How to play like Challenger
Hello guys I am Frozy, and in this article I will describe the extensive topic of the Challenger League. Each of us has always dreamed of it and we would do anything to get there. However, only 0.02% of the players manage to do it. How to do it? These and other questions prepared by our L2P community will be answered by Musialinio – Challenger player and a professional coach who has been in this league for several seasons.
Best champion to climb?
“Almost every champion that is playable can climb in SoloQ. Of course it will be much easier for us when we pick something typical for SoloQ. I mean an aggressive pick which we will be able to dominate “alone” without relying on the team, win our lane and finish games at a fast pace.
For example: Top Lane – Renekton | Mid Lane – Tristana | Jungle – Elise | Bot Lane – Cailtyn | Support – Rakan”
How hard is it to get Challanger?
“It’s hard to say because the word “hard” has a slightly different meaning for each person. It wasn’t hard for me.”
How long did it take to get Challenger?
“It took me about three seasons to get Challenger. I started my League of Legends adventure at the end of Season 3 and I probably got my first Challenger in Season 6 or 7. It’s worth emphasizing that I played only one role from the beginning!”
Best role to climb to Challenger?
“The easiest way will definitely be for the roles of Jungle and Mid, because it is known for a long time that these roles have the greatest impact on the game in SoloQ. However, remember that Challenger has players playing every role, so the fact that you play Top, Adc or Support is not a limitation at all.”
As I mentioned before, the main thing is to focus on one role!
How much time do you play per day?
“Now, when I work full-time as a personal coach it’s not much, I just don’t have time for it. When climbing to Challegner I played about 6 games a day. This is a small number compared to other players, but it is worth adding that it was 6 games with intervals of 15 minutes that were played at full focus without any nervousness or tilt.
I recommend playing this way.”
How to not tilt?
“For me it is very simple, but I understand other people’s behavior because I aslo used to ask myself this question before.
You should completely change your thinking about the game – A person who has a clearly defined goal, e.g. “climb to challenger” knows perfectly what he must do to get there. Must simply become a better player. So he wants to catch his mistakes in every SoloQ game, no matter if he wins or loses. SoloQ is a kind of training for him, which he joins only to be focused on himself to improve his skills.
This person simply knows that emotions and nerves work against him, it is because of these that he loses focus and plays worse – Why tilt yourself then?”
“However, if you do not want to improve your skills and just want to have fun then ask yourself – Why are you nervous about people you will never meet after the game? They mean nothing to you.”
How to find motivation?
“Everyone should have their own personal motivation. For you it can be proving to yourself what you can do, and for the other person the desire to play as a pro player. First of all, ask yourself – What is my goal? If it will be very good known for us, it should be constantly remembered.
Lack of motivation is often caused by the failures we face. People’s problem is that they don’t understand the process. They do not understand that failures are needed to develop. They allow us to draw conclusions and become better in life or in the game. ”
What is it like playing at Challanger level?
“Awesome! It’s really fun to play with top players who finally know the basics of League of Legends. But to be honest, not everyone. Trust me that there are weaker players on every level, trolls, AFKs and flame players.”
Solo or Duo Queue?
“It’s a matter of personal preferences only. I personally always preferred to play Solo. The thought of playing Duo made me play worse. I couldn’t focus on myself and did not natural things, usually forged for duo partener which overall ended badly. Instead of playing my game I was thinking about what my duo partner would think when I made a mistake.
Of course, I don’t condemn DuoQ if it’s good for someone, why not? Especially on bot!”
Why do challanger players have a lot of friends?
“I must admit that this is a very strange question. It seems to me that the number of friends does not depend on what division they have, at least it should not!
However, answering the question. Maybe because everyone wants to be carried by him? ”
Who did you learn to play from??
“The answer is very simple – From people better than me. Starting with enemies in SoloQ who outplayed me, teammates from semi-professional teams, coaches and ending with pro players such as Faker, Jankos or Bengi.”
Can I climb to Challenger as support?
“Of course you can! After all, Challenger is full of supports such as: MadLife, IgNar, Mikyx, CoreJJ and really hundreds of others, so why should you fail?”
Your personal advice how to get Challenger?
“Hmm … I would say:
- A clear goal
- Clear mindset
- Focus only on you
- Learning, learning and learning again
And each of you can be there! 🙂 ”