EVERYDAY GAMING INDUCES AMATEUR ESPORTS PARTICIPATION THROUGH COMMITMENT

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2022)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Conference

Title30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2022)
Location
PlaceRomania
CityTimisoara
Period18 - 24 June 2022

Abstract

Electronic sports (esports), as a professionalized form of organized video game competition, enjoys incredibly high popularity worldwide. Its current limitation necessitates the emergence of amateur esports, a specific form of esports designated for mass gamer participation. As amateur esports is in the initial developmental stage, mass gamers’ transformation into amateur participants is the current focus. However, we know little about this transformation due to scant research. Thus, this study attempts to understand the transformation of mass gamers into amateur esports participants by investigating the relationship between mass gamers’ everyday gaming behaviors and their amateur esports participation. Specifically, relying on use and gratification theory, this study learns what everyday gaming behaviors impact amateur esports participation intention. Furthermore, this study also explains the mechanism of these influences through the lens of commitment. This study contributes to research and practice regarding amateur esports development.

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Citation Format(s)

EVERYDAY GAMING INDUCES AMATEUR ESPORTS PARTICIPATION THROUGH COMMITMENT. / KE, Xiaobo; WAGNER, Christian.

The 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2022). 2022.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review