Category Archives: League of Legends

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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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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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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In Defense of LoL

Today I want to talk about something that’s been bothering me a lot recently.  I spend a lot of time on Team Liquid, particularly in the League of Legends sub forum.  For anyone who doesn’t know, teamliquid.net is a forum … Continue reading

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Developing the Right Mentality for Solo Queue in League of Legends

Ever since I managed to hit 2000 solo queue elo in Season 1, I’ve occasionally received random messages from acquaintances on my friends list, asking me how I can stand playing solo queue.  These messages are always surrounded by horror stories of … Continue reading

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