A data scientist’s guide to winning most games.

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Photo by Florian Olivo on Unsplash

This is a prequel to my previous article on League of Legends Win Prediction where we created several models to predict a game’s outcome based on several in-game features. This article and the previous one are based on a dataset from Kaggle with 9800+ high ranked games.


If you’ve ever played League of Legends, you can tell how a lot of games feel like a coin toss, but in most cases, you can actually do something about it and win it! …

Imagine, if just for a minute, we live in a world where you order a Lyft and it doesn’t immediately tell you the surge pricing multiplier. How much will the ride be?

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Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Now you are stuck in the rain wondering how much the ride will be. Well, I got the answer! Or, I can at least show you how to get the answer.

First, we need to get the dataset from Kaggle. This dataset contains two CSVs; one for distance, cab type (Uber or Lyft), price surge, price, etc…, and the other one for the weather. …

Let’s take a look at how you can predict if your team will win or lose after the 10th minute!

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Image taken from: https://elandroidelibre.elespanol.com/2019/05/league-of-legends-para-moviles-es-una-realidad.html

If you’ve played this game before, you should know how much of a coin toss most games are. Whether you should continue playing, or should you forfeit (FF 15) it’s mostly up to you and your team, but this model can give you a better insight on who will win!

A brief summary of League of Legends

League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other’s base. …

Arturo Rey

Mechanical Engineer | Data Scientist looking to learn more about data science every day!

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