A Close Look at Sports and Esports Fandom

April 18, 2018

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“There’s a generation of sports fans growing with esports as their primary sport of choice…They’re not dipping in and watching basketball, hockey or football. This is a generation that really focused in on this as their sport.” — Whalen Rozelle, Director of Esports at Riot Games [source: USA Today] The convergence of digital and traditional sports continues. … Continue reading “A Close Look at Sports and Esports Fandom”

eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience

December 8, 2016

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Incremental change is subtle, but powerful. This past weekend, the first event of Valve’s 2016-17 Defense of the Ancients (DoTA) Major Championships – the Boston Major – kicked off with a new group stage format. In it, sixteen teams from around the world will compete for a $3 Million prize pool. DoTA 2 also made … Continue reading “eSports iQ #85: Facebook and the Esports Fan Experience”

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