evo-cative

Sometimes people ask me if there is a particular clip of a player or video from e-sports that really illustrates the scene. This is actually something I became more interested in during the course of my own fieldwork as I found myself taking more and more pictures at tournaments – words sometimes feel like they…

new book out

My new book, Raising the Stakes: E-sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming, is now out from MIT Press (& also available at Amazon). The book is based on my fieldwork over the years in the e-sports scene and explores the professionalization of high-end competitive play. I look at not just players, but the development…