We had put together a five man team and had played quite a bit together. We re-united to play a blind pick normal, and I offered to play LeBlanc mid. By “offered” I mean I said I was playing LeBlanc and I locked in. I mentioned to someone on my friend’s list that I was going Soul Stealer LeBlanc, so this game was going to get very interesting.
Swain was mid. Now Swain is actually a good counter to LeBlanc. His ability to heal himself up in lane before my burst is something I was afraid of. Also, the base damage on his three abilities could be devastating for a squishy like LeBlanc. He was also using a custom skin, so his root looked different, something that caught me off-guard at level 2. Well, caught me off for a second while I was rooted, then I first-blooded Swain. If LeBlanc gets within melee range at level 2 and ignites you, it’s probably best to get under your turret as quickly as possible.
When Shyvana showed up to avenge the poor first-blood Swain, Dan actually warned me over Skype and I said, “Oh look! Second blood!” I didn’t get the kill on Shyvana, but I did get my Soul Stealer and about 10 stacks before the game ended.
By the end of the game I was checking with tab to see which players on the other team were still worth gold. 0-X Shyvana, 0-X Nunu, I needed to kill Kog or Swain. I felt like I had killed Swain enough, but you can never kill Kog enough, right? My first trip bot was actually a double kill, but mostly thanks to Iggie. Kog and Nunu were just going to walk away from me if it wasn’t for a well-timed Sivir ultimate. I even told them “They’re gonna get away from us!” and Sivir popped ulti and let me close the gap. Three spells on Kog and two on Nunu sealed the deal.