Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Maria A. Moore
Brent K. Simonds
This film explores the operations and cultural practices of the esports community with an emphasis on Twitch as the dominant community platform. Explored sub-communities include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Duelyst, and League of Legends. A focus on Duelyst allows us to explore the characteristics of an accessible esports culture while also referencing League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive offers an objective look at two of the industry’s most developed esports scenes. This documentary tracks the production of broadcast content, the lifestyles of professional players, and the narratives of the industry’s most involved employees. In doing so, the research draws conclusions concerning esports culture, communication behaviors, and a comparison to traditional sports. The film includes expert interviews with industry professionals from both production and competitor viewpoints.
Devia-Allen, Gabriella Clare, "Good Game Well Played: An Esports Documentary" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 663.
Communication Commons, Film and Media Studies Commons, Theatre and Performance Studies Commons
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