Wouldn’t it be great to play with people who don’t shout at you for picking the wrong lane with a particular champion, and instead help guide you to become a better player? Or maybe you’re already quite good, and are playing League and want to join a team that can help you climb the ranks. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a better time in League of Legends if you’re in a full team; one where everyone has a specific skill, and complement you as a player.
You may already have a team, and just need that one extra person to make it whole. Whether you’re looking a team to join or scouting for one person to join yours, or looking for casual player vs. player matches, or wanting to ascend to the Challenger tier, then this is the guide for you.
Whether you’re a tanking top laner, leading mid laner, farming bot laner, or ganking jungler, there’ll always be a team in need of your services. Finding one that’s as right for you as it is for them is where the fun begins, and by fun, we mean trouble. If you’re looking for a specific role for your already almost perfect team, you’ll still have trouble finding a player that’s just right for you. We can boil this guide down to three main ingredients; having realistic expectations, being persistent, and utilizing the greatest tool of them all; Teamfind.
Odds are, when you join a match by yourself, the four other people on your team aren’t going to be saints. While there are some gems in the community, there are also a lot of nasty people (come on, we all know how bloodthirsty the community can be), and you’re powerless to defend yourself other than type angrily on your keyboard as revenge. Acknowledging and reciprocating hate is something we don’t recommend. Instead, play the game how you know how to play it and learn from your mistakes. There’ll be a time where you’ll fit right in, and the remaining players will praise you for your experience or even just your attitude. These are the kinds of people you want to stay connected to, and then you can gauge whether or not they have a team and are looking for someone, or if you can even start a team yourself with them.
While it’s easy to pick up League of Legends and know the basics, mastery is a whole other ball game. Don’t expect to join a serious team if you just aren’t experienced enough. We recommend playing against A.I. until you're around level ten to avoid smurfs. That way, when you start PVP, you won’t get obliterated and have the loss of the match solely blamed on you. Only with time and experience with various roles and champions will you find your groove, and when you’re comfortable with how you play, can then start looking for interest at teams who are in need of a player like you.
If you’ve been following these steps, then you’re well on your way to either joining a team, or finding someone to join your own team. Either way, there’s one final tool needed to get you there, and luckily for you, it’s free and easy to use. It’s called Teamfind, and is our very own way of connecting teams to players, and even teams or players to coaches. Everything’s here for you to find people with the same mindset and way of playing as you.
First thing’s first, you can’t do much without signing up. You’ll choose your game, (League of Legends in this case) and then fill out your biography and the ‘Experience’ box. Do not under-appreciate this field. It is crucial. It’s a cover letter of sorts. If you don’t impress people with this opening line, then they aren’t going to delve further into your profile. Go on, wow everyone with how good you are at the game.
The lobby is the place to be to check out any recent activity. Here, you’ll find new players and teams registering regularly, as well as any new posts from them.
The ‘Players’ tab houses all the posts players are making in bids to join teams. This is where you want to be if you’re a team searching for some new talent. Here, you can filter the posts so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. There a lot of eager players posting, and as a team, it can be hard keeping track of all the ones you're interested in. Thankfully keeping tabs is made easy with the shortlisting function Teamfind offers. After viewing a post you’re interested in, just click ‘shortlist’ on the left, and you can come back to them at any time from the dashboard without having to sift through all the new posts. You also have the feature of instant messaging and voice calling at your disposal if you want to learn a bit more information from the player.
As opposed to the ‘Players’ tab, this is the place to be if you’re searching for a team to join. Again, you can filter results here to match the team’s requirements to what you can offer.
This is a great place if you’re a player who just isn’t finding success with your team joining applications. Coaches will help you acquire the skill you need to stand out in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to send them a message!
You’re going to want to stand out when looking for a team. The player post function allows you to do just that, and grab the attention of teams that are scouting. You’ll have to go to your dashboard, which is accessible by clicking your username at the top right, and then clicking ‘Make a Player Post’.
There are a few fields you need to fill out here if you want to see results. You can customize your post accordingly based on the type of experience you want to have with League of Legends. Whether it be casual or competitive, you’ll be sure to find people with the same ways of playing as you.
If you’re looking to join a competitive team, then make sure you write that in the ‘What are you looking for?’ field, but don’t forget to mention why you’d be needed, also. Obviously the more you can play, the more eyes you’ll have on you, so try to free up your availability as much as possible.
If you’re looking to play the game, and have fun with no strings attached, then let people know. The last thing you want is players asking you to help them climb the ranks in leagues, only for them to realize you don’t even know what that is.
With roles, you’ll have a bigger chance of being recruited if you can master multiple ones, but you don’t want to be the Jack of all trades and master of none, here. Each role requires thousands of hours of practice if you want to be considered good at it, so focus on your strengths, and select only one role if you have to. You may think it minimizes your chances of joining a team, but if they see you’ve dedicated all your time to mastering a role they need, that’s a big plus.
Now, if you’re a team, posting works much the same way. It’s accessible from the dashboard, and there are a lot of fields to fill out here to garner the best results. There’s a fine line between sounding too intimidating, but also too open. It’s a hassle filtering out a ton of application requests, but having a ton is better than having none. Have an open welcome, but be direct with what you want.
Proudly, we offer this service for free, and many teams, players, and coaches have benefited greatly from it. If you do want more flexibility with the functions of Teamfind, we offer a subscription service that allows you to bump posts - as opposed to creating new ones - as well as have the ability to have two times larger and highlighted posts. There are also other useful features that’ll help you make the most of the service, such as group calling. Additionally, you won’t see any advertising. Costing less than $50 a year, joining is definitely something to consider if you’re serious about getting into the world of competitive play, or even if you’re just looking for new and fun people to play with.
Play as often as you can, meet as many people as possible, utilize Teamfind, have a positive outlook, and you’ll find a team best suited to you, or if you are already in a team, will find the last member to aid you in your dominance. Good luck.