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IIYggdrasill 01-10-2013 09:04 PM

Solo Que Woes
 
BACKGROUND
Been playing a lot of Solo Que lately, and I've been noticing huge issues with dropping elo. No matter what lane I play, no matter what champion, no matter how many games I dodge with fighting taking place pre-game I can't win. I try my best to initiate when I play a tank, to ward and freeze lane to support and even benchmark cs as high as I can. Gank mid from top or from bot and try to snowball them but every game I manage to get either a troll or a fresh 30 deciding to hop into ranked with no worries about anything and it frustrates me to no end. I don't enjoy playing solo normal or draft so I choose to play Solo Que to improve, however no matter my play style I cannot win. Can anyone try to guide me into gaining elo, I don't believe in an elo hell and believe you CAN carry yourself out as many pro's talk about but at my current skill level it seems insanely difficult.

RECENT MATCHES
Top Lane: Irelia vs Olaf 0/3/0 134CS; Result:Loss
Top Lane: Irelia vs Wukong 7/6/2 187CS; Result:Loss
Support : Morgana 2/11/21 48CS; Result:Loss
Jungle : Lee Sin vs Xin Zhao 0/4/1 93CS; Result Loss

OPINIONS
So far with lots of below average teammates I feel dragged down but know it is also partly my fault for sub par engages or positioning. I can stream or record my games over YouTube if someone wants to look them over but I hope to hit Silver before the end of the season and my mechanics may be a bit rusty or imperfect

Xenivid 01-10-2013 09:44 PM

Well Olaf counters Irelia hard in lane if he gets a lead and since you're 0/3/0 it looks like he did. Irelia is strong in late game but you should only take her when you know you can have a solid laning phase. When choosing a support I take a couple things into consideration: My adc, the opposing bot lane, and what my team is currently built (do we need a tanky initiator, or can I play something with more more damage?). Lee Sin jungle is interesting because you fall off late game so you have to rely on snowballing your lanes. Do you practice a lot in ARAM? It can help a lot with learning how to counter-build and teamfight.

IIYggdrasill 01-10-2013 09:57 PM

I play some ARAM, however it is my positioning that I have issues with more then counter-building. I also don't know when to judge if it is safe to trade or put pressure aside from warding and watching for ganks.


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