Indexing Esport Performance

Sharpe, B. T., Besombes, N., Welsh, M. R. and Birch, P. D. J. (2023) Indexing Esport Performance. Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2836-3523

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The assessment of an athlete’s performance can play a key role in determining their current state, their readiness to compete, the impact of an experimental manipulation, and/or the influence of an intervention. At present, there is limited empirical evidence stating the indicators that encapsulate individual performance within any esport. To identify the variables that are historically associated with indicating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive performance, a literature review was conducted. Identified variables were accumulated and presented to three technical expert panels composed of world-class esport athletes, researchers, and practitioners. We utilized a modified Delphi method to provide direction concerning the examination of performance in esports. The expert panelists presented numerous opinions on what encapsulates performance, considerations for best practices, and concerns associated with the semantics of performance. This study presents the opinions of various domain-specific experts and encourages the use of more explicit terminology when discussing performance measurement. It was the intention of the project to generate an open discussion rather than draw a unified conclusion on best practices.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: counter-strike: global offensive, CS:GO, Delphi method, semantics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Sport
Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Sport and Exercise Psychology and Research Methods
Research Entities > POWER Centre
Research Entities > Centre for Health and Allied Sport and Exercise Science Research (CHASER)
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Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2022 14:00
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 11:06

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