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NOTE: These articles are listed by date written (rather than any logical order).

ALSO, they are several years old, so there may be some out of date information (though for the most part the general ideas are the same).

Article 1 – Real Elo Hell

My thoughts on elo hell, self-improvement and the proper mindset for solo queue.

Article 2 – The Fundamentals

Basic outline of summoner spells, masteries, runes, and item openings.

Article 3 – Map Control

Explaining why map control is good and how you can implement it.

Article 4 – Comebacks

Seemingly contrarian advice for creating successful comebacks.

Article 5 – Champion Selection (part 1)

Understand what to look for in champions.

Article 6 – Champion Selection (part 2)

What makes a champion “good”?

Article 7 – Initiative

Taking the initiative to educate people about initiative.

Article 8 – The Lane Phase

Grasp the fundamentals of one of the more important aspects of solo queue.

Article 9 – Team Fighting

Figure out the importance of team fighting.

Article 10 – Decision Making

Are you making the right decisions in game?

Article 11 – Timing

Take the time to interpret this article on timing.

Article 12 – Counterpicking Strategy

Don’t make life harder for yourself – learn the theory behind counterpicking.

Article 13 – Carrying Solo Queue

What does it take to carry a ranked game?  (other than a strong back)

Article 14 – Goal Setting

You want to improve?  Find out how to set and achieve realistic goals here.

Article 15 – Understanding Risk/Reward

Was your play worth it?  (hint: it’s not worth it just because you said so in chat)

Article 16 – Adapting your Playstyle

Be aggressive when you can, be passive when you must, but learn to always recognize the fluidity of the situation.

Article 17 – Theory of Ganking

What is ganking?  Understand the idea of ganking and apply it to your game.

Article 18 – The Level 1 Fight / Jungle Invade

Invade the enemy jungle and snowball wins before creeps even spawn.

Article 19 – Being a Leader: Making the Calls and Big Plays

Learn the process behind making good calls.



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  1. payau / Dec 20 2011 2:58 am

    noobs response to this site:
    0mg nuewb u s0tp g00f1ng pleaz u scrub 1v1 m3 na0

    • realelohell / Dec 20 2011 6:27 am

      Actually I’ve gotten a lot of good response (barring a few EU-LoLers) to the site.

  2. MoteOfDust / Dec 24 2011 2:03 am

    As a new player I find this site absolutely amazing. I have played fighting games in tournament setting and I know the valuye of staying calm and level headed. As a new player I am not lvl 30 yet, but I am excited for my dive into ranked LoL

  3. Krampus / Jan 16 2012 3:04 am

    Maybe the best overall guide for LoL. Do you mind if i translate few of these articles on my forum ( Some of the younger players there cant read English so well.

    Ill give you full credit and link texts to this site.

    • realelohell / Jan 16 2012 12:33 pm

      Hmm…e-mail me maybe we can work something out.

  4. lt westfield / Jan 23 2012 12:11 pm

    I have quite a bit of game experience and I still found amazing nuggets of information that have drastically improved my game play. I have spread this site to many of my peers both new and old. Please keep coming out with more articles, for the benifit of us all.

  5. George / Feb 11 2012 8:49 pm

    Im going to do you a favour and advertise this website on the league forums. This really helps a lot. I am currently though 1026 ELO but from my friend thats 1800 ELO, he’s surprised that I’m that low.

  6. Nick / Feb 18 2012 5:25 am

    Hi, just wanted to say that I’ve found this site very well written and informative and I’ll be redirecting people here in the future.

  7. Cyndikate / Apr 9 2012 9:14 am

    Hey, Can I make an article request? Maybe write the common mistakes low ELO players tend to make? I believe you stated in another article that the key to comebacks is capitalizing on another player’s mistakes, but how can I as a player capitalize on those mistakes if I can’t identify them off the bat?

    I think this might also be helpful for other players to find out what types of mistakes they make, so they learn how to deal with the,

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