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We, Julia Hiltscher and Tobias Scholz, are planning a new edition of our eSports Yearbook. This will be our fifth edition (2009, 2010, 2011/12 and 2013/14). The phenomenon of competitive gaming is constantly growing and evolved into a vivid and vibrant industry that rivals traditional sports. Many media companies (e.g. ESPN) are looking more and more into eSports and we experience a new “gold rush”. Although many people are underestimating eSports as a transformational force, it has a strong impact on the media industry. This can be seen at the current buying frenzy (e.g. Twitch bought by Amazon and so on). Many companies can learn much from eSports (Researchgate).

Although, there is substantial progress in eSports, from a scientific and cultural perspective there are not that many publications.

This book gives an insight into the many facets of the eSports phenomenon. So if you would like to be published internationally in order to help out students who desperately look for eSports sources they can quote from – please consider contributing something now. This could be articles, scientific papers, essays, comics or even pictures.

Mission: Our mission is to be a reliable contemporary witness. It will be available for decades and additionally paper is a very patient material. The eSports Yearbook has been established to offer high-quality eSports articles to students and all researchers at universities. The book is a non-profit project and everybody can contribute to it. The book is already standing in universities like Stanford and the mayor of Cologne has a copy.

We will begin accepting manuscript submissions starting from now until the 15.02.2016. Please contact us as soon as possible, if you are interested in writing a piece for the book, so we can start planning.

The articles have to be written in English If you have any questions or if you would like us to help you with your topic, feel free to contact us via e-mail.

For the submission guidelines, we are completely open, and can work with everything you send in. However, please attach 1-2 sentences about yourself: I am a cute panda bear writing for Teamliquid.net; I have been an eSports journalist since 2001; My first PC was a Game Boy. Today I am a professor for Media, also teaching eSports at Carleton University, Canada.

You can easily contact the eSports Yearbook editors at: contact@esportsyearbook.com

Again we would like to thank all authors and translators for their contributions! This project would never be possible without your help and ideas.

Best Regards,

Julia & Tobias

Edition 2013/14 is available

August 22nd, 2015 | Posted by t0bs3n in General - (0 Comments)
Hello everybody, it was a bit quiet around our book-project, but we can present you with the latest version of the book today!
We wish you a great time reading it and hope you like it! There are several interesting stories and furthermore many scientific articles. We got great articles concerning marketing, perception of eSports and have a spotlight on Brazil. Furthermore articles about the work of casters and eSports in High Schools. Many interesting stories to read and cite.
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It is downloadable here: http://www.esportsyearbook.com/eyb1314.pdf (Free! around 40mb)
We are looking forward to your comments and hope you share it with your friends.
The “real” book will take some time, but we will let you know about its release soon!
Yours
Julia and Tobias

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We, Julia Christophers and Tobias Scholz, are planning a new edition of our eSports Yearbook. This will be our fourth edition (2009, 2010 and 2011/12). This book should give an insight into the eSports phenomenon. So if you would like to be published internationally in order to help out students who desperately look for eSports sources they can quote from – please consider writing something now. This could be articles, scientific papers, essays, comics or even pictures.

Mission: Our mission is to be a reliable contemporary witness. It will be available for decades and additionally paper is a very patient material. The eSports Yearbook has been established to offer high-quality eSports articles to students and all researchers at universities. The book is a non-profit project and everybody can contribute to it. The book is already standing in universities like Stanford and the mayor of Cologne has a copy.

We will begin accepting manuscript submissions starting from now until the 15.02.2014.

Due to popular demand we extend the deadline to 31.3.2014. So there is still time to write and submit.

The articles have to be written in English If you have any questions or if you would like us to help you with your topic, feel free to contact us via e-mail. If your English needs improvement, our team will smoothen all flaws out – Julia studied International Comparative Media and has a real talent for preserving the original meaning of a text in the translation/ smoothing process.

For the submission guidelines, we are completely open, and can work with everything you send in. Still though please attach 1-2 sentences about yourself: I am a cute panda bear writing for Teamliquid.net; I have been an eSports journalist since 2001; My first PC was a Game Boy. Today I am a professor for Media, also teaching eSports at Carleton University, Canada.

You can easily contact the eSports Yearbook editors at: contact@esportsyearbook.com

Again we would like to thank all authors and translators for their contributions! This project would never be possible without your help and ideas.

Best Regards,

Julia & Tobias

Call for Papers for eSports Yearbook 2013 (PDF)

 

Edition 2011 is finally here!

Dezember 20th, 2012 | Posted by diejule in General - (0 Comments)

This is all folks! We have done it shortly before Christmas, hooray!

The new edition of the eSports Yearbook can be under your Christmas tree… if you dare to print it!

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>>> http://esportsyearbook.com/eyb201112.pdf <<<

Yes you have understood me right, you can dowload it for free and enjoy it as a holiday lecture!

Let the eSports year 2011 pass again in front of your inner eye, featuring beautiful photos and deep insights into the eSports world!

We are looking forward to your comments!

