Hello TFT players! Not much has changed since last week, so I’d like to share some revelations I’ve recently had through watching GV8, playing ladder and researching some TFT stats. Let’s get it started.
Tip – Focus On Learning; The LP Will Come
This point is pretty simple: you should focus your efforts on learning and improving, not explicitly on gaining LP. This point was solidified in my head when GV8 said something along the lines of ‘LP don’t matter bro; I’m just trying to improve,’ or something like that. He said this when he was rank one by the way.
Anyway, my point is that LP is temporary, but knowledge is forever.
Let me tell you what happened to me recently. Monday, I focused on improving and learned a ton. I took third on my Plat EUW smurf for my warmup game and was energized and ready to go. For the next three-and-a-half hours, I didn’t top four a single time. It was 7th, 8th, 7th, 5th, 5th, 5th. RIP 100 LP. However, I was laughing and happy because, like I said, I learned a ton.
Today, I Tweeted out “yesterday I learned; today I’ll conquer.” 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 5th. Got back to Master and made almost all my LP back, all while learning a few tricks.
If I could phrase this tip in a different way by paraphrasing something I heard this morning from Dr. K ‘don’t worry about the exact point; you won’t be happy. You’ll be happy with the direction you’re going.’
Trick – Stop Hyper Rolling
This is also a simple trick: if you see yourself rolling for more than one three-star a game, stop.
You should ask yourself three simple questions when rolling for three-star champions:
- Do you need this champion three starred to win?
- Will you still be able to finish your comp if you roll for this champion?
- Is this three-star champion better than a random two-star legendary?
If you answered no to any of these questions, don’t roll for it. Just get a random legendary or keep the champ at two stars, it’s that simple.
But what if… no. Stop it.
Tech – Kennen Items
You don’t need Morello if Kennen is one-shotting everything. Morello is good, but not optimal.
Items are GA, Jeweled Gauntlet and Titan’s Resolve.
I said what I said, go test it out.
Coaching isn’t just a method to improve, to figure out what we’re doing wrong, to look at mistakes, but an experience. Sometimes you also don’t know everything you’re doing right, so my coaching experience involves hyping up correct decisions along with shoring up weaknesses. If you aren’t hype about the session, TFT and haven’t learned/ changed your perspective on something, then I haven’t done my job properly.
For each hour, we can fit in two live-coached games, one live-coached game with a profile review beforehand and a VOD review after, or one VOD review of a recorded game. That’s pretty good!
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