I honestly only played this game because I wanted my First Win of The Day bonus. However, when Ezreal disconnected after we traded two for one in bot lane, Leona and I were left to fight Zyra.
Zyra really held her own until Shaco came to gank. We had it warded so we backed up. Shaco stood in the bush at half health. I figured we could fight him and just lock him up as Leona and blow him up with Twitch. Instead, we ended up eating a newly-acquired Zyra ultimate and we both died, putting Zyra on a rampage! Nope, bot lane is going just fine and dandy.
At this point I was 1-2, but I had just saved up enough to start getting my build rolling so I showed back up to lane with a B.F. Sword. I stealthed so I could walk right past my creeps and I unloaded my damage on Zyra, dropping her very quickly. I then pushed out the lane, and started damaging Zyra’s turret. When Zyra returned we killed her quickly again. We had gotten the attention of Shaco again.
Shaco came bot, but this time I was ready. He tried to fight me and Leona again. This time I had him to 50 health in just a few auto attacks and my E primed. Blinking as Shaco doesn’t stop you from dying to Twitch poison. I then turned to Zyra and finished her off. I was 6-2 now. I knew we had the potential to win this game, especially with Ezreal disconnected.
We took mid inhib after we caught two people out and noticed the rest were trying to do Baron. Shaco and Garen both flashed the Baron wall to get away, so we got ourselves handed a lovely Baron buff which we used to siege the mid-lane inhibitor. With that objective successfully destroyed all we had to do was stand in a side lane and wait. When we had taken the inhibitor I had stayed to make sure that both towers were down as well. Their Nexus was unprotected and vulnerable. If we just stayed in a side lane and dragged out a fight we would win.
This is where the story has to stop. I can’t pin the blame on anyone because it was a team effort. I think once I hit 16-5 and the announced called me legendary, the enemy team knew who to focus. We really lacked focus and just put ourselves in situations where we were going to die without achieving anything for it. Multiple fights resulted in the enemy team acing us, only to run back and save a tower or another objective before our minions had a chance to destroy it.
Ultimately, I think when mid inhibitor was down I would have had time to walk into the enemy base, stealth when I got close to creeps, come out of stealth with the attack speed buff and take the Nexus, but only if I had creeps backing me up. Without any creeps I would take too much free damage from the creeps spawning at their Nexus and I’d be too low to survive hitting the Nexus while being chased by the enemy team. Maybe it could have worked, but maybe I’m just telling myself that because I hadn’t lost a game in eight games. All good streaks come to an end.