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esports, games and gambling - research survey

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Hi,

 

I’m lucky enough to be studying games for a living, at the moment I’m part of a scientific research project looking at eSports. I hope that by doing this research I can help make eSports and other game-related gambling a more relevant and researched subject in the scientific world.

 

I’ve made a survey which can be found here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3097094/video-games-and-gambling

 

After completing the survey, you will be asked if you want to be entered into a prize draw where we will raffle 5 x $50 worth of games from a digital distributor of your choice (GOG, Steam etc.) the winners will get to choose their own games.

 

Completing the survey takes around 15-20 minutes. This is a non-commercial study (no outside corporate funding) and is conducted at the University of Tampere’s Game Research Lab in Finland.

 

All responses to the survey are greatly appreciated, as is sharing this anywhere you think would be good!

 

Cheers,

 

Y0k3lb0y

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Hi, personally i think the term Esports is a misnomer and that your study is inherintly flawed. They are not sports.

 

Furthermore I would like to ask you, Do you consider Parcheesi a sport? Scrabble? 

Just because something is competitive in nature, and takes mental focus, does not make it a sport. Needs to be a physical/athletic endeavor. Otherwise every kid with pokemon blue is Lebron James.

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Hi there,

 

Do you think the study is inherently flawed simply because it is looking at esports? Whether you agree or disagree with the term, what is undeniable is that it is an incredibly popular pastime. One with all kinds of interesting behaviour attached to it.

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Hi, personally i think the term Esports is a misnomer and that your study is inherintly flawed. They are not sports.

 

Furthermore I would like to ask you, Do you consider Parcheesi a sport? Scrabble? 

Just because something is competitive in nature, and takes mental focus, does not make it a sport. Needs to be a physical/athletic endeavor. Otherwise every kid with pokemon blue is Lebron James.

it's not called sports tho, it's called esports

 

it's not sports, never claimed to be

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Thanks OP.

 

I clicked the link and now my computer fried from the virus you posted as a "link."

 

- Posted from my 160gb iPod Classic

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