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Preparing for Ranked in League of Legends
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Preparing for Ranked in League of Legends

Ranked in League of Legends is a daunting and grueling experience. Unlike normal games – which are usually treated as the practice grounds for ranked – your enemies are putting their all into everything they do. It’s a fast-paced, stressful environment where mistakes don’t go unpunished. But the ranked climb doesn’t have to be daunting. Today, we’ll be covering how ranked queue works, the rewards on offer, and how to ace your first ranked game. What Is Ranked Queue in League of Legends? Ranked queue is essentially the competitive version of Draft Summoner’s Rift. Players face off against similarly-skilled players for a spot on the ranked ladder. There are two ranked game modes in League: Solo/Duo: Solo/duo is the main (and most respected) competitive game mode in League. Players can...
How to Play Clash in League of Legends
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How to Play Clash in League of Legends

Clash is a tournament game mode that lets you live out your dream of becoming a professional esports player. You team up with trusted allies, scout out your enemies, and prove your skills in a grueling, high-pressure environment. While you won’t be obtaining the Summoner’s Cup any time soon, winning Clash does give you hefty rewards and major bragging rights. Clash is one of the most exciting game modes LoL has released in recent years. But it can be difficult to navigate. This is especially the case if you’re not an avid watcher of LoL esports. That’s why today we’ve compiled an in-depth guide on how to play (and dominate) Clash in League of Legends. What is Clash in League of Legends? Clash in League of Legends began in April 2018. It's a monthly tournament that still runs today. Ul...
The 5 Best Cooling Pads for Gaming Laptops in 2022
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The 5 Best Cooling Pads for Gaming Laptops in 2022

Being portable, lightweight, and powerful are among the vast capabilities of a gaming laptop. That may be at the expense of a healthy central temperature that is uncomfortable to the touch and disruptive to the processing power. Some necessary steps are required in order to keep your machine cool enough to function at its full potential. One of the best options is purchasing a cooling pad for your gaming laptop. Before jumping into a purchase, you may want to consider free approaches to keeping your laptop at a low temperature. A cooling pad is an accessory for laptops. Cooling pads help prevent your laptop from reaching high temperatures by providing a cool airflow around the body of the laptop. The 5 best laptop cooling pads are the TECKNET Laptop Cooling Pad, IETS GT500, ICE COOREL, ...
How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends
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How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends

Watching your replays is one of the best ways to improve as a player. It allows you to easily identify your mistakes and can help strengthen your macro awareness. However, knowing how to effectively watch your replays and learn from them is a challenge in itself. Without the right approach, you can end up spending hours sifting through replay after replay, only to be no better off as a player from when you first started. In fact, the wrong approach can even make you a worse player. That’s why today, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to effectively spectate yourself and make the most out of your replays. These tips and techniques are sure to help, no matter your elo. To analyze replays in League of Legends, first, focus on your own mistakes rather than observing your teammat...
How to Earn Blue Essence in League of Legends
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How to Earn Blue Essence in League of Legends

Previously known as IP (Influence Points), Blue Essence (BE) is the main, in-game currency in League of Legends. Every single champion in League can be bought from the shop with BE. However, champion prices vary. Newly-released champions cost 7800 Blue Essence, while old champions cost as little as 450 BE. Aside from champions, Blue Essence can also be spent on rune pages, mastery tokens, and chromas during the Blue Essence Emporium. Today, we’ll cover all the different ways you can earn Blue Essence in League of Legends. We’ll then discuss the best strategies for earning BE fast.  Blue Essence can be earned by leveling up, completing missions, accumulating honor, and disenchanting unwanted champion shards. You can find out how much BE you currently own in the client. Look for the...
Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners
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Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners

My friend ‘Greebo’ and I have a friend who was just getting into League of Legends. Now, in no way are we elite challenger players, coaches, or professional gamers. With that said, we still wanted to do what we could to help our friend get started. We’re just two people who love the game and have played for a couple of years. Being excited to have our friend join in our games, we compiled a list of useful tips as a guide, and have ultimately decided to share it with you and anyone else who might need it. Please let us know about any additions or edits in the comments and we'll be happy to update! Welcome to a ‘timeless’ time-sink! So, you started playing League of Legends. First of all, welcome! While the game does get some bad rep, there’s a reason why Greebo and I have been playing...
League of Legend’s Moonstaff Build – Explained
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League of Legend’s Moonstaff Build – Explained

If you enjoy MOBAs or any competitive game, then you must be well aware of the term "meta." It defines a set of strategies that combines flawlessly with the game's always-changing champions, items, and skills. Because those factors (champions, items, and skills) are being tweaked regularly, the "meta" also adapts. The League of Legends' season 11 is live. With it, new metas emerge to help competition thrive. We have all seen the terror that Olaf and Goredrinker cause in solo queues, first-hand. In the past few months, more players are optimizing mythic items' unique passives with certain champions to make them even more potent than season 10. New builds and playstyles are being discussed every day on Reddit and alike communities. The arrival of changes also guarantees one idea: off-m...