AnyKey launches!

I’m so excited to be a part of a AnyKey, a new partnership between ESL and Intel to support and grow inclusivity in e-sports. This initiative has been in the works for a few months now and while we just announced, we’ve already been at work bringing in industry stakeholders as well as undertaking research…

Women in e-sports

We’ve seen big growth in e-sports in the last several years as platforms like Twitch have made it much easier to both broadcast and spectate, easier to become a fan or perhaps even imagine yourself competing one day. Growth moments are opportunities to look back at history and think about where we are going. Part…

Women & e-sports panel in Katowice

As many of us who’ve been researching/working in/following the e-sports scene for years now know, the issues around gender there are complex and often quite fraught. Intel made a big announcement several months back that they were going to supporting serious initiatives on diversity in a variety of domains. It just so happens they are…

Redbull e-sports interview

It was great to get a chance to talk to Philippa Warr about some of what’s been brewing in e-sports and live-streaming since the publication of my book. The title may be right up there with the MIT mag calling me a “big game hunter” ;) “Meet the professor of eSports“

Raising the Stakes

Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012.