We had already broken the meta. We had already beaten Oracle. We just needed to prove that Jake (or senor Choppez) is the best player on the planet.
SirSpam’s opinion in champion select was “Let’s pick LeBlanc and then do whatever.” While this sounds humorous, it is actually the strategy that we decided to go with.
Something I’m constantly saying to myself when I play LeBlanc in mid lane is “I hope none of my team mates die before I can get First Blood.” I don’t mean this in a negative way, I’m just confident that I can get that bonus gold for myself to secure that I get ahead in gold and maintain a commanding lead from the get-go. This game, I wasn’t fortunate enough to have that opportunity. Here’s why:
I wasn’t watching Jake’s lane when this happened, but watching the VOD’s and the replay meant that I got to fully enjoy this moment. Two things just happened, thus the blue numbers near Evelynn and Elise; Evelynn just used Ravage on Elise to drop her critically low (within one ax low), and Elise just used Cocoon on Evelynn to disable her under the turret. Evelynn is forced to stand and tank turret for 1.5 seconds, but Olaf isn’t close enough to take advantage of it. If we roll film from there…
Poor Olaf’s ax missed Elise by a fraction of a second before she sucked herself up into her web. When she came down she immediately used her burst and execute to finish Olaf off. Great, now I had to play catch-up to pass Jake in gold or else he’s going to start thinking that the “power of the mustache” was making 2013 his year as well!
However, despite Jake’s tactics to ensure gold for himself, including a last minute attempt to beat my gold-earned record, Jake was very close, but just cigarless.
Who last-hits a Nexus for 50 gold?! This guy was pretty desperate to pull ahead at that point. The score screen says it all. We tied! 13.3k each! Nice work! A tie is always the best way to end a game.
Unless you have a competitive bone in your body, then first feels better!
Good work, Jake. I last-hit two minions while you were chasing Olaf after the Nexus turrets were down, just in case you got that Nexus kill. I know you too well.