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League of Legends: A Detailed Analysis: Technical Report

Hii, Alexander (2017) League of Legends: A Detailed Analysis: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The Riot API was created by Riot Games, the creator of the massive MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) game League of Legends, to provide the public exclusive access to data and information regarding the game for developmental purposes. The objective of this research is to successfully extract useful data from the API to apply the KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) process to find and analyze some patterns within the game. This project will aim to find similarities in play styles that gamers use between the different regions that the game is being played in, specifically NA (North America) and EUW (Europe West). Some of these styles include how aggressive they are (how often they go for kills) or how much gold they spend, that player’s use in the game in order to optimize their win potential.

The research will be carried out using R and Python exclusively mainly because that Python can handle the JSON format that the data is provided in very efficiently. Once the data has been extracted and saved, R will be used for pre-processing and analysis.

In effect, this research is carried out to find the differences between the games regions and their play styles, and find out if a certain method of playing will lead to more successful wins in the game. This project will give us results of methods of play that players can implement to grant them a higher chance of winning in their games.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Games and Amusements > Computer Games. Video Games.
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 14:20

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