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

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Kim, Grace

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Yao, Shengjie

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2019-05-30T17:02:38Z

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2019-05-30T17:02:38Z

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2019-04-17

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Economics

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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.

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https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18589

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en

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Tournament Theory

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Motivation Crowding Theory

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Incentive

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Motivation

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e-sports

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Dota 2

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

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Honors thesis

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