VG Developer Portal

API Challenge 2017

February 27 - March 26

INTRODUCING THE 2017 VAINGLORY API CHALLENGE

The Vainglory API powered by MadGlory is now live! If you’ve got some development chops, you can now create your very own app that uses live Vainglory data to win the respect of your fellow players and even some prizes!

Register by yourself or with a team of up to 4 for the API Challenge by creating a piece of software that uses Vainglory data. The contest starts on February 27th, and will run until March 26th at 11:59 PM EST. A grand prize winner for best overall app will be crowned, along with the top two most impressive entries for each category. You can enter as many apps as you’d like; you just need to fill a separate submission for each one.

The API Challenge is free for non-commercial use at a 10 request per minute rate limit. If you feel like you need a higher limit, feel free to contact us at api@superevilmegacorp.com


CATEGORIES

For judging purposes, all submissions will be broken down into three categories:

  • Esport broadcasts:
    • Use the API to create interesting data and talking points for our esport broadcasts and stream analysis.
  • Community-facing:
    • Solutions that are interesting for the player base at large. This can include anything related to social media, automated bots, or interesting ways to share and display in-game stats. Be it visual or verbal, we’re looking for compelling ways to understand and compare game and player data.
  • For laughs and giggles:
    • Get creative! How many minions are killed every minute? How often do Petal’s chomping minions kill a jungle monster? Anything goes here!

PRIZING

One Grand prize winning team, voted the best overall by the judges, will receive:

  • Expenses paid trip for four (4) to THE LAIR (includes flights and hotel) to see the studio & meet the Vainglory team
  • Custom Vainglory swag
  • In game announcement, link to your app*
  • In-game rewards: 9000 ICE for each team member (maximum 4)
  • Forum Badge and Title

* The winning app will appear within the Vainglory app; Therefore, all submissions should look good on a mobile device in landscape mode, as players clicking through will have their devices in that orientation.

First place winner in each category:

  • Custom Vainglory swag
  • In-game rewards: 6000 ICE for each team member (maximum 4)
  • $600 Amazon gift card
  • Forum Badge and Title

Second place winner in each category:

  • Custom Vainglory swag
  • In-game rewards: 3000 ICE for each team member (maximum 4)
  • $400 Amazon gift card
  • Forum Badge and Title

All quality submissions will receive a forum title.


WHAT ARE THE RULES?

  • Teams may not exceed 4 members and must be officially registered for the event, so do not forget to submit your information.
  • Every project:
    • Must use Vainglory API data
    • All submissions must allow judges private access to the codebase (you can put a closed source license on it)
    • Must have a web URL that demonstrates a working example
    • Must be registered with a valid API key
  • Suggested but not required:
    • The winning app will appear within the Vainglory app; Therefore, all submissions should look good on a mobile device in landscape mode, as players clicking through will usually have their devices in that orientation.
  • If you are creating an app in a language other than English, please provide English translations with your submission(s).

You can read the fine print by reviewing the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy


JUDGING PANEL AND CRITERIA

A panel of SEMC members and high profile community members will judge winners based on the following criteria:

  1. Technical Difficulty and Ease of Implementation
  2. Design and Impressiveness
  3. Usability
  4. Originality and Creativity
  5. Data Presentation and Utilization

Each judge gives a max of 10 points, plus a shared max 10 points; Each project can score up to 60 points total.


HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. Create an account to get an API key, or join a team that already has one.
  2. Already have access to developer dashboard? Sign up for the API challenge by logging into your account
  3. Start coding or designing! You can register anytime between February 27th and March 26th, but obviously the sooner you enter the competition the more time you will have to create something extraordinary and deserving of attention of our esteemed panel of judges.
  4. Don’t forget to submit your app between March 17th and March 26th to submit your app by 11:59PM PST.

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Visit the submissions tab between March 17 and March 26 (11:59PM PST) to submit your app. You’ll be asked to provide your team’s email address(es), a valid website address, a description of what you made, and a screenshot.

Please remember:

  • We cannot review your project if it hasn't been submitted, so don’t forget to click that submit button!
  • Judges must be able to view your project. If your repo is private, be sure to share it with api@superevilmegacorp.com
  • Commercial products are not eligible

That’s it! Keep an eye on your inbox or the submission page to see if your name appears on the winners’ list. You will also have a chance to see what others have been working on, when all of the submissions are in, and the contest is over. Good luck, have fun!

If you have any questions, email us at api@superevilmegacorp.com

Grand Prize Winner

Overall

Vainglory University

This project creates a website that analyzes Vainglory matches. It compares how a player did against archived data from other players in the same role and skill tier, and offers advice on how the player can do better.

To do so, it implements robot advice-givers, who take on the personae of the various heroes in the game, and offer advice fitting to that hero. (For instance, cheery Petal -- gives encouraging advice, while dark Krul likes to focus on your fatal errors.)



Esports

Esports 1

Andromeda

Andromeda is a Discord bot featuring commands to retrieve and display data from the Vainglory API.

Esports 2

Vainame

Check the stats of Vainglory players with a web design that scales well from desktop and mobile. Optimized for the Japanese Vainglory community.


Community

Community 1

EZL Bot

Get your VG Stats, profile, match data and see older matches using left and right reactions. Use the filter commands to filter by any game mode, time frame and much more.

Community 2

Liberty VG

This app provides all the information a user needs to analyze games and builds or have fun comparing and sharing with others.


Creative

Creative 1

Vainglory University

This project creates a website that analyzes Vainglory matches. It compares how a player did against archived data from other players in the same role and skill tier, and offers advice on how the player can do better.

Creative 2

Minion Lives Matter

Have you ever wondered how much Minion blood you have on your hands? Have you ever thought about the mess you leave behind after closing the app? Do you know how few Minions are allowed to celebrate their win with Minion Candy these days?

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