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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262316378 | 24 pp. | January 2014
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Professional Online Game Players as New Media Workers

A BIT of Korea’s Online Gaming Empire


In South Korea, online gaming is a cultural phenomenon. Games are broadcast on television, professional gamers are celebrities, and youth culture is often identified with online gaming. This BIT examines the working conditions of professional gamers in the high-pressure world of the Korean online gaming industry.

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About the Author

Dal Yong Jin is associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology as well as Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University.