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Big Data's Role in Competitive 'Insurgency' from Early Access to eSport


Insurgency has made the huge transition from mod to Early Access to ESL, and has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. This session will specifically address how a unique approach of data analysis to online gameplay has shaped the community driven competitive scene in its current goal of continuing its growth to a full fledged eSport. This unique approach with open source tools allows not only new algorithms for Matchmaking but also for player evaluation, competitive meta evolution, competitive balancing, as well as core design decisions. Learn how data played a key role in the development of Insurgency's competitive scene.

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  • Kenneth Buker
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