Kayle really hard if you were going for and AP mid build. However, the more potent slow on her Q made her ganks better, thus, strengthening her position in the jungle.
Fiddlesticks is to be played in Support and is written by Elementz who plays for TEam Curse and most well known champion is Fiddle Support.
Nautilus is for jungle and is by Lexvink, a platinum rated player on League of Legends. Nautilus is a very tanky and crowd control based jungler. He offers multiple forms of crowd control, good damage, and a very powerful shield. His early game is susceptible to counter jungling, which is his biggest weakness.
Alistar is for jungle and is by Saintvicious, a diamond rated player on NA servers for League of Legends. Jungle Alistar is the most dangerous early game ganker, an amazing ininiator and an extremely useful late game support on the Field of Justice.
Shen is for jungle and is by Crumbzz, a platinum rated player on League of Legends. Shen is an exceptional tank with a global ultimate that saves his allies. He's great in top lane, but is also excellent in the jungle. Always take him if your solo lanes have some form of CC for guaranteed ganks.
If you're looking to stay up to date with everything League of Legends be sure to check out the video below! Curse's Pico sums up all the recent major events in the LoL scene in this Curse Update!
What is playLEGENDS?
playLEGENDS is a points cup series composed of four $200 cups where 32 teams compete for points. After the four points cups, the points are totaled and the top 8 teams are placed into a single elimination bracket for an additional $1,000 and in prizing. Sign-ups are open to all teams.
playLEGENDS is currently on Points Cup #4 and accepting sign-ups. Visit http://cyber-sports.net/event/playlegends-points-cup-4-sponsored-by-curse to sign your team up now!
Place Team Cup #1 Points Cup #2 Points Cup #3 Points Total Points 1 Team Brutal Force 31 8 36 75 2 APictureOfAGoose(mTw.NA) 36 31 NA 67 3 Team Green Forest NA 26 30 56 4 Team4NOT 12 22 NA 34 5 Curse Gaming 13 18 NA 31 6 RFLX(Team Legion) 13 NA 14 27 7 HoodStompGravesGG NA NA 25 25 8 TeamWE 25 NA NA NA 9 Subterfuge 12 NA 12 24 10 Keyd Team LOL NA 8 7 15 11 Twenties on your Titties 3 NA 12 15 12 Irrational Chaps NA NA 12 12 13 The Real Deal Gaming NA NA 12 12 14 DK NO NA NA 8 8 15 Dont Chase Bro 8 NA NA 8 16 Every Kill Counts 8 NA NA 8
Full Standings: http://cyber-sports.net/points/lol_cs1
Points Cup #1 Results: http://cyber-sports.net/brackets/19007
Points Cup #2 Results: http://cyber-sports.net/brackets/19481
Points Cup #1: $200 Winner – APictureOfAGoose (Now known as mTw.NA)
Points Cup #2: $200 Winner – APictureOfAGoose (Now known as mTw.NA)
Points Cup #3: $200 Winner – Team Brutal Force
Points Cup #4: April 23-24 9:30pm EDT (2:30am CET) Registration Period: 4/11 through 4/23, 7:30pm EDT
Finals: April 30 9:30pm EDT (2:30am CET) Top 8 teams from Points cup will be placed in the Finals bracket.
Teams will compete for $1,800 in total prizing. Each 1st place Finisher for Points Cups 1-4 will receive $200 each ($800 total for the 4 points cups). The Finals will be prized as follows:
- First Place: $600
- Second Place: $200
- Third and Fourth Place: $100 each
How to Sign up:
- Create an account: http://cyber-sports.net/user/register
- Make a team with a roster size of at least 5 members
- Join the event: http://cyber-sports.net/event/playlegends-points-cup-3-sponsored-by-curse
All matches will be streamed on the Cyber Sports Network Twitch.TV channel.
Monday matches are cast by Shaun “@FourCourtJester” Delaney and a guest.
Tuesday matches are cast by Colby “@colbycheeze” Williams and a guest.
Curse is one of the largest gaming-information properties worldwide, attracting more than 19 million unique visitors a month.* Consisting of 31 of the most sought after video-game-websites on the planet, Curse enhances the core-gaming experience with user interface add-ons, guild hosting, databases, wikis and breaking news. In addition, the Curse Client, an add-on management desktop application used to find, install and update user interface plug-ins, has 2.2 million active users. With a focus on online gaming, Curse sites complement games ranging from MMO's kingpin, World of Warcraft, to the strategy behemoth, Starcraft 2 and the genre defining shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Online gaming enthusiasts depend on Curse for the tools and expertise they need to take their gaming to the next level.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WARDING FOR LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
So you think you know where to ward? I bet you’ll learn something from reading this guide – or you can continue to think you know everything already. Yes, it’s long but this guide is broken into sections based on map area and role. For example if you predominately play jungle then you should skip to the jungle section first.
