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The Future of LoLPortal

By Jon | Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the future of LoLPortal.

Announcing the LoLPortal pro player database!

By Jon | Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We've recently released the initial version of LoLPortal's pro player database! Check it out here.

State of Competitive League #2: January 9, 2013

By Jon | Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Happy belated holidays, everyone! With the winter break over, the pre-season for season 3 has swung back into action, with many major and minor tournaments across all 3 continents scheduled for January. This is the second in a regular installment of a look around the landscape of the top teams in our world rankings.

A summary of the recent new features we've released on LoLPortal

By Jon | Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's been a busy time at LoLPortal, with lots of new features that we've incrementally released over the past two weeks. In case you missed them, here are the shiny new things to play with.

Champion picks, bans, and win rates for IEM Cologne and Champions Winter

By Jon | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In the last couple days, I started the process of adding picks and bans data to a select few tournaments and creating a visualization of the most popular champions for each tournament. So far, I've added data for IEM Cologne and Korea's Champions Winter. You can hover over each bar in the graphs to get more information on each champion's win rate and pick/ban ratio.

Weekend of 12/14/2012 - Your guide to this weekend's League of Legends action

By Jon | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Here's a primer of notable League of Legends action across the 3 regions for this weekend.

State of Competitive League: Top teams of note in each region

By Jon | Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's been a busy start to December, with hundreds of tournament matches played already amongst the top professional League of Legends teams. As we start the pre-season for season 3 in earnest, let's take a step back and look at the landscape of the top 25 teams in the world.

Weekend of 12/7/2012 - 12/9/2012 - A recap of this past weekend's League of Legends action

By Jon | Monday, December 10, 2012

It's been a week since the electrifying matches of IPL 5. Top teams returned to domestic tournaments across all three continents for an action-packed weekend of League of Legends competition. Here's a round-up of the results.

Weekend of 12/7/2012 - 12/9/2012 - Your guide to this weekend's League of Legends action

By Jon | Friday, December 07, 2012

There is a ton of great League of Legends action across 3 continents this weekend. Here's a quick primer on everything that's happening.

How the "Elo" ratings for professional League of Legends teams fared for IPL 5

By Jon | Friday, December 07, 2012

In my last blog post, I covered how I ended up calculating the comparative skill ratings of professional teams using an Elo-style rating system. In this post, I'll look at how it fared when it came to predicting the results of IPL 5.

Calculating the "Elo" ratings of professional League of Legends teams

By Jon | Thursday, December 06, 2012

A little while before IPL 5, I started seeing a bunch of tournament previews/speculation/prognostications pop up. Many were interesting and insightful, but few of them offered concrete data on the latest performances of participating teams. Given how fundamental some version of the Elo rating system has become to most competitive video games, I thought it would be interesting to calculate Elo ratings of professional League of Legends teams and maintain that list going forward.