My bouncing baby girl was born on the 9th of January, 2013, so I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and blog! However, I found some time to get a couple games in, and this game was special in its own regard.
Choppes had messaged me and told me he was on a seven game losing streak. He was getting back to some old-fashioned jungle Olaf. I offered to play a game with him, but I picked an AD carry so that if things went poorly I would be able to help carry! However, my heart slumped when I saw what the enemy team was going to be.
Nidalee was top, which was pretty standard, but with Xin ganks every lane is something you don’t look forward to. Mid was Jarvan IV, the dunk master. Bot lane was Pantheon and Poppy. At level two they discovered that they could walk past my Nunu and kill me. This made bot lane very scary, because Poppy and Pantheon have no problem diving, and with Xin showing up bot lane to keep me behind this game was beginning to look very bad.
Then there was mid. Jarvan IV is wrecking face. The guy literally went Legendary. When we collapsed on him in mid I watched as their whole team’s focus turned to me and J4 comboed me. I told Choppes “I’m not showing up to another team fight until I have items” and that’s exactly what I did.
I walked top, farmed it, helped Choppes kill Nidalee, shoved lane, recalled. Pushed bot, recalled. Pushed top, etc. I finally had my Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer. Now I could play with the big kids!
A team fight starts mid, but it looks like the enemy team is kiting out the fight. They are running from our tier-two turret in mid lane to the bush near wraiths. We have a ward in that bush, and sure enough, J4 is standing in that bush just waiting for someone to get close. Not anyone though, he didn’t care of Olaf or Vi or Nunu or Veigar went into that bush. Oh no. He wanted someone else. I made sure to keep a fair distance, and Jarvan got tired of waiting. He did his Demacian Standard combo, Flash, and ulted me. What a jerk. Who blows EVERY ability to get to the guy hanging out in the back of a team fight? Well, good sir, you’re not the only one with Flash. I Flash out the back side of his ult and start laying down crits. Jarvan realizes his mistake and starts to retreat, but he’s in the middle of my team now. We get to clean them up, which felt really great. It was so nice to see them all trying to retreat without doing any damage as Kog just ripped them to pieces from the safety of the back of the fight.
I would have gone Legendary (I started like 1-4 or 1-5) but I made the noob mistake of responding to an instant message in game. Gabe was messaging me to see if I was going to play another game, and when I tried to respond a Jarvan flag landed next to me and before I could react I was dead. Ugh!
I referred to Nunu as “Silent but deadly” and not because of anything that he did in the game.