How well your laning phase goes will often dictate how good of a game you will have. In this episode, SOAZ goes in-depth into the laning phase in the top lane and shows how to secure yourself an advantage and win the lane. Trading is an excellent way to weaken your opponent so you can all in on him or to set up your jungler to gank. Generally, the best time to go in for a trade would be when the enemy is getting closer to secure CS. Before engaging in a trade with the enemy champion, pay attention to mana costs, levels, minion advantage, spells, and summoner cooldowns. A quick look at the minimap can also save you from making a mistake if you can track the enemy jungler before engaging.
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1. SOAZ INTRODUCTION
Paul "sOAZ" Boyer has been playing competitive League of Legends ever since its debut more than seven years ago. He's attended Worlds 6 times, making it out of groups multiple times and even taking home second place in 2018. As one of the most established western top laners, sOAZ will teach you everything you need to know about League of Legends in this course.
9. WAVE CONTROL
Hard pushing the second wave is a great way to ensure you get it to bounce back to you by the three-minute mark, letting you ward and play safe. In this episode, sOAZ explains how to manage your wave control and provides an in-depth analysis of how and when to fast and slow push waves or set up freezes.
15. INFLUENCING THE MAP
When basing, taking a look at where your waves and opponents are will provide vital information that will allow you to decide on a strategy and decide what to do next in the match. In this episode, sOAZ explains how to influence the minimap and how to play the macro-game from the top lane.