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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262316392| January 2014
 

Computer Games as Professional Sport

A BIT of Raising the Stakes

Overview

Competitive video and computer game play is nothing new; what is new in the world of digital gaming is the emergence of professional computer game play. This BIT explores how a form of play becomes a sport, with professional players, agents, referees, leagues, tournaments, sponsorships, and spectators.
 
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About the Author

T. L. Taylor is Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. She is the author of Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture and Raising the Stakes:E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming (MIT Press).