/edit on 14.03.2013: you can now find us at amazon.com & amazon.co.uk & amazon.de & amazon.ca & amazon.fr

yours

Tobias Scholz and Julia Christophers

 

 

Due to many requests, submissions still may be handed in!! If you have any questions or need our support, please contact us (contact@esportsyearbook.com).

Quick FAQ:

  • We would like you to send us eSports articles, any length!
  • Articles need to be exclusively written for eSports Yearbook
  • Our book has two main purposes: Create book with eSports articles that students can quote from (because of ISBN number) so they can write about eSports at universities!! Our book is the first book worldwide that allowed students to have „classic“ sources for such cases, we had this idea because we used to have the exact same dilemma. Second purpose: Our books look super stylish: eSports companies can use our books when they work with sponsors, they can use our book as a Christmas gift – eSports journalists and gamers get the chance to get published in a real book and help to write history.
  • We accept articles from all over the world, YES PLEASE! If your English sucks, our team will smoothen all flaws out – Julia studied International Comparative Media and has a real talent for preserving the original meaning of a text in the translation/ smoothing process.
  • We LOVE you to hand in your articles with statistics, pictures… anything that your article in your Humble Opinion should have
  • PLEASE attach 1-2 sentences about yourself: I am a cute panda bear writing for Teamliquid.net; I have been an eSports journalist since 2001; My first PC was a Game Boy. Today I am a professor for Media, also teaching eSports at Carleton University, Canada.

Further examples:

„Pollux DesRow is a professional Grand Master League Starcraft II player from Poitiers, France. 2009 he became World Champion in Starcraft II in the Intel Extreme Masters. If you enjoyed this article about his eSports art gallery in Washington, you can always visit him www.eSportsartgallery.com or send him an e-Mail: PoLLuXDesroW@eSportsartgallery.com“

„Julia Christophers is ESL’s Game Head Coordinator and publisher of the eSports Yearbook. She graduated from Bonn University in International Comparative Literature and Media June 2009. julia.christophers@googlemail.com“

 

1st eSports Yearbook Starcraft Cup

Oktober 25th, 2011 | Posted by t0bs3n in General - (0 Comments)

As stated earlier this month we will make a Community-Cup with you. So first of all, what can you win. The winner will get a signed eSports Yearbook 2010. The Cup will be held on Thursday the 3rd of November (at the evening in Europe). Furthermore we will play on the the European Starcraft-Server, so I hope many of you have the chance to play with us. In addition to that you can come along and chat with us in battle.net (Channel: esportsyearbook).

The tournament will be held over the ESL Quick Tourney system, so an account at esl.eu will be necessary for you.

I hope you will play and chat with us, have a great day and if somebody want to cast or do something else, please do so!

Further Information (Check-In, Start Time, Map Pool etc.) will follow in this news later on.

Cup-Site: http://www.esl.eu/eu/ui/tourney/6709/

Round 1: Metalopolis
Round 2: Antiga Shipyard
Round 3: Shakuras Plateau
Round 4: Abyssal Caverns
Round 5
Map 1: Xel'Naga Caverns
Map 2: The Shattered Temple
Map 3: Tal'darim Altar LE

GL & HF

Julia & Tobi

It is this time of year (after two editions it is okay to say right?), we are looking for your participation for the eSports Yearbook 2011 edition. We are looking for your contribution, and are happy to receive any kind of it. So send us your articles, interviews, essays, comics, pictures and everything else. If you have an idea but don’t think you write well enough, we help you with it. If you know somebody who should contribute, please encourage them.

Again the book will be available on Amazon and also as a free PDF version and of course will have an official ISBN number. The eSports Yearbook has been established to offer high-quality eSports articles to students and all researchers at universities. The book is a non-profit project.

The deadline will be the 15.1.2012, please send us your stuff until then, but it would be awesome if you send it earlier.

The eSports Yearbook is a very reliable contemporary witness. It will be available for decades and additionally, paper is a very patient material.
Not only articles but also photos and art can be sent to the eSports Yearbook editors.

The articles have to be written in English and our team will help you to improve your style if you like to. We will even help you to translate your text or help you to find a translator. If you have any questions or if you would like us to help you with your topic, feel free to contact us via e-mail.

Again we would like to thank all authors for their contributions! This project would never be possible without your help and ideas.

You can easily contact the eSports Yearbook editors at: contact@esportsyearbook.com

As for our eSports Yearbook Starcraft Cup, it will happen. Maybe around the weekend of the 28th of October, we will keep you informed.

eSports Yearbook 2010 released

Juli 20th, 2011 | Posted by t0bs3n in General - (1 Comments)

Dear readers of the eSports Yearbook,

The year 2010 has passed and we have been collecting stories that happened in the past year. We have been looking for authors who could write interesting stories or analyze certain phenomena that occurred in 2010. Last but not least we have written our own articles for the eSports Yearbook 2010. And we have set a new rule: eSports is from now on written with a capital S in the book. It never contains a hyphen and it never starts with a capital E. Now we are ready to publish the book, on eSportsyearbook.com (free PDF) amazon.de/uk/fr/us (printed book with an ISBN number – for the price of the print only. This is currently in the layouting-process, we will keep you informed) and on www.issuu.com (free eBook).

