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Staff of Laboratory of sports studies reported in XX April conference

On April 9-12, 2019 the XX April International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development was held. The sports research section is consistently present in the program of conference in recent years. Employees of the laboratory of sports studies made four presentations this year.

Arseniy Stolyarov presented the results of joint work with Gleb Vasilyev "Thirst for glory: are players motivated by milestones?". The researchers found that football players score anniversary goals faster. This may be due to the incentives to enter a symbolic club of players or due to contracts of the players.

Maxim Stupin showed that in the German Bundesliga in the derby, players put more effort on the field. Maxim and Inna Zaitseva, the authors of work, consider the distance that the players cover on the field during the match, along with the number of accelerations. This result differs from ones obtained in previous works, where the effect has not been found.

Dmitry Dagayev talked about the phenomenon that exists in the market of eSports competitions: it turns out that there are strategies of betting on the outsiders in matches of eSports discipline Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that show a steady profit. This study was carried out in collaboration with Egor Stoyan, third-year student at the HSE-NES Joint Program in Economics.

Garik Vardanyan showed that teams facing a more complex championship calendar at the beginning of the tournament, show worse results during the competition. This work was prepared jointly with Stepan Emelianenko, Andrey Parkhomenko and Arseniy Stolyarov.