I’m finally playing ranked in LoL quite a bit, and it’s certainly a different experience from playing normals all the time with my friends. I only played something like 8 games last season, and lost most of them duo to not really having a good role in place to fall back on or even a very good understanding of the game.
I ended up watching the Season 2 World Championships at a friends house with a whole group of friends who also play LoL (some more seriously than others) and it was my first real taste of E-sports… and I loved it. I finally have some kind of understanding about why people watch sports. I mean, true, I’m a fencer and have been in competitions and watched them as well, but with my own sport I was merely looking at it to improve my own skill and to compare myself to the pros.
With E-sports, it’s not just that. It’s so exciting. It’s intelligent, it’s cunning, it’s daring and it’s actually frightening at times. I actually am rooting for teams, I’m oo-ing and aah-ing at the awesome moves, yelling “the plays!” like some kind of half-drunken football fan. I love it.
I started watching streams, and attempted to get better at being a LoL player. At first I played this game for fun, now I play to win… but in a fun way? Regardless, god damn this game and it’s time-consuming powers.
I’m getting into E-sports quite a lot, but uni work keeps me away from watching them fully. The early-morning times don’t help…
I think I’m going to start talking about certain champions and issues in LoL that come to mind, hoping to provoke some kind of discussion about League in a helpful fashion, and also talk about good picks and strategy. I’m by no means an especially good player, I’ve barely played 30 ranked games all told, and I’m only about 1140 ELO – which I’m still rather proud of, I’m on a 6 win streak right now 😀 – but I’ve still picked up a few things and would love to have people criticize what I’m writing and tell me what I’m doing / saying wrong.
I think I’ll start with my favourite ADC!
About my LoL journey so far, and how I’m finding it.
What I feel about LoL at the moment.
Reflections on the new season.