Play the champion you love even if it’s not the META

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Don’t be afraid to find and play the right champion in League of Legends even if it’s not the META. Play what you love and more often than not, you’ll find success.

We’ve all been there before. Whether you’re new to League of Legends or bored with your current champion pool, we’ve all at one point thought about playing other champions. For those of you that are unfamiliar, the META stands for who are the strongest champions at the time whose abilities are strong and are able to win a lot of matches.

Case in point, I’ve been faced with an interesting problem in League of Legends. For a while now and most of Season 7, I’ve stuck to the top and mid lane as my main roles. My champions were Mordekaiser in the top and Vel’Koz in the mid lane. My backups were Cho’Gath and Karthus, respectively.

After a while, it just wasn’t working out for me. Since Season 7 is just about to be over, I decided to change things up and go back to the drawing board. I’ve decided to now specialize in the support and ADC roles. For my support champions, I’ve decided to play Vel’Koz and have Fiddlesticks as a backup. For my ADC champions, I’m going with Varus and have Jhin as a backup.

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After I made my final decisions based on the champions I’d like to play, I started letting friends know and even posted on my personal Facebook page about it. I can’t begin to tell you how many people hit me with why my champion choices are bad because they’re not META, broken, or aren’t good at all.

While I appreciated all the feedback, I realized something that a lot of other Summoners face when they’re presented with such situations. As long as you play the champions you’d enjoy and don’t mind mastering them to the point where you can play them well, it’ll easily show in the results.

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Always remember, when you’re having fun with a champion you love, you’ll only get better with practice and playing them exclusively. It’ll take time and patience but don’t be afraid to play champions you enjoy, even if everyone is making faces at you because you’ve selected an unpopular pick or especially those that aren’t in the current META. From professional Esports players and even coaches, they always preach the same message of playing the champions that interest you the most because, at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.