Before you downvote me as just another "complaining about Purple side without any evidence" thread, please note that this is a project I intend to spend a lot of time on, and there is a ton of evidence within!
For a long, long time people have complained that Purple side has it rough. Harder to control Dragon, Baron, buffs, gank, all sorts of things. Riot has addressed this by stating they place higher ELO players on Purple side to off-set the fact that Purple side, in general, loses more. But does this really help? Being an avid viewer of scarra's stream, and seeing as he is a top-50 ELO player I decided to research this myself!
I wasn't for sure which game to post this on, but after 11 games I feel I have the right sample group to give this to the general public for viewing, and then see how it progresses from there (as often as scarra streams, of course).
Below is a Google Document detailing the games (updated daily) that scarra has played. Within it are the players on both sides, their chamoions, k/a/d, as well as their creep score. On the right-hand side you will also find the Win percentages of both side, and how often scarra is placed on both sides, as well as some thoughts and opinions of my own.
The main purpose of this spreadsheet is first and foremost to prove if there is or is not a clear disadvantage for being Purple side. Without a doubt I can safely say that Blue side in the Top-50 ELO bracket wins a large majority of the time. Even on comps where scarra's Blue team should have lost, just by being Blue it allowed them to push back and win with a solid teamfight.
There are of course countless variables as to why Blue has it better than Purple, and this document is not trying to address any of those variables; it simply gives the hard numbers that shows the fact that Blue wins the majority of the time, and that it is unfair for teams competing for cash prizes to be forced on Purple side.
Thanks for all the feedback and any helpful tips the community can give!
With every update (each day scarra streams), I will bump the thread for viewing pleasure assuming it falls into the depths of page 2.