Category Archives: Blog

Oracle’s Elixir Update

I’ve been continuing to grow my involvement in analysis and reporting of professional League of Legends, both through my stats tracking on and written articles at

I’ve hit some pretty cool milestones along the way, like:

  • Having my work be featured on the Taiwanese league‘s broadcast
  • Being followed on Twitter by some pretty prominent figures
  • Having my site referenced in multiple articles by some top writers
  • Networking with a lot of great people

There are ups and downs along the way, but I’m having a lot of fun and doing some cool things. I’m looking forward to whatever comes next!

eSports Pundit

I’m a man of many hobbies, and lately I’ve been having some success writing about competitive League of Legends and reporting on pro player statistics.

I set up a blog called Oracle’s Elixir, a reference to an old item from the game, and I’ve been using it to share various stats that I’ve tracked and calculated for the North American League Championship Series. I’ve also written several long-form articles and posted them to other sites, including a self-publishing eSports platform called Goldper10.

So far my five best articles have totaled over 165,000 page views combined.

I’m having a lot of fun with this, and I want to start covering Europe next season as well, so we’ll how long the momentum keeps rolling!

The Winter of Our Discontent

I finished The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck recently and added it to Tier 2 of my Best Novels list, “Incredible Masterpieces”.

Like always, Steinbeck has crafted incredible characters and woven a story around them that makes their character exploration incredibly natural. He is the absolute epitomy of “show, don’t tell”.

That puts three Steinbeck novels in my first two tiers.

Man do I love Steinbeck.

50WS: Visitor Stats, 2014

I like stats. Here are some from 50WS in 2014.

Unique Visitors: 56,000+
Pageviews: 170,000+
Pages per Visit: 2.21
Time per Visit: 2:19

There were slightly fewer unique visitors than 2013, but more pageviews, more pages per visit, and longer average visits.

This tells me that there are more returning/regular readers now, which is great, and is more important than getting lots of brand new, one-time visitors.

Here’s to more growth in 2015!