The Use of Matchmaking Data for Competitive Online Multiplayer Gaming

Chapter Written by Glenndale Bartolome

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the complexities and challenges of online multiplayer matchmaking algorithms, including methods like the Elo ranking system and TrueSkill.

  • Identify the different metrics and data used in ranking systems to assess player skill and ensure fair gameplay.

  • Appreciate the ethical and social implications of data collection in online multiplayer games, including issues related to player satisfaction and game balance.