Every year I managed to climb up one rank and after 8 years I've finally reached my goal of Challenger! I mostly play top lane and recently in S9 picked up Rengar top which I've had a lot of success with. Obviously Rengar top is a niche pick and many times I have felt like giving up and playing more meta picks. However, seeing Bwipo being able to achieve rank 1 on the ladder while playing the same champion has been my biggest inspiration to keep persevering and now I feel like all the games I put in are finally paying off.
I’m assuming it is, but could anyone dumb it down for me and explain why?
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First, a little about me. Been playing ranked for a few years and spent most of it in gold. A while back I took a trip to Germany for work and during that trip I dropped down to bronze. Mostly because I don't play as well on my laptop but I was also playing at weird times and had an abnormal amount of trolls. After returning to the states I couldn't rank up. I decided to test if it was my skill or just "bronze hell", looking back it was a little of both. Using a fresh account, I placed silver and stabilized in gold. Was gold for a few seasons then went up to plat. With this huge confidence boost I decided to get my original account out of bronze and it took two seasons. Both accounts now gold. Now I just want to share some of the tips I used as well as some of my observations.
Step one- play fewer heroes This one is pretty simple playing fewer heroes give you a chance to be better with those heroes. You can add more heros ass you get better. I recommend about 8 total, 4 in your main role and the rest to cover other roles. These heros should not be niche heros but should be well rounded and easy to play. They should be heroes that fit a majority of team comps.
Step two- stop picking heroes that force your team to change how they play. You might be a God with TLV Abby or Murky but if your team thinks your trolling your gonna have a bad day. Save these heros for after bronze.
Step three- show your picks in draft and fill when needed Nobody wants a 5 assassin comp. And if your team is showing the current meta or op heros let them have it.
Step four- ban what your rank can't play around In bronze this might be heros like KT and Butcher.
Step five- soak everything The easiest way to stay on par with the enemy while your team is committing suicide mid.
Step six- stop dying This one is self explanatory, if you die less you give away less exp. So watch the mini-map and don't get ganked. Stop picking unfavorable fights. And stop committing suicide to save someone whose gonna die anyways.
Step seven- get camps on cooldown Only in bronze. Don't worry about camps with obj because your team won't do anything with the advantage anyways.
Step 8- go to all obj and follow team even when it's the wrong call Ping retreat if it's wrong but follow anyways. If you don't go and the team gets wiped they will blame you and probably throw the rest of the game.
Step 9- stop typing If your typing your not playing and nobody cares what you have to say anyways.
Hello! Im a relatively new player to comp and I really would like to climb and improve. I enjoy rein, hog, orisa and dva the best.
Here's the replay code: J83B4Q
I'm reagansrailroad, the reinhardt on red team.
Any big mistakes or habits that I'm doing?
Any and all criticism is appreciated.
I really wanted to win this match lol.
I really hope that in Hogwarts Legacy the Ravenclaw colours are blue and bronze with an eagle and not a raven. I hope they don’t use the HP movies as a point of reference on this. It’s one of the things i never really understood why it was changed in the adaptation. Opinions?
I main Kassadin, Yasuo, Katarina and master Yi as a backup if I get autofilled. I used to play super aggressively early and as a late game champ get my powerspikes early on and snowball to victory. However I would often fall behind and start inting instead causing my winrate to be around 27%.
recently I saw a reddit post saying "don't give up if you lose early as a late game champ" and I was enlightened. I had never realized that you can get gold by last hitting minions, and last hitting a whole bunch of them actually allows you to scale safely.
Now, thanks to this reddit post I've been able to get my winrate up to 97% by not inting most of my games. I'm ever grateful to whoever shared this wisdom with us.
Now everytime I feel like inting I simply open that post and decide not to int instead.
Edit: Some people are saying that this is fake, so here's my op.gg
So a friend of mine drew my attention to this the other day: https://www.valking.gg/ranked-distribution
The current rank distribution is now heavily stacked towards the lowest ranks with roughly 70 percent of the playerbase in Silver or below. Iron is now the biggest bracket.
This surprised me because I specifically remember looking at the rank allocation a couple months ago and Gold used to be by far the biggest bracket. Or am I going crazy?
Edit: For reference someone posted this distribution from August 2020.
It seems like there's has been a shift but I'm not sure when it happened. And I feel like this would also explain why a lot of people are reporting to have deranked hard in this new act and are now struggling in high Bronze or low Silver when previously they were entrenched in Gold.