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Billiam’s Fun Fridays: Solo Queue like a Lion


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First off, I’d like to welcome you to my new Friday series. These weekly posts will mainly just be my serious-not-serious articles on concepts people can’t seem to grasp. Since this article is FUN, you get to play this while you you read. [soundcloud params=”auto_play=false&show_comments=true&color=0ac4ff”]https://soundcloud.com/blacknightwing/ccc111[/soundcloud]

While clicking on this post you may of thought this was about Rengar, the only thing comparable to a lion in this game. Well, you’re wrong. This article will veer off into the nostalgia of your childhood as a means of teaching you a good mindset on how to approach the game in general. With that being said, Disney’s The Lion King and League of Legends ranked solo queue are synonymous in terms of ideals. Lion King features two different approaches to ruling the lands that are very comparable to strategies taken in solo queue.

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Being Scar

For those damned few that had no childhood, I’ll give you a simple plot synopsis. “Being Scar” essentially means:

  1. Kill brother.
  2. ???
  3. Profit

Now for any of you whose youth was so scarred that you don’t know how Disney movies go down, the good guy always wins. Finally if you’re so spaced out to not know where I’m going with this, I’ll take two of what you’re on.

But how does this relate to League? The ‘Scar’ approach is seen in many of the inhabitants of “Elo Hell.” With the ultimate goal of winning in mind, players will do anything to reach the top. In their quest to rule Pride Rock, these players knock down their team, only to ultimately come out unsuccessful. The general theory is that if you insult your team and tell them they suck, you will win games. This tactic makes zero sense.

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The Simbas of Solo Queue

While your father may not have exactly been killed by your fellow solo queuers, they are definitely keeping you from your Pride Rock. So do as Simba does. Find a duo queue partner and make your comeback; find a Pumba & Timon to your Simba and then put things into perspective. What always happens at the end of Disney movies? The good guy wins, so be the good guy. It is really that simple. Rather than relay more plot summary of The Lion King to you, I’d rather say that anything is possible.

I’m glad to be your League of Legends Rafiki, but I bear more gifts! I’ll include at the bottom the YouTube playlist I personally use, filled with Lion King songs. In conclusion my fellow lions, I want you to go outside tonight and take a look at the moon. When you see it, I want you to remember that when mid goes AFK and feeds, when your friendly Nasus’ Comcast decides to throw a tantrum, or if all hope seems lost and super minions stream into your base, that you should be Simba.  If looking at the moon, and knowing that men, against all odds, have walked on it, doesn’t remind you that anything is possible, then I’m sorry to say you’re League’s Scar.

[show_hide title=”Lion King Playlist”]ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your lionsヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ[/show_hide]

 


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BiIliam

Prominent in the frontier of game theory, currently just finished interning as the analyst for ggLA and only looking to get more involved in eSports.

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