Group C S10 LoL Worlds 2020 | Gen.G vs TSM - Groups full game TSM will scale out better in fights if the game state can remain even, but Clid will have many options open to him to gain a self lead to control Spica. How TSM navigates the early will greatly affect their ability to have a fighting chance. Laners can't take bad trades that pull Nidalee around if they can help it. Ezreal can become an issue, but having effective kite back to funnel GenG into chokes is vital for TSM so Ezreal can't play in the open and has to keep moving up to damage. If in the open, GenG have multiple flank options, Lillia can find better mass
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Dota vs League of Legends Competitive Strategy
Today, a popular player from dota and one from league of legends talked about the mechanical differences of the two games. Doublelift has a video on his thoughts of league vs dota, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=zW2gpIX8wFM&feature=emb_logo. N0tail has a tweet on his thoughts of league, https://twitter.com/OG_BDN0tail/status/1209464718810853377. Which one is right. The two games are at the top of their genres, but they are very different in how a team achieves the end goal of killing the enemies nexus/base. Laning Phase Assignments In league, the roles are always the same. There will almost always be two players in the bot lane, one player mid, one player top, and a jungler who is free to do as they please. The jungler looks to assist each lane the team
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2020 DRX Worlds Team Tendencies
Tendencies Level 1's - Level 2 invade, solo jungler - Pay attention to how mid is maneuvering around the wave (hugging one side hard to pull you towards enemy red side) - Pay attention to if bot is playing hard on wave even though they should normally lose priority - Walk up mid to see if mid is there. Sometimes covers support area instead - Top never moves - Bot likes starting in lane which opens up late invade options and some early invade options. - There is also a world where you start in lane first to cheese them Beginning of game (first 5 min) - All lanes play standard to their matchup. They usually are not specifically pulling waves because their jungler is pathing away from them or going to the other side - This results in their duo lane at times endangering themselves with all ins. - The laners are good at staying healthy so it makes dives less threatening to them. - Chovy is typically the only lane that has the biggest swing trades. Rarely commit ganks to mid or bot (don't have laners hard force them besides top) - Leaves enemy usually with full summs - Also makes it hard
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Basics of Laning
Knowing how to lane can make or break certain match-ups. Pick a scaling champion vs an early game champion and you try to aggressively trade vs them? You will lose more games with this kind of play style. The enemy snowballs and wins the game before you can become relevant. See the problem? Farming vs Trading The first skill set any laner should develop is learning how to properly farm. Having a high CSPM (creep score per minute) is vital to basically every champion in the game. Even if you don’t have any kills, getting as close to 10 CSPM will result in a net gain of roughly 220 gold per minute. If your opponent is CSing worse than
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2020 Worlds TES Scouting Notes
Important Main Notes TES are a very good reactive team for trading out objectives and assuming what losses are given from the info they have. This leads towards their fast playstyle being more precise and rewarding than other LPL teams.  - https://youtu.be/lLhuatooHUc?t=2h58m49s (quick dive and plates off JDG top play) Playing against them, you need to be constantly wary of what you are doing, where have they shown so far, and where have you shown. Don’t show movement in mid and go into their controlled area without being ready to take a fight. Some examples 1. https://youtu.be/lLhuatooHUc?t=5h06m30s (freely gave mid, just waiting for a mistake bot) 2. https://youtu.be/lLhuatooHUc?t=1h56m05s (showed mid, react punish) When contesting objectives later, pay attention to the comp they are running. If it’s more geared towards sieging/having more ranged champions, then TES like to throw out
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Greatest Pet Peeves with Pro League Players
When it comes to pro players in the league of legends scene, there are a bunch of pet peeves that come to mind on how they go about their practice and competition. This article will be covering the following: 1. Draft prep 2. Scrim Draft Prep 3. Watching Film on Opponents 4. SoloQ 5. Itemization 6. Readiness to play and Drive 7. Silence / Shyness 8. Closed Mindedness 9. Branding 10. Extras Draft Prep Coming in unprepared for draft meetings and practice week There is no worse offender by a player than to come into the draft meetings completely unprepared despite the analyst(s) on the team distributing draft information to their players before the practice week begins. This is what a prepared individual should know: 1. Knowing the champions their opponent plays 2. What rotation their opponent picks commonly 3. Their own/opponents blind picks and counter picks 4. Enemy team’s drafts/comps 5. Preferred matchups, picks for the day Why is it important compared to just having the coach handle it? Each player has their own unique takes, insight, and connections. What picks can they pull out that they only know. Perhaps they saw a game no one else did which suddenly has applications. They connect the dots. The end result is wasting less time repeating known
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Worlds 2023 - PSG vs R7 Overview
Gameplans PSG are very much a top side dominant team - Azhi is no slouch. Not sure if R7 did any research on him, but from games I watched on him he will tear apart anyone less than him - Has pretty good trading patterns where he is accounting for spell usage/differences / chipping out without overreaching and taking freezes when due - Quick research shows the kind of picks he likes / plays in soloQ - Main issuue he runs into like other reasonable laning top is = teamfighting, slip ups there - Wacko is okay, that's all R7 like using their KR mid + ADC talent - Looking for ways to promote this play and lower the impact of enemy top - Bong did fine vs the LLA competition, but there is no way he matches into stronger picks while being on a poor matchup - Probably needs some sense of bail out before herald each game if possible (or accept the situation) Game 1 Take support at 4p like Braum/their Naut/exc
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Team Liquid's Twitch/Rakan Bot Lane
Twitch/Rakan was a big deal in play-ins. Teams were able to effectively 1-2 it on red and 2-3 on blue. The impression was that the duo lane was rather obnoxious since if they escape the laning phase, they can become sort of unstoppable. TL ends up running it twice in play-ins and winning both games. Their duo wasn't properly punished in these games when there were opportunities laid out before their opponents. Twitch/Rakan is a less bigger deal for the group stage. Teams are much better at actually picking the duo lane apart. Sort of like Twitch/Janna ardent meta where MSF and then more teams started picking stronger kill lanes and properly attacking the lane. It's almost like history is repeating itself. This short piece will look over the games TL play with this duo lane and how it compared to the Suning game start. Against MAD https://youtu.be/n9IqFktNXSI?t=802
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2020 Worlds UOL Team Tendencies
Level 1: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DzpRoDMogHJK0Nie7Mt3doZvtPlnmfoLeQFsBmdGFzU/editgid=1157290515  General run down for level 1 is they do their homework. They showed adaptations when facing the same opponent relatively quickly (both in path and ward usage) and are clearly thinking about enemy invade options.  They themselves don’t go for many late invades since their compositions are so focused on having a stabilized early game if not slightly accelerated. Don’t really play demanding early game comps.  Early Game Primarily focused on top game state and find an edge for jungle in the initial 5 minutes  Shifts into freeing
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