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For Love of the Game: A Study of Tournament Theory and Intrinsic Motivation in Dota 2

dc.contributor.advisor Kim, Grace
dc.contributor.author Yao, Shengjie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T17:02:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T17:02:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-17
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18589
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the effect of intrinsic motivation on the extrinsic incentives specified by tournament structure in tournament theory in the context of e-sports. It incorporates tournament theory and motivation crowding theory in the same framework, something that past literature have hinted towards but never formally done so. It also uses an e-sports dataset, a type of dataset that few academics in the past have dealt with, but one that offers many interesting potentials. Results weakly show that crowding-in occurs in e-sports, but the effects of tournament structure on performance are inconclusive in the context of this paper. Implications of this paper lie mainly in the possibility for future academics to utilise e-sports data for research.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Tournament Theory
dc.subject Motivation Crowding Theory
dc.subject Incentive
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject e-sports
dc.subject Dota 2
dc.title For Love of the Game: A Study of Tournament Theory and Intrinsic Motivation in Dota 2
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Economics
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