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Connecting Researchers to engage with industry and society

This network was formed to foster future research collaborations. The goal is to connect researchers around the world and create a meeting point for researchers and practitioners.

Connecting Researchers to engage with industry and society

This network was formed to foster future research collaborations. The goal is to connect researchers around the world and create a meeting point for researchers and practitioners.

The Esports Research Network

Is a collaboration of international researchers fostering interdisciplinary research on the rapidly developing phenomenon of esports. Esports is global, digital and innovative with potential to drive new knowledge in every field of inquiry. We provide a platform for researchers to collaborate with each other and with industry stakeholders at the professional and grassroots levels. Esports represents an opportunity to develop new theory and create impactful solutions for the modern digital society.

Lessons learned from the ESIC Global Esports Summit 2022

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) hosted a one-day summit for key stakeholders in the esports industry to gather and share knowledge on the 13-14th April 2022. ERN member Charlie Smith was there and brought back three things he learned.

Understanding Valorant with Mitch McBride

Valorant is the great challenger to CS:GO and Mitch 'Mitchman' McBride is a font of knowledge on both. As a VALORANT commentator and analyst it's literally his job to know more than everyone else. Oh and he also has a degree in quantum physics going on that he plans...

MISSHARVEY (Stephanie Harvey) talks diversity and inclusion initiatives in esports plus cyber-citizenship

Stephanie Harvey (missharvey), former CS and CS:GO player and World Champion and now Director of Franchise Development and Outreach for Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), joins Steph & Brian to talk about diversity and inclusion initiatives in esports. It's clear why she...

Nico Besombes on French Esports & the Sociology of Sport

Nicolas (Nico) Besombes does a lot. Including organizing our first conference on esports health and well-being in two weeks, meaning many of us would have been in Paris in normal pre-pandemic times. His roles in research, esports and education means he knows a lot,...

Call for Papers on “Disruption by Esports: The digital transformation of media businesses” in Journal of Media Business Studies

UPDATED SUBMISSION DATE: May 1st 2022  Due to requests and our understanding of the current issues affecting many globally we have extended the submission date to May 1st 2022. Call for papers Special Issue on “Disruption by Esports: The digital transformation of...

Our Goals are to

Connect

researchers
around the world

Achieve

rigor and relevance in esports research

Teach

the next generation

Foster

diversity in esports

Create

a link to practitioners

Help

other researchers to enter esports research

Solve

essential problems in a
fitting way for esports
and the digitized society

Founding Institutions

Tampere University 

University of Siegen 

Jönköping University 

Founding Institutions

Tampere University 

University of Siegen 

Jönköping University