Unraveling the effects of experience-based faultlines in E-sports teams: The moderating influence of team winning momentum

Jiantao Zhu, Fei Liu, Yijing Li, Eric Lim, Chee Wee Tan, Hefu Liu

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Abstract

Electronic sports (e-sports) is gaining popularity with more and more individuals participating as players or spectators. To win in professional tournaments, the deliberate selection of team players with diverse experience is necessary to ensure an element of surprise while maintaining a certain degree of coordination. Building on faultlines theory, we posit experience-based faultlines as a focal determinant of team performance in e-sports tournaments. Through a comprehensive review of extant literature, we derive a typology of experience attributes that are implicit to e-sports teams and from which experience-based faultlines could emerge. Analyzing data gathered on 4,051 e-sports teams, this study yields novel insights into how experience-based faultlines affect team performance. Particularly, we discover that experience-based faultlines promote team coordination, which in turn exerts a significantly positive impact on team performance. We further observe that team winning momentum not only impairs team coordination, but it also reduces team performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive
Subtitle of host publicationBlending the Local and the Global
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages2437
ISBN (Electronic)9781733632553
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Event2020 International Conference on Information Systems - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, ICIS 2020 - Virtual, Online, India
Duration: 13 Dec 202016 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2020 - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Information Systems - Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, ICIS 2020
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityVirtual, Online
Period13/12/2016/12/20

Keywords

  • E-sports
  • Experience
  • Faultlines
  • Team coordination
  • Team momentum
  • Team performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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