publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The Psychology of Esports: A Systematic Literature Review

Fanni Bányai; Mark D. Griffiths; Orsolya Király; Zsolt Demetrovics;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
Recently, the skill involved in playing and mastering video games has led to the professionalization of the activity in the form of 'esports' (electronic sports). The aim of the present paper was to review the main topics of psychological interest about esports and then to examine the similarities of esports to professional and problem gambling. As a result of a systematic literature search, eight studies were identified that had investigated three topics: (i) the process of becoming an esport player, (ii) the characteristics of esport players such as mental skills and motivations, and (iii) the motivations of esport spectators. These findings draw attention to ...
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free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, General Psychology, Vulnerability, Social psychology, Systematic search, Mental skills, Professionalization, Video game playing, Psychology, Systematic review
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The Psychology of Esports: A Systematic Literature Review

Fanni Bányai; Mark D. Griffiths; Orsolya Király; Zsolt Demetrovics;