Global Power Rankings Hackathon

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A New Age of Esports

League of Legends (LoL) isn't just a game; it's a phenomenon. Since its release in 2009, it's morphed into one of the world's largest esports. With 9 regional leagues operated by Riot Games, each having its own official ranking system, the esports scene is buzzing. But here's the twist: What if we could make those rankings global?

Enter the League of Legends Esports Global Power Rankings Hackathon. Powered by the tech giants AWS and Riot Games, this challenge is all about using official LoL esports data to create a global ranking method. The question is, can your method predict the next world champion?

The Nitty-Gritty Details

The What: A hackathon to develop a method that ranks the top global LoL esports teams using official Riot Games data and AWS services.

The Why: Because who wouldn't want to be the genius behind the ultimate global ranking system? Plus, there's a cool $50K in prizes up for grabs.

The How: Using the esports data provided by Riot Games and at least one AWS service, participants are tasked with building a working method (be it an API, notebook, or web application) for the LoL global power ranking system.

The Focus of the Challenge

The aim is clear: Create a method that can provide tournament rankings, global rankings, and team rankings. Whether you're a developer, data scientist, or just a machine-learning enthusiast, this is your playground.

Prizes That'll Make You Gawk

  • 1st Place: A whopping $10,000 in cold hard cash, $10,000 in AWS promotional credits, 4 tickets to the LoL World Finals 2024 (airfare and hotels not included, so maybe start saving?), and a 1-hour virtual chinwag with AWS and Riot technical leads.
  • 2nd Place: $7,000 cash, $6,000 in AWS promotional credits, and a 1-hour virtual meeting with the tech leads from AWS and Riot.
  • 3rd Place: $5,000 cash, $5,000 in AWS credits, and yes, another 1-hour virtual meeting with the tech leads.

The Brains Behind the Operation

The challenge is managed by Devpost, but the real puppet masters are AWS and Riot Games. These tech giants are not just throwing a challenge; they're building a community. They're offering technical support, resources, and a chance to be part of the developer community surrounding LoL esports.

Why Should You Care?

  1. Community: Be part of a thriving developer community centered around LoL esports.
  2. Innovation: Build something groundbreaking with Amazon Web Services.
  3. Support: Get technical backing from Riot Games and AWS.
  4. Prizes: Did we mention the $50K in prizes?

The Organizers: A Brief Introduction

Riot Games: The mastermind behind League of Legends. They've not only created a game but an entire esports ecosystem with regional leagues.

AWS (Amazon Web Services): The world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. From machine learning to databases, AWS has tools that can turn your ranking method from meh to mind-blowing.

In Conclusion

The Global Power Rankings Hackathon is more than just a competition; it's a movement. It's a call to all LoL enthusiasts, developers, and data scientists to come together and create something monumental. So, whether you're in it for the glory, the community, or the $50K in prizes, one thing's for sure: This is one hackathon you don't want to miss.

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