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Thursday, October 10
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday October 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Gallery

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Diversity and Esports: Video Game Culture, Collegiate Play, and Live Streaming (Bo Ruberg)
Esports and related topics like video game live streaming are important and exciting areas of practice and research today. However, esports still faces a number of considerable challenges in the realm of diversity and inclusion. This talk will address current problems and possible ways forward with a focus on three areas: "toxic" video game culture and its impact on esports, questions of diversity in collegiate esports, and how diversity issues play out in video game live streaming. The talk will build from the considerable body of existing scholarship on esports, providing an overview of work in this area. It will also draw from Dr. Ruberg's experience working with the Esports Arena at UCI, as well as their role as the PI for the Inclusive Streaming Initiative, an ongoing research group that addresses issues of harassment and inclusion in video game live streaming.

Speakers
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Bo Ruberg

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Games, University of California, Irvine


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Crystal Cove

9:00am PDT

Opening Comments (Marios Papaefthymiou)
Speakers
MP

Marios Papaefthymiou

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Crystal Cove

10:30am PDT

Panel: College Esports Programs and How to Build Them
College Esports Programs and How to Build Them (Chiang, Frier, Melcher, Thomas, Price)


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Emerald Bay B

10:30am PDT

Continuing the Conversation: Leveraging Platforms for Marginalized Voices in Esports
Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A), Emerald Bay A
  • Discussant Bo Ruberg
  • Session FOSTERING DIVERSITY

10:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Thursday October 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Gallery

12:30pm PDT

Cheating, Consequence, and Performance in Professional Esports

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Magy Seif El-Nasr
  • Session THE META

12:30pm PDT

From Artifact to Auto Chess: Valve’s Growing Ecology of Dota 2 Esports

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Magy Seif El-Nasr
  • Session THE META

12:30pm PDT

The Meta: Esports, Optimization, and Setting Limits
Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Magy Seif El-Nasr
  • Session THE META

12:30pm PDT

Microsoft Education: Building a School to Career Pipeline with Esports and Gaming Concepts
Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay B
  Presentation (Emerald Bay B)
  • Discussant Kevin Brown
  • Session ESPORTS COURSE DESIGN

12:30pm PDT

So you Want to Teach an Esports Class: Lessons and Strategies from the Front Lines

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay B
  Presentation (Emerald Bay B)
  • Discussant Kevin Brown
  • Session ESPORTS COURSE DESIGN

2:00pm PDT

Panel: Navigating University Stakeholders
Navigating University Stakeholders (Deppe, Dimick, & Platt)


Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay B

2:00pm PDT

Early Television Video Game Tournaments as Sports Spectacles
Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Matt Knutson
  • Session ESPORTS IN CONTEXT

2:00pm PDT

Esports and Platform Studies: An Integrated Perspective

Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Matt Knutson
  • Session ESPORTS IN CONTEXT

3:30pm PDT

Panel: High School Esports State of the Union
High School Esports State of the Union (O'Hagan, TBD)


Thursday October 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay B

3:30pm PDT

League of Legends: An Advancement of Lavian Communities of Practice
Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Craig Anderson
  • Session ENGAGING COMMUNITIES

3:30pm PDT

More Than a Tournament: Grassroots Play and Participation at Esports Events

Thursday October 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Craig Anderson
  • Session ENGAGING COMMUNITIES

4:30pm PDT

Posters Reception & Heavy Hors D'oeuvres (Gallery)
  • From Casual to Professional: How Brazilians Achieved Esports Success in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Menasce
  • Cognitive, Physiological, & Social Correlates of Competitive Top 100 Super Smash Bros Performance, Nolla
  • Competitive Play, Physical Exercise and School Performance – Case Study among Pre-Teens and Teens Attending Esports Summer Camp in Finland, Koskimaa
  • Kids in the Basement”: Social Space and Identity in American and South Korean Esports, Hannah Wang
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee as Esports: The Holy Trinity of Hardware and Active Embodiment, Rappaport
  • FirstPersonScience: Quantifying Psychophysics for First Person Shooter Tasks, Josef Spjut
  • e-SpOrTs: The need for more critical justifications for the abbreviation of “electronic sports”, Luis Perez Cortez
  • Emotional management in online competition: Esports and tilt, Wu, M
  • What motivates esports, Lee, J.S.
  • Team communications & coaching in esports teams, Reitman, J.
  • Esports and mindset, Anderson, C.


Thursday October 10, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Gallery

4:30pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Keynote: University Esports Governance/Leadership (Kurt Melcher)
Varsity collegiate esports programs have grown at an explosive rate over the past years. Based on demand and growing interest in esports on college campuses across the country, institutions seek direction beyond game rules and schedules to find an appropriate fit. What are the potential advantages and costs associated with traditional university governance inclusion in the collegiate esports ecosystem?

Speakers

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Outdoor Terrace

7:00pm PDT

LoL Invitational
Arena & Streamed to Outdoor Terrace

Thursday October 10, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Outdoor Terrace
 
Friday, October 11
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Friday October 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Gallery

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Player Dynamics: The future of playing together (Kim Voll)
Multiplayer games are now a global, cultural institution. Yet the social and cultural implications for game development have seen little focus. As a result we have ill-informed practices and a myth of "this is just how games are". But there's actually a lot we can do when equipped with a deeper understanding of how and why player dynamics emerge. As an industry it is up to us to foster healthy interactions and inclusion in our games. To get there we first must invest in understanding the root causes of player misbehaviour. And second we must invest in a more social approach to game development. This talk will explore these issues in depth, why it's hard and what we can do, with a call-to-action for the next decade. It's time for a revolution.

Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Crystal Cove

10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Collegiate Esports Landscape Analysis
Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Mark Deppe
  • Session STAKEHOLDERS

10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Holistic Player Support

Friday October 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Emerald Bay B
  Presentation (Emerald Bay B)
  • Discussant Jason Reitman
  • Session UNDERSTANDING COMPETITORS

10:30am PDT

Is Cognitive Inhibition an Indicator of Expertise among Competitive Esports Gamers?
Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Emerald Bay B
  Presentation (Emerald Bay B)
  • Discussant Jason Reitman
  • Session UNDERSTANDING COMPETITORS

12:00pm PDT

Panel: Collegiate Esports Governance
PANEL: Collegiate Esports Governance (Sherman, Sprout, Adler)


Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay B

12:00pm PDT

Esports online viewership: The influence of push and pull factors
Speakers
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Tyreal Yizhou Qian

Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Louisiana State University


Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Tobias Scholz
  • Session CONSUMERS

12:00pm PDT

Fandom Culture & Identity in Esports

Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay A
  Presentation (Emerald Bay A)
  • Discussant Tobias Scholz
  • Session CONSUMERS

12:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Lunch
Friday October 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Gallery

1:00pm PDT

NASEF High School Esports Meetup
Friday October 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Emerald Bay A

2:00pm PDT

Special Event
This special event will be at Eureka! a bar+restaurant across the street from the campus at the University Center. The address for Eureka! is 4143 Campus Dr.


Friday October 11, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Eureka! 4143 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612