With the start of any new season and the prospect of placement matches I definitely get excited to have the chance at moving elo rapidly. However, until we have five games under our belts in the new season we don’t get to see what our elo is and how much we are moving! Already, we’ve had a rougher start than the season before.
We played two games last night. We tried similar team compositions in both. Our game plan was to win our individual lanes early and then take a turret. This just never happened. Even though bot and mid lanes were ahead we never grouped early enough to take a turret. Then we’d just stand around long enough to let the enemy team group up and catch us off guard. There were times when the enemy team would have four people in a lane and our team just couldn’t react to it.
Unfortunately, we can’t practice our team comp in Normal games. We need experience picking against enemy teams. However, Ranked games are a terrible place to learn that certain comps and certain champs just don’t operate well in the team comp. We could do normal draft pick, but I don’t think it’s as competitive; the teams aren’t as structured or organized.
Maybe I should try Ezreal mid. I’ve tried Corki, and most games it went fine (until Shaco was a thing). I’m good with Corki, I’m just much more comfortable on Ezreal. I like his kit a bit more and I appreciate his blink and ultimate. I think if I was playing Ezreal mid I would rush a Tear of the Goddess and then get some Doran’s Blades and just farm out some crazy burst. I like having Sheen and Trinity Force on Ezreal, and if I was mid I would want the extra health from Phage. Otherwise I’d go with Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer and do all the damages. Maybe I could start Trinity Force, then go right into Infinity Edge. Wait a minute, what’s going on here? Where is this post going? Let’s focus back on positive things.
So my Ranked KD dropped a bit over these two losses, but it stabilized right at a 16-5-10. That’s not bad, but not nearly what it was. Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Screen shots!