Ranked Edge: Get Better at League of Legends

League of Legends is as competitive as ever, and summoners are looking for every edge available to get better and win more games. On “The Ranked Edge Podcast”, host Zach aka “Staticz” interviews the world’s highest ranking and professional LoL players to figure out how they ascended to the top of the ranked ladder. Guests share their top tips, techniques, and strategies on how to improve as a MOBA player, the resources and gear they use to dominate online gaming, and the mindset they need to compete at the highest level so that YOU can learn from the pros and optimize your own game. It’s all about getting better and climbing the ladder, and this podcast is the BEST way for you to improve your League game during your daily commute, workout, and day-to-day grind. With enough practice and determination, this could be your first trip on your way to Master, Challenger, or even the LCS! For more info and all of the ways you can connect with us, visit
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Aug 11, 2016

In Episode 17, I sit down with my good friend and LCS enthusiast/super fan, Brad. Brad has guest blogged over at several times this summer and brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the professional game. He makes excellent insights and points and backs them up with facts.

We preview the first 2 NA LCS playoff matchups, C9 vs NV and CLG vs TL, analyzing the matchups in each lane and the teams overall.

Staying true to the Ranked Edge style, we also discuss why you, as a ranked player, should be watching the playoffs and point out players, matchups, and strategies that you should be looking for and studying to help improve your own game.

Aug 4, 2016

In this Episode, Challenger and Coach Loki49 (formerly 54bomb99) returns to discuss how to win in patch 6.15.


We start by going over the tower changes which prevent lane swaps and change emphasis on botlane. We also discuss nerfs to Braum and Hecarim, why you should be playing Jarvan, Kassadin, and Sona, and much more.


Loki49, AKA Adam (and formerly known as 54bomb99) is a great coach that always brings unparalleled knowledge and insight. Check out his previous appearances in Episodes 6, 11, 12, and 15.


Adam is available to help you with 1 on 1 coaching on lol-coaching, so check that out if you're ready to take your game to the next level!

Jul 26, 2016

In Today's Episode, Challenger, high-level coach, and friend of the show 54bomb99 returns to discuss all things Patch 6.14.

We go over all of the changes in the patch and specifically go into detail on how to play the new Ryze, how to carry with Viktor, Malzahar, Leona, Sona, and much more.

54bomb99, AKA Adam, is a great coach and he always brings the goods. Like his previous appearances (Episodes 6, 11, and 12) he gives us a ton of value and advice on how to win this patch. Adam is available to help you with 1 on 1 coaching on lol-coaching, so check that out if you're ready to take your game to the next level!

Adam is available to help you with 1 on 1 coaching on lol-coaching, so check that out if you're ready to take your game to the next level!

Jul 19, 2016

Today in Episode 14, Zazuu (Danyon Togia) returns to go over the top 5 mistakes players make when trying to climb the ranked ladder. Zazuu is a Challenger, coach, and YouTuber.


Danyon is a fantastic coach with excellent mindset and gameplay insights for players of all levels. His blunt, funny, and relatable style is one of my favorite ways to learn about League.

Danyon previously appeared in Episode 10 so make sure to check that out too:

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Jul 12, 2016

In Episode 13, I chat with NovaXT AKA Ernie from the League of Legends Anonymous Podcast. Ernie is a Platinum level ADC/Mid main and statistical guru for the LOLA podcast.

He has a very high level of game knowledge and drops a lot of value bombs throughout the episode. We discuss goal setting properly to help you climb the ranked ladder, and Malzahar tips in the mid lane.

Jul 5, 2016

In Episode 12, 54bomb99 returns to provide expert analysis on all changes in Patch 6.13. We discuss power swings and meta changes this patch and give you advice on who to play, how to play them, and who to avoid in order to climb the ranked ladder in 6.13.

54bomb99 has previously appeared in Episodes 6 and 11 of Ranked Edge. He is a multi-time Challenger Tier player specializing in mid lane and jungle. He's been a shot caller on several amateur teams, and is now one of the highest rated coaches on Check out his coaching services now!

Jun 28, 2016

In Episode 11, 54bomb99 returns to the podcast to breakdown all of the changes in Patch 6.12. We discuss the current meta's sleeper picks and must-bans and set you up with all of the info you need to succeed in your ranked play in the current patch.

54bomb99 first appeared in Episode 6 of Ranked Edge. He is a multi-time Challenge Tier player both in the mid lane and the jungle. He's been a shot caller on several amateur teams, and now is one of the highest rated coaches on Check out his coaching services today!

