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Well Played: volume 12 number 1 2022

A Special Issue on Esports and Community

ByBarry JosephStan Altman

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The Well Played Journal is a forum for in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. It is a reviewed journal with CfPs for submissions that will be released on a regular basis with high-quality essays. This issue differs from others in the Well Played series in a number of ways. It was produced through a new program in New York City to bring youth of color into the gaming industry through the public college system. It reflects a diversity of voices: college students, academics, gaming professionals and, yes, even a mayor and (separately) a nerdcore rapper. And each chapter was adapted from a live presentation. This special issue is uniquely focused on esports as an emerging type of community, largely within the context of colleges and universities. It asks such questions as: How do college esports clubs facilitate campus social life? How do the communication systems within competitive games constrain and enable fan/player relationships? And, how do these same systems limit gender equity among players?


Publication Date
Jan 11, 2023
Education & Language
Creative Commons NonCommercial, NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)
Edited by: Barry Joseph, Edited by: Stan Altman, By (author): Nicholas Fortugno


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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