For all those that think warding is just the job of the support – you are sorely mistaken. Map control is one of the most important concepts in this game. Without proper map control your team will lose games. Having a ward in the correct spot or removing vision from the enemy team can make or break team fights, baron and dragon attempts.
11/24/2012 - Added videos, new pictures and new items for season 3 patch
But first, this can't be the ultimate guide without at least covering the basics. I'll try to keep it brief.
- Sight Ward
- Vision Ward
New Wards in Season 3
THESE NEW ITEMS ARE OVERPOWERED AND ARE A MUST FOR ANY SUPPORT!
- Ruby Sightstone
UNIQUE Passive - Ward Refresh: Starts with 5 charges and refills each time you visit your shop.
UNIQUE Active - Ghost Ward(Active) : consumes a charge to place an invisible ward that reveals the surrounding area for 3 minutes. You may have a maximum of 3 wards placed from this item at once.
UNIQUE Passive - Ward Refresh: Starts with 4 charges and refills each time you visit your shop.
UNIQUE Active - Ghost Ward:Consumes a charge to place an invisible ward that reveals the surrounding area for 3 minutes. You may have a maximum of 2 wards placed from this item at once.
Why do you get wards?
- See incoming Ganks
- See attempts at objectives (Baron/Dragon)
- So your team can push advantage and invade enemy jungle
- Catch enemy jungler
- Split push enemy turrets
- Initiate on unexpecting enemy champions in brushes
- Allies can teleport gank or teleport and assist in team fights
Who Buys Wards?
- Everyone in the game. However the AD carry will likely buy the least amount and the support will generally buy the most during the course of the game.
- Generally speaking: 60-70% of the wards should be the Support. 20-30% should be jungler and 10-20% should be the AP and AD carry.
- Everyone buy's wards (not just the support)
Why vision is so important, as displayed on this clip below!
Certain champions can jump to wards and use them to hop over walls or to chase\escape enemy champions. It takes practice to get used to, but if used correctly, you can cover a lot of ground using wards. It's basically a 75 gold Flash, making it really useful.
Jax can use his Leap Strike to jump to a ward, making him very mobile. For 75 gold, he has an extra Flash that he can use every 6-10 seconds.
Katarina can use her Shunpo to instantly shift over to a ward or creep that she targets. It resets the cooldown after she gets an assist or kill, so using it on a ward to get a kill can allow you to Shunpo again.
Lee Sin is the 3rd champion that can jump to wards. He can use his Safeguard to leap over to a ward. If used correctly, you can place a ward in front of an enemy champion, Safeguard to it, and then kick the enemy champion into your team.
This build guide for Warwick is for top lane and is by Youngbuck, a platinum rated player on League of Legends. Lanewick has high sustain, extremely tanky and has an amazing late game. His suppression ultimate is very strong.
IEM World Championships Hannover
Quarterfinal #1 (best of 3): CLG vs Curse
March 8, 2012 (Nautilus Patch: post-hotfix)
After facing the trials of the group stages 2 teams have emerged for the first Quarterfinals today in Hannover and they are none other than North American titans Counter Logic Gaming and Curse Gaming! Curse was able to make it through, what was considered the hardest group, group B with a substitute for SYDTKO who missed his flight; he is here today and so Curse has a full roster for the semifinals so it will be exciting to see how they play today as a cohesive team. CLG went 4-1 in their group losing their only game to the number 1 seed, Dignitas, so they are truely on top of their game and should be a force to watch! There is also the tinge of rivalry between the two teams as CLG is Elementz old hometeam, so it will be exciting to see how the rivalry plays out and if Elementz can rub his value in CLG's face if Curse advances.
IEM World Championships Hannover
Group B Stages (best of 1)
March 7, 2012 (Nautilus Patch: post-hotfix)
Game 1: Curse vs TSM
IEM World Championships Hannover
Group A Stages (best of 1)
March 6, 2012 (Nautilus Patch: post-hotfix)
Game 1: Dignitas vs CLG
Summoners as you know the IEM World Championships in Hannover will begin March 6th, 2012. I have tried to compile in this post as much information as I can so that you are not in the dark and can try and plan your schedule around the event. Here's everything that I could find:
Fiora is for top lane, by SYDTKO a 2300 player.Fiora has amazing innate auto attack steroids. She is only rivaled in duels by champions like Master Yi, Jax, and Riven.
AD Carry · Solo Lane · Last Hitting · Pushing · Zoning
Curse Invitational Finals
Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Dignitas
February 18, 2012 (Nautilus Patch)
Here we are at the Finals of the Curse Invitational where we will be watching two titans, Team Dignitas and CLG battle it out for $5000 dollars and a trip to San Francisco to play against Team Curse for another $20000! I think that CLG will walk away with the win in this series, not only are they the more veteran team, but their playstyle is incredibly refined, and they have yet to drop a game in this tournament so far. Dignitas are a monstrous team and none to be taken lightly but I think they are slightly lower in skill compared to CLG and if they are to take this series they are going to really have to outsmart and outplay CLG.
