A1 Journal article (refereed)
“Not Only for a Celebration of Competitive Overwatch but Also for National Pride” : Sportificating the Overwatch World Cup 2016 (2020)


Turtiainen, R., Friman, U., & Ruotsalainen, M. (2020). “Not Only for a Celebration of Competitive Overwatch but Also for National Pride” : Sportificating the Overwatch World Cup 2016. Games and Culture, 15 (4), 351-371. doi:10.1177/1555412018795791


JYU authors or editors


Publication details

All authors or editors: Turtiainen, Riikka; Friman, Usva; Ruotsalainen, Maria

Journal or series: Games and Culture

ISSN: 1555-4120

eISSN: 1555-4139

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 15

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 351-371

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1555412018795791

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available


Keywords: electronic sports; digital games; sports; media

Free keywords: sportification; broadcasting; Overwatch; FIFA


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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