Who Won the League of Legends Season 2 Championship?

Wondering who won the season two LOL Championship for a million dollars?

After being selected as a huge underdog, the Season 2 World Champions of League of Legends are the Taipai Assassins !

They played amazing well the entire tournament, taking down the likes of Moscow 5, Nanjin Sword, and for the Grand Finals – Azubu Frost

There will be Replays of all of their games posted shortly, so check back often, and if not you can probably find them on youtube shortly also!

Congrats to TPA – THEY JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS!

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Best Type of Champion to Carry with in Solo Queue?

Many people wonder what the best champion to carry in solo q in League of Legends is. 

I wonder this from time to time also, and while I am no professional, I am going to give you my experienced and educated opinion.

First off, it is important to know that League of Legends is a team game, but with that said, and as you have seen I am sure, people like to go lone wolf and 1v5 the enemy team.  I’ve come the conclusion that Ranged AD champions, and squishy champions/support champions are the hardest to actually carry a game on because they almost completely depend on your team being a team, and if you don’t get good positioning, or protection by your tank and CC’ers, you will be pwned.

The best combo would be something like a bruiser, or top laner, or if you duo with a buddy, you can do bruiser/jungler/top lane.  There are of course different scenarios as everything, and anything is technically viable, but for the consistent carry on your back wins, the tankier people will do better.

Here are some good champions to carry solo q with ( in my opinion and researched from professional’s opinions)

Shen

Warwick

Nocturne

Maokai

Yorick

Riven

Shyvana

Singed

Nautilus

Mordkeiser

And the list goes on, but use your best judgement, and try to duo with a competent friend.  Get your good combos down, and try to steam roll from there.

A bit of advice, be AB-normal, as in gank people at level 2 with 3 people, then do the same to top.  Yes it will put you slightly behind on creeps, but it can allow for massive snow ball, and if you get a few more kills on someone, the game is basically won.

World Power Rankings for League of Legends – June, 2012

Currently there have been a couple ups & downs in the world rankings. The most notable would be Team Solo Mid who seems untouchable after multiple back to back LAN event wins. There is still one team that TSM (solo mid) needs to smash, and that is Moscow 5. Moscow 5 has been semi dormant lately, they are still almost unbeatable in their country, but I think a match really needs to happen between M5 and TSM to determine once and for all who the best in the world really is.

Without further waiting, here is the most up to date League of Legends World Rankings

1. Team Solo Mid
2. Moscow 5
3. Counter Logic Gaming – North America
4. Counter Logic Gaming – EU
5. Team-Dignitas
6. Taipei Assassins
7. Team Dynamic
8. Team Fnatic
9. MiG Blaze
10. World Elite
11. MiG Frost
12. Curse EU
13. Team Solo Mid EVO

Please comment and let us know what you think!

MLG Anaheim Grand Finals – League of Legends – TSM vs CLG.NA

Team Solo Mid, what more to say, obviously a strong fan favorite, and a beast of a team! They have been winning so much lately, but one team to always give them a run for their money is CLG.NA.

If you were unable to tune into the finals of Major League Gaming: Anaheim, then you missed out, but do not fret just yet my nerd bros, I am here to fill you in.

I will say, it was an awesome series, and both CLG.NA & TSM played amazingly well, almost perfect, but TSM took the victory over CLG 5-3 total score.

The first set TSM was in #1 Seed spot, they won first game (SMASHED first game) over CLG. They looked unstoppable, but then, CLG came back and won the set 2-1 with some awesome plays and perfect play.  Since TSM was in first seed, in order for CLG to win they must win the next set, again, 2-1.

Second Set

TSM took game 1

CLG took game 2

Final Game - TSM switched it up, put Reginald top with Karthus, and Dyrus mid with Kayle (Dyrus and Kayle = OP

Here is the final match if you didn’t catch it, Enjoy, BAYLIFE!

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

League of Legends Custom Made Desktop Wallpapers

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The Best Free League of Legends Wallpaper and Backgrounds

This post and gallery ONLY include CUSTOM CREATED League of Legends Background Wallpapers, if you want ALL of the wallpapers listed at TLN, you can get their from Media > wallpapers at the top bar menu!

Hillarious LoL Tribunal Cases

In League of Legends, there is a community reporting tool that helps the community filter and temporary ban people who aren’t playing the game correctly.  This tool is called the tribunal and can be found at leagueoflegends.com/tribunal.

While taking part in the tribunal you can do up to ten cases a day, and for every case that closes with the correct answer chooses, you receive 5 IP points.   If you do tribunal everyday and don’t miss any cases, you can make 50 extra IP a day!

Here are some hilarious tribunal reports and cases, which conveniently were saved, so enjoy and don’t pity the noobs too bad!

