Playing with strangers: understanding temporary teams in league of legends

  title={Playing with strangers: understanding temporary teams in league of legends},
  author={Yubo Kou and Xinning Gui},
  booktitle={CHI PLAY},
Game researchers have extensively studied how players form long-term social organizations such as guilds and clans to accomplish complex tasks such as raiding in online games. Few studies have paid attention to how temporary teams (or pickup groups) composed of strangers fulfill complex tasks. Riot Games' League of Legends, a team-based competitive online game, is played by two temporary teams. Players must collaborate with strangers in a relatively short time (about 30-50 minutes). How do… CONTINUE READING
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