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E-sport in i idrottsrörelsen?: Idrottsföreningar och deras uppfattningar om och förhållningssätt till framtida e-sport i den egna verksamheten
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
E-sports in to the sports movement? : Sports association clubs and their notions and attitudes about future e-sport within their own operations (English)
Abstract [en]

With the rapid expansion of e-sports, the e-sports federation in Sweden seeks legitimacy and support in their efforts to gain recognition as a real sport. With this background, a bill has been proposed to the National Sports Association of Sweden to include the movement as a member of the organization. Thus, granting the official legitimacy and support that the e-sports movement seeks as a sport. The purpose if this study was to examine how sports clubs perceive e-sports to see if they think it has a place within the context of a traditional sports club. The method used to retrieve this data was semi-structured interviews with key decision makers within the sports clubs randomly chosen within a specific county. The purpose was examined by breaking it down into three key questions, which were then used as headlines in the result. The results of the study are that there is a willingness among most of the sports clubs to begin the work of integrating e-sports within the club, but there were requirements. One of them was drift from the starters so that the board of direction can keep doing what they do, thus they want the e-sports section to operate on its own. Another requirement was that those who wish to start the e-sports sections know the economic parameters, preferably. The less enthusiastic leaders who did not wish to integrate e-sports still wished to learn more about e-sports as they saw that it will keep expanding, these leaders were however somewhat doubtful of how an e-sports club could be integrated into a sports club and what benefits there might be for both parties in this cooperation.

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2017.
Keywords [en]
E-sports, esports, definition of sport, gaming, future of sport, competitive gaming
Keywords [sv]
E-sport, esports, definition av sport, spelande, sportens framtid, tävlingsinriktat spelande
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144284OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-144284DiVA, id: diva2:1178630
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Idrottspedagogik
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Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved

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