Jake and I messed up in the previous game. We wanted to trade and swap mid for bot, LeBlanc for Pantheon. Somehow we both forgot. When the game was pretty much decided as a loss the other team’s mid started talking smack and I told him that I was supposed to be mid and would have destroyed him. It was extremely aggravating to have someone that obnoxious and rude talk about how our mid was a “rook”. I felt bad for Jake because I had forgotten to trade. The next game would be different.
Get right back into queue, queue pops almost immediately. We ban the same people, the enemy bans the same people. This is starting to look like a rematch! We pick up our jungle Skarner, same as last game, but this time the other team goes Ezreal and Olaf for their first two picks. I’m second pick, so I grab LeBlanc and lock in. I’m ready to get my revenge against this Veigar! However, instead of picking Veigar like a man, he proceeds to cycle through LeBlanc counters; Zilean, Ryze, Veigar, Vladimir. He stops on Ryze and locks. Ok, game on, Ryze.
We get into the loading screen and it’s not even the same team! All that hate and angst and plotting for nothing! I apologized to the other team as soon as I got into the game, because I thought they were someone else, and they politely replied that they were someone else. My team told me not to apologize, but they didn’t know what was coming.
I achieved first blood on Ryze while my team pressured the enemy blue buff. I also picked up a very early second kill against him. And a third. Their jungle Olaf was a very strong counter ganker. I made a huge mistake in waiting for my W to come up to jump a wall and died quickly to Olaf.
3-1 start wasn’t bad. 7-2 after that, so I picked up a soul stealer and went to work. I would pick on Ryze any time he got blue, trying to always keep him behind in creep score and roaming whenever I got ahead. When I got to 19 stacks on my soul stealer I was in a frenzy; I NEEDED that 20th stack! That elusive final stack to reduce my cooldowns and cap out my AP! It made me super greedy!
When I finished my build, chased down that elusive 20th stack, and was blessed by Baron Nashor, my Ability Power reached an all-time ranked high of 938! A LeBlanc with DFG and 938 AP? I could kill anyone on the other team before they got a chance to move. My unofficial quadra kill at the end of the game started with a blink over the wall to snag Taric. With Taric down we sieged the turret. I finished off Ryze, Olaf, and Vladimir in that team fight and the other team promptly surrendered.