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Title Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
Author Andrews, Sharon
Publisher IGI Global
Release 2021-06-25
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 473
ISBN 1799873021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Esports have attracted considerable attention over the past few years and become an industry that is projected to continue to increase rapidly. Intersecting with the esports industry are organizations and businesses that develop and support the esports game experience. Included is the entrepreneurial spirit of gamers, who are interested in creating their own career paths through capturing and posting gaming microassists on different public venues that are driven by advertising dollars, invitational competition monetary winnings, and other forms of marketing their expertise for financial gain. All these organizations and industries form satellites of career opportunities as well as opportunities for research and enhanced forward-leaning study. Such career opportunities can be explicitly addressed within the structure of university degree and micro-credential certificate programs, some of which have begun to offer esports-directed degrees, but most of which have not yet moved from esports clubs into a recognition of the business and industry monetization of esports. The Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports addresses the intersection of esports gaming and the business and industry of esports, rather than an exploration of the video games themselves. It is the supporting and intersecting industry driven by esports and the vast opportunities this brings that are the foci of this book. Covering topics including digital learning, esport marketing curriculum, and gaming culture, this text is essential for business professionals, industry analysts, entrepreneurs, managers, coaches, marketers, advertisers, brand managers, university and college administrators, faculty and researchers, students, professors, and academicians.

Esports Insights by Emily Hayday

Title Esports Insights
Author Emily Hayday
Publisher Routledge
Release 2022-02-28
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1000589218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Esports Insights outlines the fundamental characteristics, features, and structures of the rapidly growing esports industry and acts as the perfect primer for readers without any prior knowledge of esports. Featuring international case studies in every chapter, this book showcases the contemporary nature of esports through illustrative, industry examples. By offering a concise and easy to understand introduction, it discusses the key components, stakeholders, and features of this commercially driven sector, which by its very nature is dynamic and highly complex. Exploring current regulatory and governance structures within esports, it unpacks the industry’s essential features by outlining the various genres, formats and stakeholders who are instrumental to the functioning of the esports industry. Adopting a critical but balanced analysis, the book discusses the social benefits of esports, outlining its potential as a tool for social inclusion and sport development, whilst acknowledging the potential impacts and risks of esports participation and spectatorship, related to health and wellbeing. Finally, Esports Insights also considers future developments and changes within esports, as the sector evolves and continues to professionalise. This book will be of interest to any student, researcher, or practitioner with an interest in sport business, sport and society, event studies, esports or video gaming, or the wider media industry.

Understanding Collegiate Esports by Jennifer Lee Hoffman

Title Understanding Collegiate Esports
Author Jennifer Lee Hoffman
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2022-08-08
Category Education
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1000618730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As esports is one of the new and rapidly growing sports programs at the collegiate level, today’s campus leaders are increasingly asked to navigate the complexity of esports. This practical volume helps higher education professionals understand the expanding role of collegiate esports, describing the ecosystem of college esports and the experience for college players, as well as the connections between gaming and career preparation. Chapter authors offer an overview and practical look at the main structures and issues facing collegiate esports programs, athletes, and administrators. Chapters address the needs of the campus gaming community, building gender and racial inclusivity, athlete health, amateurism and the esports athlete, the role of the technology industry, governance, career paths, and coaching. This cutting-edge volume offers information to support campus leaders and practitioners in building and expanding collegiate esports programs in the quickly growing and changing aspects of both online and face-to-face campus communities.

Demystifying Esports by Baro Hyun

Title Demystifying Esports
Author Baro Hyun
Publisher Lioncrest Publishing
Release 2020-10-20
Category
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781544516479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

While multimillion-dollar prizes are common in esports today, did you know that esports began humbly in a small Asian country without a significant gaming industry at the time? And would you believe that after two decades of embracing esports, Koreans enjoy playing competitive gaming not only privately, but also at official corporate social events? If not, it's understandable. Anyone under forty-five grew up with video games as a natural part of their lives, but older generations have had minimal exposure to gaming. Without firsthand experience, it can be difficult to understand why the industry is booming and why your children and grandchildren love esports so much. Demystifying Esports bridges the generation gap by exploring the history of competitive gaming, the growth of the industry, and its explosion as a global phenomenon. Dr. Baro Hyun relies on his extensive knowledge of esports' history in South Korea to shed light on the growth and risks of this booming field.

