Excellent Micro-Macro-Knowledge Article @ Cloth5
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 11:54 am
A well thought-out guide to better individual and team play. http://cloth5.com/design-values-skill-dimensions/


Gragas is so fat…
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 May 2014, 4:02 pm




The Way to Watch LCS
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 May 2014, 11:06 pm

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Get your roam on
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 April 2014, 8:37 am
A Silver player will either win his lane and press his advantage, or if they are losing their lane, they will avoid feeding and giving up more than they have to. One of the most notable difference between a Gold and Silver though, is that a Gold player will extend … Continue reading


Four simple guidelines for winning more
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2014, 8:57 pm
1. Stop worrying about kills and start worrying about objectives. You are looking at me doubtfully. Kills happen when you have an advantage and people don’t get out of your way on the way to taking objectives. Stop chasing people and stop seeking out fights. Everybody forgets the goal of … Continue reading


Passive aggressive laning
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 March 2014, 10:33 am
When I’m top lane, one of the best ways to win in Bronze and Silver is to be patient. Carefully last hit and avoid dueling. Chances are, your opponent will get antsy and want to aggress on you. Back off when they get even close to in range of you. … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: Playing from behind
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 March 2014, 10:48 am
I have seen this way, way too much in the past two weeks. Your team gets behind — probably because of unwarranted early aggression on your part — and now you are trying to get back into the game. The first rule of being behind: don’t die again. If your … Continue reading


More beginner tutorials
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 March 2014, 4:21 pm
I uploaded tutorials for… Vlad: Best League Blog NA ~ Vladimir Tutoral Renekton: Best League Blog NA ~ Renekton Tutorial Nasus: Best League Blog NA ~ Nasus Tutorial I hope you enjoy then and find them educational.


Erik’s Tips: Bait
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2014, 7:11 pm
When you first start playing, you are oblivious to what your teammates are doing, but as you get better and become more assertive in your play, you realize the importance of coordinated engagements. If somebody on your team jumps into a fight, there is no time for debate or discussion, … Continue reading


Breaking a loosing streak
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2014, 12:19 am
Having a bad week? Here are some of my thoughts on how to turn that frown upside down and get back to winning. In the comments, be sure to tell me what you think and what you do when you are having a rough time. Take a break from ranked … Continue reading


Coming changes to Lich Bane in the 4.4 patch
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 March 2014, 8:53 am
There are a lot of interesting changes in the 4.4 patch. Elise is nerfed, Annie does less damage as support, Vi’s Vault Breaker requires building some AD to get the same effect, and then a slew of changes around Lich Bane. I’m ok with the change, but when was the … Continue reading


Tutorial Videos
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 March 2014, 8:41 am
I play to move these over to the blog when I can, but in the meanwhile, enjoy some tutorial videos from this week: Singed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFQHmLJSV8M Teemo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ioXuOJnR6w Wukong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpCeNcEebkk Shyvana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rCc3–BAQ I recommend that you watch them all, and watch them in order. I give advice not just on playing the champions but also … Continue reading


The retirement of Mundo
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 March 2014, 9:05 pm
With the recent nerfs to Doran’s shield (100 bonus health down to 80 bonus health and 10 health per 5 seconds down to 6 health per 5 seconds) and to the defensive mastery Perseverance being slowly nerved from 3% to 1% (at max rank), being a tank in the top … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: Health and resistances
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 March 2014, 9:58 pm
Don’t groan, but today we’re going to do a little math. I said, “Don’t groan!” Fine. Groan a little, but this may help you play a video game so pay attention, or just skip to the bottom of the article where I give you my conclusions and you can just … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: Betrayed by Determination
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 March 2014, 11:14 am
Determination is great when it is the driving force that helps you practice more or not giving up, but there are times when determination can be detrimental to your game. Let’s look through a few examples: I’m going to build… You have 2 of the components needed to build a … Continue reading


Overcommitting
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 March 2014, 11:29 am
You need to watch the last segment of this video from Riot of the top plays for this week. This is a great lesson on why over-committing and chasing is bad, even when you have a clear advantage. Fast forward to 4:38 into the video (it is the #1 play … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: Cool guys walk away from explosions
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2014, 8:34 am
Unless they are towers. Towers, or Turrets, give gold to everybody on your team when they are destroyed, but since patch 3.14 they also give bonus gold to players that are near them when they are destroyed — and that range isn’t very far. It is a common strategy to … Continue reading


Risks of the Wombo-Combo
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2014, 8:23 pm
What every ranked team does is dream up the ultimate “wombo-combo”… it all starts something like this: “Joe is going to flash in and ultimate, then I’ll throw my ultimate in, and then Tom will clean up with his ultimate.” What really happens is that Joe burns his ultimate or … Continue reading


Frontal assault, flanking, and trapping
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 March 2014, 7:35 pm
As a new players, teams tend to walk up to each other in the middle of a lane, Civil War style, and let lose with their ultimates. The fight ends when one team is dead. Nobody will retreat, nobody will maneuver, and you will look back on it as the … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2014, 8:43 am
Sing it with me! (Just a little bit.) One of the most common lane mistakes I see is one player not respecting the potential of the opposing champion. This is a simple idea. If you truly know the match-up, you probably understand the damage trading potential of the champion you … Continue reading


Not Nightblue3?
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 February 2014, 10:25 pm
Then, I’d speculate that you will eventually play support. No matter how much you don’t want to, you are eventually going to be have to play support. It is a vital role that has a large impact on objective control and early bottom lane dominance, despite the fact that the … Continue reading


Team Builder
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 February 2014, 10:37 pm
I cannot begin to express how excited I am by the announcement of League of Legend’s “Team Builder.” You can read all about the live beta of it here: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/announcing-team-builder-two-day-live-beta The gist of it is that you can chose what roll you want to play before getting into queue, which keeps … Continue reading


Undervalued junglers
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2014, 10:00 pm
Mostly, people are playing carry junglers these days and the top tier junglers have strong early games that keep the enemies out of their side of the map. The top tier junglers lately have been: Elise, Olaf, Lee Sin, Vi, Wukong, Kha’zix, and Pantheon. Kha’zix was nerfed this last patch, … Continue reading


Erik’s Tips: Cross Training
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2014, 7:55 pm
It is really easy to get stuck in a rut. You log in, queue up, play a game, and the moment you finish you queue up again. You probably play two or three champions over and over. Somedays, especially when you’ve been on a losing streak, you might not even … Continue reading


Patch for Kassadin, Gragas, and Kha’zix
Posted by Best League Blog NA [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2014, 10:32 pm
Included in the coming patch (4.3), we’re about to see nerfs to three heavy hitters that may impact the champions you play — assuming you play the most OP champs. The change to Doran’s Shield seemed aimed to help Doran’s Blade starters in top lane remain dominant. I have mixed … Continue reading


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