How should we define esports?

A great number of scholarly articles are focused on the definition of esports. Here’s a quick provocation from Andy Miah about how we may best approach the subject.

How can we describe the bodily experience of playing esports? #PHILOSOPHY

Citation Ekdahl, D., & Ravn, S. (2019). Embodied involvement in virtual worlds: the case of eSports practitioners. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 13(2), 132-144. Abstract eSports practice designates a unique set of activities tethered to competitive, virtual environments, or worlds. This correlation between eSports practitioner and virtual world, we argue, is inadequately accounted for solely in…

Should esports follow the same doping rules as other sports? #PHILOSOPHY

Citation Holden, J. T. , Kaburakis, A. & Wall Tweedie, J. (2019) Virtue(al) games—real drugs, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 13:1, 19-32, DOI:10.1080/17511321.2018.1459814 Abstract Abstract  The growth of esports as a recognized, organized, competitive activity in North America and Europe has evolved steadily from one of the most prominent sport industries in several Asian countries. Esports,…

Are esports real sports? #PHILOSOPHY

Citation Parry, J. (2019). E-sports are Not Sports. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 13(1), 3-18. Abstract The conclusion of this paper will be that e-sports are not sports. I begin by offering a stipulation and a definition. I stipulate that what I have in mind, when thinking about the concept of sport, is ‘Olympic’ sport. And…

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