Player description in 6 points

Understanding professional lol players

Explanations and images on becoming a better player and how it happens.

When playing league of legends competitively we all want to be amongst the best. Who wouldn’t want to play next to the greatest names, read his own name on the challenger rankings, represent his own team at competitions. To become the best, however, is not that easy. Reading the following lines, we may get an insight into what it truly requires to be among the best LoL players. In the next 6 points, you’ll get a deeper look into what influences one’s performance and what the difference is between a good and professional player.

 

Internet connection and hardware

League of legends is an online battle arena. The most basic thing it requires is a good internet connection. With a ping of 300 and constantly disconnecting from the game from time to time, one isn’t able to really play. A good internet, however, gives you the opportunity  to react better to the situation. Even if the internet’s influence isn’t that great, it can still make a small difference.

 

What makes a bigger impact though is one’s hardware devices. With an outstanding computer one can play without any lag, which is a basic factor, and it can not be compensated by anything else. With constant lag spikes, you may start the game, but it will put you into a great disadvantage. The same can be told about other peripheral devices as well, such as a mouse  and the keyboard, the differences of which are just as crucial.

 

Manual Skills

The next aspect is the manual skills, meaning how "good you are with your mouse/keyboard”, which is pretty much an individual factor. Manual skill deficiency can be compensated in a way, but during high level play it is essential to possess such skills. A player, who only has great manual skills and is missing on the other aspects will still be able to develop a lot faster in the future.

 

Teamwork

League of legends is a game that is centered around teamwork, so having good cooperation with your team is a basic attribute. To be able to play at the highest level, a professional player needs to be in perfect cooperation with his team to fulfill his role. Calling someone a good individual player does not necessarily  mean that he works well with a team. He may not be able to perform as he usually does at a bigger stage, where the outcome of the game depends on more people.

 

Moral and mental factors

To achieve the set goals, one has to take the game seriously. Taking certain games too lightly may easily lead to defeat, even if the team is in a winning position at first.  Although it can be easily eliminated, it may become a habit. Those players that do not take the game seriously may find it extremely hard to find a proper team, because no matter who you are up against you have to do your best as you will usually not know who you are against. A team’s function depends on taking the game seriously as well, and it’s also important that there should be a good mood within the team and between the individual players. Blaming, looking down on someone, being egoistic are all main team destructing factors.

 

Game experience and game knowledge

Game experience and game knowledge are both extremely important aspects. Game knowledge consists of knowing your own champion, being aware of the proper item builds, realising the usual situations occuring during a game and knowing the strategical moves within the game, so literally everything that may occur during a game. Game experience, on the other hand, is not something that’s so easily explained. Against stronger opponents it’s easier to gain better game experience, meanwhile those facing weaker opponents consistently may not experience such dynamic improvement. More experienced players can find it easier to see into both their own teammates’s and their opponent’s plays, out of which they can make an advantage during the game.

 

1.Picture: Lee sin tries to gank bot lane from the river, annie is trying to back next to the wall, in the cover of the bushes

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2. Picture Lee  Lee sin throws his sonic wave(his q) behind annie, expecting her to move a step backwards and dodge the skill and as a result hits her with the skill

3. Picture Annie tries to dodge lee sin’s sonic wave because she expects him to throw it ahead of her(she was moving ahead all the time), so as soon as she sees the lee sin animation begin she moves one step backwards in order to dodge it, as a result, turning into the sonic wave.

 

Actual mood

Our game performance is sometimes heavily influenced by our actual mood. Being nervous, tired, or even exhausted may all lead to lack of concentration. Although we may not be able to foresee these things all the time, in the long run the players should be able to realise how much of an influence their actual mood may have in terms of their team success. Before serious tests, such as important tournaments with prizes, it is advised to make a calm mood around the team, make sure to eat before the game and also that you are as fresh as possible, so to sum up, be physically and mentally prepared.

And at last, let’s take a look into certain player type’s statistics.

  1. Player.: He has 2 years of experience from another game at which he also has some small achievements, but these were mostly 1v1 matches. His computer is optimal for league of legends, but his internet is not stable at all times. He started playing league of legends 1 year ago with the intention of becoming one of the best. To achieve his goals, he has a lot of free time and opportunity to play.

1. Player:  The 1st player gained some nice manual skills before by playing other games, however he lacks teamwork and finds it hard to cooperate with his team. He is ambitious and has serious goals for the future. He doesn’t know too much about the game, so we can say that his knowledge isn’t too great. He can become better in this aspect just by playing, especially because he has the free time to do so. He is calm, and with a more solid internet and with enough investment he may become one of the best thanks to his outstanding manual skills. What he has to put the most epmhasis on, is playing together with others to achieve a general cooperation with his teammates, which he can also easily achieve due to having good moral and mental factors.

2. Player.: He has been playing league of legends for 3 years actively, however he has only played single player games before that didn’t require a lot of manual skills. In league of legends he mostly plays soloqueue. His computer and his internet is both average. He doesn’t always admits his own mistakes and he tends to blame his teammates for his own fails. His in game goal is to get into higher soloqueue divisions, sometimes he tries to play with a team as well but he never manages to stay in a team for a long period of time. Let’s see why this is.

2. Player: The 2nd player’s stats are weak, becuase he literally has no experience from games before, so the development of both his manual skills and game experience is limited. To achieve greater skill and improve his game play and rating, first he has to become better in moral and mental terms. If he finally starts to accept his own mistakes instead of blaming, if he asks for advices from others, maybe watches some tutoring videos, he may be able to improve his moral-mental and game knowledge factors. With enough time investment he may be able to get a step higher where he can practice against stronger opponents, which may also lead to the development of his manual skills. This type of player will improve slowly.

To sum up, there are many factors when it comes to the making of a great professional player. In my opinion, the ones I have listed are the most important ones, and to become really great you should work on each and every one of these factors to achieve true greatness!

Written by: The Trickster

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