League of Legends Player Reaches Diamond Tier with Exactly 3,439,140 Mouse Clicks

The Diamond tier isn’t the highest level in the League of Legends title’s ranked mode, but it still is near the top and very hard to achieve. Players who want to climb up the ladder all the way to Diamond (at least) are said to put a lot of effort and time into the game, like three years and around three million clicks, according to a player’s statistic.

League of Legends and redditer r3as0n has reached the Diamond V level, the lowest of the top five tiers that Riot uses to separate each of the seven separate ranks.

Diamond is said to be the third rank, falling short behind Master and Challenger, making it a respectable level to achieve, even with the game’s big community. The redditer has even kept track of the total number of times he clicked the mouse in-game during rank mode and until reaching the Diamond rank.

“I use a Razor Naga MMO mouse for league of legends because i’m not a big fan of shift clicking + Ctrl clicking,” the ranked League player told Kotaku in an email this morning. “I like having the extra 12 buttons at my disposal for key-bindings.”

“I’m reluctant to say that the mouse is the MVP,” he added, “but i’ve had this mouse since 2010 and I’ve never had any issues with it.”

After the last successful qualifying match that placed r3as0n in Diamond V rank, the counter indicated a number of 3,439,140 mouse clicks. This statistic is not just numbers, it also shows how long players are required to play the game in order to just scratch the surface of the upper-most competitive high ranks.

The redditer also admits that he formed a lot of reflexes during his time spent in-game, helping him make quick-judgement and take swift actions during battles.

In the end, given the statistics captured by r3as0n and the high number of League of Legends players, we will probably not see a lot of Master or Challenger ranked characters in the title.

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information

Samsung Ranked Second in 1,000 in R&D Spendings

As according to Fortune magazine, Samsung has been ranked in consultancy firm ‘Strategy & Global Innovation’s’ top 1,000 list of 2013 in expenditure in Research and Development. According to their data, R & D expenses of these companies were up to $647 billion US in 2013 – a $9 billion US increase in 2012’s results.

These 1,000 top ranked companies accounted for two fifths of total global R & D expenditure, with health care and the computer industry accounting for 50% of the total sum. Other heavily invested industries included that of the automotive and software fields. Below we will list for you the top 10 ranked companies, thanks to CNBeta.

  1. Volkswagen – $13.5 Billion spent at 5.2% total revenue ratio
  2. Samsung – $13.4 Billion spent at 6.4% revenue ratio
  3. Intel – $10.6 Billion spent at 20.1% revenue ratio
  4. Microsoft – $10.4 billion spent at 13.5% revenue ratio
  5. Roche – $10 billion spent at 19% revenue ratio
  6. Novartis – $9.9 billion spent at 16.8% revenue ratio
  7. Toyota – $9.1 billion spent at 3.5% revenue ratio
  8. Johnson & Johnson – $8.2 billion spent at 11.5% revenue ratio
  9. Google – $8 billion spent at 13.2% revenue ratio
  10. Merck – $9.9 billion spent at 17% revenue ratio

It’s interesting to note Intel’s massive revenue ratio coming in to play in this situation – ranking at double many of this lists reported percentages. Samsung’s massive R & D expenditure for 2013 is said to be due to their Smart TV monitors and services, alongside their plans to develop into three departments: Business Development, Institute and Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology. They also already have R & D centers spread across Silicon Valley, Bangalore and Bejing.

I personally didn’t expect Samsung to rank so high in the scheme of things and definitely did not expect Volkswagen to hit number one. If nothing else, the list can at least instill some confidence in the consumer that these companies are trying to better their products more than anyone else – or does it mean that they’re trying to better their products just by throwing money at them? It’s up to you to decide.

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