2018 Alpha Awards

Every year the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference recognizes and honors innovators in sports, from students and researchers to some of the biggest names in the industry. We congratulate the 2018 winners!

Research Paper presented by Major League Baseball:
Grand Prize:  An open sourced Optical Tracking and Advanced e-sports Analytics Platform for League of Legends” by Philip Maymin

Hackathon presented by ESPN and Ticketmaster:
Student Division: Jason Feldman, Davidson College
Open Division: Zach Knowlton, Oracle

Start-up Competition presented by Ticketmaster:
Performance Device Track Winner: Protxx
Technology Services Track Winner: Zegami

First Pitch Case Competition presented by Eventellect and the Philadelphia 76ers
1st place: Kellogg School of Management

Lifetime Achievement: John Hollinger, VP Basketball Operations, Memphis Grizzlies
Best Analytics Organization: Houston Astros
Best Transaction: Houston Rockets, Chris Paul Acquisition
Best Innovation: 3D Printed–Shoes

Charles River Legends Showdown League of Legends Competition:
Winner: Harvard College Esports Association