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Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 978-3-030-82767-0

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the rapidly developing esport phenomenon by examining one of its contemporary flagship titles, Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment 2016), through three central themes and from a rich variety of research methods and perspectives. As a game with more than 40 million individual players, an annual international World Cup, and a franchised professional league with teams from Canada, China, Europe, South Korea, and the US, Overwatch provides a multifaceted perspective to the cultural, social, and economic topics associated with the development of esports, which has begun to attract attention from both commercial and academic audiences.

Subject: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Popular Culture, Media and Communication, Game culture, Game studies, Overwatch, Game development, Digital culture, Digital media, Esports