Originally Posted by Warm One
I took his statement to imply more than basic general tactics, which is how it is connected to higher elo. If he did mean his words as you say, (saying it is impossible for him to matter late game), then obviously he'd be wrong.
But when people say they'll get work on time tomorrow for sure, that doesn't mean they are saying that literally; as in a meteor crashing into their car randomly on the freeway, yet still somehow getting on time. They mean that in the sense of, "I'll do what is reasonable to ensure that I'll be on time for work tomorrow".
At some point you have to assume what others are implying, otherwise we'd have to carefully structure every sentence in a long format. He's basically (as by what I assume) saying Teemo sucks late game in-general compared to other champs, has much less a chance to carry, and be viable in high elo. It can be all of that, or one of that, or something else. But to think he means literally "CANNOT EVERY HELP LATE-GAME" is pushing it.
Except that's what it looks like. There's no mention of what game type, ELO level, etc, just "post-20 min, Teemo is worthless."
So, again, I simply gave some evidence of at least one player doing well with Teemo post-20 min on a consistent basis, proven again with my last 3 games with Teemo (normal), a win at 41 min (8/0/11), a loss at 51 min (12/13/18) and a win at 55 min (11/2/15).
My record of past games, both ranked and normal, can't simply be "everyone else sucked" when I'm getting such consistent numbers. My evidence displays that Teemo can, consistently, push into late game and still do well, which is anti- his original statement.
Whether or not this holds up in higher ELOs is yet to be seen due to his low level of use and his arguable place of viability.
I think, perhaps, I'm maybe just one of those few rare good Teemo players.