I just wanted to apologize for not grabbing a screen shot of our games last night. I did want to discuss things that worked and things that didn’t. If we really want to beat Ernst & Young we’ll have to make sure we get the five that we ended with last night, as well as banning out Malphite. He just gave us so much trouble.
I felt like bot lane struggled a bit. I like the concept behind Tristana and Darius because they fit the style of getting early kills and snowballing and resets, but Tristana is the only one with a jump and she would over-extend. Even though nubehound wasn’t feeding, he was still putting himself in situations that could have gotten him killed. Darius did really well as a “support”. I guess Darius is just strong without items. I think I’d seen Darius support before, but I felt like he was a better match in bot because no one dared to trade with him. When SirSpam Flash pulled both bot lane enemies under his turret and then went oom and couldn’t ult! That was classic!
Kha’Zix jungle was surprisingly fast. I felt like his ganks on mid were lackluster, but he could make a huge difference in top and bot. Also, late game when Czarni was one-shotting poor PBE players, it just made me want to laugh out loud! I guess I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a Kha’Zix and Talon dive either!
Talon was pretty strong mid. He had some decent harass, good enough escape, and I was just abusing that poor Karma. A silenced Karma is a dead Karma. I probably would have fallen off late game with any other team comp, but because we could all commit on kills it worked out. Even though Talon didn’t have resets, his Rake cooldown was still low enough to contribute when people were trying to run away.
Akali top was the icing on the cake! Her mobility in team fights was so unparalleled. It was awesome just seeing her wreak havoc on poor kids. Choppes, I honestly didn’t know you could play Akali, but I guess that just goes to show that Choppes can literally play every champion! I still remember when one of the teams tried to ban Choppes out. It did not end well for them. It just seemed like we had the confidence that if we dove, we would get a kill and Choppes would get another ult stack.
The best part about this game was that it didn’t show up in our match history! We played Akali, Kha’Zix, and Talon, three champions who can stealth, and we played it in a realm that keeps us stealth! E&Y will never be expecting us to change the game this late in the season.
I honestly thought that Leona would have made more of an impact against our team. I think she will definitely be a ban in Sunday’s game. Leona, Malphite, and then a wildcard for third. We can look over their match history and see what they would like to run and ban something along those lines. Regardless, it is going to be a glorious game on Sunday!