We here at Curse are very proud to present the finals of our invitational event. We invited the 8 best teams in North American, and are now down to 1. Dignitas defeated CLG to earn the right to fly to San Francisco and face the Curse team for a chance at $20,000. All of the action will be brought to you live at 11AM PST (19:00 GMT), with casters Colby Cheeze and Hawkeye. Be sure to tune in to www.twitchtv.com/Curse_lol to catch all of the action. Also be sure to stop by LoLPro and check out all of the great guides, or stop by to forums to chat with the community.
About the Author: Zig
Hi, I’m zig a previous member of unR / XXX (pre-Crs). I currently play for Team Dynamic [formerly Monomaniac eSports], and I have 3 accounts that are at the platinum mark, here are a few: "TD zig" (2400+), "zig" (2400+), "Shao" (2300+). I’ve seen hundreds of matches and streams from both successful and unsuccessful players, and over time, I’ve learned what it takes to be a winning player in solo queue. I played for TD competitively and now I kind of bounce around teams, I'm too young to play in Season 3 so I'll be playing in the ammeter league in season 3 (should be fun).
Let me start off by saying that Elo Hell is defined by many people in many different ways, but for the purpose of this guide, Elo Hell is the range of rating that you are “trapped” at despite your best efforts of try-harding & playing the best that you possibly can.
There are a lot of guides out there explaining how to get out of Elo hell. I’m going to try to explain the journey as simply as possible. You need to be proficient in two different skill-sets – game mechanics is one of them, with the other being people mechanics.
If you’re in a low Elo bracket, you possess neither of these characteristics. If you’re in a mid Elo bracket, you have either a) an insufficient grasp of both skills, or b) a sufficient grasp of one of the two skills. If you’re in a high Elo bracket, this guide probably won’t help you.
Don’t worry – your Elo is not a static value and can change by rethinking attitudes towards the game. It is very possible that you possess the skill to play at a higher level, but you just need a little bit of help to reach the next level. This is where the LoLPro guide comes into play. Read on, for knowledge!
11/25/2012 - Added and edited some content
The Ranked Ladders
Before we get into strategy, we must first cover the basics of the rating system & the ranked solo queue ladder. To rank up, you need to win games. Winning will increase your rating, which is measured in Elo. Your initial rating is pegged at 1200. For the first 10 games, your rating gained per game is enhanced at a rate of 3 – 5 times the norm. After your first 10 games, your rating will show on your profile. It will only be visible to others if it is higher than 1249. After 50 wins, your rating gained per game will normalize at +/- 11 – 14 per game, depending on who was favored to win by matchmaking.
Solo queue is only offered in the 5v5 draft mode format, where the players on each team are organized from captain to 5th pick by rating. Matchmaking is random – your chance of being captain is 1 in 5, so don’t rely on this mechanism to rank up. If you leave in champion select, you are awarded the same loss in rating as if you had played & lost the game. To maintain a rating, you must win the same amount of games that you lose. To increase your rating, you must win more games than you lose. And for the purposes of this guide, we will be explaining how to win only in solo queue. Duo queuing will give you a slight advantage if you are well-coordinated with your partner and you lack people skills to get along with 4 teammates (as a duo queuer, you will only need to endure 3 unknown teammates / game).
Before we delve into the two different skillsets, we must first break down the walls that will prevent you from learning. The most common excuses all deal with blaming someone, or some factor. Just remember this: everyone gets unlucky at some point. We all have to deal with the same bullshit of some random player getting angry, trolling, griefing, feeding, or just plain being bad. We all deal with the off-days and the other nonsense that makes us play worse (i.e. power outages, hurricanes, whatever).
The point is, everyone can think of some excuse to use, or some factor to blame, but this alone does not stop the best players from climbing the ladder. Many players are stuck with the ‘blame’ mentality, and they will forever be stuck in a low-rated bracket. If you’d like to break out, improve, and ultimately climb the solo queue ladder, read on!
This build guide for Shen is for top lane and is by Westrice, a platinum rated player on League of Legends. Shen is an exceptional tank and split pusher, in the current meta he is very strong. He's great in competitive play.
Tank · Solo Lane · Last Hitting · Pushing · Zoning
Curse Invitational 1st Round
Dignitas vs Reflex Gaming
February 11, 2012 (Ziggs Patch)
Series 3 of the Curse Invitational is between teams Dignitas and Reflex Gaming (RFLX). Another easy prediction for me, I think DIgnitas will take this series no problem. Nothing against Reflex but a lot of the underdog teams in this invitational are also young teams, and it is ashamed they have to play against all these seasoned veterans but sometimes thats the way the brackets are seeded. Dignitas have been together a long time and their newest member IWillDominate is filling Jatt's shoes quite well I must say. He has proved to be quite a skilled player and great addition to the team, achieving 3rd place with the remaining core line up in Kiev.