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Three NA LCS coaches answer questions about drafting and Rift Herald

Recently, I picked the brains of some NA LCS coaches about drafting strategy, the new Rift Herald, and more. Each coach had their own set of insights, and rather than condense them and lose the unique elements, I’ve decided to share the raw audio of all three interviews below in full. Enjoy!

Core Questions

  • Drafting for comfort vs counterpicks.
  • The importance of flex picks to the draft.
  • How has Rift Herald affected the viability of playing around top lane?
  • What are the best ways to use the Rift Herald buff?

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Mid Lane Teleport: Strategy and Win Conditions

In professional League of Legends, Teleport has seen occasional use in the Mid lane for years. But towards the end of the 2015 Summer split it gained more and more popularity, becoming a fairly regular feature in the playoffs and Regional tournaments. In this article, we’ll explore the effects of bringing Teleport in the Mid lane by looking at TP Mid’s “win conditions”, including how the early game plays out and what the late game looks like. Through a variety of statistical evidence, we’ll see why TP Mid is much more effective when it is used aggressively in the early game, not defensively, and why it is reliant on mid-game gold leads to produce wins.

Warning: this is a long one. Feel free to skim through for the important bolded sentences, or scroll through to the end of the article for a quick recap of the main findings and arguments!

Outline

1. The Recent Rise of TP Mid
2. Strategic Perspectives
3. Play Style
4. The Early Game
5. The Late Game
6. Conclusions

Read at Unikrn →