Posted by: Mitch | October 30, 2011

Dominion:

Been a while since I’ve had time to update the blog. Since then lots has happened in the world of League of Legends. Perhaps most notably is the introduction of a new game mode called Dominion.

It’s basically a command and control type map borrowed from other genres of games with a MOBA twist. It plays much faster than the standard Summoner’s Rift map and is much more action packed. If you like team fights and quick thinking, you might enjoy this new game mode!

Personally I still prefer the 5v5 Summoner’s Rift mode, but I do play Dominion from time to time because the games are faster (~20 minutes vs. 35 minutes).

Check it out!

Dominion!

Posted by: Mitch | April 2, 2011

Create a LoL Account From Here = Two Free Lessons!

That’s right guys and girls! Use my referral link (not trying to hide anything here) and I’ll take some time to give you a couple of lessons. The first lesson I’ll go over some of the basics with you. This will help you along the learning curve much faster than if you were going about it alone. Second lesson you can ask me questions about anything and I’ll answer to the best of my ability. We can work on whatever you want and I’ll continue to teach you anything I can to help you along the way.

I don’t claim to be a pro. I’m an average player with an above-average knowledge of the game.

Please feel free to click the button below, on my sidebar or on the top menu to get started. Feel free to send me a message when you’ve done so. I’ll check my account to verify and we’ll set a time and do it up!

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Posted by: Mitch | March 31, 2011

Get Better at League of Legends

So you want to get better at League of Legends. Me too. I’ve spent a lot of time playing, reading, watching and writing about all things LoL. I think if you want to get good at a video game you need to do it all. I’ve played a number of games competitively over the years, but I’m not a professional LoL player (yet). I work more than I used to and don’t have as much time to dedicate to becoming a Pro right now. That’s not to say I don’t understand what it takes.

If you want to master something, you need to have a complete understanding of the mechanics of the game. This is a great starting point in your LoL education. This thread will periodically be updated as I find top notch information, guides, strategies or videos. I’m going to link to some of the top League of Legends websites and blogs, content providers, forums and live streams. This will soon be the BEST place on the internet to get better and improve your League of Legends game.

So to start, I’m going to point you to some general community resource sites. A little later on I will get more specific and find particular threads, blog posts, articles and videos that I’ve found useful for getting better at League of Legends. Read More…

Posted by: Mitch | March 30, 2011

Watch the debut of National ESL’s Premier League

The largest and most popular online League of Legends tournament returns with weekly live streams! The Electronic Sports League (ESL), one of the most respected eSports organizations in the world, is hosting another League of Legends tournament as part of their $35,000 North American tournament series. The ESL, which also runs open, weekly Go4LoL cups, is hosting a Premier division for North America’s top teams.

National ESL’s Premier division opens this week on Thursday & Friday with live broadcasts of the top teams in North America. Throughout the course of the season, 12 teams will battle for $5,000 over 11 weeks of regular season and playoff matches.

You can follow the journey by checking out the weekly NESL TV broadcasts. This week will feature two matches including the first ever Friday Night Game of the Week between Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) and LowELO.

The Friday Night Game will be a recurring series where the top match of each week is highlighted. You’ll not only be able to watch the top competitors, but also listen to commentary and insights from top League of Legends players and Riot personalities.

NESL Season 1 Opening Night
SoloMid vs. Rock Solid
Start Time: Thursday, March 31 at 8pm EST (5pm PST)
Broadcast: National ESL TV

CLG vs. LowELO
Start Time: Friday, April 1st at 8pm EST (5pm PST)
Broadcast: National ESL TV

The last matchups between these teams were watched by over 75,000 summoners! Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from the best. Make sure to tune in!

This past Sunday we were fortunate enough to get to see arguably the top 2 teams in League of Legends square off against each other once again. The battle took place in the Electronic Sports League (ESL) semi-finals.

My initial impression when the picks started was that CLG, who seems to get the better of most matches played against TSM, was out-picked in the draft. CLG also played 2 members from their “B squad” as Elementz and Kobe24 were not available for tournament play. In their place we saw Doublelift, arguably the best Blitzcrank player in the entire game, and saintvicious, a great jungler/roamer.

The match starts at roughly 13 minutes into the video. If you’d like to see the draft process and listen to TSM strategize about picks please watch the first 12 minutes. The audio may stop during the match as it was streamed live and they didn’t want to tip the other team off. The video is from the point of view of TSM captain Reginald. Please note that own3d.tv videos are not yet “embedable” into WordPress blogs:

TSM VS CLG semifinal go4lol

I find it both entertaining and educational to watch high Elo matches. It’s great to see how top players play the game. Enjoy!

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