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Good news everyone. Team Dynamic announced today on Reddit that they are searching for a team to replace the recently departed GGU.

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So if you’re a team in need of an organization, be sure to send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

1. Team Roster

2. When your team was established

3. What you expect from Team Dynamic

4. What you can bring to Team Dynamic

5. Team Accomplishments

6. Future plans

 

“We are hoping to finding a team that has the same vision of the future as we do and is willing put the time and effort to be at the top of this game.”

 

Team Dynamic is a world renowned e-sports organization made famous by their Counter Strike: Source team. They entered the League of Legends scene in early 2012 with their acquisition of the Mono eSports roster. The team was able to attend seven major League of Legends lans and is sponsored by BenQ, Razer, and Plantronics.

 

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This week on Doodles of Justice I explore the beautiful relationship between jungler and mid.

The reaction I get from mid if I miss an anchor toss

The reaction I get from mid if I miss an anchor toss

Missed a skill shot? No problem! Do as your teammate suggests and just uninstall and play Tetris!
Just kidding, please don’t do that. Instead, wait until your mid is almost dead and come in for a heroic save!

What will happen to our derpy Nautilus as he roams the jungle of Summoner’s Rift? Leave your theories or other suggestions for next time in a comment below!~

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Today compLexity announced the acquisition of a League of Legends team. This comes just over a year after they dissolved their former team in January of 2012. The Brunch Club made a huge splash at the LCS off-line qualifiers; it was only a matter of time before they got signed to a big organisation and compLexity was the one to snap them up. The new compLexity roster consists of: Nicholas ‘Nickwu’ Wu Smith, Samuel ‘Chuuper’ Chu, Tyler ‘Lautemortis’ Nicholls, Abe ‘MeyeA’ Nguyen and Josh ‘brunch Ãœ’ Abrantes.

Read the official announcement here

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Welcome to my newly-created Pro Series, featuring advanced strategies and overviews of each of your favourite AD Carries! This guide assumes you’re familiar with the basics of playing the Ranged Carry role. If not, I recommend heading over to Hersir‘s guide, which examines more introductory topics. The series will cover all AD carries over the coming weeks. Let’s begin!

Introduction: What has changed in the League since Season 1? We’ve witnessed certain meta compositions rise and fall, as one is quickly trumped by the other. But while the mighty bruisers were demolishing their AoE opposition, only to find themselves unable to tackle the toughest late game heroes, the fragile ranged carry kept farming the bottom lane with its trusty support and made it to be a dominant role in Season 3.

In this series we’ll focus on each AD carry, comparing its strengths and weaknesses. We’ll discuss the hero’s ability to push, CS, harass, farm under tower, survive both in lane and in teamfights and carry at all stages of the game. Let’s start with our beloved, iconic carry – Ashe!

 

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Ashe, the Frost Archer

The iconic hero of League of Legends makes her way into Season 3. Regardless of previous nerfs, Ashe still has a strong place in competitive play.

CS - Our charming ranger from the North has a very clear attack animation that both new players and seasoned veterans will greatly appreciate. Still, her base damage is pretty low at 49; an amount high range or high HP ranged carries all share. Unfortunately, she has no method of boosting her early damage so practice is a must. Hawkshot‘s passive lets Ashe get a solid gold advantage over the enemy, provided she keeps up with farm.

Ashe_QueenSkinHarass and lane controlAshe has a top – tier range of 600. Couple that with her low-cost Volley and you’ve got yourself a competent poker in lane. Her Hawkshot provides excellent map awareness and is good at controlling the brush area. After level 6 Ashe becomes very dangerous as her signature ability, Enchanted Crystal Arrow, allows for easy gank opportunities and turning the tide of a 2v2 battle. She is excellent against champions who need to commit to do their work such as Graves, Tristana, Miss Fortune and Vayne, but struggles against powerful pokers such as Caitlyn, Ezreal and Varus.

 

Farm under tower Ashe has trouble last-hitting minions who are being barraged by the tower. Her Volley will get in the way of looting those gold-bearing midgets more often than not. As such, champions who can push the lane (Corki, Caitlyn and Graves most notably) can hamper Ashe’s ability to last hit properly.

