StarCraft2 Skill Metrics Visualization

This dataset is for 1v1 matches, running StarCraft2 version 1.3.6.19269:291

This visualization is based on the Dataset gathered by Mark Blair for his paper, Video Game Telemetry as a Critical Tool in the Study of Complex Skill Learning. Check out the FAQ below for more information.

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FAQ

Who made this and for what purpose?

This visualization was made by a group of graduate students at University of Washington for a data visualization class.

Why did you use median instead of mean?

The median is not as heavily affected by the outliers as the mean.
The sample size by league was as follows:

Due to the skew in volume for the platinum and diamond leagues, there was a large amount of outliers which misrepresented the dataset.
The median in this scenario would be the most accurate measure of the middle of the dataset.

Perception Action Cycle (PAC)?

Think of a PAC as when a player moves the camera and takes at least one action. 20 PACs per minute would equal 20 camera movements with at least one action over a minute.
Within a PAC there is an calculated number of actions, latency time between those actions, and gap of time between the next PAC.
For the original definition please refer to the research paper: Video Game Telemetry as a Critical Tool in the Study of Complex Skill Learning.

Contact Info

Joe DeMaria - jmd43@uw.edu
Avanti Prahlad - avanti.prahlad@gmail.com
Yamini Venkataraman - yamini.venkataraman@gmail.com
Qian Zhang - zhangqian0328@gmail.com