We made a new ranked team! This was a massive undertaking that took weeks of planning and thought and emails and team crafting and theory crafting and… You get the idea. Well, we didn’t like where that took us, so yesterday we just said “screw it” and jumped into the ranked queue!
We told ourselves that we would ban Ezreal if we were second pick and pick him if we were first pick. We were second pick, but the other team banned Ezreal for us, so we didn’t have to. Let’s go through the pick stage though.
First pick Varus. I guess with Ezreal out the other team felt very comfortable on Varus. We picked up Tristana and Nunu. Nunu was going into the jungle, but the other team didn’t know that. The other team picks Sona and Vlad. Silly kids, they thought we wouldn’t have any sustain in bot lane. Well, we out-smarted them by conforming and picking support Morgana and Lux for mid. The other team countered with Amumu and Darius. Oh no. I hate Darius. I don’t like his kit. I hate that if he hooks you, you burn flash. That drives me crazy. He’s too dangerous without damage items. Oh well. We’ll send Steve up there anyway. Best of luck, Steve! Steve picks Nasus. It actually worked better than I thought it would.
Level 1 we’re just minding our own business in bottom lane when Amumu, Varus, and Sona come walking in behind us in river. Game on! Our first instinct is to run once we see three. However, Sona is already low from helping Amumu steal our blue. I ignite and start hitting her with autos. I flash to match her flash. One more hit, but she’s under tower. I get the first blood on Sona, and turn to see Amumu and Varus. Then a wild Nunu appears. We had helped him steal the enemy red, so he was in the bottom jungle, ready to wreck some kids. He helps to DPS Varus so even though Varus used summoner heal we still kill him before he can get out. Amumu is crying at my feet, probably because of the double kill I just got, but that double kill, combined with the creep wave that I got to soak up before they showed up ticked me up to level 2. I quick level into my rocket jump and away I go! See ya, suckers! Double kill for the ADC? What a great way to start the game! Blood Boil OP!
I won the race to Infinity Edge, then got my Phantom Dancer, and was going to get a Last Whisper, but the crits were too much. I was somewhat frustrated with my mid-game because I kept getting bullied by Sona and Varus. Their combined poke burst was too much for my small health pool. I guess I was too used to playing as Ezreal and having Dorans and Phage. I also prefer to just sit in bot lane and farm until I’m huge and then team fight and get my kills that way. I felt like the way that bottom lane was going I kept missing lots of experience and gold from waves that I had to miss because I was too low. I would have Varus and Sona tower dive me if I was at or below half health. It was VERY annoying. However, the feeling of just mowing stuff down later was priceless. I haven’t felt like that on Ezreal because I don’t get as much crit through Trinity Force as I would with Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer.