Earlier this year, the pro League of Legends team Team SoloMid (TSM) was sorely embarrassed when one of their opponents stole a baron right out from under them — with a blind shot, no less — during a tournament game. Now, they have finally had their revenge. Sort of.
During the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) semifinals this weekend, the TSM player Jason “WildTurtle” Tran managed to kill the big scary-looking monster Baron Nashor while the enemy team was trying to kill it in order to reap the sweet, sweet team-wide rewards that come from doing so. Surprise Baron steals happen all the time in League, of course. What made this one impressive is that he stole baron by shooting it with a long-range missile while he was still in mid lane and couldn’t even see the thing.
Watch the play in action here:
At the beginning of the season, WildTurtle had performed a similarly bonkers stunt, only that time he sniped the dragon with the same long-range rocket attack — the other big scary monster in League that sits opposite to the baron on the bottom half of the map.
I think this officially makes WildTurtle the king of long-shot, probably-not-gonna-make-it-but-screw-it-I’m-gonna-try-anyways hail mary shots in League of Legends.