Choosing you're role

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summoz

Senior Member

09-02-2012

Hallo!

Guys, just wondering what to do in this situation...

I want to get better, i'm talking competively good for next season. I want to climb the ranks in season 3 and reach 2000 ELO. That's my goal and honestly, i'm going to do what it takes to get there.

I'm only at 200 wins in normal, however i'm 1300 ELO and climbing fairly fast. Going on my 7th straight win which is pretty cool i suppose.

Anyway, long story short:
Should i be dedicating myself to play 1 single role to master it or play all roles?

I had an idea of just waiting until everyone has called there role and take whatever is last.

What do you guys think the best way to improve is?

PS: I read from a pro player that playing 1 single role is the best way to get yourself into a high-end team... but the way i see it, the best player will know what to do in ALL situations if he is familiar with all roles. Just my thoughts..


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TehomCD

Senior Member

09-02-2012

I think the best way is to have one role you specialize in and just play it whenever you can, then just try to be passably competent in other roles when you have to play them. As far as pro players go, they definitely specialize - they're all familiar with every champion and every role, but they need to know one role and even a handful of champs intimately in order to minimize mistakes in tournament settings. It's part of why tournaments tend to have relatively little variety in champions played; everyone might specialize in learning the same pool of champs that are generally accepted to be the best picks, and if someone has an unconventional champion they're known to be one of the best in the world at, it'll just be banned if the enemy team thinks they're likely to play it effectively against them.


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MoreMedz

Senior Member

09-02-2012

It's a bit like going through the education system. At the primary school level, you need to learn the basics and so you study a bit of everything. Then you get to high school, you have some freedom, but you still need to do the essential courses to cover the field. Then you start university, and concentrate on one degree in a specialised area. Finally, you finish uni, find a job and spend all day doing the same thing over and over...but at least you’d be good at that one thing.

If you want to treat reach high ELO as an end goal, or possibly even a career, then you must be good at the game. But would you consider yourself good at the game, if you can play one role and one role only?


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LibatiousLemur

Senior Member

09-03-2012

yes i'd consider ourselves good if me and my 4 friends can only play 1 role each