A comparative study of coaching, training, and player culture in professional North [American] and Korean League of Legends teams

Wright, Jack Andrew (2016) A comparative study of coaching, training, and player culture in professional North [American] and Korean League of Legends teams. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    A study into the comparative differences between Korean and North American League of Legends teams, looking at cultural, training and coaching differences. This paper focuses on the motivation to play competitive League of Legends and explore possible reasons why Korean players are more motivated. The research also looks into the history of Esports and shows that Korea have integrated it into its mainstream culture far sooner than North America. Alongside this it explores the level of respect that players have toward coaching staff and to why Korean players having more respect could lead to better performance. Professional analysts and player’s opinions are also taken into account from both regions, to explore other reasons that might not be as apparent to someone not as involved within a team environment. The research also continues further to explore reasons inside the game that could suggest why Korean teams outperform North American teams. By looking at the formats to which each team plays in their respective leagues, more specifically a best of 3 format verses a best of 1 format which gives a clear advantage to Korean teams as they play more games in the respective league. To conclude, the paper suggests ideas in which North American teams can look at the Korean infrastructure, training and mentality changes in order to improve and compete on the same level.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 11:35
    Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 11:36
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21539

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