If you follow League of Legends accounts on Twitter, you’ve probably seen people sharing their own personalised LoL Mastery Chart images over the past week.
These are a visual way for a League of Legends player to show which champions they play the most, in a single snapshot image.
Each champion is represented by a bubble – the larger the bubble, the more mastery points the player has on that specific champion.
The project looks to be the work of Marvin Scham, a student studying an MSc in digital business.
A blurb on the LoL Mastery Chart website reads: “This website aims to display your champion mastery data in visually appealing charts such as bubble and sunburst charts, utilising champion icons and colour sets you already know and love from the game to make the experience more engaging. With these charts, you can quickly get an overview of your mastery levels and points and compare them to your friends’ as well as the leaderboard’s top players’ profiles.”
While the initial intro blog on the site was made in October 2022, the charts have taken off on social media over the past week in particular, around the arrival of the League of Legends 2023 Season announcement.
How to get a LoL Mastery Chart
Head over to masterychart.com and put your summoner or champion name into the search box, along with the server you play on, for example EU West.
This will then display your LoL Mastery Chart, and you’re able to drag and move champion bubbles around to choose how it looks, before saving the image and having the option to share on social media.
There’s also the option of a sunburst chart, which represents either champion mastery levels or mastery points per role – the outermost ring represents single champions, while the inner rings represent a layer grouped by role or mastery level.
Note, we were unable to access the website yesterday due to the heavy traffic load on the site, so if it’s not working for you, check back later and try again.
The developer of LoL Mastery Chart does say on the website that donations are welcome to help improve the website’s servers.
LoL Mastery Chart: Examples
Several players and personalities in League of Legends have been sharing their own LoL Mastery Chart images on social media and with their followers recently.
Here’s a selection of examples, from Ahri fan and LoL caster Nymaera to Twitter personality Hancock and more:
And here’s mine!
Do you have any LoL Mastery Chart profiles worth including in this article? What did yours look like? Feel free to add comments below or contact Esports News UK on Twitter.
LoL Mastery Chart creator on how he made this, reaching 2m people and improving servers
Marvin Scham told Esports News UK: “I started Mastery Chart when I got into web development and needed a project that I personally like and use to stay motivated. League has been my go-to game since I started playing around Zed’s release at the end of Season 2, so working with data derived from my dedication to the Rift was an obvious choice for me.
“There were already sites offering structured Mastery data, such as masterypoints.com (R.I.P.) or championmastery.gg. The formats you’re used to like tables or bar charts just didn’t cut it for me as you’d have to spend a bunch of time reading into the data to build context. So, I went looking for something that would allow me to view a summoner’s profile and immediately know what kind of player they are, while supplying all the context I need without reading text – a bubble chart.
“After modernizing the page in October 2022, I put it online because I wanted to share this hobby I’m passionate about and people just found it by coincidence and shared it on niche forums. In December 2022, I had about 200 users per week and I really liked the engagement.
“On January 16th 2023 I couldn’t reach the site, which turned out to be because of a massive wave of shares on Twitter. This was a big surprise to me – but instead of questioning it too much I got to work and started making radical changes to allow the application to scale up. To keep users posted on the accidental DDoS their demand put on the service, I created a Discord server that amassed over 1,000 members within 12 hours.
“Scaling upwards was a tough challenge that I am very lucky to be facing together with some of my amazing friends who tirelessly invest their time and knowledge into making this passion project available and functional to everyone. By now, we have gotten a grip on the massive, still-growing demand and can confidently invite everyone to use the site.
“We’re not even a week into this adventure – it’s hard to fathom that we’ve reached over 2m people from all over the world with over 1,000 people using the site every minute of the day. I’m very thankful for all the love the project is getting right now and I’m hoping to create more visualization projects for other gaming-related data in the future. Of course, I’m also looking to grow my own bubbles further.”
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.