Hello all, I am IndieSmack, a relatively unknown player of 2 years of League and over the years I have noticed a relatively bad and somewhat disturbing trend in League. That trend is the whole "calling your position" trend.
Now don't get me wrong, calling your position in game is actually a good thing, with people knowing what you may be best at. However I have noticed the community takes this trend too far, with most players that I at least have played with, believing that if you call your lane, it is your 1000% right to play that lane. Now I usually do not call my lane, which take that how you see it as either a good or bad thing, and I just play whatever I feel like playing if I am either first pick or up towards the higher end of the pick order, and if I am at the bottom of the pick order I just play whatever is needed.
I personally believe that the pick order that you are given should be valued equally or even higher than what people call. I have a rune page for multiple champions for every lane and every position in the game, and I can take on any role that I am needed to take on.
However, not everyone ad-hears to this idea, and when I am first pick and I, say pick mid from someone who calls it, I am usually met with some variation of the following: "YOU F**KING ASSH**E! I CALLED MID AND YOU TOOK IT FROM ME! I DON'T HAVE A PAGE FOR ANY OTHER LANE OTHER THAN MID! F**K THIS S**T I'MA TROLL!"
In my mind, the fact of the matter is that if I want to play mid, and I am a higher pick than you, I will pick mid. Call me an ass, call me scum, call me a b**ch, whatever you wish to call me, I believe that pick order is more important than calling a position. Sometimes the pros some of us love to follow don't get to play their preferred lane in solo queue, but you don't see them trolling others on their streams. You never see someone like OddOne or Stvicious going "MOTHER F**KER STOLE MY JUNGLE! whelp time to troll!"
What I am trying to get at is this those who read my post, Please be ready to play any lane in solo queue, because it has been proven that even if you are a professional league player, you won't get your preferred lane 100% of the time. So please don't troll if you get your lane, don't be an ass to the person who took your lane, just be a good sport and just play another lane.