League of Legends eSports taught in Math course at UC Berkeley

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MattMarcou

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12-22-2010

http://www.decal.org/courses/theoryesports

Course Description:
UC Berkeley students interested in e-sports and developing critical thinking skills are encouraged to enroll in this course.

E-Sports n., The act of playing of video games competitively. Synonyms: Competitive gaming, professional gaming, cybersports.

The analysis of sports consists of a delicate balance of instinct and quantification. Professional analysts utilize advanced techniques such as Sabermetrics to attempt to derive objective knowledge to back up subjective observations. Similarly, the practice of studying past results and game mechanics to develop new strategies is common in e-sports. In this course we will apply game theory and mathematical analysis as we "theorycraft" about various aspects of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) League of Legends.


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moodster

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12-23-2010

Course Outline:
Week 1: Introduction to Game Theory / Demonstration / Logistics
Week 2: Runes / Masteries / Draft mode / Mechanics / Groups Assigned
Week 3: Zoning / Jungling
Week 4: Battle Tactics / Map Awareness
Week 5: Team Archetypes / Introduction to Competition
Week 6: Team Fighting / Gimmicks / Practicality of Analytic Results
Week 7: Microtransactions and E-Sports / Mentalities
Week 8: Guest Speaker (GDC Week)
Week 9: Other E-Sport Titles and Team Sport Analysis
Week 10: Culture and Trending / Metagame Discussion
Week 11: Review / Summary
Week 12: Presentations
Week 13: Presentations

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UnDeRtAkErS

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01-03-2011

I like this = 100


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Nergin

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01-06-2011

Take a class to play league of legends? :/


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Sarken

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01-06-2011

Nice


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K3L4D0R

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01-06-2011

This is just beautiful.


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iKobos2

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01-07-2011

I approve.


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Makcibai2010

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01-11-2011

Somewhere in the course outlines, they should include analysis of trashtalking and mature content.(and how to counter them).


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R66Y

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01-11-2011

Kinda bummed. My game theory course tended to discuss optimal solutions, prisoners dilema, and how to win when visiting Vegas.


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SuJu

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01-11-2011

Isn't there a Starcraft course as well in Berkley?


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