Unraveling E-Sports Team Tactical Recipes: A Configurational Perspective

Jiantao Zhu, Chenyang Xue, Quanchen Liu, Chee-Wee Tan

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Research on e-Sports teams is gaining momentum. Yet, despite a small but growing body of work that investigates how team formation affects performance in e-Sports, the bulk of extant literature has primarily accentuated the effects of individualized factors on team performance while neglecting the nature of e-sports competition as a causally complex phenomenon. Consistent with the configurational view, we advance a research model that seeks to unveil how different types of team composition in conjunction with teams’ tactical implementation together to impact eventual outcomes. Contextualizing extant literature on team composition to e-sports setting, we delineate team composition into four types (i.e., individual offensive, collective offensive, individual defensive, and collective defensive composition) and divide tactical implementation into three dimensions (i.e., specialization, isolation, and advancing speed). To empirically validate our hypothesized relationships, we employed fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to analyze data gathered for a popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game.
TitelProceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
RedaktørerAnitesh Barua, Ryan Wright, Atreyi Kankanhalli, Xitong Li, Shaila Miranda
Antal sider9
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781733632591
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedThe 42nd International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2021: Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action - Austin, USA
Varighed: 12 dec. 202115 dec. 2021
Konferencens nummer: 42


KonferenceThe 42nd International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2021
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems