Ranged champions usually have an advantage over their melee counterparts in the top lane. In this episode, sOAZ explains how to abuse the bushes in the top lane to survive as melee vs.ranged. sOAZ picks Shen into Kennen and uses the bushes in the top lane to secure most of the CS in the first waves. He then plays safe and waits for the wave to crash into his tower so he can safely secure creep score. Playing as melee, you will be at a disadvantage, but the bush allows you to safely secure some CS and win trades if the enemy decides to face-check you.
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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.