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League of Elo Purgatory
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See I hear a lot of talk about Elo Hell and how it exists. Hell, I used to swear up and down that it was a thing and would argue my reasons with people for days. But here's the thing, it doesn't. Now here me out, because if I would have read that sentence a while back I would have jumped right down to the comments section, and you don't need to, because if you read on, I'm going to tell you exactly WHY (In my "professional" opinion) it does not in fact exist.
I know you guys are saying in your sweet and silky smooth voices
P.S I'm so sorry you have such a bad reputation in my story.
A large part of the opposing teams strategy will always be to surprise you (especially when you're not expecting it) so if you place wards down, you're snatching that secretive power they have over you away like they don't deserve it. I'm sure you can try to strategize and plan you're next move not know where half of their team is, but odds are, it may not happen the way you want it to. BUT, if you have vision of every single person on the enemy team, and you know what they're doing, you can hop, skip, jump on over to that gawd awful Teemo in mid lane and show him just where Tibbers has been hiding without a fear of being a tad bit over extended and paying for it. And trust me, it's a liberating feeling knowing what bush you're able to walk into.
This flavor of ward is far more important on many levels because it can easily change the tides of a game and it's incredibly handy for controlling key spots like dragon and baron nashor . Here an example of a tactic using a pink on baron. Lets say you don't have a pink on baron yet, but you want baron. You know that your team has the upperhand in teamfights and could win one easily. You throw down a pink on Baron with your whole team there, you see that they have a ward, so your team takes it out, the other team sees that you're taking it out and assumes you're going to baron, you wait in a bush while the come to ward it over the wall to make sure, boom, successful bait and a free baron, because even if you take two people out on their team, they can't contest a five man baron. i cannot stress enough, just how influential these wards are to the games results.
Pink circles = vision wards for counter warding
This is just a rough visual for placement of strategic points that should always be warded. Ideally though, you want every possible place ever warded, but these are the key places that to keep you from getting ganked and to keep control of key points.
There are three keys to doing all of this stuff right.
- Playing Deaf
So...a quick favor?
This right here is probably going to be the most controversial and argued over on this guide, and I'm going to keep it short, and please remember that it's just what makes sense to me, after thinking about it for quite some time. I'd love to hear your points in the comments section, but don't let it get too heated or carried away
As I said before, this game is a lot more than it seems. Just like anything else in life, it has its mind games. Simple things that your brain thinks is true, so it then becomes true. I believe Elo Hell is nothing but a state of mind. Just a giant ball of negativity that holds you down and doesn't let you get up. Think of it like real life. Lets say you think that you're in a rut, same job, same life, all for so long. You're not happy with it and you can't do anything to change it. It's the same exact thing. The only reason you're in a rut is because you SAY you're in a rut. And if you BELIEVE that you're in a rut, then that's how it's going to stay. If you really believe that you're in Elo Hell then I promise it's going to stay that way. Then sooner you change your outlook to positive, tell yourself that you can get out of it, you'll get out of Elo Hell without a hitch. It's all about mentality. If you jump into a game and the first thing you said is "GG first pick mid" then you've lost the game in my opinion. You're not going to win anything with a negative attitude and you're not going to move forward. So hold your chin up my sweet Sapphire Crystal, because things are about to get a whole lot better.
Buy Wards, and Don't Argue