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Long Live the Meta

January 20th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you’re still skeptical of eSports as a thing, check out the amazing technical skill of xPeke from Fnatic at the second day of IEM Katowice.

Having the presence of mind to think of a strategy and execute it under stress is a remarkable skill for any competitor, and you should rightfully be impressed.

Season 3 is heralding some pretty amazing plays already, and it’s going to be week after week of this sort of thing. Look for unorthodox strategies, radical ideas, and a whole lot of skill. The meta is dead.

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  1. Kynelwynn
    January 20th, 2013 at 23:13 | #1

    Is meta dead? Honestly? There’s no match ups that will be considered ‘good’? No ‘must buy’ items for a character in a specific order of purchase? I would hesitate to say meta is dead instead of ‘don’t rely on speculation when skill is still a factor.’

  2. January 22nd, 2013 at 22:45 | #2

    Well, the meta game used to be very “One person top lane playing a bruiser, mid lane is an AP champ, ADC and support bot, and someone jungling.”

    But in this game, we had an AP carry as a support for Fanatic, a bruiser went mid, Armor Penetration is really key, and Peke took teleport, which is itself a little weird. It’s just been a lot of growth and redefinition of what’s conventional since it’s the beginning of the season.

  1. January 22nd, 2013 at 23:54 | #1