Eye Tracker Guide: How to Improve in LoL with Tobii and Mobalytics
One of our main goals at Mobalytics is to empower gamers to become the best they can be at the games of their choice.
We’ve joined forces with Tobii Gaming to empower League of Legends players in learning more about their visual attention and habits.
By doing so, they can improve their ability to efficiently absorb and use the information at their disposal, whether it’s understanding their map awareness or how often they tunnel vision.
Stick around, because by the end of this article, we’ll explain the different benefits of using an eye tracker, how Mobalytics use eye tracking data to analyze performance metrics, and how to set up your eye tracker if you have one.
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The benefits of eye tracking in League of Legends
League of Legends and MOBAs in general, are among the most difficult video game genres out there due to the sheer amount of information you need to perceive, evaluate, and then act upon.
Here’s a list of just some of the things you should be tracking to improve your odds of playing optimally:
- Your cooldowns for your abilities, Summoner Spells, and runes.
- Your health, mana, and other resources.
- The health, mana, and resources of your allies and enemies.
- The health of the towers and structures around the map
- The amount of gold you have and shutdown bounties.
- The number of minions in your lane
- Timers for objectives and jungle camps
- The locations of your allies, enemies, revealed areas, and fog of war on the minimap.
That already seems like a lot and it doesn’t even cover everything!
It’s incredibly difficult to process this information and you’ll never have everything perfectly revealed to you.
However, the top players are able to absorb this information to make the most optimal decisions that they can.
Meanwhile, lesser-skilled players can struggle to keep up and will naturally have more blind spots in their decision-making.
To learn even more about the benefits of eye tracking for League of Legends players, be sure to check out our Gamers Guide to Mastering Visual Attention.
How to set up your Eye Tracker
1. Attach your eye tracker to your screen and make sure it’s connected through a USB
Your Tobii Eye Tracker box comes with two magnetic strips – you only need one and you have the other as a spare.
Take the strip and center it at the bottom of your screen’s frame.
Once the magnetic strip is secure, attach your Eye Tracker and then plug your tracker into a USB port.
2. Download Tobii Eye Tracking software from their website
Head to https://gaming.tobii.com/getstarted/ and download the latest version of their eye tracking software.
Once you’ve downloaded it, you’ll be able to jump right into calibrating your tracker.
3. Calibrate your eye tracker using the software
This part pretty fun, you basically get to explode orbs by starting at them, sort of like Eleven from Stranger Things!
If you ever accidentally move your eye tracker and need to recalibrate it, you can easily do so by accessing your Settings within your tray.
Below, you can see the Tobii icon highlighted in red.
Once you click on the tray icon, it will expand and you’ll see the options shown below.
You’ll be able to test your calibration and adjust other preferences as best for you.
4. Turn on within Moblaytics
Once your tracker is on and calibrated, it’s time to connect it to Mobalytics!
To do so, click on the Eye Tracking tab to the right of the search bar and turn it on.
If successful, you’ll receive the message below.
When Tobii and Mobalytics are connected, you’ll also see this green light next to the Eye Tracking tab.
5. Go play League of Legends!
To begin receiving analysis, start playing some matches!
Keep in mind that this analysis is only available for the following game modes:
- Normal Draft
- Ranked Solo/Duo
- Ranked Flex
After playing a match in any of these modes, you’ll receive new Eye Tracking Metrics within your Post Game.
Once you play at least five matches in the same role and the same game mode, you’ll be able to see how your current game compares to your average and unlock additional metrics within your GPI.
6. Keep improving your skills!
Once you’ve unlocked the eye tracking metrics within your GPI, keep working on them just like you would any other GPI skills like Dueling or Early Game Farming.
You’ll even receive brand new advice pieces to help you improve!
The Five New Eye Tracking GPI Metrics
To help players of all skill levels improve their ability to take in and process information, we’ve created five new GPI skills:
Tunnel Visioning is when you spend a longer period of time fixating on the same small point.
Have you ever been ganked and realized that your team had been pinging you that their lane was missing?
Or perhaps you had river warded but didn’t see the roamer coming?
Odds are, you were tunnel visioning on something (like trying to land skillshots on your opponent) and it caused you to miss helpful information that may have saved your life.
Tunnel Vision is broken down into Zone Out Frequency and Zone Out Duration.
Zone Out Frequency represents how often you tunnel vision on average throughout a game.
As an example, pro player Kirei only zoned out once every 982 seconds while a Bronze player zones out every 76 seconds.
Zone Out Duration measures how long you tend to Zone Out on average when you tunnel vision.
Overall, this basically you how much time you tend to waste not taking in new information while you’re playing.
Information processing refers to the component of visual attention related to how you consistently balance updating old information as you gather new information.
Information Processing involves the sub-metrics of Fixation Frequency and Fixation Duration.
Fixation Frequency represents the number of times your attention changes to a different place per minute while Fixation Duration measures how long you spent on average looking at each point.
High level players are able to quickly gather and take in information from many places while doing it in a quick manner.
If a player spends their time fixated on something for too long, it means they’re ignoring other potentially crucial factors.
Map Awareness is how consistent you are at checking your minimap.
This is one of the core fundamentals when playing League – it can help you track your MIA enemies and let you know which allies are close enough to aid you if you start a fight.
We break this down into Check Frequency and Minimap Fixation Time.
Check Frequency measures the average amount of time between when you look at your minimap while Minimap Fixation Time evaluates the amount of time you spend looking at the minimap when you’re looking at it.
This is always a crucial balance because although you do want to check your minimap often, you don’t want to spend too long as you can miss what’s happening right in front of you.
Pick awareness is a player’s game state awareness before they got picked off.
We’ve all seen pro games where an instance of mispositioning led to a team’s downfall in a close match.
This metric aims to help you understand how often you get picked due to your lack of awareness and teach you how to prevent it in the future.
The two sub-metrics that relate to Pick Awareness are Percentage of Times Picked Off Unaware and Average Time Checked Before Picked Off.
These sub-metrics are pretty self-explanatory and aim to hold you accountable when you get punished by not checking your minimap when you could have avoided getting picked.
Fight preparation is using the minimap to understand the game state in the moments leading up to a fight.
This skill is crucial for recognizing potential engagers, assassins, and flankers.
If you and your team are unable to prepare for these dangers, it’ll be incredibly difficult to peel and position optimally.
Fight Preparation’s sub-metrics are Percentage of Early Fights Aware and Average Time checked before Early Fights.
The first analyzes how often you’re aware of the game’s state before a fight and the second measures how preemptively you’re ready for a fight before it happens.
The two in combination are important for recognizing your ability to recognize when a fight is going to happen before it happens.
Good luck on the Rift!
Thanks for reading, we hope you found this article helpful and insightful. If you still need help setting up your eye tracker, head to our Discord server!