Here’s the challenge tweet.
Step 1: In this image, what do you think IMTA's specific next steps/goals should be?
THEN Step 2: In the video (https://t.co/If3zX8TpFK) how well do you think they follow those steps?
— Tim Sevenhuysen (@TimSevenhuysen) February 12, 2020
I’ve highlighted some of the better responses below, but the best education you’re going to get out of this challenge is to read through the in-depth reply chain from Nelson Sng, the head coach of the LPL’s LNG Esports.
I have 4 detailed steps and I think doing anything further is not realistic as it depends too much on the opposing team's reactions
— Nelson Sng (@nelson_sng) February 12, 2020
The TL;DR here is that Nelson wants to see IMTA pressure the mid lane with 4 members while Lucian continues to pressure the bot lane tower. The details of how they should execute that are laid out in his response, from the way Ornn should manage the top lane wave to the best warding and dewarding locations during the upcoming sequence.
As an additional note, Nelson made the very good point that during these challenges, it’s important to keep the fog of war “turned on”, meaning that you have to only factor in information that you know the team possesses. As a third-party viewer, it’s easy for us to forget that the players only have partial information, while we are able to see the entire map. This is a crucial analytical discipline to practice, and it’s the main point of value in buying Pro View if you’re looking to deepen your game knowledge. I highly recommend watching games in Pro View and practicing your predictions of what the players will do next, and why.
Jakub Kornecki wrote a thread oriented towards slow pushing top and pressuring the mid and bot lanes.
allow them to change this push assigement as well as leave single ward near Baron area. As they go with 0-3-2/0-2-3 (depending on threat needs) they can take turret on bot lane (try to dive) and get bonus pressure before Baron set up, and after get Drake.
— Jakub Kornecki (@JKor_lol) February 13, 2020
Logan Mansfield felt it would be better to shift focus into the top half of the map, rather than sustaining pressure on mid and bot.
Shift everyone up a lane -> clear out any vision behind baron pit -> push current wave forward -> disappear into fog/check baron from behind pit until clg respond to waves-> move in and clear out baron vision/set yours, reset to the current lane assignment or flip for drake.
— Logan 'Owl' Mansfield (@StatBird) February 13, 2020
Leon Levaaho wanted to see Ornn freeze the top lane while IMTA overall just played conservatively and waited for the drake to spawn.
Step 1.2 Lucian should crash the wave to tier 2 and try to chip down on the tower. When gp shows clear enemy kruggs and let the wave bounce back into the middle of the lane. If GP walks up lucian can smack him in 1v1 because he has vision on the bottom side.
— Leon Leväaho (@LeonLevaaho) February 12, 2020