LOL Esports Are You ready!!!!
First and foremost read this article if you want to know what League of Legends (LOL) is all about.
LoL lineup strategy for GPP’s will be a little bit standard. There are a limited number of players and really only a handful of excellent guys to choose. If you read the threads on RotoGrinders it becomes clear most of the people knowledgeable about LoL are all sitting on the same guys.
But for those of you that are new to eSports, than reading the article by Vinny will be a great way to learn the basics. But I thought I would write an Article discussing lineup construction.
eSports is similar to other sports in certain ways, and different in others. The easiest way though is to remember that players on winning teams will more than likely have more points when it is all said and done.
So here are the teams that are more than likely going to be winning.
FNC, C9, SKT, FW, KOO.
Ideally if we can put players in from winning teams that will be the goal, and guess what, I have ran a few scenarios, all of which allow for 100% players from probable winning teams.
Now, let’s get on to lineup construction.
Top: The top is a balanced guy, meaning that he may put up a lot of points or he may not. If you read Vinny’s article above he compares him to a stud power forward. A pretty accurate definition, you know he is going to put up points and some times it will be a lot. That is why that I recommend that you only spend up for a mid priced Top in a game that is going to go on for a good long time. Only two players fit that bill, ZionSpartan and Huni, Zion is on a team that is more than likely going to lose so I am definitely leaning on Huni as my top position, however he is a pretty clear cut #1 option at a decent price, meaning I can see him being pretty high owned.
JNG: Punt this position, punt it every time, a cheap guy on a team that is going to win is the way to go. Personally I have 007x, however, any JNG on a team that is going to win is good enough, the cheaper is better. Because today we have a lot of good choices at the MID and ADC.
MID: This is the guy that is going to get the most kills, and this along with the ADC is where you will want to spend up. Here is another pretty standard option, and that would be Faker of SKT.
ADC: The point guard or shooting guard, the guy who runs the show. He is the first fiddle and the mid is the second fiddle. This is a nother spot where you will want to pay up for, with guys like Pray and KurO on the list, a guy like Rekkles from FNC will go overlooked.
Support: This is a guy who is defense only, this is a second area where you would normally want to punt. But if you have the salary cap you can spend up for a “stud” support. (Yes, studs do exist.) That stud for the team is guess what… FNC’s own YellOwStar! (I really like FNC)
Flex: Provided you worked your other positions properly, you should be able to EASILY fit in some top tier ADC or MID guys, these are the ONLY positions you should be playing in the flex spots. If you can fit them both, I certainly like Pray and KurO, personally I could only afford one of the two because of my refusal to go lower than 007x in the JNG position, thus I went with KurO and then Bang in my two flex spots.
Team: Really you want to focus on the team that will get the win, followed by the team that will be in battle the longest. The win in under 30 is a trap, as the longer the battle goes on the more points you can get. I haven’t done the math on it, but there is a time length where as long as the battle goes for this amount of time. It will beat the win in under 30 minutes stat. Everyone who understands LoL in the slilghtest knows that the FNC vs IG match will probably last a long time, with FNC coming out on top.
In my discussions with a few LoL knowledgeable people it kind of appeared that whomever set the pricings perhaps thought FNC is over rated and the euro is a much weaker group. I disagree and feel that they may be one of the strongest teams on the board. Realistically FNC should be priced in the 4200 range. Take advantage of them at this lower price, because it will not last long.