Despite dominating bot lane and our mid going Legendary, when the game went late the other team was winning team fights. I was forced to avoid Blitz hooks, Lee Sin Qs, and Jax leaps while staying out of Tristana’s auto attack range. It was miserable. No one was peeling for me. To make matters worse my Diana from mid tried to dive 1v5 after the other team had just won a team fight.
The surrender votes started to come. The first one was more of a wake-up call for us, because we had been ahead the whole game. I was on Skype with Obscene Tangerin, our Nocturne, and he asked me “are we surrendering?” and I replied with “definitely not.” Surrender vote failed 3-2.
The game goes on, we have a team fight near river. Our team splits. I have Blitz and Jax come for me. This time Nunu sticks around to peel them off me. He even ults to disrupt them. This gives me the time I need to cut them down. I drop Jax, finish off Blitz and kill the Lee Sin as he comes over to fight. I start to get excited, but then I see Vlad and Trist. How can Vlad and Trist be here? They should have been fighting the rest of my team! The two of them finish me off as I hear the announcer say “Quadra kill!” Not for me. For Tristana.
My team let that worthless Trist who got outplayed in bot lane back into the game. They let her stack four kills right in a row. They let her sit in the back and just poke away at them. I was quite worried about where this game was going.
After we re-spawn we’re still pressuring Baron. We catch a glimpse of Lee Sin in bot lane so we go to town on Baron. Baron is getting low, but the other team has a ward over the wall. I see Jax waiting to jump in to steal it. I know we have smite and the enemy doesn’t. Just as Baron is about to go down Jax comes over the wall. I’m not worried because there are 5 of us and 1 of him. However, Blitz trades Jax for Nocturne as Noc goes flying over the wall from a Blitz grab. I finish off Baron, Arcane Shift over the wall (after Jax flashed out) and finish him off. Blitz runs to me so I kill him too. Double kill. Vlad and Trist come to fight just by the purple side’s lizard buff. I’m able to melt Vlad and picked up my last kill on Lee Sin as he showed up late to the party. With my team mates left we take some mid turrets and are forced to back. I pick up the enemy blue buff and Dragon on my way home.
By this point we had already failed three surrender votes, but now we have hope.
The enemy team is pressuring bot lane, what I didn’t notice was that the tower only had a couple hundred HP left. The enemy team rushes it, drops the tower, but doesn’t back off after that. They stayed to get the inhibitor. Now is our chance. I’m 6 item. I have double elixirs popped. My Guardian Angel is up. As the fight opens the enemy team is lined up in a perfect line, making my ult hit all five enemy champions. Jax wastes no time getting on top of me. However, he tried to use his stun to get a solid initiation on me. As soon as he lands on me I blink away and melt his health bar. I’m able to walk through their whole team. Tristana is the last one up, making her escape. I see that she is outside of my range, and it seemed like she was getting away. I flash combo a Mystic Shot that tags her and starts to slow her down. I close the gap, finish her off and watch the 600 gold roll up from killing a Legendary kill streak, and then hear the announcer yell “Ace!”
Nocturne tells me that we have time to win. I sprint mid. I watch as Nunu and Jayce tank turret fire while I drop the turrets. Mid turret. Mid inhib. Nexus turrets. Nexus. The sweet taste of victory fills my soul! Despite my team wanting to quit time and time again we were resilient and prevailed. We overcame the opposition, we bested our adversaries, and it was glorious! In my second game with the new honor mechanic I was awarded 5 honor points. I felt like I was on “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”
Special thanks to lolking.net for the image. I accidentally saved over the after-game picture, so this will have to do.