G2 and TSM looked dominant in the LCS but we realise that the lack of Internationnal events make us think that way.
I know its been mentionned often on this sub: To have more Internationnal events.
After this Worlds, I think it's really needed. We get fooled and think NA/EU are strong regions...
EDIT: The point of this thread is not to make excuses but to point the EU/NA casters that keep hyping Western teams but most of them dissapoint. With more Internationnal tournaments during the year we would be better at analyzing the strength of a region and not over hype anyone.
Ignore the Korean bootcamp thing. That's not the issue. It's how they scrim.
In the latest Summoning Insight, Thorin mentions something that he talked with Locodoco a long time ago regarding TSM's scrimmage habits (which is maybe therefore indicative of the rest of NA's habits). When they scrimmage, they play exactly like they do on the main stage and scrim to win. They aren't practicing specific things at a time, trying to improve one aspect of play or learn, they are trying to win scrims. That's the reason we always hear NA teams say, "Well we've been doing really well in scrims so we're pretty confident," and when they lose, "We thought we would do a lot better this year because we've been winning all our scrims against the Koreans," and the like. Because they're practicing to win instead of practicing to improve. Key distinction.
Monte was saying that if you practice one aspect, his example is dragon control, and you get all of the dragons but still lose the scrim, then really you've still actually won because you accomplished what you set out to do. Even Zirene was able to make input regarding this when he got to sit in on someone's practice and the coach said, "Okay, today all of you are going to try to solo kill your lane opponents." He said it was the weirdest scrim he's ever seen with people playing retarded aggressive, blowing flash like it's nothing, tower diving like the Chinese teams, but in the end knows they probably came away with something. "Okay, so now I know that I can't try that in this champ matchup," or "I need this prerequisite to get a solo kill on this champion," and the like.
A long time ago, I made a comment on this sub about how sandbox mode would be like shadow training. You practice one aspect of your training at a time. No one practices baseball by playing 9 innings of baseball. But that's what NA teams do. They just play 9 innings of baseball and think that it'll make them better than if they used batting cages, ran drills, and isolated their training objectives during scrims. It's not how hard you train, it's how smart you train.
edit: for those who want more context and to form your own opinions of given information, please watch This is where I got the info from and basically none of what I said was articulated on my own, much of it copied straight from here. Give Monte, Thorin, and Zirene the credit they deserve.
edit 2: fuck you, don't give me gold, (although interestingly enough my last gold literally expired today), go watch the video and give those guys your scrilla.
Could the blue and red buff monster be bigger then? So they fill in their camp size a bit better.
You mean they weren't emotionally scarred from the crowd booing them? Oh man, that's surprising
Of the 6 remaining people, 5 of them predicted C9 to beat SSG?
Were they all stupid or something
Samsung Galaxy vs. Cloud 9 / 2016 World Championship - Quarter-Final / Post-Match DiscussionWORLDS 2016
C9 botlane combined for 1/27/22
C9 vs SSG: 1v3
aaaaaand the crowd goes silent
Papa smithy talks about Monte and Doa
Props to Papa smithy for being confident and sharing his opinion about them, especially Montecristo after all the drama. It felt weird for him just to say their names.
Jatt : "You're fine buddy".
Jatt's mind : "You're dead to me"
Crowd boo'ing SSG
Youtube link of the moment:
credits to /u/lmAlex
The Tower Dive Podcast: Two nerds yell at each other about League of Legends. They've done 60 episodes even though no one watches
It's the mindless ramblings of 2 guys that have played this game since season 1. They usually post at least 1 episode every 2 weeks and sometimes they have guest hosts.
Edit: Also on stitcher. I think thats still a thing http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tower-dive?refid=stpr
Edit 2: twitter @TowerDivePC
I think it's funny how in the post you type as if you're just someone who found the podcast, but in comments you say you're one of the creators lol
EDIT: Why didn't you just make another post like this? You got decent attention without having to come off as a third party.