Mining Tracks of Competitive Video Games

François Rioult, Jean-Philippe Métivier, Boris Helleu, Nicolas Scelles, Christophe Durand
2014 AASRI Procedia  
The development and professionalization of a video game requires tools for analyzing the practice of the players and teams, their tactics and strategies. These games are very popular and by nature numerical, they provide many tracks that we analyzed in terms of team play. We studied Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), where two teams battle in a game very similar to rugby or American football. Through topological measuresarea of polygon described by the
more » ... ers, inertia, diameter, distance to the base -that are independent of the exact nature of the game, we show that the outcome of the match can be relevantly predicted. Mining e-sport's tracks is opening interest in further application of these tools for analyzing real time sport.
doi:10.1016/j.aasri.2014.08.014 fatcat:gmwbmxxv35eejjkamr2ih2zk5m