I’m sitting in Champion Select in Solo Queue and I notice that one of the people on my team is named Wooglet. Now, I see a lot of names in League of Legends, but this one sticks out to me, so I ask “Wooglet?” Wooglet responds with “what”. I continue “THE Wooglet? As in Wooglet’s Witchcap?” He comes back “Heh, ya. You’re observant.” I’m in queue with a guy who referred so many people to League of Legends that they named an item after him! You’d think with all those friends he wouldn’t have to sit in Solo Queue!
Our first pick is Tristana, followed up by an Annie. I’m third pick, so I start to get really excited. I say “If we can jungle a yordle and get a support yordle, we’ll have an all yordle team!” This is totally a possibility. Amumu was banned from our game, but Rammus was available. This would be so cool to pull off in Solo Queue when I got teamed up with Wooglet. Wooglet informs all of us that he is currently in a promotion series and would rather not risk the game. Well I’m playing Teemo, and he can deal with it.
I placed an early ward in tri-bush and I was glad that I did. Lee came to gank me really early, and thanks to that ward I saw him coming. My team reacted in a timely manner when we saw Lee running to our Elder Lizard. We tried to collapse on him, but Katarina and Olaf followed. This turned into a rumble in the jungle. Kat picked up a kill, and Lee Sin got away with about 100 HP. I cut towards Lee, Flashed over a wall and finished him off with a Blinding Shot. This transferred blue buff to me, which means that Olaf can’t get close to creeps anymore.
I was really abusive to Olaf and pushed him out of lane quite easily. However, he did well farming with just his Undertow. I thought I would be ahead by almost double in creep kills and found that I was only ahead by 15-20.
I found some early opportunities to push like a mad man. Xin pressured top effectively enough to send Olaf back and as soon as he did I pushed up and took top turret. Being a cute little rodent, I took the time to plant mushrooms all over their blue side jungle. It would be suicide to chase me through there or try to come gank me. So they didn’t. I saw that they had given up on me in top lane, so I told my team “if the enemy team tries to fight, fight. However, if Olaf teleports in, you need to disengage as best you can and just kite the fight.” They acknowledged that they would do that.
I’m pushing top and Olaf teleports out. My chance is now. I start using my Lich Bane to its most effectiveness. I’m stacking mushrooms on top of each other to ensure that I get Lich Bane hits as often as possible. The second tower melts. The creep wave vanishes. The inhibitor tower is destroyed very quickly. There are still five people in mid. I’m getting an inhibitor, even if it costs me my life. The inhibitor is dying extremely quickly, but Olaf is here.
I finish off the inhibitor and start to run from Olaf. I have mushrooms protecting me, but I know that he can probably ignore that slow. Olaf uses Ghost. The situation is starting to look bad. Olaf misses Undertow and steps on a mushroom. I thought I had gotten away and then he popped Ragnarok. I can kite him through mushrooms, but only for their damage, and reduced damage because of the lack of the Liandry’s bonus. I come to a dead end in the jungle and Olaf sprints towards me. I Flash over the wall. Welp, that’s one problem with Ghost.
With top inhibitor down the enemy team looks to fight us to buy themselves some breathing room. My team gets beat by Katarina’s resets. Corki and Lee get out, but are critically low. I see my golden opportunity. There’s a ward just outside their base wall and my teleport is available. I go for it. I come sprinting out and auto attack Corki while blinding Lee Sin. I agree that a blind probably shouldn’t hurt Lee all that much, but it proved to be super effective in this game. I scooted out of there with my Double Kill and went to pressure more towers.
While we were pressuring towers the enemy team called out GG. It was definitely strange to not die, but that’s more normal for the winning team. How about going 6/0 but never killing your lane opponent! He must have been furious.
As a fun extra, one of my kills came from Katarina escaping a team fight and walking over a mushroom. It was pretty great to be walking around in top lane and go up a level from killing the enemy team’s AP carry. In that instance it was more Teemo Magic than it was Wooglet’s Witchcraft, but he helped me get top lane where it needed to be, so thanks for that.