About Matticus

Matticus is just some League of Legends player. Primary classes are AD carries. Ability to farm like a champion. When not playing League of Legends, he can be found wolfing down fried chicken or playing World of Warcraft. GM of Conquest Gaming, contributor to WoW Insider and Community Manager of Enjin.

Put Darius on the Ban List

Put Darius on the Ban List

After playing several games alongside and against Darius, I’ve witnessed first hand how devastating he can be. In the awesome ELO bracket of 1000 – 1200, it might be best to outright ban him for now. He’s been around for about a week and I’ve yet to see a top plane player last long enough […]

Tips for the Middle Lane

Tips for the Middle Lane

Ward the side bushes if you can afford it. Protect yourself against the enemy jungller. Take advantage if you push your lane too hard. Every chance you get to steal the enemy Wraith camps, you go for it. Counter-jungling will slow down their jungler and give your team that much of an advantage. Do this […]

Essentials: Last Hitting

Essentials: Last Hitting

Economy management is important. In MMO’s like WoW, player skill can play a huge different in PvP. In LoL, richer teams end up slowly gaining advantage over the long run because the better equipment helps them secure domination. Last hitting is the act of killing a minion with your attacks and spells being the lethal […]

Lane Freezing, Removing of Free Champions in Ranked, and E-Sports

Lane Freezing, Removing of Free Champions in Ranked, and E-Sports

Climbed my way back up to 4 digit ELO. Had a superb ranked game last night playing Sona with an overall record of 6/0/6 before the opposing team surrendered. It seems my Sona games go incredibly well or ridiculously bad. It’s hard to make a direct impact in engagements. It’s why I’m not the biggest […]

Counter-Jungling 101

Counter-Jungling 101

Those of you that watch my games as Udyr notice I often take risks and dive into the opposing team’s jungle with the aim of taking out their minions. There are two main benefits to doing this: My jungler gets stronger Their jungler gets weaker As games progress and if you are able to maintain […]

Essentials: Smart casting

Essentials: Smart casting

Smart casting (or Self Casting, depending on the ability) is a crucial skillset to master in League of Legends. Smart casting an ability means that you are automatically using an ability where your cursor is. If you smart cast Morgana’s Dark Binding, she will immediately fire her snare in the direction of your mouse cursor. […]

Playing Ahri, the Nine-Tails Fox

Playing Ahri, the Nine-Tails Fox

This is a guest post by IgnisPhaseOne (Summoner name: IgnisPhase1) Of all the champions I plan on writing these journal entries for, Ahri is probably the most competitive AP carry that fits my personal play style: Low to medium HP Has burst potential versatility Although other champions may fulfill the standard AP carry role better, […]

Where’s the Integrity?

Where’s the Integrity?

I am mad as hell right now. My team experienced a forfeit loss last week. Why? because we weren’t able to field a full five player roster for our team. Now under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t be as upset. It’s not the other team’s responsibility to ensure that both teams have a full and active […]

Dominion: How to Use Promote

Dominion: How to Use Promote

I admit, the first time I started using Promote, I had no idea what I was really doing with it. I would just hit it every time I was in a lane with a big creep near me. I’d get frustrated watching it just get murdered as we’d get closer to enemy nodes. It wasn’t […]

12 Tips for Dominating in Dominion

12 Tips for Dominating in Dominion

Now that the new Dominion game mode is out, I wanted to offer some general tips and gameplay advice for those just starting to duke it out in the Crystal Scar. Your position when capturing a point matters. Try to avoid stacking with the rest of your team when capturing otherwise a simple AoE effect […]