There are three lanes on the Summoner’s Rift, but five champions so the Jungler will spend most of their time between the lanes in the area of the map called the jungle. The primary reason for having a Jungler is to utilise the largest amount of the gold and experience points (XP) on the Summoner’s Rift at any one time. The Jungler will start and spend most of the early game inside the Jungle, and this allows him to build up his own economy of gold and XP that will eventually allow him to start ganking . This can typically be done within the first few minutes of a game or anywhere between 4 – 7 minutes in. As well as ganking lanes, the Jungler is important for ensuring good vision around both the Dragon and the Baron and helping support the Mid lane champion who can be pushed from both sides at all times. Controlling the jungle ensures you control rotations and control the main focal points of the map, especially at the early stage where a lot of games are won or lost. This brings us on to our final point about the Jungler - pay your taxes. You pay your taxes, you get your ganks. If you don’t pay your taxes, don’t be surprised if the Jungler avoids your lane. In short, if they help you, don’t be surprised if they take some of the creep wave.