Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark L.


This paper describes the effect of latency on the performance in League of Legends. We created a calculation method for the deadline and precision of an ability of a champion in League of Legends. Deadline is calculated as the time it takes to finish an ability; precision is calculated using the area of effect of an ability over the screen size. We ran a user study for a few chosen abilities to measure the performance of a player at different levels of latencies. Our results suggest that deadline has more impacts on performance than precision. From the results, we also formulated a function of decision and deadline which has an exponential decay relationship with the effect on the ability to hit from latency.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science