Thought I'd write a brief post on breaking the meta or metagame.
To do this though, you need to know what the metagame is in the first place. You may think you do, but you probably don't. Why? Because most people have this false notion that the metagame is the "best" way to play. It's not.
Here's the definition of a metagame in League of Legends. Are you ready?
The meta is a commonly agreed upon strategy largely viewed to be slightly more effective than all others.
That's it. That's all it is. Not the "best". Not the "only way". Just something people can use as a baseline to get a functional team going within 2 minutes.
So how do you use this to your advantage in Bronze?
Well, frankly, in Bronze, meta doesn't really matter... Remember intermediate bots are, on average, better than your teammates. Let them adhere to the meta. You can then break it and harvest the enemy's souls ruthlessly.
How do you do this?
Be creative. By definition, anything I tell you here could become the meta - it's a public blog. In theory, though.... I could give you one example I use if you'd like.
Jarvan IV + Vel'Koz bot lane.
WHAT IS THIS MADNESS???
No support!? NO ADC!?!?!? WTF???
And guess what. It works almost Every. Single. Time. In bronze.
Try it out ;-)
The only downside to this is your teammates WILL BITCH if you fail, or if they notice what's going on. Other than that though it works hysterically well.