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Envy's Tips and Tricks To Solo Queue
Though I'm not a 1800+ pro player in solo queue, I know a lot of them, and have gotten good advice and tricks to start solo queue. As I moved on with them, I've developed my own strategy to tackle solo queue. Typically solo queue is in reference with ranked play, but these tips and tricks will help you practice even normal games efficiently.
Note these are my own opinions, and in no way the absolute way to win every single game, I'm sure people will disagree with me in several ways, but there will more than likely be a lot of agreement.
When tackling into a solo queue match in ranked, there should be 4 main things to keep in mind. Though there are many subsections, they all revolve around these main points.
Your Team Composition
Your Cooperation and Flexibility
Your mentality is probably the most game breaking point to this entire thing. You have to keep in mind that in a 5v5, and you're queuing alone, you get 4 strangers on your team that you are not to sure of their skill level, how their doing that day, their past games, etc... So it's very hard to rely on those people to perform at their top performance.
You also have to keep in mind, that you will not win every single game. Losing is inevitable, and being frustrated over a loss is only going to get in the way of your performance, and then you become the type of person you just got upset over. In this game it's so important to keep your cool, especially in solo queue. If someone is dying a lot early, the worst thing you can do is just talk shit to that person. This is going to piss them off, they're going to play worse, you might make them leave because they don't want to sit there and see you shit talking them while they might be doing their best, or just struggling in a lane. You need to take the initiative to direct them, figure it out with them, and give guidance to that player to help the recover from their bad start.
This is also the same for yourself. If you get off to a bad start, don't instinctively call out your jungler and blame him for not ganking, or your support for not using an ability. Shake it off, tell your team you're going to pick it up, you have to figure out what's going on, and correct it. Your ability to adapt to situations is what will make you an overall better player.
Team Composition can be tricky to figure out, and shouldn't be left to one person to tell people who to pick. The team should discuss who they're going to pick for what role, and what will be the best way to go about lanes, and team fights. There's a lot that needs to go into picking good champions. You all need to decide what role you perform best at, and make sure your team understands that. Having a good team comp is great, but if people are playing unfamiliar roles, then it's going to be disastrous.
You also need to be flexible. If you have a team member that seems to be playing a different style, that you don't want to play, and is unwilling to cooperate with you, you should be flexible and cooperate with him. If you bicker and fight, it's going to cause many problems and frustration. There are many ways to be flexible, it's just incredibly important to adapt.
And your leadership ability can win games. if your team lacks direction, you need to take charge and tell people what needs to happen to give you a win. Make sure you always have dragon warded, keep up with the lanes for people, take initiative on when you need to fight, and when is a good time to dragon and push. If you let the other team have control, you're guaranteed to lose, and if your team has no direction or leadership, you won't have control. So being able to take the initiative to lead your team to victory is the best thing yet.
So with all that said the only thing left are the tricks to completely decimate your opponents. Though this sounds like learn how to play the game, there are certain things about solo queue that make it different from the play style of a full premade. The best thing to do at the start of a game in a solo queue, is to make sure you win your lane. If you can win your lane, you are doing a couple of things. 1) You are getting farmed and fed to be the strongest possible in the mid to late game. 2) You are denying their team of that player(s) getting farmed. 3) You are giving global gold for the turret, assuming you get it. Of course winning your lane does not just mean you got their turret down, it's all about how much gold you get. You can lose your turret, but still be better off than who you're laning against, as long as you stay ahead, you are winning.
Now that all the non-personal tips have been said, advice that comes from me can be said. When I solo queue into a game, I always call out in champ select what I'm going to be best at, which is going to be ap mid, or the solo top. I don't perform well enough in other roles to carry, so I'm going to do my best to get the role I'm best at. (Also keep in mind, when you solo queue, there are ways to judge which pick you'll most likely get, (1) if you are at the top of the 100s (1280-1290, 1380-1390, 1480-1490, etc.) you have a better chance at getting first pick for the team, this is what I prefer. (2) If you are in the mid 100s (1240-1250, 1340-1350, etc.) You will most likely be 3rd-4th pick.)
