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Watch A League Of Legends Vet Witness A Newcomer's Awful Debut

by Dan Ryckert on May 15, 2014 at 01:35 PM

In my 25 years of gaming, I've tried to make it a point to stay open-minded and try just about every genre out there. I've never been a sports guy, but I've spent hundreds of hours playing Madden and NFL GameDay. I used to make fun of JRPGs because I didn't think I'd like turn-based combat, but then I gave Final Fantasy X a shot and loved it. Recently, I was shocked to discover that I could get really into Hearthstone despite having no experience with CCGs. I love getting into things that I previously imagined wouldn't be for me, and I figured it's time for me to dip my toe into a quickly-growing phenomenon – MOBAs.

I downloaded League of Legends onto a work computer and started going through the tutorials. Things started out fairly smooth, and the gameplay seemed accessible enough. Then I got into my first match. As I struggled my way through my first PvP round, our PC editor Daniel Tack glanced over my shoulder on occasion and had to look away because of how terrible my newcomer skills were. After playing a couple more rounds, I decided that we should record the experience of Daniel being forced to watch me play a full game.

With Daniel, Reiner, and Jason in another room, I played League of Legends to the best of my ability. I couldn't hear them as they did commentary over the match, so no advice could be given. Can Daniel survive watching me play a full League session? Find out below.