Category Archives: Check the Data

Fnatical Impulses: NA and EU LCS Early-Game Kills, Deaths, and Gold Differentials

TL;DR – Key Highlights

Team Impulse fights the most in the first 15 minutes in the NA LCS.
Fnatic fights the most in the first 15 minutes in the EU LCS.

Dignitas has the best early-game combat +/- in the NA LCS.
Fnatic has the best early-game combat +/- in the EU LCS.

Team SoloMid has the best 15-minute gold +/- in the NA LCS.
Fnatic has the best 15-minute gold +/- in the EU LCS.

Bonus: See the end of the article for each team’s target selection and death distribution in the first 15 minutes.

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Global Top 20 KDAs, KP%, DPM, and GPM

Check out the links below for the world’s 20 highest KDAs, average kill participation rates, damage per minute rates, and earned gold per minute rates so far this split.

Top 20 KDA Ratios
Top 20 Kill Participation Rates
Top 20 Damage per Minute
Top 20 Earned Gold per Minute

Top 20 lists in Google Sheets

Note: LPL data is not available, so these lists include NA and EU LCS, LCK, and LMS.

Hit the Ground Running: Jungle Champion Effectiveness in the First Fifteen Minutes

The first 15 minutes in League of Legends can sometimes decide the outcome of the entire game. In the 2015 Spring Split playoffs in the LCK, the LMS, and the North American and European LCS and Challenger leagues, the team with a gold lead at 15 minutes won 74% of the time.

Junglers often play the most active role in the early game, ganking and counter-ganking, setting up Tower dives, or just hard farming to level 6 as fast as possible to hasten the mid game. But what we’ll see is that early-game strength is no longer the defining characteristic of strong junglers, as it was in previous metas.

We’re going to explore the ways that different jungle champions were used, and how much success they had, in the first 15 minutes of games. We’ll be drawing our numbers from the 2015 Spring Split playoffs in the North American and European LCS.

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