League of Legends: 4 different views between Esports and Amateur gamers (part 2)
What makes ordinary video games considered Esports is thanks to the professional arena. There was a different game there, but the pro players didn’t really say how different it was, even popular gamers just thought they were more like gaming geniuses than ordinary people. However, things are a lot more complicated and in the latest video of YouTuber Exil, former player MikeYoung talked about this issue.
The single rank is to train the ability to fight to save the whole team
One of the most different things between single rank and playing as a team is the ability to communicate. Sadly, at the solo queue level of League of Legends, this is not nearly possible. You can only see ping, even people who scold on the chat frame. Nobody says what you need to build, how do you move or gank setup, target phase.
Meanwhile for professional gamers, the flow of information and above all, the ability to communicate between gamers is paramount. This is not possible in a single rank. Therefore, every time you see a streamed proplayer, you can understand that they are trying to test some new builds, but it has no specific purpose of climbing the rank.
The gap between professional level and single rank will narrow if there is voice chat
One of the most notable shares that player Mike Yung shared in the video above is that he thinks that the player’s level will be much higher if LoL gives voice chat. It means you can talk to your teammates in a single rank.
Even Mike Yung himself said that he wanted to show his teammates how to setup targets or control the map, but without voice chat, everything is impossible. Typing on the chat frame is too time-consuming.
This is probably a feature that Riot Games has overlooked but it is what makes gamers progress extremely quickly. Have you ever wondered why Faker could win the world at 16?
Natural talent is, of course, it is, but being able to communicate and train in a professional environment with very good teammates and coaches is what helps him to progress quickly.
It is the lack of communication ability that makes the level between single rank and proplayer more and more spaced. Conventional gamers are stuck on the spot, while professional players are trained among a series of players so they are even better at it.
This is of course common in other eSports games but for LoL, this gap is the greatest.