Jun 21, 2016

In Episode 10, I have a great time hanging out with Zazuu, a Challenger Tier ADC and Jungle main from New Zealand.

His IRL name is Danyon Togia and he has a YouTube channel of the same name where he shares great tips and strategies to help players improve.

Listen to learn how Danyon went from an easily tilted player who punched his furniture in frustration to the cool, calm, and collected Challenger player he is today.

In this episode, we discuss how to counter gank effectively, improving your Ezreal play, having the work ethic to improve, and keeping your ego in check.

Jun 14, 2016

In Episode 9, I chat with Lost Time Memory, a Master Tier mid/jungle main and streamer on Twitch. He is a frequent contributor to r/summonerschool on reddit, and is the perfect proof-of-concept as he used the subreddit to climb frome Bronze 3 all the way to Master.

We discuss playing Zed and other assassins in the mid lane to snowball and have maximum impact on the game, Zed nerfs in recent patches, Viktor, Azir, and the Collegiate League of Legends scene.

Jun 7, 2016

In Episode 8, I interview Prohibit, a multi-time Challenger tier player that has played on several high profile Challenger teams and hit rank 1 on the 5v5 challenger ladder in both season 3 and season 4. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he’s a well respected coach through, where he boasts a 5-Star rating and very positive reviews. We discuss techniques to improve your game knowledge and become a strong player. Learn how one mindset shift can cause you to jump several tiers in the ranked ladder very quickly.


May 31, 2016

In Episode 7, I interview sam "JustCasual" Han, the owner and host of the League of Legends Anonymous Podcast, a weekly LoL Podcast and community for addicted players where the hosts love to talk about League and interact with the community.

On this episode, we discuss overcoming adversity and climbing the ranked ladder, even if you are a person with limited time to play the game.

Check out the show on iTunes, speccifcally Episode 102 where I am a guest and we discuss topics like Taliyah and the Elemental Dragons.

May 24, 2016

In Episode 6, I interview 54bomb99, a multi-time Challenge Tier player both in the mid lane and the jungle. He's been a shot caller on several amateur teams, and now is one of the highest rated coaches on (5 star rating after 90 reviews!!).

In addition to covering his experience as a player, we cover the entire mid-season update: Adam goes over all of the mage changes and gives advice on optimal build paths and play styles with the new items, as well as dropping some opinions and advice on the elemental dragons and removal of devourer.

May 17, 2016

In Episode 5, I interview James Lattman, a multi-time Challenger Tier player. He’s a professional ADCarry that’s played for several high level teams including Team Dragon Knights during the 2015 Summer Split of the NA LCS, and several NA Challenger Series teams. We discuss topics such as overcoming stress, working on your mental health, improving optimally, and being a beneficial force on your team.

May 10, 2016

Episode 004 is here, where I have a fun chat with Ponderous Sealion, the host of League of Legends Radio… A weekly League of Legends Podcast that features great tips, product reviews, game updates, and interviews with some of the top players in the world. Check out his show on iTunes (I'm on episode 47!).

Apr 27, 2016

For Episode 003, I talk with Lohpally, a multi-time Challenger Tier support player and shot caller for several high-profile challenger teams over the last few years. Lohpally gives us an amazing look into the world of pro-play, and we discuss incremental improvement, taking 100% scenarios, zombie syndrome, and playing with a purpose.

Apr 27, 2016

Episode 002 has landed with BMXSpecks, a Season 5 and 6 Challenger jungler with aspirations of hitting rank 1 in dynamic queue as well as making it to the LCS soon. In this episode, we discuss setting realistic and achievable goals, in-game confidence, how to re-focus when tilted, and lots of great tips for the mindset we need to improve and climb the ranked ladder.

Apr 27, 2016

Episode 001 is here with S5 Master Tier Support, Twitch streamer, and Leona expert Ioki. Ioki streams high-elo support play daily, offers low cost coaching and analysis, and pumps out a TON of value-packed posts on reddit in the SummonerSchool sub. I’m thrilled to have him as the first guest of The Ranked Edge Podcast.

Apr 27, 2016

Episode 000 is a short prelude episode to start things off by introducing myself, providing everyone a quick description of the show, and sharing some of my goals and aspirations with you. On Ranked Edge, I interview top ranked League of Legends players weekly so that you can learn and improve your game.