September 14, 2019 Challenge
Saturday’s analyst challenge asked you to look at a draft from one of the weekend’s LEC games and describe the win conditions for one of the two teams.
You're coaching one of the teams in this image. You have ~30 secs to give your players the win conditions for your comp. Say which team you are, and describe those win conditions (max 2 tweets).
— Tim Sevenhuysen (@TimSevenhuysen) September 14, 2019
I was pretty impressed with the number of people who were able to identify important things for each team to try to achieve. Some of you were able to communicate those ideas more clearly and directly than others. Next time I run a challenge like this one, I intend to require the answer to fit in a single tweet, to help people stay away from describing specific plays or prescribing detailed pathing and timings, and instead focus on concise themes and ideas that the team should be building their paths and timings around.
Check out some of the responses below!
Nelson Sng, the coach of Li-Ning Gaming, focused on getting the most value out of the unconventional jungle Qiyana pick.
Blue: Pre jg 6 try to force mid jg 2v2 and gain an exp lead in jg matchup
Post jg 6 only make plays with priority, sack side lane farm to get mid prio in order to find post 6 Noc
Post 10mins, look for swap/herald play top side while Qiyana gives up mid prio so she can flank
— Nelson Sng (@nelson_sng) September 15, 2019
Maplestreet, a retired LCS pro who currently coaches Sengoku Gaming in Japan, had a specific game plan in mind for the blue team.
funnel tristana to atleast 2nd item PD before teamfights catch plays still doable, trade flashes agressively and keep mobile, leona tristana karma sylas can all roam and kill the enemy if they use their flash. Force tempo before enemy can set up assassination plays.
— Ainslie Wyllie (@maplestreetlol) September 15, 2019
Regular participant Weexiao, most recently of Diabolus Esports, offered advice for the red side.
-Nocturne paths to match Qiyana pre-6 and dissuade fights (i.e. shields lanes, bot lane in particular)
-Level 6 spike = coordinate Nocturne/GP Rs with mid lane priority (Nocturne pivot mid pressure -> bot lane) to invade/start Drake pressure
-Big 1 item spike on solo lanes
— Kasey (@_WEEXIAO) September 15, 2019
Cody Gerard, coach and analyst who has worked with Rogue, Roccat, and others, wanted the red team to look for dives and picks before falling into a 1-3-1 later.
Right side team and it's a hard dive composition with a strong mid game spike. An ideal fight probably starts with a Thresh hook and/or GP ult with immediate follow up from the Akali and Nocturne onto the same target, with further support from the Kai'sa.
— Cody Gerard (@Avin_97) September 14, 2019
Locodoco couldn’t resist chiming in on both sides!
Red : Keep game stable until Noc/GP hits level 6 and try to find leads with globals. Don't have to take every fight and can keep trying to build leads on solo lanes. Mid/Late game they should play 1/3/1 and abuse Noc + split pushers and keep the enemy team guessing on Noc ult.
— loco (@Locodoco) September 15, 2019