Mechanics and Metagame

  title={Mechanics and Metagame},
  author={Scott Donaldson},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={426 - 444}
This article examines the significance of two types of expertise in the popular multiplayer video game League of Legends. Previous research into multiplayer games has explored a variety of expertise models, some which concern only a player’s mastery of the controls and some which take negotiation of a game’s sociocultural context into account. This article analyzes play in League of Legends through the lens of a binary model of expertise, outlining examples of the in-game and out-of-game… 

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