Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Creating an esports textbook.

Professor Gil Fried (University of New Haven) at IESF's 2018 Global Esports Executive Summit (GEES).
Esports needs a textbook, and now someone is doing something about it.

Professor Gil Fried (University of New Haven) is in the process of writing a new textbook on the esports industry.  Prof. Fried hopes to publish the book with Human Kinetics in 2021.  To do justice to such an  extensive topic, Prof. Fried shall be editing the book along with several other professors who teach esports related classes.  When the book is completed, International Esports Federation (IeSF) will review it, and possibly endorse it.  

However, to ensure that the work is the best possible, professionals in the industry who might want to write about specific topics are invited to do so.  It is anticipated these elements can be from around 4-10 pages on specific topics. 

It could be a great way for someone to tell a story about their company/business and reach a large number of future students studying sport and esport management.
The topics that Prof. Fried are looking for people to cover include:
  • Who are the various stakeholders and what are their roles.
    • Title developers- such as Activision Blizzard, Riot Games, Nintendo, Sony, etc…
    • Players- professional and amateur
    • Governance- IeSF, college, high school, leagues
    • Teams and leagues- how are they formed, structured, and managed
    • Promoters/event managers
    • Marketers- selling games, selling athletes, selling events, branding, sponsorship
    • Broadcasters
    • Coaches
    • Team owners
    • Gamblers
    • Fans
  • How are games developed
  • Tools used in the industry- Gaming equipment, platforms, programs, streaming, VR/AR, AI, etc….
  • Content management
  • Delivery services
  • Information technology
  • How are games marketed
  • Financial issues in esports
  • Legal issues in esports
  • What is involved in putting on esports tournaments?
  • Fairness, ethics, and cheating in eSports
  • Esports and gambling
  • Careers in esport
  • Esports entrepreneurship
  • Where is the industry going?

If you are interested in getting involved with this project please do not hesitate to contact Professor Gil Fried who can be reached off line at gfried@newhaven.edu.

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