If you’re into watching League of Legends streams and are learning the game, it’s good to maximize your time on Twitch.tv by choosing streamers that give instructional commentary while they play. Because an ever-deeper understanding of decision-making is one of the most important factors to getting better at LoL.
Some streamers are kind of quiet and chilled, others kind of silly and entertaining. But for learning, it’s tough to beat a good commentary. And for that reason, we’ve started this list of our favorite League of Legends Twitch streamers that talk through their game and have a focus on helping you improve.
Top lane: SickMotionLoL
If you play top lane, check out SickMotion. He often discusses item choices, what went wrong or mistakes made after bad engages and other practical insights you can take away and apply in your own game. He also recently announced plans to take his stream in a more instructional/teaching direction, so it’ll be even better for mastering this role.
Mid lane: Plasma_Lemon
Plasma Lemon mains Orianna in mid and gives a lot of matchup commentary while he’s playing. Even if you don’t play this champion, you’ll hear this LoL streamer talk a lot about his opponent’s mistakes and errors he sees people make with that champion in general. You can still learn a lot about mid lane, not to mention get a better idea of how to play against this PiTA control mage.
Jungle: Night blue 3
Nightblue3 is an amazing jungler with a popular stream for the role. He’s super entertaining to watch and creates killer highlight videos full of memes and anime on his YouTube channel, too. Watching the way this master ganker roams the map and chooses his matchups is so inspiring, it’s almost enough to make me want to switch role.
LoLGeranimo is good to watch for beginner ADCs because he gives very specific chat on aspects such as mana usage, power spikes, positioning and other game fundamentals. It’s great to hear decision-making on these factors during the laning phase, and then on more macro concepts such as objective prioritization and map control as the game unfolds.
Krepo is an ex-professional League of Legends player who you may also have seen on the official analyst desk for tournaments. As a pro analyst, Krepo has excellent game insights and gives continuous commentary throughout, unless you see the [tryhard] tag on stream which typically means he’s focusing a little more on winning. You can learn a lot about the support role here in general, and if you’re a Bard main, you’re in for a treat.
Other LoL streams for learning
Once you bookmark the streamer for your particular role from the list above, also check out this list of “one trick pony” streamers published on Reddit. Good commentary is great for learning, and so is watching someone play your main champion who’s mastered it to a high degree. Check out the strat’s they use, the item builds, combos and positioning.
For general learning, here are some excellent League Twitch streams, several of which have solid YouTube channels so you’ve got more content to watch when your favorite streamers are offline.
PhyLoL plays a lot of ADC and also jungle. He’s definitely one of the chattiest League streamers around and he also has an excellent YouTube channel where he makes a lot of content that’s aimed at beginners improving League play. You’ll find videos on how to improve chances of climbing ranks and how to deal with specific types of champions such as immobile ADCs and other sub groups.
Wingsofdeathx is a long-standing and popularly League streamer. He’s an excellent player with instructional chat who’s very interactive with the audience, often engaging in debates around League of Legends topics, which, along with his high-level play, means you can pick up a lot about the game.
Doublelift is a pro player from Team SoloMid and also has a popular stream with lots of explanation on play. It’s pretty cool listening to professionals relay their choices. He’s not afraid to express his opinion on the current state of the game and other useful League insights. It’s a chilled and instructional stream from a top-tier player who’s even willing to answer questions from chat, too.
Redmercy has a pretty entertaining stream and is also a very good Zed and Yasuo player. We’ve mentioned his videos before and are recommending him again just because he has such a good YouTube channel for anyone learning LoL.
Finally comes BrickyOrchid8. At the time of writing, he’s been playing some other games than League of Legends but he definitely has an entertaining and informative stream. Likewise, he’s got an excellent YouTube channel for learning LoL, so definitely check that out. The “So you want to maim…” series is a good place to start.
Add your favorite streamer to the list
If you have a favorite instructional streamer you think’s a good addition to the list for people learning the LoL, let us know in the comments and we’ll consider adding it.