“Not Only for a Celebration of Competitive Overwatch but Also for National Pride” : Sportificating the Overwatch World Cup 2016
Turtiainen, R., Friman, U., & Ruotsalainen, M. (2020). “Not Only for a Celebration of Competitive Overwatch but Also for National Pride” : Sportificating the Overwatch World Cup 2016. Games and Culture, 15(4), 351-371. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412018795791
Published inGames and Culture
© The Authors 2020
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.
ISSN Search the Publication Forum1555-4120
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF; Centre of Excellence, AoF
Additional information about fundingThe author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study has been funded by the Academy of Finland as a part of the research project Ludification and the Emergence of Playful Culture (276012) and the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (312396, 312397).
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