So some background: I play League of Legends (LoL) religiously and have a strong background in A.I. programming. In an attempt to put 2 and 2 together I've been trying to implement a bot for playing LoL, but have stymied by having to extract game-state information without access to the source code.
With that in mind, does anyone know of a MOBA that could sate my bot developing urges via being open-source? Alternatively, do you know if any AAA game companies (e.g. RIOT, Blizzard, Valve) would release some of their code (or even just an API) for research purposes (I'm in academia, so I could probably pass off my fascination as work related)?