LoL world champion CoreJJ reveals best support tips to climb in ranked - Dexerto
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LoL world champion CoreJJ reveals best support tips to climb in ranked

Published: 7/Nov/2019 23:25 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 0:04

by Andrew Amos

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Team Liquid’s Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in is a League of Legends world champion and has a number of domestic titles to his name in NA and Korea, and now he’s sharing his tips to budding supports who are looking to improve their game.

While supports aren’t there to deal the game-winning damage, they have as big a role in the cog as the team’s hyper-carry in making sure you win the game. They help babysit fragile bot laners, are responsible for vision around objectives, and keeping the team alive in fights.

A lot of support guides just tell you to buy Boots of Mobility and roam to take advantage of low team play in solo queue, but champion support CoreJJ has broken down what you need to do to protect your carry and capitalize on enemy positioning during the laning phase.

Adrian Ha for Riot GamesCoreJJ is a world champion, and now he’s sharing his support knowledge with everyone.

Position yourself at max range and apply pressure

When positioning yourself as a support, you have to be mindful of a few things. You have to try and stay safe from free enemy poke, but you also have to be in a position where you can turn in a split second for a gank.

CoreJJ recommends positioning yourself at the max range of your engage, without being able to be poked down by the enemy. If you take too much poke damage, you will never be able to engage. But if the threat of engage is there, the enemy has to play a lot more cautiously.

If the enemy support moves around, you have to move to support your carry as well. Keeping a parallel line between your duo and the enemy duo is the best way to make sure you can keep the pressure up while protecting your own carry.

Keep a triangle between you, your carry, and the enemy

If you engage onto either the enemy carry or support, and your carry is not in range, you will instantly lose the fight. The enemy carry is likely to be in range if you are stepping into their territory, and that’s free DPS the enemy is getting over you.

That’s why CoreJJ says it’s so crucial to keep the range triangle between you, your carry, and the enemy carry. If you engage onto the enemy carry, and your carry is in the “range triangle,” you will win the fight. 

The range triangle is also a good way of positioning yourself to apply pressure and keep your ADC safe. If you can cut off the engage route for the enemy by positioning around your carry, while also keeping your own engage path open, you will have a lot more control of the lane.

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Don’t back off the wave

In no circumstances should you ever back off the wave, according to CoreJJ. Unless you are disengaging a fight, you should always be looking to stay on the same line as your carry.

Backing off the wave opens up a chance for the enemy to get position in the lane and control the wave. It also gives away ganks if you step up aggressively after being backed off. 

These tips from CoreJJ apply to any support – from Soraka to Thresh. There are slight nuances from game to game that players have to take into account, but for the most part, following these rules will make you a better support instantly.

So, if you are using support to complete that final rush to Gold for ranked rewards, or are generally just trying to hit the next tier, be sure to follow these tips every game in lane.

Esports

TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for their LCS roster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:13 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 0:19

by Alex Garton

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TSM are reportedly set to sign top laner Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon and support Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh for their 2021 LCS starting roster.

The 2020 World Championship was disappointing for TSM fans as the organization once again failed to make it out of groups. The team didn’t win a single game at the competition, finishing with a record of 0-6 in their group. Of course, this led to questions from fans on what roster changes needed to be made during the offseason.

The organization has never been afraid of making significant shifts in their roster in a bid for success. However, no one expected the retirement of star midlaner Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, a player that has been at the forefront of TSM’s brand since 2013. His position is set to be filled by Flyquest midlaner Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage.

It appears the organization will not settle with a single change and is reportedly set to sign Huni and is in talks with Worlds finalist SwordArt.

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TSM are finalizing a buyout for Huni from Evil Geniuses

TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for 2021 season

According to a report from Jacob Wolf, TSM is finalizing a buyout from Evil Geniuses for domestic toplaner Huni.

Huni will replace toplaner Sergen ‘Broken Blade’ Celik, who is rumored to be heading to the LEC to join Schalke 04. Huni’s value as an LCS toplaner has risen significantly this year as he now acquired NA residency. By signing Huni, TSM opens up a second import slot for another position.

According to a report by Pablo Suarez or ‘BloopGG’, TSM is attempting to acquire support SwordArt for their second import slot.

If the signing is secured, SwordArt will replace Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang as TSM’s support.

It is worth noting that the SwordArt move is not guaranteed. As Jacob Wolf states, there are a number of hurdles that need to be navigated by TSM including immigration policy and payments.

Overall, it’s clear TSM is making significant changes in the offseason to secure a team that can achieve both domestic and international success. With a fully revamped roster, it’ll be exciting to see what the team can achieve in the 2021 season.