Congratulations to SLATE Masters student Gry Nagl on a successful Masters exam!
In her Masters thesis, Use of Eye Tracking for eSports Analytics in a MOBA Game, she investigated using eye tracking within the MOBA game Heroes of the Storm, a popular commercial eSports game. The motivation was to determine if it is possible to use eye tracking data to analyse gameplay, enabling players and coaches to gain a deeper insight into to where a player is focusing, and finding areas upon which the player can improve. The eye tracking data was triangulated with game replays and game statistics to understand gameplay.
Findings reveal that eye tracking can add value, but it is time consuming to use a manual triangulation method of analysis, in particular using the video replay. Furthermore, while the research finds that the data from the eye tracking application is interesting and potentially useful, it is necessary to carry out more experiments with more players and more games to find its full potential.