Baron Nashor, in case you don’t know, is a big purple monster who lives in the jungle in Summoner’s Rift — the main map in ludicrously popular online multiplayer game League of Legends. Over the course of a game, both five-person teams try to kill baron in order to gain powerful team-wide buffs that help carry them to victory.
There’s always a risk in trying to kill baron, though. Clever opponents will contest the kill by trying to ambush the team attack baron. Or better yet, one clever opponent will sneak in and snipe the beast for that one last portion of its health bar — reaping all the rewards of the kill and driving the enemy team crazy in the process.
A successful steal usually looks something like this, therefore:
In a League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) game between the North American pro teams Team Liquid and Team SoloMid (TSM) played over the weekend, Team Liquid player Piglet pulled off a similarly triumphant baron steal. The catch? He did so completely blind.
Holy shit. He couldn’t even see the damn thing!
There was probably a good deal of luck involved in Piglet shooting off his baron-killing rocket at just the right moment. But at the same time, Team SoloMid’s jungler Santorin should have used his powerful “Smite” spell to kill the baron before Piglet even had a chance to attempt such an audacious steal in the first place.
LCS fans understandably lost their shit after seeing such an unpredictable and epic moment unfold.
When Piglet goes and tells his bff Impact about his baron steal. pic.twitter.com/LmaS4jbdr1
— Janice 'erby' Li (@erbyTV) July 12, 2015
Piglet watching his Baron steal "OHHHH I'M SO GOOD!!" pic.twitter.com/yLgqbv6m3J
— 할MEO니 (@stardust1312) July 13, 2015
GG, Piglet. GGWP.