eSports Diplomacy

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

A collaborative, inter-disciplinary research project that applies the research and policy framework of sports diplomacy to the rapidly growing yet generally misunderstood world of eSports. This project would establish Bond University as the lead innovator in this fecund area, consolidate and enhance industry partnerships, generate student recruitment opportunities, and create research outputs and employment outcomes for our students.

Project Aims

1. To build a working definition and theoretical framework to better understand eSports
2. To demystify and revise eSports from a threat to a series of opportunities
3. To develop a value proposition for Bond University in terms of a future investment into the theory and practice of eSports
4. To develop further collaboration between Bond researchers, Bond Newsroom, Bond Sport, industry partners, local government and students (ours and high school)
5. To establish an eSports diplomacy working group composed of said partners with the inaugural meeting to be held at Bond University in 191
StatusActive
Effective start/end date16/01/19 → …

Research Output

  • 3 Online Resource

eSports Diplomacy: From Threat To Opportunity

Murray, S. & Birt, J. R., 30 Jan 2019, In : Sport Matters.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

Open Access
  • eSports are shifting the focus of Australia’s sporting passion

    Birt, J. R., 1 May 2018, In : The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

    Open Access
  • Facebook punts on gaming to lure millennials back to the platform

    Birt, J. R. & Cowling, M. A., 13 Jun 2018, In : The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 7 Invited talk
    • 1 Talk or Presentation Outside of an Organised Event

    Simulation & eSports

    James Birt (Speaker)
    3 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    eSports and Future Jobs

    James Birt (Speaker)
    10 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Bond University eSports - Teaching, Research and Service

    James Birt (Speaker)
    17 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Off the charts: Online gaming hitting huge numbers during pandemic

    James R. Birt

    9/04/20

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Hosting world's biggest esports tournament could reboot Gold Coast tourism

    James R. Birt

    6/03/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Gold Coast: What’s stopping E-sport Olympics coming to city

    James Birt

    5/03/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment