Literature on esports

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Esports grew exponentially in recent years and the topic becomes increasingly relevant in academic research. Therefore, the goal of this page is to create an extensive list of academic literature on esports. However, not only focused on research done in English but also other languages. This list is based on the initial literature list done by T.L. Taylor.
The list is curated by Nico Besombes, Mariano Bourgeois, J. Agustín Carrillo, Will Partin, Tobias Scholz, Lisa Völkel.
Last updated 16th July 2020
5th Annual Sports Law Symposium (University of Pennsylvania) bibliography lists a number of legal articles on esports. (


Abad, J. E. (2015). Deportes Electrónicos: A un clic de distancia. 11° Congreso Argentino y 6° Latinoamericano de Educación Física y Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. (
Abanazir, C. (2019). E-Sport and the EU: The View from the English Bridge Union. The International Sports Law Journal, 18 (3–4), 102–113,
Abanazir, C. (2018). Institutionalisation in E-Sports. Sports, Ethics and Philosophy, 13 (2), 117–131,
Abarbanel, B., & Johnson, M. R. (2018). Esports Consumer Perspectives on Match-Fixing: Implications for Gambling Awareness and Game Integrity. International Gambling Studies, 296-311.
Abrams, M. S. (2013). The Legal Status of Video Games: Comparative Analysis in National Approaches. (
Adams, J. L. (2016). Female Fighters: Perceptions of Femininity in the Super Smash Bros. Community. Press Start, 3 (1), 99-114.
Adamus, T.  (2012).  Playing Computer Games as Electronic Sport: In Search of a Theoretical Framing for a New Research Field. In J. Fromme & A. Unger (Eds.), Computer Games and New Media Cultures: A Handbook of Digital Game Studies (pp. 477–490). Berlin: Springer,
Adamus, T. (2015). Organisation und Gestaltung von Lernprozessen in Computerspielen: eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der deutschen E-Sport-Szene (Doctoral Dissertation). Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg-Essen.
Adinolf, S., & Turkay, S. (2018). Toxic Behaviors in Esports Games: Player Perceptions and Coping Strategies. In Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (pp. 365-372). ACM,
Agha, B. (2015). League of Legends: Players and Esports (Master’s thesis). McMaster University: Hamilton.
Al Dafai, S. (2016). Conventions within eSports: Exploring Similarities in Design. Proceedings of 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG. (
Algesheimer, R., Dholakia, U. M., & Gurau, C. (2011). Virtual Team Performance in a Highly Competitive Environment. Group & Organization Management, 36(2), 161–190.
Allard, R. (2017). Investir dans l’esport. Quels sont les facteurs clés qui font le succès d’un jeu esport (Mémoire de Master). Université Paris Sud, Paris.
Almeida, C. E. M., Correia, R. C. M., Eler, D. M., Olivete-Jr, C., Garci, R. E., Scabora, L. C., & Spadon, G. (2017). Prediction of winners in MOBA games. In Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI.
Altenbach Berthod, R. (2017). L’hygiénisation du corps du joueur esportif et du gamer. Université de Lausanne.
Altenbach Berthod, R. (2018). Engagement émotionnel dans la pratique du jeu vidéo compétitif. Université de Lausanne.
Amazan-Hall, K., Chen, J. J., Chiang, K., Cullen, A. L. L., Deppe, M., Dormitorio, E., … Trammell, A. (2018). Diversity and Inclusion in Esports Programs in Higher Education: Leading by Example at UCI. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 10(2), 71–80,
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Anderson, C. G., Tsaasan, A. M., Reitman, J., Lee, J. S., Wu, M., Steel, H., … Steinkuehler, C. (2018). Understanding esports as a STEM career ready curriculum in the wild. In 2018 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, VS-Games 2018 – Proceedings,
Anderson, M. (2018). Marketing Esports to the Masses: Testing the Efficacy of Positive Community-Curated Stimuli on Mitigating Negative Attitudes towards Esports. Master Thesis. University of York.
Andrews, D., & Ritzer, G. (2018). Sport and Prosumption. Journal of Consumer Culture, 18 (2), 356–373,
Antón-Roncero, M., & García García, F. (2014). Deportes electrónicos. Una aproximación a las posibilidades comunicativas de un mercado emergente. Questiones publicitarias, 1 (19), 98–115,
Arnusch, F. (2015). Sportübertragung 2.0: das Publikum von eSport-Streams im deutschsprachigen Raum (Magisterarbeit). Universität Wien, Wien.
Ash, J. (2012). Technology, Technicity, and Emerging Practices of Temporal Sensitivity in Videogames. Environment and Planning A44 (1), 187–203,
Assuncao, C. (2018). Sportification of Professional Gaming: A Study on Gender and Technology. Proceedings of the Se­mi­nar on eS­ports, Exer­ga­ming, and Fan­ta­sy Lea­gues, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Atalay, A., & Topuz, A. C. (2018). What Is Being Played in the World? Mobile eSport Applications. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 6(6), 1243-1251,
Ayar, H. (2018). Development of e-Sport in Turkey and in the World. International Journal of Science Culture and Sport, 6(1), 95-102,


