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

Authors: 
N. Pobiedina, J. Neidhardt, M. Calatrava Moreno, L. Grad-Gyenge, H. Werthner
Publisher: 
IEEE
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of The 15th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI)
Pages: 
55 - 62
Year: 
2013
Type: 
Speech with proceedings
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
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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<br> 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<br> 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<br> to infer social behavior patterns.
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