In our third and final game against Zappos we decided to run a poke comp. It was a slight deviation from our regular poke because I was playing ADC instead of mid, but we had a good idea and we wanted to run with it. To replace Morgana we decided to pick up Kayle. We figured Kayle would have solid range, good poke on her Q, and provide a bit of sustain, which is something we’re normally lacking.
We discussed on the Skype call that we would lane until the side lanes were level six, and then we would immediately group. We won our lanes (despite watching Corki escape with two HP), and then called to group at level six. The first tower that we sieged was bot lane’s. However, while we were pushing bot lane down, Vladimir started to push top. Luckily for us our team pushes quite a bit better than a Vlad does!
After we had taken the second turret we returned to base to stop the Vlad push, but not before picking up Dragon. We marched down mid and started to siege the enemy base. We took tower after tower, just brute-forcing down the enemy team. At one point I got caught where Ashe and Blitz were between myself and my team. I was doing my best just to avoid the Blitz hook and Ashe volley, but I knew they would eventually catch me out. Just then Jeff said “Come towards me!” I stepped into range of Jeff and he landed his ult on me. I turned and started pumping out the damage. I knew I was still going to die, but at least this time I got to DPS and then use my passive to contribute towards the team fight a bit more. We cleaned up easily, going four for one.
When I respawned I sprinted down mid to join the push. It was only a matter of time until we had their middle inhibitor. The push continued. We pressed our advantage further and further.
Finally we were pressuring top lane. We had a wonderful idea. The only person who had been helping to counter our poke composition was Blitzcrank, because if he lands a hook on an important team mate, then that really shuts down what we’re able to do in our pushing. We decided that Mundo should try to get hooked intentionally, then pull tower aggro, and then we would use Kayle ult on Mundo. This happened over and over again. It got to the point we could almost hear the enemy team saying “Ugh, not this guy again” as Mundo would go flying into enemy territory, turn on Burning Agony and pop his ultimate and start to tank the world.
It was in our final push in top lane that Mundo got hooked into the enemy team, they scattered like mice, and we cleaned up for the win. We were ecstatic to come back against such a strong team and win two games in a row! We had survived against one of our stronger competitors! Our poke comp actually netted us a better KDA than our OP champ picks! I was really impressed by that performance! Excellent work, team!
PS: I think Jake helped us all to see the truth. Thank you, Jake. We all realize now that Elise is OP.