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Best jungle path for every League of Legends champion

Published: 4/Mar/2020 20:12

by Alan Bernal

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A tool created by League of Legends fans gives new Jungler players the best-aggregated pathing for every popular champion in the role.

Along with their team, creator ‘JackWills’ spent months collecting “the most popular Jungle paths taken from high elo players,” which consists of Masters tier and above.

Though it’s still a work in progress, the site can be used as an invaluable tool for someone just starting out as a jungler – especially if they’ve never had any experience in the position before.

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Changes to the jungle, along with traditional responsibilities in the role, can make it an intimidating position for a lot of LoL players to take.

The nitty-gritty details of collecting the data essentially culminate in a tool, Jung.gg, that gives players a good, general understanding of jungle paths for meta champions.

“The site uses the Riot API to extract game data, then uses a ‘probabilistic’ method to get the best estimate for where each jungler went,” JackWills said. “Although for individual games this isn’t 100% effective – over the 15,000+ games we study each week, it has a high degree of accuracy.”

Using the site is straight forward: search the Champion’s name (you’ll need to spell out the correct name since typing ‘Yi’ for ‘Master Yi’ won’t cut it), after that select which side of the map you’re playing on.

Jung.gg
Champs with a low amount of games analyzed can yield odd results, but popular champs have a higher degree of accuracy for good jungle pathing.

Red side is the top half of the map, while Blue side spawns at the Nexus toward the bottom of the Rift.

After clicking ‘find jungle path,’ if there’s been enough data on the champion, you’ll find either one or a few options detailing the popular pathing that players took.

The site is straightforward in presentation but gives newer players a lifeline in figuring out where they most likely need to go at the start of each game.

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Knowing good jungle pathing makes the role a lot easier to play.

With the 10.4 and 10.5 patch, Riot has been trying to encourage more players to take up the Jungle position, but there’s an odd learning curve stopping people from committing to the role.

It’s not that jungling is necessarily ‘harder’ than any other role, but elements to take into account as a team’s jungler are just different since you need to pay attention to things like camp spawns, deciding which lanes are good to gank, and more.

While new junglers will still have to get accustomed to that part of League of Legends, the new site can be a useful guide to nailing optimal jungle paths depending on the situation.

Cosplay

League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Riot Games
Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.