New this year was our search for artists who were maybe painters or comic artists. We got lucky for example when Julia stumbled over a young man in Sweden who was trying to decorate his little art exhibition at Dreamhack. She helped him and saw that his work was very powerful and unique, so she told Kee about the Yearbook. We very much hope that some artists will see this Yearbook and contact us for the 2011 issue.

If you have any kind of direct feedback to an article you read in the Yearbooks, please feel free to write to contact@esportsyearbook.com. We would definitely not only print articles but also letters from readers if you have interesting thoughts. Also contact us if you have a favourite eSports website, artist, game or anything that you would like to read about in the book! It is important to mention, that everybody can contribute to the book and so if you have interesting stories, ideas, art or anything else. Don’t hesitate to contact us and send your stuff for the next eSports Yearbook. eSports Yearbook is a project for you but especially from you.

For the release of the book we would like to have a Starcraft-Tournament with the editors and readers, currently we are looking for a date for that (and Tobi needs some practice as he is a not improving bronze-league player), so stay tuned, the winner will get a signed edition of the eSports Yearbook 2010.

GL&HF

Julia & Tobias

 

yB Release soon!

März 24th, 2011 | Posted by diejule in General - (2 Comments)

Hello eSports world! The eSports Yearbook 2010 will be released soon. We are currently working on the layout and choosing the photo for the title. Please don’t get nervous, we will write a news of course when the book is finally available, as a free PDF file and on amazon as a print version! have a great day! <3
Julia&Tobi

Time is ticking!

September 17th, 2010 | Posted by t0bs3n in General - (0 Comments)
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Only 10 weeks until the submission deadline for the next eSports Yearbook. We already have some interesting people who promised to write a story.

These are some topics that can still be taken if you are having trouble finding a topic on your own:

  • The most interesting event this year has been the release of Starcraft 2. We would love to hear about your experiences (gamer, organizer or manager)
  • Goodbye Warcraft:  A farewell article?
  • ESWC and CPL: Familiar names, many problems
  • Blizzard vs. Kespa: How Starcraft 2 will evolve in South Korea
  • Quo Vadis eSport, after 15 years: Where are we standing
  • Pro Gamers moving for eSport: Their experiences (e.g. DeMuslim, TLO)
  • eSport grows up and now gamers have kids. How do they raise them?
  • Interviews, Art, Comics and everything you can think of.
  • Jobs in eSport. Here we want you to describe a profession in eSport.
  • The future of eSports: How are we gaming in 10 years, which kind of games? Where?
  • Quake Live – Back to the Future
  • Dota, HoN, LoL, Halo, TF2, Trackmania, WoW, RDR, BFBC2, Guitar Hero?: Write something about your game.

If you have ideas, and think you will have problems to write, contact us. We are also looking for progamers who would give us exclusive interviews for the book.

Thank you for your time.

Julia & Tobi

skype: diejule/ t0bs3n

msn: arbitrariness@live.de / scholz@gamestudy.de

Sneak peak on the possible authors for the eSports Yearbook 2010:
David Hiltscher (VP Gaming Communities at Turtle Entertainment)
Matthew Coyle (MLG, arenacast, arenajunkies)
Kathleen Erler (n!faculty, slidestar.org)
Karthick Gopal (gosugamers, India)
Jasper Mah (Admin, Singapore, Events such as WCG)
Matt Gillott (Admin, ESL UK)
Sabine Hoffmeier (Editor, fragster.de)
Phillipp Saedler (Community Manager, ESL)
Duncan “Thorin” Shields (Editor/Caster, SK Gaming)
Julia Christophers (Editor, eSports Yearbook)
Tobias Scholz (Scientist, University Siegen)
Dennis “Hasu0bs” Schneider (WC3 pro, SC2 pro, 2009 eYb Cover)
Tomasz Nowik (Editor, MeetYourMakers)
Cyrus “proZaC” Malekani (Quake Live pro, legend, studies in Japan)
Stefan Düsterhöft (Player, CS:S)
Fabian Meßner (Editor, cadred)
Matthias Beyer (Community Manager, Freaks4u)
Colin Webster (President of Mind Sports South Africa)
Max Kieturakis (Editor, Frag eXecutors, Check6Gaming, ESEA)
Sebastian Radu (CEO e-sensation.com)
Holly Kreie (Intel Germany, NerdFM)
Christian Brand (Digitale Kultur e.V.)
Nico Schönemann (Turtle Entertainment GmbH)
Richard Lewis (cadred)
Oliver „hossa“ Keller (mymTw, CS:S pro)

And we heartily welcome Delan Hamasoor, who will be helping us in the proofreading process!

Press announcements (eSports Yearbook 2010):
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SK Gaming

Tobias at the EPS Finals16This is a photo of Tobias Scholz. He is scouting his new university right now, so if you don’t reach him immediately just write to the contact@esportsyearbook.com address or add diejule in skype. 😉 thx