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Community Champion Symbols

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ReLaTiviT

Senior Member

05-30-2011

Champion Names - Symbols

  • Akali - AK
  • Alistar - AL
  • Amumu - AM
  • Anivia - AI
  • Annie - AN
  • Ashe - AS
  • Blitzcrank - BL
  • Brand - BR
  • Caitlyn - CT
  • Cassiopeia - CS
  • Cho'Gath - CG
  • Corki - CO
  • Dr. Mundo - MD
  • Evelynn - EV
  • Ezreal - EZ
  • Fiddlesticks - FD
  • Galio - GA
  • Gangplank - GP
  • Garen - GR
  • Gragas - GG
  • Heimerdinger - HM
  • Irelia - IR
  • Janna - JN
  • Jarvan - JV
  • Jax - JX
  • Karma - KR
  • Karthus - KH
  • Kassadin - KS
  • Katarina - KT
  • Kayle - KY
  • Kennen - KE
  • Kog'Maw - KM
  • LeBlanc - LB
  • Lee Sin - LS
  • Lux - LX
  • Malphite - MP
  • Malzahar - MZ
  • Maokai - MK
  • Master Yi - MY
  • Miss Fortune - MF
  • Mordekaiser - MO
  • Morgana - MG
  • Nasus - NA
  • Nidalee - ND
  • Nocture - NO
  • Nunu - NU
  • Olaf - OF
  • Pantheon - PH
  • Poppy - PP
  • Rammus - RM
  • Renekton - RK
  • Rumble - RB
  • Ryze - RY
  • Shaco - SH
  • Shen - SN
  • Singed - SG
  • Sion - SI
  • Sivir - SV
  • Sona - SA
  • Soraka - SK
  • Swain - SW
  • Taric - TA
  • Teemo - TE
  • Tristana - TR
  • Trundle - TD
  • Tryndamere - TY
  • Twisted Fate - TF
  • Twitch - TW
  • Udyr - UD
  • Urgot - UG
  • Vayne - VA
  • Veigar - VE
  • Vladimir - VD
  • Warwick - WW
  • Xin Zhao - XZ
  • Zilean - ZI


Why:
To communicate better, people often shorten Champion names, so I decided to make a short, concise, intuitive list.


Reasoning:
I had a few goals in this list:
  • Intuitive - List must make sense
  • Tyranny of the Majority - A less used champion will be sacraficed first
  • Unmistakable - Even for people who are unaware the symbols should be easy to guess
  • Transparent - The reasoning should be clear


Naming Scheme:
The most often followed (and excepted) rule:
Symbol is first 2 letters of the name

The second most often followed rule:
If a name is two distinct parts, initials will be used
Ex: Xin Zhao, XZ

If a name is one word but sounds very separate, initials will be used
Ex: Heimerdinger, HM

If the most logical symbol is already taken the most popular one will be given dibs
Ex: Annie AN over Anivia

The symbol should be as unmistakable as possible
Ex: Jarvan is JV, Jax JX, and JN since JA is in common with all

Honorifics will be ignored
Ex: Dr. Mundo is MD instead of DM

That's the overall rule of thumb.


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