One of the best ways to learn League of Legends is to watch high level players stream games of them as they play solo queue. There are several players that can teach you a lot about how to play different roles and lanes. Conversely, some players do not help you get better, but still have very entertaining streams. Here is a breakdown of some of the best to watch and learn from (all streams can be found on solomid.net).
ReginaId – For anyone who wants to learn how to play AP carry, I would watch Regibro stream all day. The captain of Team Solomid, ReginaId is known for his aggressive play style and high level talent in the middle lane. He is easily one of the top middle lane players in the world (in the same class as xPeke, Bigfatlp, Salce and Nyjacky) and his skills are very impressive. Watching him talk through his plays as he makes them, you will learn how to play significantly better as an AP carry.
I learned more watching ReginaId play in one night where he was playing Sion mid lane than I have watching any other player ever. He is insightful, intelligent and funny. Also, from him, I learned my favorite phrase ever, Baylife. Once you say baylife once you, will never go back.
Dyrus – Dyrus is one of the strongest top laners in the world and he has one of the most fun streams there is. His personality and his style while playing will keep you interested in the game. He is one of the funniest and goofiest streamers to watch out there. His Singed and Jax are the two best in the world and watching him troll through solo queue is a blast.
Watching him, you can learn a lot about map awareness and how to control a lane. He plays smart, rarely gets caught in the wrong spot and knows how to play the top. Plus, watching Dyrus taunt the random players in his game is worth the entire stream.
Dan Dinh – ReginaId’s brother, Dan is one of the few players that has had high level success at multiple roles in the game. From his Heimerdinger in tournament play, his jungleing and his impressive Kogmaw play in bottom lane, you can see a player who can play better than any other player in the world.
Unlike most other players, Dan is not a dick. I think watching Dan, you learn something about playing solo queue and not raging about the random bad teammates you can get. His music selection is also pretty good.
Saintvicious – Swagvicious is probably the best solo queue jungler in the world. The way Saint jungles in solo queue can teach players how to carry the game out of the jungle. Unlike TheOddOne or Dan Dinh, he is not as supporting for his team out of the jungle. He knows when to gank, how to gank and where to be at all times. His personality/drinking on stream also tend to add a lot to the fun of the stream.
I think Saint is one of the funniest streamers there is. I get more enjoyment out of watching Saint stream than probably anyone else. My roommate has complained about his voice (he does sort of sound like a middle school kid) and there are certainly arguments to be made that he is sort of just a jerk, but he makes up for it by being a blast to watch.
Chaox – Chaox is hands down the number one AD carry in the world. No one is better playing autoattackers bottom lane than he is. Two of the other best ones, Cop and Locodoco have consulted him on characters and correct bottom lane play. He is simply the best. Mechanically, no one even comes close to the quality and skill that he has.
Even still, it is hard to learn how to play AD carry bottom lane like he does. I have learned some things about positioning and understanding lane matchups watching him (mainly that Sivir beats every other lane right now). Sadly, you can’t exactly learn how to last hit all minions like he does just by watching other people play.
So there are five streamers that can help you get better at the various roles of League of Legends. Outside of these five there are certainly others that you can learn from. HotShotGG, DoubleLift, Xpecial and Elementz are all great players from great teams that can teach you a lot about playing the game. One piece of advice, it is very difficult to learn to play either position of the bottom lane simply through solo queue. If you can find streams of high level tournaments you can see high quality support players (Nhat Ngyuen, Elementz, and xpecial) play their lane.