Almost overnight, esports—or competitive video games—have exploded into the largest entertainment and sporting phenomenon in human history.
The Book of Esports answers:
- What exactly are esports, and how did they become so popular so quickly?
- Why did blockbuster video games like League of Legends, Fortnite and Starcraft succeed?
- Where exactly is all this video gaming headed? What is the future of esports?
- What do gamers and college students need to know to position themselves for success in the industry?
- How do you create a billion-dollar esports business? What strategic choices drive success in the modern gaming industry?
- Can video games really get your kid into college? (All expenses paid, of course...)
Whether you are a lifelong gamer, a curious Fortnite parent, or a businessperson seeking to understand the marketing opportunities of this multibillion-dollar phenomenon, THE BOOK OF ESPORTS charts the rise of this exciting new industry, for the first time ever crafting a comprehensive overview of esports and its implications for human competition—and even the future of humanity itself.
Featuring select interviews from the biggest names in the industry, The Book of Esports weaves tales of trust, betrayal, and superhuman reflexes into predictive frameworks, explaining exactly why our industry looks the way it does, and how all this growth—and more—is inevitable as the divide between man and machine blurs into oblivion.
Detailed and accessible, gaming luminary and Harvard MBA William Collis has painstakingly translated esports’ mysteries into a testament for today. Everyone can enjoy The Book of Esports because everyone should enjoy esports.
So what are you waiting for? Take the wildest ride into worlds unreal, and discover that true human competition is always just a click away.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Press Start xi
Part I A Brief History of 1-Ups
Chapter 1 The Bits at the Beginning 3
Chapter 2 Saving the Princess 13
Chapter 3 Guilds and Glory 25
Chapter 4 The Revolution Is Televised 37
Chapter 5 Crafting with the Stars 45
Part II It Has Begun!
Chapter 6 Riot in the Streets 57
Chapter 7 Watching Over Us 73
Chapter 8 Looking for Group 83
Chapter 9 Go for Pro 95
Chapter 10 Ketchup or Mustard? 105
Chapter 11 Visualizing War 119
Part III A New Challenger Appears!
Chapter 12 Flawless Victory 131
Chapter 13 The New Kid at School 145
Chapter 14 A League of Their Own 157
Epilogue: Event Horizon 165
Appendix - Esports 101 173
About the Author 194