Before Gogoing’s performance at the World Championship no one considered Toplane anything else than just a really tanky support that farms top for the entire game with the exception of some teleports onto botlane to assist at dragons. Some might disagree but especially against Najin White shield his Ryze and his Irelia won games on their own. While Toplane does not have the same amount of impact, Midlane or Jungle enjoys in this Meta, there are some techniques, tricks and tips to pick the right champion, win the lane and transform that into an overall advantage for your team. This series of articles will give its reader a basic understanding about Toplane and the duties of a Toplaner especially in a Ranked 5v5 environment. I will not go in depth about solo queue since it’s not as strategic and is often just about winning the laning phase.
1. Champion choice and Lane Matchups