DSI Esports Symposium | Esports Unveiled: A Journey into the Light and Shadows of a Thriving Global Phenomenon


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Dr. Lindsey Migliore
Event Date: 
November 10, 2023
Event Time: 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Weiser Hall - 10th Floor

Over 3 billion people consider themselves video gamers. Competitive gaming, known as esports (and not eSports, e-sports and CERTAINLY NOT e-Sports) is a vibrant industry with viewership number and revenue rivaling that of most traditional sports. Although seemingly a recent development, this ecosystem has been evolving since the arcade leaderboards of the 1980s. As with any instance of rapid expansion, growing pains are frequent and often overwhelming. This talk will examine the current state of the esports industry, discussing and dissecting both the light and the dark side of this captivating space.

Dr. Lindsey Migliore is an esports medicine physician, Senior Director of Gaming & Performance at Evil Geniuses, Founder of GamerDoc, Executive Director of Queer Women of Esports, Faculty Associate for the NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, co-editor of the Handbook of Esports Medicine & SecretLab Ergonomic Advisor.

We want to make our events accessible to all participants. This will be a hybrid event with both a physical meeting space and an online meeting space.

Please register in advance for the online Zoom Webinar here: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qcgYXEo7Sfmmrurvo1Cvqg

Please register for in-person attendance at the University of Michigan's Central Campus: https://myumi.ch/967zW

CART will be provided. If you anticipate needing accommodations to participate, please email Eric Mancini at dsi-administration@umich.edu. Please note that some accommodations must be arranged in advance and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

This event is presented by the Digital Studies Institute and cosponsored by IRWG, Center for Japanese Studies, Rec Sports, Lieberthal-Rogal Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Michigan Computer Graphics, PokemonGo UMich, and UM Esports.