On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:
understand E-sports in relation to the use of statistics.
read and understand statistics in sports in general and E-sports in particular.
understand the importance of hardware when competing and be able to make good decisions on what to use.
navigate and understand the importance of maps in certain games.
understand the term of logistics in an E-sports context.
understand how E-sports tournaments are held and ran.
In E-sports, as in all other sports, statistics plays a prominent role. Statistics is an important tool for any athlete regardless of activity. It can be used to monitor individual progress, or to understand the activity and predict outcomes. Most sports today have tools that monitor statistics continuously. The use of maps in different forms are prominent in many e-sports games. The need to understand maps and be able to navigate through them is an important skill. Being able to organize and understand the basic requirements that enables you to perform is also important. Logistics encompass both individual preparations as well as organizing on a larger scale.
This course gives a basic understanding of why statistics, logistics and maps are such an important part of the e-sports sphere and why it is important for the individual player’s progression. The students will also be given insight into how processes regarding the planning and execution of tournaments are made.
Digital lectures with discussions and assignments. Expected workload for the average student is 135 hours.
All mandatory tasks have to be completed and approved. An overview of all tasks will be presented in Canvas. Training logs must also be approved.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual written assignment. Graded assessment.
The study program manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.