Author Archives: SmashGizmo

The Long Road to Riot

It has been four months since I last posted on my blog and almost as long since I started working at Riot Games.  Now, as I resume my blog, it seems only fitting that I pick up where I left … Continue reading

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On the Road to Riot

I really want to make a long post explaining everything I’ve been up to for the last couple months, but now is not quite the time for it.  That being said, I’ve left all my stream and blog followers hanging … Continue reading

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Developing Solo Top Nunu

A little over three weeks ago, Jayce was added to the League of Legends.  Jayce was an exciting addition for me, and I immediately bought the character and started trying to piece together a successful build and playstyle.  Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship in League of Legends and Other Gaming Communities

Thinking back on my childhood, I most distinctly remember learning sportsmanship through playing soccer.   At the end of every game both coaches would line their team up and each player on team A would shake hands (slap hands) and … Continue reading

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Remembering Final Fantasy

I’ve been finding it hard to write about League of Legends for the past month and it occurs to me that maybe I should try my hand at writing something else to keep these blog posts going, even if it’s … Continue reading

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Learning your Role in Teamfights Part 2: A Basic Example

This post is a follow up to yesterday’s post, so if you haven’t given that a read, I suggest you do so before reading this one. For the example I want to go over today, we’re going to be taking … Continue reading

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Learning your Role in Teamfights Part 1: Metrics for Analyzing Team Matchups

One of the systemic problems that runs rampant among lower level LoL players is a general lack of purpose, especially in teamfights.  You might think that this is largely due to some of the issues I’ve talked about before related … Continue reading

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