This week started with coaches’s comments on the access to data disparity between ERLs* teams. LEC Analyst Flora “Arailla” Parmentier later opened up on the state of data availability in the ecosystem
. She cited Leaguepedia’s API and Factor.gg as viable solutions for teams lacking access.
A week before, Upcomer published a feature on statistics in LoL
with a focus on data analysis in teams. What stood out to me was the secrecy around data retrieval, parsing, and analysis. Interviewee Gary “Tolki” Mialaret notably pointed at it as hindering the field’s growth.
Around the same time, Evil Geniuses released v2 of Factor.gg
. Thanks to support for more local leagues, this helps bridging the gap in ERLs. Through the platform’s Discord community, EG is also approaching analysis more openly. Here’s hoping this furthers the tech discussion in the industry.
*ERL = European Regional Leagues