What is a LoL PUG?
I'm assuming since you got this far, you know what LoL is. PUGs on the other hand, are a bit more obscure. In today's society where the game does all the matchmaking itself, many of you young'ns probably think a PUG is an ugly dog (it is). PUGs offer an environment unlike any built in matchmaking.
Have you ever:
- Wanted to communicate with your team more effectively?
- Felt that you get matched with terrible players?
- Wanted to improve your play so you aren't one of those terrible players?
- Gotten mad at 7 year old Brazilian kids?
If any of those are true, PLAY A PUG!
How do I play?
LoL PUGs are run on the VOIP client Mumble, so the only requirement is a microphone. Having a microphone is the best way to communicate, and is part of what sets PUGs apart from public games. After joining the Mumble server, you will...
- Join the role that you wish to play.
- If there are enough players to start a game (at least 10), captains will be selected, or volunteer, to pick teams.
- Captains should be more experienced players who understand team composition. Captains should also pick to win. Stacking teams will make games boring.
- Team 1 captain will pick first through roles, and a moderator will move people to their teams.
- Once teams are picked, Team 1 captain sets up the custom match and invites the opposing captain. After that, each captain is in charge of getting their players in the game.
- The game starts, and an epic game ensues.
- After the game is done, say gg and hop up to the "Just Played" channel. Stay there until everybody in roles has been picked. This allows everybody to play eventually.
- Repeat and enjoy.