Media Across Borders by Andrea Esser

Title Media Across Borders
Author Andrea Esser
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-01-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 244
ISBN 1317610784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happened when Sesame Street and Big Brother were adapted for African audiences? Or when video games Final Fantasy and Assassins’ Creed were localized for the Spanish market? Or when Sherlock Holmes was transformed into a talking dog for the Japanese animation Sherlock Hound? Bringing together leading international scholars working on localization in television, film and video games, Media Across Borders is a pioneering study of the myriad ways in which media content is adapted for different markets and across cultural borders. Contributors examine significant localization trends and practices such as: audiovisual translation and transcreation, dubbing and subtitling, international franchising, film remakes, TV format adaptation and video game localization. Drawing together insights from across the audiovisual sector, this volume provides a number of innovative models for interrogating the international flow of media. By paying specific attention to the diverse ways in which cultural products are adapted across markets, this collection offers important new perspectives and theoretical frameworks for studying localization processes in the audiovisual sector. For further resources, please see the Media Across Borders group website (www.mediaacrossborders.com), which hosts a ‘localization’ bibliography; links to relevant companies, institutions and publications, as well as conference papers and workshop summaries.

Title Computer Games and New Media Cultures
Author Johannes Fromme
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2012-06-14
Category Education
Total Pages 712
ISBN 9400727771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Digital gaming is today a significant economic phenomenon as well as being an intrinsic part of a convergent media culture in postmodern societies. Its ubiquity, as well as the sheer volume of hours young people spend gaming, should make it ripe for urgent academic enquiry, yet the subject was a research backwater until the turn of the millennium. Even today, as tens of millions of young people spend their waking hours manipulating avatars and gaming characters on computer screens, the subject is still treated with scepticism in some academic circles. This handbook aims to reflect the relevance and value of studying digital games, now the subject of a growing number of studies, surveys, conferences and publications. As an overview of the current state of research into digital gaming, the 42 papers included in this handbook focus on the social and cultural relevance of gaming. In doing so, they provide an alternative perspective to one-dimensional studies of gaming, whose agendas do not include cultural factors. The contributions, which range from theoretical approaches to empirical studies, cover various topics including analyses of games themselves, the player-game interaction, and the social context of gaming. In addition, the educational aspects of games and gaming are treated in a discrete section. With material on non-commercial gaming trends such as ‘modding’, and a multinational group of authors from eleven nations, the handbook is a vital publication demonstrating that new media cultures are far more complex and diverse than commonly assumed in a debate dominated by concerns over violent content.

Title A Practical Guide to the Law of Esports
Author Rob Lucas
Publisher
Release 2020-06-05
Category
Total Pages 108
ISBN 9781912687800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book will help you to demystify the world of esports and understand the key legal considerations which apply in esports.

Emotional Gaming by Jörg von Brincken

Title Emotional Gaming
Author Jörg von Brincken
Publisher epodium
Release 2012
Category Computer games
Total Pages 311
ISBN 3940388246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Die Verbindung von Computerspielen und Emotionen ist unauflöslich. Kein gutes Computerspiel, das nicht starke Gefühle provozierte, und kein Spieler, der nicht vom ‚Willen zum Gefühl‘ geleitet wäre: Spaß, Spannung, Triumph, Belustigung, Angst …Angesichts der sich rasant ausbreitenden kulturellen Praxis des Gaming, die in immer mehr Bereiche des Alltags, der Freizeit aber auch des sozialen Lernens vordringt, stellt sich die brisante Frage nach der kulturellen Bedeutung, den Voraussetzungen und den Folgen einer emotionalen Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Technik, wie sie Computerspiele in Gang setzen: Warum gehen überhaupt emotionale Ausstrahlungen von virtuellen Figuren und Räumen aus, wie beeinflussen Spiele affektiv unser Weltverständnis, welche Bindungsstrategien verfolgen die Entwickler, und inwieweit lassen sich ‚Spielgefühle‘ und die Lust am Spielen überhaupt mit theoretischen Maßstäben erklären und bewerten? Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven nähern sich die Beiträge des Bandes den komplexen Problemstellungen, die sich aus der intimen Liaison von Gaming und Emotionen ergeben.

Title Arts Humanities Citation Index
Author
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Release 1981
Category Arts
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.