Bacic, B., Meng, Q., & Chan, K. Y. (2017). Privacy Preservation for eSports: A Case Study Towards Augmented Video Golf Coaching System. 2017 10th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) (pp. 169-174). Paris,
Baek, W., Park, A., Kim, J., & Jung, K. (2007). e-Sports Live: e-Sports Relay Broadcasting on Demand. In M. J. Smith & G. Salvendy (Eds.), Human Interface and the Management of Information. Interacting in Information Environments. Human Inferace 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4558. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 685-693.
Bagger von Grafenstein, T. (2018). eSport: Welche Vor- und Nachteile bringt eine rechtliche Qualifizierung mit sich? Folgen einer Aufnahme im DOSB. MultiMeida und Recht, 2/2018, 20-24.
Baltezarević, R., & Baltezarević, B. (2018). The impact of video games on the formation of eSports. Physical Education and Sport, 16(1), 137-147.
Bányai, F., Griffiths, M. D., Király, O., & Demetrovics, Z. (2018). The Psychology of Esports: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Gambling Studies, 1-15, published online 05 March.
Bányai, F., Griffiths, M. D., Demetrovics, Z., & Király, O.  (2019). The Mediating Effect of Motivations Between Psychiatric Distress and Gaming Disorder Among eSport Gamers and Recreational Gamers. Comprehensive Psychatry, 94, 1-8.
Barnabe, F. (2014). Le speedrun: pratique compétitive, ludique ou créative? Trajectoire d’un détournement de jeu vidéo institué en nouveau game. Culture Numérique.
Bayliss, H. (2016). Not Just a Game: The Employment Status and Collective Bargaining Rights of Professional ESports Players. Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights ans Social Justice, 22(2), 359-409.
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Bednárek, D., Kruliš, M., Yaghob, J., & Zavoral, F. (2017). Data Preprocessing of eSport Game Records: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In DATA 2017 – Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (pp. 269-276).
Bednárek, D., Kruliš, M., Yaghob, J., & Zavoral, F. (2018). Player Performance Evaluation in Team-Based First-Person Shooter eSport. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 814, 154-175.
Benitah, S., & Gardon, L. (2017). L’esport peut-il devenir le sport 2.0 ? Mémoire de Master.
Berard, A., & Daigremont, C. (2016). Analyse des dynamiques organisationnelles à travers LoL. Master Thesis. EM Lyon.
Bertschy, M., Mühlbacher, H., & Desbordes, M. (2019). Esports Extension Of A Football Brand: Stakeholder Co-creation in Action?. European Sport Management Quarterly, 1-22.
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Besombes, N. (2018). Exécution et mindgame dans les jeux vidéo de combat. Les deux facettes de la vidéomotricité dans l’e-sport. Movement & Sports Sciences/Sciences et Motricité, 99, 19-34.
Besombes, N. (2018). Sport et e-sport. Une comparaison récurrente à déconstruire. Jurisport, 185, 19-23.
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Besombes, N., Bodenand, X., Louchart, S., Delestage, C.A., & Alvarez, J. (2017). Clubs de football et e-sport: analyse croisée des influences et des repositionnements économiques et techniques. Congrès de l’International Society of Sport Sciences in The Arab World (I3SAW), Current State and Future Perspectives, Stirling, Écosse, 24-27 Avril 2017.
Besombes, N., & Vansyngel, S. (2017). L’émiettement institutionnel de l’e-sport en France : une reconnaissance des pouvoirs publics malgré le désengagement du ministère des Sports. Biennale de l’Association Française de Sociologie (AFS), Sport et Pouvoir (RT 31), Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, 3-6 juillet 2017.
Blackburn, J., & Kwak, H. (2014, April). Stfu Noob! Predicting Crowdsourced Decisions on Toxic Behavior in Online Games. In Proceedings of the 23rd international conference on World wide web (pp. 877-888). ACM.
Block, F., Hodge, V., Hobson, S., Sephton, N., Devlin, S., Ursu, M. F., … Cowling, P. I. (2018). Narrative Bytes: Data-driven Content Production in Esports (pp. 29-41). In TVX 2018 – Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video.
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Boluk, S., & Lemieux, P. (2017). Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Video Games. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Bonner, J., & Woodward, C. (2012). On Domain-specific Decision Support Systems for E-sports Strategy Games. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, (Densham 1991), 42-51.
Bonny, J. W., & Castaneda, L. M. (2016). Impact of the Arrangement of Game Information on Recall Performance of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Players. Applied Cognitive Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3234.
Bonny, J. W., Castaneda, L. M., & Swanson, T. (2016, May). Using an International Gaming Tournament to Study Individual Differences in MOBA Expertise and Cognitive Skills. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3473-3484). ACM.
Borggrefe, C. (2018). eSport gehört nicht unter das Dach des organisierten Sports. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research48(3), 447-450.
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Borkowski, J. (2018). La femme dans l’esport : état des lieux de la mixité au travers du parcours des joueuses et joueurs compétitifs du jeu vidéo en France. Mémoire de MAster 2 Sociologie. Université de Rennes.
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Borowy, M., & Jin, D. Y. (2016). Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order. London: Routledge.
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Bosc, G., Tan, P., Boulicaut, J. F., Raïssi, C., & Kaytoue, M. (2015). A Pattern Mining Approach to Study Strategy Balance in RTS Games. IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, PP(99), 1-1.
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Brown, K. A., Billings, A. C., Lewis, M., Bissell, K. (2018). Explicating the Electricity of eSports: Motivations for Play and Consumption. In Bowman, N. (Ed.), Video Games: A Medium that Demands our Attention (pp. 178–192). New York, NY: Routledge.
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Campbell, M., Toth, A., Moran, A., Kowal, M., & Exton, C. (2018). Esports: A New Window on Neurocognitive Expertise? Progress in Brain Research, 240, 161–174.
Candela, J., & Jakee, K. (2018). Can ESports Unseat the Sports Industry? Some Preliminary Evidence from the United States. Choregia14(2).
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