With 2018 LoL Worlds over, we’re now entering several months without a major League of Legends event to cover. StatXP covers the entirety of eSports and gaming but we’d like to keep our LoL coverage going. Inspired by FiveThirtyEight’s club soccer rankings, we’re going to spin our Elo model forward and keep a running ranking of professional LoL club teams.
And then there were two. After the chaos of the quarterfinal round, order re-emerged at the League of Legends Worlds this past weekend. Both Invictus Gaming and Fnatic won as expected and they both dismissed their overmatched opponents in straight games. We live-blogged bothgames using our in-game prediction model and neither team’s chances of advancing were ever really in doubt.