League of Legends
League of Legends (LoL) is an exciting game but not easy, especially as you shift from one season to the other. You may learn how to play, but you will not enjoy it to the fullest if you do not ace your game. As you read on, you will find some helpful tips to get started. You will become a better player.

1) One Position At A Time

It is not unusual for beginners to LoL with different positions, but there is a better way. Instead of playing different positions, why not perfect one and then go to the next. To be a competitive player, you need to learn the champions of a particular position and the tricks to outsmart them.

Trying different positions diverts your attention, making it harder for you to decide on the next step. The enemy knows their role well, and if you do not know yours well, they will trounce you. As you practice and perfect one position, you get a glimpse of it and learn how to do matchups.

2) Avoid Settling On One Character

It can be tempting to go for one character initially, but the joy of playing LoL is trying out different characters. As you try several characters, you understand the role best suited for you. Since you are starting, Soraka, Lux, Renekton, and Nautilus are some fantastic characters you can start with.

Also, Miss Fortune is an easy character even though many mistake her for a difficult one, she has a clear plan and a way to easily accomplish it. Malphite seems unstoppable, but he is a compelling character to learn because even when you lose, you still feel you worked hard.

3) Learn To Choose Your Lane

LoL has three lanes, the top, middle, and bottom. A player can move to the top lane, another at the middle, and the others at the bottom, and then the jungle will have a champion roaming in to support the others. The lanes get used by champions depending on the one they find most suitable.

The top lane is for tank champions. The bottom lane is played near a supporting champion, and the middle lane is for hard-hitting users. The jungle focuses on a champion with an upper hand and can help destroy monsters quickly.

4) Understand The Map

The LoL has one map called the Summoner’s Rift and consists of three top, middle, and bottom lanes. The color red or blue is assigned to show which side they will be defending on the map. On the top right is the Red Side Nexus, and the bottom left is the Blue Side Nexus.

There is a jungle, the winding path between lanes where monsters roam, and if your champion destroys them, they get to win. The position you choose on the map depends on your champion choice, as each has its unique role. Therefore, understanding the map helps you choose when starting a game.

5) Learn To Deal With Minions

Early into the game, you may assume the minions and see them as unworthy, but it is essential to learn how to deal with them. You have to know how to use the last hit that finishes off a minion so that you can win over your opponent. It is essential to know waves and the kind of minions they comprise, such as melee minions, siege minions, super minions, and caster minions.

6) Play With Friends

It can be hard to find the morale you need to continue when you play alone, especially if you keep losing. Playing with a friend or several of them will not only motivate you but also keep you entertained. Besides, you can get ideas from your buddy and learn how to perfect your skills.

7) Learn Commands And Hotkeys

Learning commands and hotkeys of LoL enables you to play fast, giving you an upper hand in the game. You can configure hotkeys in the game settings under the hotkeys section. Though there are different hotkeys and commands, you can start by learning the easy ones and add more as you progress.

8) Know How To Communicate

To be effective in communication, you have to be conversant with the language and be in touch with others, and it is no different with LOL. First, you need to learn the language, especially the acronyms used in the LoL, such as CC for Crowd Control, CS for Creep Score, MR for Magic Resist, and Gank for Gank Kill.

Another critical aspect of communication is learning how to keep lines of communication open with your team. Even though you do not have to involve everyone in chitchats, what is crucial is sharing the vital information that will help each member and enable the entire team to win.