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|Session Name:||Matchmaking for Engagement: Lessons from 'Halo 5'|
|Company Name(s):||343 Industries|
|Track / Format:||Design|
|Overview:||What should matchmaking worry most about? Latency? Skill? Streaks? Wait time? There are several commonly held best practices on how to matchmake for engagement across the industry, some of which contradict each other, but little to no data-driven evidence to support them. The following will show how to effectively test matchmaking approaches and show real examples and data from a popular first-person shooter. The results show that not all practices are actually important, while others are critical.|