If I get first pick, I always ban the noob stomping champions, Singed, Udyr, Gangplank, Nocturne, champions that can take advantage of the stupid mistakes people tend to make in lane. After, I'll secure my position in my top solo or mid lane, I know I can almost always win my top lane with Irelia, and mid with Kennen. Though if the other team has first pick, and pick a top solo or mid, I will counter that pick to insure my lane win.
The most important part of this game is farming. Farming is involved in every part and phase of this game, it is used to gain an advantage, catch up, insure your advantage, etc... So winning a laning will give you more farm, global gold, a good advantage. So, in my opinion, winning your lane, is the key to solo queue. Champions that can win a lane very easy can really prove to be worth it, knowing you can't rely on your jungler to do much (kennen, urgot, vladimir, garen, etc...). Also, insuring your team you are doing well in your lane, will give them more confidence in you, and will minimize their frustration, even if you die.
If I take mid, I do my best every time I go back to buy a ward for dragon. Normally a jungler or support would be all over this, but if you do it, you know it will always be covered. Though it costs a little more gold, it will be worth it in having a map advantage.
Never rage. There is never a good time to rage, people can be frustrating for sure, but the best thing you can do is to help them out. Remember losing a game isn't that big of a deal unless you keep your frustration and perform poorly the next game because of it. If someone is doing bad, just help them out, tell them what they can do, help them fix it, even if i can't happen for that game, they might do better the next, which will help whoever is on his team that game. I've had my fair share of moments where I've raged at a player, and the only thing it's done is made them leave or feed. So it's pointless.
Keeping these in mind, can help you through some of the frustration that solo queue can provide, remember to always play your best.
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Hey everyone, im a bit new to the vVv community but i have been doing a lot of work in the teamliquid community for a couple weeks. Specifically i have created a newbie coaching program for gold and below players. There is a pretty extensive write up < http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=202460 > that you can check out with the link. Ill copy and paste the body of the message below. I urge all the new players to take a look, support the TL and vVv thread and keep up to date on my twitter account which is where all the good stuff will occur!
Hey its been awhile! Ive been tied up with some real life stuff but i am setting my focus back to this project. Keeping everyone informed with this thread hasnt worked out like i had intended as such, ive set-up a twitter account to keep everyone informed. In the near future coaches will be given some dry runs to make sure they not only have the skills to teach, but also the ability to coach. And hopefully by the end of the month the first season will begin.
You can keep in touch with this project at
Wooo! Ive been a bit swamped but all is going well and tournament organization is beginning! We could be rolling as early as next week! Data collection has begun and once i have a feel for what the students and coaches want, we can get this sweet thing rolling!!!
Big News!!!! The chat channel "bronze to diamond" will be used to organize our program and ill be there quite often to do my best answer questions!
Please for the love of god, dont click anything that isnt relevant to YOU
Poll: What system do you want (prospective students only please)
I want a tournament every weekend and a grand final. (46)
I want a weekly tournament on the weekend. (19)
I want one grand tournament at the end of the season (aprox 3-4 weeks). (7)
None of this applies to me, Im disregarding your request and pushing a button anyways. (6)
I want a weekly tournament during a (vague for now) weekday. (4)
I want a tournament every weekday and a grand final. (1)
83 total votes
Your vote: What system do you want (prospective students only please)
(Vote): I want a weekly tournament on the weekend.
(Vote): I want a weekly tournament during a (vague for now) weekday.
(Vote): I want one grand tournament at the end of the season (aprox 3-4 weeks).
(Vote): I want a tournament every weekday and a grand final.
(Vote): I want a tournament every weekend and a grand final.
(Vote): None of this applies to me, Im disregarding your request and pushing a button anyways.
Poll: Poll: Im available to coach... (Coaches only please!!!)
Again, none of this applies to me.... I simply like clicking internet buttons. (17)
Any weekday night is fine. (12)
Id prefer to coach on weekends. (12)
41 total votes
Your vote: Poll: Im available to coach... (Coaches only please!!!)
(Vote): Any weekday night is fine.
(Vote): Id prefer to coach on weekends.
(Vote): Again, none of this applies to me.... I simply like clicking internet buttons.
