Category Archives: Analysis and Opinion

Why Shadow’s new scrim tech has me so excited

Over at Shadow, we just announced the release of our new automated scrim data collection tools for LoL, which use computer vision technology to generate scrim stats for pro teams using only uploaded VODs.

I love everything we build at Shadow, but I find this feature especially exciting for a few reasons.

First, this tech helps to solve one of the most crucial challenges of LoL stats: sample size. Continue reading Why Shadow’s new scrim tech has me so excited

Old Dogs, New Tricks: How EU LCS coaches have managed the bot lane meta shift

Every coach has his own philosophy, style, and understanding of the way to guide his team. During week 5 of the EU LCS, I sat down with several European coaches to dig into their approach to the bot lane meta upheaval, from how it has affected their weekly preparation to their process for deciding how hard their team should commit to the “new normal.”

Thank you to Moose and Jesiz from Misfits, Grabbz and Duffman from G2, Peter from Splyce, Guilhoto from Schalke, and Kubz from Giants for sharing their thoughts. You can listen to the full audio from each coach below.

Hussain “Moose” Moosvi and Jesse “Jesiz” Le, Misfits

Continue reading Old Dogs, New Tricks: How EU LCS coaches have managed the bot lane meta shift

Quick Clip: Exploring the Flash Wolves’ 5-man dive vs G-Rex in the LMS Finals

What did G-Rex do right, and what did they do wrong, in responding to the Flash Wolves’ 5-man tower dive in the bot lane early in game 1 of the LMS Finals?

Chime in with your opinion on the right way to respond to 5-man tower dives here:

Learn more about the VOD review tools I’m using at Shadow.gg.