With almost 20 years in ESL, and as founding editor of the Esports Yearbook, Julia Hiltscher knows a little about esports and is currently preparing to defend her PhD thesis. We discuss her topic of MOBA and culture and develop an understanding of how rooted modern esports is in humanity’s collective cultural history!
The phenomenon of esports grew in recent years exponentially and, even though, esports is around for several decades, research is still scarce and scattered. For understanding the implications of esports on the modern and digitised world, it seems necessary that researchers have to collaborate to achieve fundamental research on esports. Especially as esports cannot be categorised in one specific scientific […]