What Happened to Flash Wolves?

StatXP’s first big project upon launching was our ongoing coverage of the 2018 League of Legend World Championships, built around our Elo model. So it was very important that the model do well! And far it has. We did have one huge miss in Flash Wolves. And it’s important to be upfront about your misses. FW was our #1 ranked team entering the tournament and we gave them a 24% chance of winning the whole thing. What happened?

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LoL Worlds 2018 Daily Update October 16, 2018

After a week of excitement, LoL Worlds group play is nearly over. After our big miss on Flash Wolves, today’s games provided a bit of calm as KT Rolster and EDward Gaming joined the knockout rounds as expected. In fact, both teams clinched their spots with a game each to spare! StatXP predicts a similarly orderly group of games in Group D, with Invictus Gaming and Fnatic advancing for a shot at the championship.

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LoL Worlds 2018 Daily Update October 15, 2018

Four teams in for the LoL Worlds knock out rounds are set. And after a terribly disappointing performance in the second round robin of Group A, StatXP pre-tournament favorite is not one of them! We’ll have a more thorough look at Flash Wolves disappointing exit later this week, but for now, suffice it to say that the Elo model is humbled. And has already moved on to new favorites KT Rolster and Invictus Gaming.

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LoL Worlds 2018 Daily Update October 13, 2018

What a tournament! Each team group has gone through the round robin once and spots in the knock-out round will be given based on what happens over the next four days. In Group A, StatXP favorite Flash Wolves was upset by G2 Esports to give us a tie at the top of the group. Our model still expects FW to advance as the #1 seed, but Afreeca Freecs are also lurking after finally righting the ship against Phong Vu Buffalo.

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StatXP vs. Betting Markets

In addition to predicting individual matches, the StatXP Elo model allows us to predict who will win the 2018 Worlds. We will iterate on these predictions as the tournament progresses and issue a more definitive set of predictions before the knock-out rounds, but here is where things stand right now.

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Who Will Win LoL Worlds 2018?

Welcome to StatXP’s coverage of the League of Legends 2018 World Championships. StatXP will be covering Worlds with a daily prediction of the next day’s games (since they occur early in the morning) as well as running team ranking. We will also post daily predictions on who we expect to advance to the knock-out rounds and then who we expect to win once they make it.

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