The Esports Research Report Podcast Page

The Esports Research Report is a resource for researchers, students and people interested in esports. We talk to researchers across a range of scientific disciplines who are doing work within the field of esports and games. We also talk to the people engaged in the industry to try build a clearer picture of what is happening within this fast moving and innovative context. “Dive into the scientific side of Esports with Brian McCauley and Steph Orme, who break down different aspects with fascinating people from esports and science.” This podcast is available in audio formats and also as Youtube videos. 

Credit music courtesy of John Bartmann

French Esports & Ecosystems with Nico Besombes

Nicolas Besombes is an associate Professor of Sociology of Sport at the University of Paris, France. Since his PhD Thesis, Nico's research is focused on the sporting dimension of esports ...(physicality, governance, institutionalization, health, diversity, etc.). In parallel, he also is the Vice President of the French National Esports Association called France Esports (, the co-founder of the French Speaking Association for Esports Research and Studies called AREFE (, one of the board member of the Esports Research Network, and an advisor of the Global Association for International Sports Federation (

We talk about the objective of the sociology of sport, the specificity of the French esports ecosystem, the role of the publishers in the governance of the sector, and the way to develop esports locally in a globalized industry.

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Esports Research Network Presenters:
Dr. Brian McCauley
Dr. Stephanie Orme
Esports Research Network
Music by John Bartmann
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