C/D: Breaking the Meta can (sometimes) lead your team to victory

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2 years ago#1
Well can it? - Results (246 votes)
Yes, breaking the Meta will almost always lead to victory
5.28% (13 votes)
Breaking the meta often brings a win
13.01% (32 votes)
Sometimes, it can really go either way.
69.51% (171 votes)
Rarely, breaking the Meta usually results in a loss
11.79% (29 votes)
Never. Breaking the Meta screws over your team and you will lose.
0.41% (1 votes)
This poll is now closed.
The meta being Solo Top, Solo Mid, ADC + Support Bot and a Jungler.

I'd have to go with Sometimes. I've seen instances where the other team has played in a manner that forced us to play atypical or unusal lanes for the champs we had (duo top, duo mid, solo bot, no jungle), and while it made for an extremely annoying match, we did eventually win. I can see how sometimes something like this would work, if you made it so, say, you had to bring your support and your Bruiser top instead of having your support go to bot lane or something.
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2 years ago#2
How is this even a question.
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2 years ago#3
Yeah, obviously. I've lost to a team with two junglers before.
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2 years ago#4
most people arent good enough for the meta to be relevant.
2 years ago#5
Sometimes, it can really go either way.

People take the meta way too seriously, at least in normals. I've lost to a team with Volibear/Singed duo bot, and I've won where we had AS Lulu/Gangplank duo top while it was Ezreal/Zac bot
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2 years ago#6
It depends heavily. The thing with breaking the meta is this: you don't break the meta just for the sake of breaking the meta. In order to do it effectively, you need to understand the meta enough to know its weaknesses, and exploit those weakness via breaking it.
2 years ago#7
i've lost to teams with support pantheon and i've beat teams when i had jungle katarina.

generally, the more skilled/coordinated/positive team will win.

Katarina may not have jungle sustain or CC, but if the other team is dumb and doesn't ward and has no interrupts for her ult, she can still carry.

And if I'm left alone as adc with a pantheon lane and our jungler is afk farming or repeatedly getting himself killed in the enemy jungle, and im getting outplayed by really smart initiations, that pantheon support's kill potential could snowball the game pretty hard.
2 years ago#8
The meta is more than just lane positions too.
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2 years ago#9
Teamed play... Perhaps

Solo Q... definitely not the place for it.
2 years ago#10
Only if backdooring counts, since you arent team fighting
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