We're Hiring: Junior Research Analysts

January 23 2018

Opening weekend was a success, but we know there's still room for improvement. We are searching for two (2) junior research analysts who will assist our Head Analyst in preparing our NA LCS and Academy teams. Candidates should have a high level of understanding of League of Legends combined with an ability to mine and interpret data effectively.

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Two (2) Junior Research Analysts

Job Title: Junior Research Analyst.
Type: Contractor Based.
Location: Remote.
Reports to: Head Analyst.

A successful candidate is:

  • Analytical. Our ideal candidates possess an astute mind that can parse information and focus on highly significant details.
  • Self-motivated. Our analysts will work remotely and should manage their time to complete the weekly deliverables.
  • Reliable. Our LCS and Academy teams play every weekend, and we need our analysts to prepare materials in time for practice.
  • A League of Legends expert. Staying up-to-date on the current competitive meta through VOD review and first-hand experience are requirements for our analysts.
  • Organized. Data presentation is an important part of the job, and our ideal candidate understands how to explain even the most complex concepts.
  • Detail-oriented. Small details separate the best teams, and we require an analyst that can see advantages that are easy to miss.
  • A team player. League of Legends is a team game, and our staff similarly work together to accomplish our goals.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent understanding of MS Excel, google sheets/docs, and similar programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of League of Legends, including but not limited to macro game, laning stages, pick ban strategy, itemization, and champion synergy.
  • Experience in data analysis fields required.
  • Experience working in any of the premiere regions or Challenger is required.
  • A high soloQ rating is preferred.

Job Description/Responsibilities:
  • Watch their assigned competitive League of Legends matches and create documents that log pertinent information.
  • Submit weekly summaries of NA LCS, EU LCS, LCK, and LPL games including all relevant and requested data.
  • Work with the Head Analyst in creating reports for the coaching staff.
  • Research specific game information as assigned by the coaching staff, including jungler pathing, itemization, item/skill optimization, and picks/bans.
  • Assist the coaching staff in general research subjects.

Application Process:

Since our Junior Research Analyst positions are technical in nature, we would like you to complete the following two (2) tasks to demonstrate your suitability for the role. Please complete these tasks as comprehensively as possible while displaying: 1.) a high level of understanding of League of Legends; 2.) an ability to present that analysis clearly and concisely; and 3.) the capability to communicate improvements effectively.

Task 1: Jungle Pathing
Take 4 jungle champions that have been played in a professional match in any premiere region within the past year and discuss three different paths that they each could have taken.

Details to Include:
  • Camp order
  • HP values between each camp
  • Optimized camp clearing method
  • Experience levels between each camp
  • Running total of time taken to clear each camp
  • Viability of implementation in pro play including:
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each path
  • Requirement of pull from laner
  • Rune setup
  • Punish options for enemy jungler (can be champion specific)
  • Any other information you think can be useful

Task 2: Analysis Reporting
Design a layout for a document that will summarize VODs for analysis and review. Demonstrate how your layout is optimized to efficiently display information. Your document should be accessible and easy to understand, with the ability to present information from multiple games simultaneously.

The following details should be present, at minimum:
  • Picks
  • Pick order
  • Runes
  • Matchups
  • Major concepts
  • Game time
  • Non-5-point level 1
  • Link to VOD

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and documents of your application tasks to careers@teamliquid.net with the subject line "Attn: Junior Research Analyst Application".

Application period ends on January 29th 2018.

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