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The Esports Research Report
49 minutes | 10 days ago
What is Challenger Mode with Philip Hubner
Philip Hubner (@PhilHubner) has worked at ESL and Twitch and is now Chief Business Development Officer at Challenger Mode, a platform that offers online esports infrastructure to all the key stakeholders in the industry including players, organizers and game developers. With @stephanieorme & @DrBrianMcCauley
57 minutes | 20 days ago
Casual Video Games, Gaming Culture & Esports with Amanda Cote
We talk casual games, gaming culture, esports and gaming sexism with Amanda Cote who literally wrote the book on Gaming Sexism. Amanda is Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Follow Amanda on Twitter @accote https://youtu.be/nlJ3j-ssVAE
44 minutes | a month ago
Esports as a Cultural Industry with Will Partin
Esports is undoubtedly here to stay and is a huge part of our modern culture. William (Will) Partin talks sports, technology, consumers, media, people and platforms and the value in understanding the fast paced changes and impacts of esports through the frame of culture. William Partin is a Researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute and an Affiliate at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at University of North Carolina. He researches platform governance. Twitter @william_partin @datasociety https://willpartin.com/
26 minutes | a month ago
Esports Performance Psychology
Is esports psychology the same as sports psychology? Ismael Pedraza-Ramirez discusses his recent work on the topic. Ismael is a PhD student at the Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Köln, and also a sports performance coach for Rogue Esports.
29 minutes | a month ago
Esports Business Management Book with David Hedlund
46 esports researchers contributed and one of the editors, David Hedlund Chair of the Sports Management Division at St. John’s University, talks to us about this new resource to develop esports education.
28 minutes | a month ago
Sleep and elite esports with Tim Smithies
Tim Smithies is a PhD student at the University of Limerick, and receives funding from the Irish Research Council to explore the impact of sleep on elite esports performance.
55 minutes | a month ago
Grassroots in Sweden & Esport United with Cliff Lilja
Cliff Lilja has been involved with esports in Sweden for most of his life. In this episode he discusses grassroots esports in Sweden and Esport United, Sweden’s largest grassroots esports association.
23 minutes | a month ago
Esports in Africa with Sayo Owolabi
We talk African esports with Sayo Owolabi, Founder and CEO of Africa’s leading full service Esports Organization, the Lagos Esports Forum (a member of the Global Esports Federation). He is also the Senior Advisor for Africa on the Board of the Esports World Federation.
23 minutes | a month ago
Gender and Esports Research with Dr Yun Peng
Esports should be the an equal opportunity sport context right? Yun Peng from China went all the way to Scotland to completed her PhD examining issue of gender in esports.
45 minutes | a month ago
Re-Valuing the Esports Industry with Dr Seth Jenny
1 billion? 25 billion? How much is esports worth as an industry? Seth Jenny talks to us on the one billion dollar myth: Methods for sizing the massively undervalued esports revenue landscape.
24 minutes | a month ago
Accessibility and Being Queer in Esports with Dr Sarah Hayes
Queerness in esports? Dr Sarah Hays is the Vice President of a new organization that wants to make sure esports is accessible for everyone through a building a community to help queer women achieve their potential in esports. If you want to know more about Sarah’s work with mental health here is Take This which you can also follow on Twitter.
22 minutes | a month ago
International Journal of Esports with Dr Aaron Koshy
A journal dedicated to esports? That anyone can read? For free? Dr Aaron Koshy discusses his role as the Chief Editor of a new open access journal all about esports. The International Journal of Esports (https://www.ijesports.org/) means that research on esports will be available for anyone to read!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Esports, Lootboxes and Gambling Research with Joseph Macey
We bet you don’t know everything about gambling and lootboxes and all the crazy stuff that happens in esports. Joseph Macey, finalising his PhD at the Gamification Group in Tampere Finland, discusses his research on the complex topic of gambling in esports. He also discusses his paper: Macey, J., & Hamari, J. (2019). eSports, skins and loot boxes: Participants, practices and problematic behaviour associated with emergent forms of gambling. New Media & Society, 21(1), 20-41. Feel free to email him for a copy.
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