Arbiter Vel’Koz – Unreleased skin preview on League of Legends PBE

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hM5domvm0OE&list=PLKQUciHiP2v4FC-81KQi_y3eFTITpiftc

Arbiter Vel’Koz is a new, un­re­leased skin only available on the beta server (PBE). Check out this video of gameplay if you want to see what it looks like in-game before it’s released!

In this game, I end up laning against a Nidalee, who was using the Warring Kingdoms skin, another unreleased skin from this patch. I do well against her 1v1, but once my allies and my enemies start moving around the map, I begin to fall behind.

To avoid getting baited by my own allies, I spend some time split pushing to get solo experience and farm. Once I’m sufficiently strong enough, I start semi-grouping with my allies to push against the enemies and secure objectives around the map.

 


 


 


 

Got Wildfire Zyra for free

Apparently Riot thought I was a good example of positive behavior, and included me in the list of people receiving free mystery gifts.

When I got the notification, I realized that something very ironic had happened.

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog post regarding why I didn’t like Haunted Zyra, which was the new Harrow­ing skin at the time. To summarize, I disliked it because I didn’t feel like it felt Zyra’s personality very well. To me, Zyra’s physical appearance should be that of an innocent plant, luring her opponents, then turning into a vicious killing monster when they approach.

Haunted Zyra, as well as Wildfire Zyra, don’t have that innocent look to them. Instead, they seem rather violent in appearance. That’s why I chose not to purchase either of those skins, and instead, stick with the default skin.

In my opinion, a skin like Death Blossom Zyra would be more fitting for her (if you’re curious about what it would look like, Elise currently has a Death Blossom skin).

So, back to the free mystery gift … this is what I got.

“You don’t want to buy this skin because you don’t like it? Well, we’ll force you to own it instead, then!” —Rito Gaemz

Although I don’t like the particular skin that I received, I’m still thankful that I was one of the people who even received a skin at all, and I’m grateful that Riot is rewarding positive behavior in the community.

 


 

Challenger Ahri – Unreleased skin preview on League of Legends PBE

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PC_GF-NPAeg&list=PLKQUciHiP2v4FC-81KQi_y3eFTITpiftc

Challenger Ahri, formerly called Dauntless Ahri, is a new, unreleased skin only available on the beta server (PBE). Check out this video of gameplay if you want to see what it looks like in-game before it’s released!

In this game, I ended up laning against El Tigre Braum, which is another new unreleased skin. Of course, Braum wasn’t able to get anywhere near killing me, but I also had difficulty killing him as well, because I was either running low on mana, running high on ping, or both.

Once my team got rolling, we started stomping, and forced a surrender out of the enemy team 20 minutes into the game, even though we were at a one-player disadvantage.

 


 

Stream VOD: Playing Fizz, LeBlanc, Ahri, and Vladimir

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IfPR-9R645E&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

In this stream session, I play one game of Fizz mid against Zed, and in the next game, LeBlanc mid against a different Zed.

In both games, I end up doing pretty well and become a threatening force for all five opponents all across the map.

Towards the end of the first part of the stream, I spectate Pierce’s LoL game while eating pizza.

If you go to 1:40:34 in the video, you’ll be able to see the owners of the martial arts academy next door – they came through this office because there’s a shortcut back door to the academy.

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-gqsA_J4h3c&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

In the second part of the stream session, I play Ahri and Vladimir on the Howling Abyss in all random all mid (ARAM).

The person I queued up with is Emily Grey – you can check her out at http://twitch.tv/EmilyGrey (and if you scroll down on her stream, you can find more of her social media links).

 


 

Stream VOD: Playing Janna, Wukong, Malzahar, Syndra, and more

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=XWkC8pXJfhg&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

I start off the day’s stream by playing Janna support with Ed on Jinx against Sivir and Thresh.

Then, I play two mid lane games, one with Wukong and one with Malzahar, both against Orianna.

I end up going on tilt because I’m unable to kill Orianna due to her extreme safety, as well as making a bunch of mistakes, so I end up playing frustratingly suicidally for the final two games.

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UN9zRnOc2y0&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

In the second part of the stream, I start off by playing Graves ADC with Ed supporting me on Viktor. He got inspired to play Viktor support because he saw it on a master-level player’s stream.

In the second game, I play Syndra mid against LeBlanc.

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8fGalucBwPg&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

In the third and final part, after playing a quick game of ARAM with Lux, I queue up for an astronomically long normal game with a group and play Jarvan IV in top lane against Gangplank.

At one point, I am 11/0/1, but things start going downhill when I engage onto four people while the rest of my allies choose to run away from a Gangplank ultimate instead of steamrolling through the enemy team.

 


 

Stream VOD: Playing LeBlanc, Akali, Ziggs, and Leona

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=uLPwbP1s4TM&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

I start off today’s stream session by spectating Pierce playing a low-level game on his smurf, while waiting for Ed (Grainyrice) to finish showering so we can play.

Once he gets back, I play LeBlanc mid against Azir and get thoroughly confused, as it was the first Azir I’ve ever faced who actually knew how to play his champion.

During the second game, I play Akali top against Lissandra, and, contrary to Ed’s beliefs, I end up smashing Lissandra, rather than getting smashed as he expected.

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PBKXNY4Au0k&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

The first game in this second part is from the champion select at the end of the first part of the stream session. I end up doing pretty well against Nidalee during laning phase, but my team gets wrecked, and I end up doing terribly after more enemies start pressuring me.

For the final game of the day, I play Leona support with Ed on Jinx, against Sivir and Thresh.

Once we’re done playing, I end the night spectating some high-level games before going to sleep.

 


 

Stream VOD: Corki vs. Katarina and Brand vs. Talon in mid lane

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bpWJA-C82LE&list=PLKQUciHiP2v40y-lKj6dkjyqEcGmsu5yV

Playing two blind pick normal League of Legends games with a friend, the first game going Corki mid vs. Katarina and failing, and the second game going Brand mid vs. Talon and having great success.

The Brand game starts at 34:10; feel free to skip to that part if you want to avoid watching me teach you how not to play Corki.

 


 

Stream VOD: Syndra vs. Katarina mid & Zed top

Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MB2RLs4mtCY&list=PLKQUciHiP2v4FC-81KQi_y3eFTITpiftc

Match history: http://matchhistory.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/#match-details/NA1/1675606478

I start the game as Syndra mid vs. Katarina, but after my buddy Riven in top lane starts having problems, I lane swap for a little while to help him out.

In this game, I have a very successful laning phase, but end up being in the wrong place at the wrong time very often during mid- and late game.

This video was recorded in third-person spectator view using a replay of the game.