US vs. EU metagame

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shubomber

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05-03-2011

Coming off of HoN I'm always surprised at how unconcerned with jungle control some of the NA teams seem.


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Saxy92

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05-10-2011

people earlier have said that EU is better at and likes to team fight. This however is NOT the case. The EU meta is focused arround avoiding team fights until the fight is obviously in your favor by picking off out of position and overextending champs or via the use of global ultis, while the NA meta is abut forcing team fights when the sides are even because in general NA wins team fights. We saw this in the last WCG where the EU team in the finals won the first game by avoiding team fights and bd-ing the whole game. The second game CLG banned BD champs and turtle champs and forced team fights. If you watch games 2 and 3 of the finals CLG aces them every team fight losing only one or 2 ppl. In general NA teams are better at even team fights. With the no longer recent nerf to R to win this destroyed CLG method in which they would just have amumu ulti in root them all and stack aoe on them practically insta wiping them. Because this doesnt work NA team fights themselves were "nerfed" and poke heal/turtle and pick off champs 1 by 1 became immensily more viable. CLG and other NA teams need to adapt to this playstyle and counter to it via champs that can heal poke back like nid or gragus o janna or corki. NA teams also recently ave started to employ the double stun bot with a roamer techn. This works great vs NA teams who do it as well, but vs EU teams they just turtle till u go away. Saintvicious has said on his stream multiple times that double stun destroys support in bot lane which it does IF u get the initiation which CLG does not get or they waste time in other lanes.

CLG needs to punish this support more by not roaming their support if alistar for ex stays bot with cho (usual CLG picks) then they can just rofl the support and the carry wont be able to do ****, but if alistar roams arround the map and leaves cho bot vs carry support there is nothing he can do vs good players cuz the carry can harass thm to no end and get healed back up by the support. The key to beating this is to punish the support. NA teams especialy CLG like to leave lane WAY to much, while EU tends to enjoy turtling and farming letting their jungle apply pressure ward and counter ward. WIth proper warding they should never be ganked and will immensely outfarm NA players who leave lane to try to gank. counter jungle and/r aggressive jungle is also key to the EU jungle meta while in NA its taking a while to catch on. Theoddone for example is starting to do alot of this, but other NA teams lack it and do noting against it. Counter jungling is VRY risky and if u ward up punishing them for it is simple. CLG especially just doesnt ward nowadays and its kinda sad to see


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05-10-2011

US BAN---- SHEN
EU BAN ---- MAlZAHAR


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