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BUTLER PROFESSOR ISN’T JUST PLAYING WITH NEW ESPORTS BOOK

When professor Ryan Rogers began teaching Butler University’s first class entirely on esports in the spring of 2018, he looked high and low for books and course materials on the subject.

When he didn’t find much, he decided to create his own book.

Rogers’ book, “Understanding Esports: An Introduction to the Global Phenomenon,” was published in late September. The 36-year-old professor hopes it’s a significant step in creating a greater understanding of video games. Also the people that play them as well as expanding the esports curriculum at Butler.

The book, which is available on Amazon and through its publisher—Lexington Books—includes contributions from 30 writers to explore the rise and current state of esports in a big-picture way. Beyond helping readers understand what esports are, the book discusses why they are significant culturally, psychologically, economically and historically. Read More.

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