League of Legends Desktop Background Wallpapers

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Sick LoL Janna Wallpaper

 

How to Play Graves as a Ranged AD Carry in LOL

Graves the Outlaw, a character from the online moba game, League of Legends,is one of the strongest ranged attack damage champions currently in the meta(standard) game.
The main play style of most ranged AD carries are about the same, but what makes a person average to awesome with a champion are those tiny differences you learn only by playing the champion a lot.

Are you having issues staying alive in team fights? Try this, stay in the back, wait for everyone to start the team fight, once they initiate dash in and start hitting the closest target.  If you get focused, dash out if it is up, flash out if dash is down, use your imagination.

As a ranged AD carry like graves the outlaw, you have to remember that you aren’t supposed to EVER be getting hit. I 100% believe character control and positioning are key to getting better in league of legends.

In conclusion, here are some TL:DR tips.
1. Learn positioning as a Ranged AD carry – Graves especially because of his ult and his AOE Q, he can dish out serious damage in team fights if unfocused.
2. Use dash situation-ally! Remember that dash can be used offensively or defensively, adapt its use to how the team fights are going.
3. This is kinda the same as above but save flash!  Flash can also be used offensively or defensively, it’s all about just adapting to what the enemy team is going for in team fights.

Hope these shorts tips could improve your AD carry or graves game play slightly! Keep on pwning and remember that AD carry is one of the hardest roles to play perfectly in league of legends.

Graves - Ranged AD Champion

Graves the Outlaw - Ranged AD Champion

How to Play Top Lane in League of Legends

Picking your champion and counterpicking the enemy!

Top lane is the lane that has highest counter-picking potential. You see top laners picked up as the later picks in tournament for a good reason – almost all top laners can get counter picked.

So what makes champion a good top laner? Escape mechanics, sustain and natural tankiness. These are the three most important capabilities a top laner should have. These are also three of the main reasons why the meta-game shifted from ability power champion top. After Riot Games started releasing more and more bruisers, ability power carries would just get out laned by majority of bruisers.

Bruisers generally have more sustain, escape mechanisms and gap closers. Gap closer is one of the best ways to counter an AP champion. You just deal more constant damage as a bruiser to an AP champion if you actually come into melee range with him, and a gap closer does just what you need.

First of all, you need to know what you want to do in your lane and what you are good at. If you are generally good at last hitting and you like causing chaos late game, bruisers you should like are Nasus, Olaf and Cho’Gath. These champions really require some farm to be monsters late game. You are not going to have much presence early game if you pick late game champions obviously, but if you actually get to late game you’ll be far stronger than early game bruisers like Garen, Renekton or Pantheon.

If you prefer having lane dominance over your enemy in returns for weaker late game, you will probably like bruisers like Lee Sin, Renekton, Pantheon and Yorick. If your enemy is a late game champion and you get double the CS he gets, can he really reach the late game? Things like this happen pretty often, if your enemy has twice times less CS than you, he will indeed be weaker late game than you even if he’s considered a late game bruiser.

AP champions top, this is one of the things that people preferred to pick a year back, the meta has shifted a lot since then. One of the last teams to use an AP champion with no real escape top successfully was EU fnatic , by doing that they actually won Dreamhack 2010. Malzahar, who doesn’t have any escape, was one of the most popular picks in top lane for Fnatic.

Even if we have a different meta-game now, there are still some AP champions who can hold their ground in top lane. Vladimir, Nidalee, Kennen are still popular picks even in competitive scene. Having an AP carry usually benefits you late game a lot. Can you see something in common that Nidalee, Kennen and Vlad have? Yes, an escape mechanic and some sustain. Nidalee has her amazing passive that increases movement speed whenever you step into a brush. Kennen has his Lightning Rush, which increases your base movement speed by 230, making enemies unable to catch him. Vladimir has his famous troll pool, not only is it a great escape ability, but also annoys the heck out of the enemy laner and the jungler.

 

Taken from skgaming,com

Team Solo Mid – Back on Top in 2012

Team Solo Mid, Aka, TSM have just won another huge event!

All of the best named teams where there, like EG, Curse, FNATIC, Dignitas, Counter Logic Gaming and many others.

Biggest reason that TSM *COULD* have won is that their new solo top player was playing,

and this is his biggest, and I believe 2nd, t0urnament as an official member.

Who is the new  solo mid top player ?

You don’t know?

Its – ” Dyrus ! Sleepy Dyrus ! Pillow Dyrus ! “

It is up for debate as to why they won as they also recently acquired a ” life coach “.
We will see how they do at the next tournament but I think they did what they needed to do to
silence any haters by winning this most recent league of legends tournament.