Broken Timings in LOLesports Match Histories

I don’t often resort to using memes, but:

Riot, pls

TL;DR: I just confirmed that the timing charts in the lolesports match history pages appear to be broken: every timing is shifted forward by one minute, so the numbers given “at 10:00” actually represent 11:00, and so on. We need to bring this to Riot’s attention so they can hopefully fix it. Continue reading Broken Timings in LOLesports Match Histories

TSM Bjergsen: By-the-Numbers MVP?

Any debate about the best player in the NA LCS tends to include Team Solo Mid’s Bjergsen, the Danish import who came over at the start of the 2014 season to replace TSM’s owner, Reginald.

But aside from being a flashy playmaker on North America’s most popular team, what claim can Bjergsen make to the “best player” title? Let’s take a look at his 2015 spring split statistics so far (weeks 1 to 7). Continue reading TSM Bjergsen: By-the-Numbers MVP?

Sweeping Lens: Exploring “Gold Share”

Gold Share is the percentage of the team’s total gold that goes to a particular role/player. The appeal of gold share as a LoL statistic seems clear enough: it can show where the gold goes on different teams.

But before simply assigning a percentage to each player and starting our interpretation, we need to ask some important questions. What is gold share actually measuring? How should we calculate it? And maybe most importantly, is there enough variation between players/teams to make it actually useful? Continue reading Sweeping Lens: Exploring “Gold Share”

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