Surviving – Part of the reason why Ashe stepped down from her throne of top-tier pick back in Season 2 (that and Pulsefire Ezreal). Although armed with reliable crowd control skills, she has no way of dodging skillshots or quickly retreating. Ashe players generally rely on Hawkshot to provide them with superior map awareness and Volley for when things get messy. She is heavily dependant on her team backing her up early so she can reach her amazing late game well-farmed.

Carry potential – Ashe is a spectacular champion in an extended match as her Ultimate provides one of the best teamfight initiations. That, coupled with her ability to kite her enemies relentlessly puts Ashe among the hardest carries. She is very item-reliant and is generally not considered a threat in the early and mid stages.

When should I pick Ashe? - I would rate Ashe as one of the toughest carries to truly master. She needs a competent support who understands her strengths and weaknesses as well as a team willing to play a bit on the defensive side early. She truly shines in CC-heavy teams that can pin her enemies down after a successful Enchanted Crystal Arrow, or peel dangerous assassins from her. As such, she does well when fighting alongside champions such as Shen, Amumu, Orianna, Ryze, Ahri, Janna, Sona, Lulu, Alistar, etc.

Ashe hates being paired with aggressive supports as she simply lacks the damage to complement their engages.  As such, champions like Leona, Blitzcrank and Taric don’t go well together with our frosty markswoman. Ashe excels at keeping champions without dashes off her tail. This means she counters Mundo, Udyr, Darius, Morderkaiser, Shyvana, Chogath, Skarner, Yorick and more. However, be wary of hard gap-closers that are tough to keep out of range. Champions like Xin Zhao, Pantheon, Riven, Malphite, Lee Sin, Diana, Ahri and Evelynn all fit that list. Ashe’s greatest counters are Irelia and Olaf. If the enemy picks one of them it’s highly advisable you skip Ashe as a potential pick unless you’re absolutely certain that your team can deny them gold and experience.

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FAQ Section:

Q: Who are you?

I’m an avid player from EU West who’s been in the League since Season 1. My highest Elo is 1927 but I mostly play premade matches. In all teams that I’ve joined for various tournaments I’ve taken the role of an AD carry. I’ve played every champion in this category extensively, although special credit must go out to Vayne who is my personal favourite.

Q: Who is this guide for?

Mostly players who have decided to delve deeper into the role of AD carry.

Q: What can I find in it?

An overview of each AD Carry, its strengths and weaknesses, both in lane and in teamfights, as well as tips for synergizing with certain support champions. There are short lists of counters and allies, as well as more detailed explanations as to why that is the case.

Q: Should I completely agree with all your choices for counterpicks and good allies?

Of course not! I’ve based my opinion around general advice. Even though I don’t recommend a Taric/Ashe lane combo doesn’t mean a good duo can’t do wonders with it. The lists I’ve provided give information about easy counters and allies, those that don’t require as much team effort to be effective.

I hope you enjoyed the first episode of my mini-series! In my next article I’ll be covering Caitlyn!

 

Good luck on the Fields of Justice!

 

 

Alberto “Crumbzz” Rengifo has switched his position from top lane back to the jungle. His original role used to jungler and as he states it is what he is most comfortable with. Now that IWillDominate has become IWillSpectate that role has freed up for his taking.

 

The situation we are in as unfortunate as it may have been, has happened right in the beginning of a new era for League of Legends, in which everyone has to start from scratch in their updated roles. This is an opportunity for me to play in the jungle once more and be hopefully on par with the already established junglers.

I have made the decision to jungle because there is a much greater abundance of great top laners than there are junglers, as well as jungling being a position that I can impact the game more than top lane. Having played League of Legends for so long, I feel comfortable in every role, but jungling for me just feels right.

-Alberto “Crumbzz” Rengifo

 

On the official Dignitas website it has been announced that they are now looking for a new top laner and are currently trying out applicants. So go to their website and try your luck.

Cheers and thanks for reading!

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