In this episode, sOAZ analyses a replay where he plays as Aatrox to showcase how to use the map and play the macro game throughout the mid-game. The minimap is the best tool to use to gain information outside of what you can see on your screen. Whenever you have downtime, glance at the minimap and look at what is happening on the other side of the map. After taking the top tower, sOAZ pushes the lane top, and instead of backing off, he sticks for one more wave so Rengar can finish off the rift herald. Pushing waves gives sOAZ space to move around the map when his teleport is down and help his team secure more objectives.
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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.