publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Att göra (e)sport : om datorspel och sportifiering

Thiborg, Jesper;
Open Access Swedish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Publikationer från Örebro universitet (issn: _____384, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Örebro universitet, Hälsoakademin
  • Country: Sweden
Competitive computer gaming, under the name e-sport, have become a popular activity inSweden and worldwide. Within the e-sport community the question about the relationbetween the e-sport and sport has been discussed. Despite of this, very few sport scientistshave studied e-sport. The aim of this licentiate thesis is to create an understanding of thephenomenon e-sport. As a theoretical framework the concept of sportification was used. Inthree articles aspects of sportification in e-sport was studied. E-sport as a concept evolvedin the late 1990 and is used by many people and organizations. The reasons why theconcept of e-sport is used are probably manifold. In t...
free text keywords: Competitive computer gaming, computer games, sport, sportification, sport, Sport and Fitness Sciences, Idrottsvetenskap
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