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Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

Overwatch has hit an exciting stride over the last few weeks with news of ESPN, Disney XD and ABC agreeing to streaming services with Blizzard Entertainment to broadcast the Overwatch League. This is timely for the league as the playoffs, including the Overwatch League Grand Finals, are to be played out this month. As part… Continue reading Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

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Going for Gold: Esports at the Olympics

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) recently convened in Lausenne, Switzerland, inviting over 150 esports representatives to discuss what could be the most contentious decision made in recent Olympics history: Will esports be at the 2024 Olympics? While an article on the official Olympics website states that… Continue reading Going for Gold: Esports at the Olympics

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Breaking the Habit: Changing our Perception of Video Game Addiction

Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced gaming disorder as a mental illness, again putting esports under the microscope - another piece of the already convoluted esports puzzle. According to WHO, Gaming Disorder is defined as “a pattern of gaming behaviour (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over… Continue reading Breaking the Habit: Changing our Perception of Video Game Addiction

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Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

Melbourne will be the host of one of Australia's biggest esports open tournaments, advertising the Overwatch Contenders Finals and the League of Legends OPL (Oceanic Pro League) finals over two days promised to be packed with excitement. The event has been timed to perfection; occurring during the bye week leading up to the AFL finals.… Continue reading Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

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Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity

The Overwatch League is looking to pick up an Australian team for Season 2; the latest of what has become an interesting period for the esports landscape in Australia. As reported by The Australian Financial Review, Blizzard’s Overwatch League is looking to expand into other countries, with Australia being targeted to join a confined group… Continue reading Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity

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Delete Your Tweet: Reputational Risk from an Esports Perspective

Faker, Flash, GeT_RiGhT and saebyeolbe are or were at one point considered among the best players in the world. All four are known for competence in a number of areas, some excelling in pure technical ability, while others are credited as highly cerebral players. However, the factor these players all have in common, and arguably… Continue reading Delete Your Tweet: Reputational Risk from an Esports Perspective