On Successful Team Formation: Statistical Analysis of a Multiplayer Online Game

N. Pobiedina, J. Neidhardt, M. Calatrava Moreno, L. Grad-Gyenge, H. Werthner:
"On Successful Team Formation: Statistical Analysis of a Multiplayer Online Game";
Vortrag: The 15th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), Vienna; 15.07.2013 - 18.07.2013; in:"Proceedings of The 15th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI)", IEEE, (2013), S. 55 - 62.

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Abstract:


Teamwork plays an important role in many areas of today┬┤s society, such as business activities. Thus, the question of how to form an effective team is of increasing interest. In this
paper we use the team-oriented multiplayer online game Dota 2 to study cooperation within teams and the success of teams. Making use of game log data, we choose a statistical approach to identify factors that increase the chance of a team to win. The factors
that we analyze are related to the roles that players can take within the game, the experiences of the players and friendship ties within a team. Our results show that such data can be used
to infer social behavior patterns.