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The Mid-Season Trials are upon us. This event runs from May 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM PT until June 2, 2019, at 11:59 PM PT.


Get sorted or pledge your loyalty directly to one of four competitive houses: the Council, the United, the Faceless, or the Warband. Learn more about these houses in the League client, where you can also take a short quiz to get sorted.

There will be an introductory set of missions to further introduce each house. These begin on May 2, 2019, at 1:00 PM PT.

Once you’ve joined a house, you’ll earn points for that house via gameplay missions and MSI watch rewards. These missions, which start on May 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM PT, also lead to personal loot rewards.

Only missions that show your house icon count towards your house’s progress. Missions from the Trials Pass won’t count towards the competition.

Each week, you’ll receive an update on house standings and points will be awarded to house members.

Points awarded increase each week so every house has the chance for a comeback.

At the end of the event, everyone in the winning house earns a golden house emote, in-game finisher animation, and icon.

It’s time to represent. Good luck.
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So how do you know which one to pick ?
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There's a quiz in the game client that you can take. I'm weirdly obsessed with these houses so I'm making my own little house descriptions for fun:

The Council attracts the kind of players that spend more time reading guides, watching videos and researching builds than actually playing the game. They're often in an endless search for the perfect team comp or strategy and might resort to analyzing pro play to find it.

In-game, Council players win games through rotations, picks, vision control and shotcalling. They're more likely to be shotcallers and pride themselves on their judgment in team-wide strategies and tactics. A Council player will always try to pick guaranteed fights or take objectives for free rather than making any really risky moves. Council players may gravitate towards simpler champions so they can focus on the macro-decisions of the game rather than micro-mechanics.

The United are League's most positive and optimistic players. United players put the morale of their teammates above all else and will make an effort to keep the team positive and communicating with each other. United players will almost never initiate a surrender vote and will usually vote "no" with the belief that any game is winnable.

United players are often the best teammates in losing games and can be responsible for huge comebacks due to their indomitable will. They're impossible to tilt and will play at full strength regardless of their KDA or whether their team is winning or losing. United players may gravitate towards tanks and supports that remain strong in losing games so they can save their teammates or pull off that perfect engage to start a comeback.

The Faceless players are theorycrafters, trailblazers and tinkerers. They derive more satisfaction out of breaking the meta or getting ahead of it than winning individual games. Faceless players love surprising enemies with niche counterpicks or strange off-role champions and then beating their opponents before they can adapt to the matchup.

A Faceless player may or may not know what the meta build is for a champion, but ultimately they'll do their own thing anyway and try to make it work. In-game, Faceless players come up with the most unexpected plays like level 1 invades, creative jungle routes, baron sneak strats and laying traps in bushes. Faceless players pride themselves on being unique and unpredictable. They may also accuse Council players of being meta-slaves. :P


The Warband players live for the 1v1, 1v2 and 1v3 outplay, pushing their champion to its limits and beyond. They may sometimes put themselves in a bad situation, but they'll find some tricky way to escape or outplay their opponents and win regardless. Warband players are the ones most likely to get solo kills and pentakills, always ready to take risks for a highlight play or a huge turnaround.

Warband players are often a big fan of solo queue where they can test their skills against evenly matched competition (or maybe just stomp low elo players on a smurf). Their champion pool may be limited to one or two champions, most likely something powerful or challenging like Zed, Yasuo, Akali, Vayne or Draven. They've likely spent hours in game or in the practice tool, training their mechanics to perfection to pull off plays their opponents didn't know were possible. Warband players are often the most frustrated when they're camped by the jungler, since it interrupts their attempts to aggressively dominate their opponent in lane.


What's your favorite house? I like the United but I went with the Council 'cause I tilt too much for United. :P
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client quiz told me Council but based on your descriptions Joe I think United would've been good too. I don't know that I care about watching educational videos or reading guides and theory that much but I do love vision control and calling shots in game. but I also never tilt and generally never call ff or vote yes. but.. i don't consider myself especially optimistic and I will throw shots if anyone is complaining or flaming in game so I'm not exactly happy go lucky all the time like Lux.
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Sounds like you'd be a good fit for either. I'd slightly lean towards United ('cause most League players are very tiltable) but my perspective is limited to the few games I've played with you personally, so I can't really say for sure. :P
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I could be either council or faceless seeing Psi's descriptions. I love macro, love reading stuff, love shotcalling, but also at the end of the day just do my own theorycrafting, play niche stuff, hate the meta and love playing the counter-meta.

I can't do anything about team morale. Just impossible, if they want to tilt they're gonna tilt and I'm gonna /mute all. But I never give up myself.

It's a shame the game doesn't reward you for picking the faction that fits your playstyle, but only rewards the faction the most players pick. At the end of the day the best strat imo is to wait until you know who has the most points to pick that faction (all the better if everyone does the same). Kinda lame.
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PsiGuard wrote:
Sounds like you'd be a good fit for either. I'd slightly lean towards United ('cause most League players are very tiltable) but my perspective is limited to the few games I've played with you personally, so I can't really say for sure. :P


Jovy really is untiltable! I've played quite a lot of games with her and she never tilted, even though she had to lane with me, so that's really saying something.
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Im defenitely a Faceless player! Off-meta is so much more fun than meta! And the enemy will never expect it to work. Rumble Jungle anyone?
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Lycra wrote:
never tilted, even though she had to lane with me, so that's really saying something.

true, when you put it that way I deserve a medal or something :)
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The way I treat other players is probably United, since i'll play with you no matter how bad you are or how much you feed and am pretty forgiving, but I do often times want to just move onto the next game, usually because I am doing badly and other people aren't quite as nice as I am.

I love the theory and off meta strats that come with the game though, and I play a lot of off meta stuff to varying success. I'm probably more Faceless than United, honestly.


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