Hoo boy, This one was a mess.
To give some context, my previous match had DCed me in a way that meant I couldn't get back into the match, and we ended up losing because of it. I'd been in Bronze 4 before, so I had one free win in my promos. That meant I had this match and this match only to get out of bronze 5 (again) and make my way further up the ranked ladder.
One thing to note is that while Shyvana builds AD, she also does a ton of magic damage (16036 physical damage compared to 12363 magic damage on champions) owing largely to her W. I was extremely worried going into this game because we didn't have any real source of physical damage. On top of that, this was maybe my third game with Shyvana since her rework (not counting two remade games) so I was a little unsure of myself. Shyv isn't very complex, but that doesn't mean she's impossible to screw up. (I screw up more than once in this video, though I've gotta say I love where I kill Shaco at bottom tower)
And of course, we got an ADC Teemo who said nothing in champ select. So, ya know. Not a lot of good signs.
We got their blue early (fun fact: I apparently took more of the enemy's jungle creeps than our own) which I offered to Yorick but he declined; Shyv doesn't need blue at all but she does need the exp. I ended up camping top in the early game (a little) because our mid got fed and I didn't think I could help bot. However, a side effect was that Yorick ended up pushing insanely hard, something I didn't realize until Yorick thanked me for it ('the yorick push is real') so we took their top inhibitor fairly quickly. On top of that, Malzahar was getting fed because of several bad Shaco ganks, so mid tower fell even before that.
I thought bot was doing badly, but I was wrong; they'd managed to keep themselves together at 'not good but not feeding', if that makes sense. Teemo and Lulu were dying quite a bit but they managed to keep their tower alive and bring down theirs.
Looking back, our team was never as far behind as it felt while we were playing, but it still felt tense and exciting all the way through. When they got Baron I thought the game was about to turn around, and it may very well have if we'd screwed up. What a way to end a promotional!
If any of you guys are watchin' this, thanks for the fun game. Even you, Shaco ;)
Overview Link: http://matchhistory.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/#match-details/NA1/2411732434/49640707?tab=overview
Game: League of Legends