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by Ashelia on March 13, 2014 4
Hey summoners, we have an episode of the Summoner Showcase Revival from the same guys who produce Waypoint!
On this week's episode, Mike visits the Falconshield Runeterra Rap Battles as they released a new video this time featuring Piltover and Zaun. He also looked into some great artwork of Katarina, Jinx, and Vi and even a cosplay of Armor of the 5th Age Taric! How outrageous!
Be sure to check out League Waypoint's YouTube channel and give them a subscribe if you like this video!

While you're at it, check out the weekly episode of League Trends. We're also hiring a Senior DevOps Engineer so be sure to spread the word.
by Ashelia on March 12, 2014 36
Want to work with world-class web applications at a company built for gamers by gamers? Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you know how to buy wards and support your team?
If so, we have some good news: we're hiring again at LolKing and Wowhead!
This time we're looking for a Senior Level DevOps Engineer with experience in maintaining websites in a high traffic, high availability environment. This individual will work within a team comprised of individuals who possess a deep understanding across a broad category of technologies, best practices, and patterns. You will be part of a team responsible for supporting the engines that keep our sites and applications roaring. In addition to implementing and supporting these technologies, you will work closely with our development teams throughout a product’s lifecycle to ensure rapid application development, and consistent predictable operations.
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other relevant information to jobs@zam.com. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.



What You’ll Do

  • Spearhead the integration of complex and customized open source, and/or proprietary products and data services to support a multi-staged environment of over 200 nodes
  • Resolve sophisticated environment obstacles by driving proof of concept designs to completion, analyzing and understanding impact, and developing implementation roadmaps. This includes mass-scale infrastructure deployments and upgrades, as well as day to day fine-tuning and optimizations.
  • Resolve critical environment outages, whether hardware or software in nature, and develop solutions that emphasize automation to prevent such problems from reoccurring.
  • Debug and improve internal services, propose patches, maintain repositories, and manage package distribution
  • Identify security weaknesses and propose solutions that hold stability and security in the forefront. Perform security audits, system patching, and educate peers on security practices and principles.
  • Construct and provide training sessions on interesting, often complex, subjects, or new and evolving technologies for peers and internal users, including upper management. This is a leadership position where you will actively engage with peers to provide consultation and direction, as well as develop documentation on new or old technologies and how it relates to internal systems.

Runes & Masteries

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of managing sophisticated and standardized Linux environments.
  • Understanding of OS level concepts such as package management, iptables, kernel modules, debugging, and logging is critical as well as familiarity with common Linux tools such as sed, awk, grep, strace, tcpdump, rsync, syslog, and be able to communicate using an industry level vocabulary comprised of ubiquitous terminology.
  • In-depth knowledge of core internet fundamentals including TCP/IP, DNS, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP/S, REST, LDAP, PAM, web services, horizontal vs vertical scaling, multi-tenant hosting, database replication, and multiple tiers of caching.
  • Advanced shell scripting skills with bash and at least one additional administrative language such as Ruby, Perl, or PHP is a must.
  • Strong understanding of networking from conceptual design to physical implementation.
  • Prior experience with TCP connectivity debugging (Linux TCP stack or helping track down protocol bugs in embedded network operating systems).

Extra Honor if You Have

  • Experience with LDAP, NFS, Gearman, Kibana, Puppet, Nagios, and Munin
  • Experience with Memcached, Redis, CouchBase, MySQL, and MongoDB
  • Experience with Apache, Travis, Jenkins, Maven, Varnish, Capistrano, and Node.js
  • Experience with virtualization, including VMWare and Vagrant
  • Experience with Cloud and CDN Services, including RackSpace and Akamai

This Job May be a Perfect Fit If You Have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience supporting high traffic/availability websites with a focus on service stability, security, and customer satisfaction
  • Passion for video games and technology!
  • Availability to share off-hours duties for on-call coverage on a rotational basis
  • High attention to detail with the ability to adjust quickly to an ever-changing and evolving environment
  • Passion and curiosity for technology and automation
by Ashelia on March 11, 2014 27
We have another League Trends video from Cloth5 showing last week's ban, pick, and win rate patterns! As usual, stats are transcribed below to be used as a reference for the past week.
Be sure to subscribe to LolKing's YouTube channel for upcoming stat videos, more interviews, and other League of Legends coverage!


Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

12.45%->16.59%
(+4.14%)
21.36%->23.17%
(+1.81%)
34.57%->36.91%
(+2.34%)
13.23%->15.5%
(+2.27%)
37.27%->39.19%
(+1.92%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

18.7%->16.18%
(-2.52%)
19.13%->16.83%
(-2.3%)
40.92%->38.78%
(-2.14%)
21.28%->19.38%
(-1.9%)
10.4%->8.82%
(-1.58%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

45.48%->48.45%
(+2.97%)
45.92%->48.41%
(+2.49%)
48.63%->51.1%
(+2.47%)
47.64%->49.17%
(+1.53%)
49.96%->51.45%
(+1.49%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

51.55%->48.58%
(-2.97%)
50.63%->48.53%
(-2.1%)
49.55%->47.7%
(-1.85%)
48.26%->46.58%
(-1.68%)
48.38%->46.72%
(-1.66%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

9.44%->33.45%
(+24.01%)
20.36%->34.08%
(+13.72%)
14.98%->26.1%
(+11.12%)
7.38%->15.85%
(+8.47%)
72.37%->76.29%
(+3.92%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

74.06%->40.83%
(-33.23%)
40.36%->22.2%
(-18.16%)
86.93%->78.27%
(-8.66%)
7.24%->3.46%
(-3.78%)
4.25%->1.11%
(-3.14%)
by Ashelia on March 7, 2014 16
Hey summoners, we have another week of League Waypoint live today!
This week, Mike checks out the changes that are coming to Kassadin's kit in an effort to tone his permaban status down. They also look at Void Born Fizz and Arctic Ops Varus skins, Wriggles Lantern's new upgrade into Feral Flare, and finally highlight two really good plays from the LCS.
Be sure to check out League Waypoint's YouTube channel and give them a subscribe if you like this video!

While you're at it, check out our weekly contest and look at the weekly episode of League Trends.
by Ashelia on March 6, 2014 152
Whether it's Katarina getting an ability reset or Swain getting some extra regeneration, many champions get extra benefits from another champion's untimely passing. This week, we're asking you to play as champions that gain something besides the normal gold and experience when they get a kill on another champion.

Victorious Gaming Tournament

Earn RP, Triumphant Ryze, and more!

Our contest is sponsored by Victorious Gaming. Throughout every week, they run awesome daily tournaments and this coming weekend on Saturday, March 8th they're running one on NA for LolKing. Their tournaments are draft format where they pair random people of similar skill into teams, so you can sign up and see if the odds are in your favor without the stress of finding a premade group.
Will you be able to carry complete strangers? Click here to sign up and find out!

Due to Riot's server problems and NA going down for a few hours, they are rescheduling until next weekend.

To enter this week's challenge:


4 Prizes

  • One winner will receive a Razer Deathstalker Keyboard
  • One winner will receive a $25 Riot Point card
  • One winner will receive an Arcade Hecarim skin code
  • One winner will receive a Riot Blitzcrank skin code


Last Week's Winners

Last week's contest had 10,461 entries to our giveaway. The following people won prizes:
by Ashelia on March 4, 2014 38
We have another League Trends video from Cloth5 showing last week's ban, pick, and win rate patterns! As usual, stats are transcribed below to be used as a reference for the past week.
Be sure to subscribe to LolKing's YouTube channel for upcoming stat videos, more interviews, and other League of Legends coverage!


Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

14.68%->17.74%
(+3.06%)
10.96%->13.5%
(+2.54%)
19.37%->21.36%
(+1.99%)
16.72%->18.63%
(+1.91%)
11.33%->12.45%
(+1.12%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

42.43%->40.92%
(-1.51%)
9.73%->8.37%
(-1.36%)
4.7%->3.41%
(-1.29%)
12.24%->11.07%
(-1.17%)
20.22%->19.13%
(-1.09%)

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

45.77%->47.88%
(+2.11%)
50.59%->52.27%
(+1.68%)
47.55%->49.09%
(+1.54%)
47.94%->49.09%
(+1.15%)
47.09%->48.13%
(+1.04%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

55.06%->52.95%
(-2.11%)
47.13%->45.27%
(-1.86%)
47.41%->45.92%
(-1.49%)
50.51%->49.06%
(-1.45%)
50.76%->49.49%
(-1.27%)

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

11.87%->20.36%
(+8.49%)
4.29%->9.44%
(+5.15%)
71.82%->74.06%
(+2.24%)
5.85%->7.38%
(+1.53%)
72.77%->74.11%
(+1.34%)

Top Five Biggest Decreases

44.95%->40.36%
(-4.59%)
11.56%->7.24%
(-4.32%)
10.97%->7.76%
(-3.21%)
8.08%->5.38%
(-2.7%)
16.28%->14.98%
(-1.3%)
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