At the beginning of 2015, I was just another casual fan of League of Legends esports. Now, as the year comes to a close, I’m busy with a lot of different LoL-related projects, and considering my options for my future in esports.
It’s been a crazy, awesome year, with so many great highlights and big moments. The timeline below hits some of the high notes of my esports journey through 2015.
Discover lolesports.com Match History pages
Write several articles at GoldPer10.com, with multiple appearances on the front page of the LoL sub-Reddit
Sign a contract with Fusion eSports as a paid content creator
Discuss paid analyst opportunities with multiple LCS teams
Support LMS broadcasters with data and advice
Join Fnatic as a volunteer Statistical Consultant; continued through the World Championships
MonteCristo is linked to OraclesElixir.com and begins using the site to prep for his broadcasts
Sign with Unikrn to provide regular analytical articles
Begin providing occasional data analysis to NA LCS broadcasters
OraclesElixir.com is mentioned by Jatt on an NA LCS broadcast
Highlight: “Piccaboo: The Hero KT Rolster Needed”
Highlight: “On An Island: Top Laner Play in the LCS and LCK”
Highlight: “Hai Rise: How Hai’s Return Changed Cloud9”
Launch the True Sight Podcast
Appear on Into the Rift
Highlight: Launch of “early-game rating” metric
Highlight: Podcast episode 6, featuring Chris Ehrenreich
Highlight: “Bjergsen + Doublelift + 3“, my most successful article of the year
Highlight: “Addition by Subtraction: Team Liquid’s Hopes for Smoothie“, a personal favourite
Discuss paid analyst opportunities with multiple LCS teams; choose not to pursue anything
Highlight: “Is Gamsu the Next Huni?”
Pass my one millionth page view of the year
Reach 1,000 Twitter followers
Thank you so much to everyone I have connected with along the way. Special thanks to Ryan Tang, Daniel Biery, Joshua Leesman, Bryce Blum, Christopher Mykles, Chris Smith, Kelsey Moser, Clement Chu, and many others who have encouraged, supported, and promoted me this year.
The future is bound to hold more great things for myself and hopefully for OraclesElixir.com! I hope you’ll come along for the ride.