So we have a video now! Its a rushed video that gives everyone a rough idea of how this program will work (we still need a better name for that by the way -- reply with suggestions). The overall structure is still a bit young but it is emerging into something that should be awesome for every single person; I should be all set to release a complete post that answers pretty much any question that could arise, and that hopefully will be within 2-3 days.
-You stay classy, Team Liquid.
As it turns out, i didnt account for organization.
I ask for all prospective students who wish to be enrolled to replay to this thread in the following format:
[battle.net name].[character code] (The code can be found by mousing over your portrait and waiting a second or two)
As for coaches, please send me a brief message (Can be a short as "i am xyz amount of good and i want to help out newbies" Please include your BNet info!
There has been a TON of interest and offers to help from many different people that the format of this "thing" will almost assuredly be reworked (I promise it will be infinity times more awesome though!)
Make sure to check in on this thread every so often as for the moment its the only place i can think of to update everyone on the progress.
This is for the NA server. Hopefully this will workout well enough to incorporate other servers, thats something i would love to do in the future!
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MileyCyrus reacted to Rickter in Rickter's Application
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How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I heard about vVv from watching Murders Stream, and the IU tournaments (I haven't played in one, but looked into it in the past)
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* Why you are interested in joining vVv Gaming? I am looking for a serious group of people to play the game with, improve my self, and eventually begin doing well in Lans. I noticed a lot of your members are from the Chicago / Indianapolis area, this is also where I am from. That being said, I have only attended a few lans in my life, mainly because of the lack of friends I knew attending them. I hope to gain some friends in you guys, and begin enjoying myself at lans, hopefully motivating me to go out to more knowing I will know some people that are attending. On top of this, the current team I am on is a group of very immature players who BM every chance they get, in clan wars ect. I am looking to distance my self from this, and actually try to make a good name for myself before it is to late.
* Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I am a communication major at Purdue Calumet University, so if it comes to that I can write some newsletters, articles, other forms of social media, ect. I also am very active in game, and a student of the game, hoping I can help as many people as possible. I am a very mannered person, and always looking to help others. I can push the vVv brand on facebook, to many of the gamers on my facebook twitter pages, most of them black ops/brawl/ and marvel vs. capcom players in the Chicago Land area.
* Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Pod cast? If so, what some of your favorites and why? I have looked over a couple of the Geek To Me's, and have just begun listing to the Loser Bracket Pod cast of MLG Dallas. I can't say I have a favorite yet because I haven't went through enough, but Ill keep you updated .
* How long have you been playing video games? I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember, it has literally been my life since Warcraft 2 and Sid Meier's Gettysburg were out.
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* What current division are you in and how many points do you have? Rank 4 in Diamond, about 300 ATM. Hopefully will be in masters very soon.
Right now do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Competitive
* Do you wish to be a competitive gamer or a casual gamer? Competitive
* What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Diablo 3 of course! I was a very avid player of LOD when it was in its prime.
* What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I work out a lot, play softball, drink, ect. Not very interesting.
* Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Hopefully playing in ALOT more lans around the Midwest/country, graduating college, and seeking out my career (if the gaming thing never works out of course )
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How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I hang out in your channel a lot and saw you website on TL.net
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? dont know people all too well, just talk in channel when im on
Why you are interested in joining vVv Gaming? To be a more competitive player, with teammates that can help out, and provide any help that i can give.
Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? Help anyone who needs it, promote the team, and do anything i can
Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what some of your favorites and why? I'm sorry im not familiar but i will go look into it
How long have you been playing video games? uhhh i cant remember hahaha started out with SoCom2 on ps2 then halo2 then wow and now sc2! i have to say sc2 is the best.
How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? oh gosh...probably too much haha
What current division are you in and how many points do you have? Diamond and season one i got to 3.3k points
Right now do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? casual but i would like to get competetive
Do you wish to be a competitive gamer or a casual gamer? both
What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Diablo3! cause diablo 2 was sick and i hear D3 is going to be sweet.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Sports/lifting weights and going to school for exercise science/occupational therapy
Where do you see yourself next year at this time? in school and still gaming!
Hope you like me I'd love to be apart of vVv gaming