The Esports Journal - Edition 9

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HOW TO USE THE DATA As an esports team, it’s always useful to playback recent encounters and look at the statistics to be able to improve on different aspects of the game. Specifically, learnings from different maps can translate into strategies that counteract the inherent benefits or disadvantages of starting from different positions on a map. Whether you are a League of Legends team or a CS:GO squad, it’s always important to stay up to date on the latest statistics and strategies. Not only to maintain a tactical advantage, but also to find ways to improve your gameplay. These sorts of analytics could also be taken into account when counting out probabilities on different outcomes 24

of matches. The more data you have, the more accurate you can be in your predictions. At Abios, we use mathematical modelling to predict outcomes based on past encounters, general performance and a myriad of other factors. When making these sorts of predictions, it’s important to have access to the right data, but also to ask the right questions. We’ve collected esports data since 2013 and have a team of esports experts and data analysts that use the data to calculate probabilities and help our customers create better esports products. We make the data available through our API, through which startups and enterprises can fuel their esports

projects and performance. For customers that don’t have the time to implement the data into their systems, Abios provides probabilities and data visualisation solutions directly to their website. Data on probabilities to win on different maps might not be the only factor that contributes to an outcome of a game. However, getting informed and using knowledge to make more informed decisions and products, ultimately can make a difference in a win or loss.