League of Legends: How to know if you have improved during Season 9

League of Legends. Courtesy of Riot Games.
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With Season 9 of League of Legends in the books, it’s time to take a look and see if you got better from Season 8 to Season 9.

Season nine is over. For some, that’s a blessing, while for others they will miss it. Regardless of how you feel about the season, one thing is for sure many players want to know if they got better at the game during the course of the year. Well if you were looking for ways to figure out if you made improvements to your League of Legends play here are some ways you can tell.

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League of Legends is a game of numbers at times. KDA, CS, gold lead, dragons slain, Barons killed; everything you do in-game seems to have some kind of number attached to it. This can be a useful tool to use to see how you’re performing in-game.

The League of Legends client has a statistics page where you can see how well you did in a variety of categories such as win rate. It also keeps more advanced stats for specific champions that you play enough. Though with this feature it also lets you compare how well you play on a specific champion compares to others in a specific rank. It also separates normal games from ranked games, so you can compare the difference in performance if you need to.

The stats from the previous season is available to view as well so you can take a side by side look at your numbers to see how well you did and if you improved. Plus there are also websites that can get into advanced analytics if you so chose to seek them out. Yet if you want to have a good idea of where you are statistically and if you improved during the season the base stats from the client should be a great resource.

Game Knowledge

The old saying goes that knowledge is power. This is true in League of Legends. The more you know about the game the better off you are. You need to know what champions to pick, what items to build, what runes to take and more and that’s just the loading in screen. Then in-game you want to know when to fight as a team and when to get objectives while knowing when you should let the other team take the objectives.

You want to be able to make the best decisions possible to be able to make the most plays and win the most games. A lot of this decision-making process can come from what you know about the game.

Game knowledge can be acquired in many ways. One way is to simply play the game. It’s easy to see how you react to an in-game situation when you’re placed in that situation. Then if you face the situation enough times you hopefully learn what to do and what not to do. This gives you first-hand experience and knowledge of the game, which is probably the best kind of experience to have.

The second way is to acquire knowledge from other sources. There are so many resources available to League players. Runes and items are just a click away, or even just a download and you’ll have them set perfectly for you in-game.

You can watch streamers for pretty much any position, or champion and see how they play the game. You can ask questions and have discussions on Reddit ranging from general League of Legends to champion specific questions for all the 140 plus champions in the game.

There are even websites dedicated to coaching and improving game knowledge. The answer is never too far away, but you just have to ask the question. Then you can grow in-game knowledge and improve your gameplay by applying that knowledge.