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GAME BOYS: TRIUMPH, HEARTBREAK & THE QUEST FOR CASH IN THE BATTLEGROUND OF COMPETETIVE VIDEOGAMING

Michael Kane



 

A year inside the fierce rivalries and big business of competitive videogaming


A technology-fueled spin on a classic sports tale, Game Boys profiles "cyber-athletes" who compete for dominance in the professional gaming circuit, a world populated with rivalries, big egos, corporate sponsorships, and large cash prizes. Michael Kane's pioneering account of the lifestyle and business of gaming takes readers to the heart of "e-sports," what many consider the successor in sports entertainment to the X-games and competitive poker. Following the top teams-3D and CompLexity, a rivalry as bitter as the Yankees versus the Red Sox-Kane profiles the star players as they cheat, strategize, sign with rival teams, and get berated by sideline-pacing coaches. Are gamers really the athletes of tomorrow? They act like they are. A lively tour of the quirks and dramas of a subculture on the cusp of big things, Game Boys is a tale of sports glory and a glimpse into the lucrative business of gaming.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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English

Hardcover

9780670018963

2008

320

English

Paperback

9780452295445

2009

320

OTHER NAMES

  • GAME BOYS: PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGAMING'S RISE FROM THE BASEMENT TO THE BIG TIME

 

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Publishers: #Plume (Plume Publishing)

Languages: #English

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Genres: #Esports


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