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Starcraft from the Stands: Understanding the Game Spectator
 

Summary: Starcraft from the Stands:
Understanding the Game Spectator
Gifford Cheung
Information School
University of Washington
giffordc@u.washington.edu
Jeff Huang
Information School
University of Washington
chi@jeffhuang.com
ABSTRACT
Video games are primarily designed for the players. How-
ever, video game spectating is also a popular activity,
boosted by the rise of online video sites and major gaming
tournaments. In this paper, we focus on the spectator, who
is emerging as an important stakeholder in video games.
Our study focuses on Starcraft, a popular real-time strategy
game with millions of spectators and high level tournament
play. We have collected over a hundred stories of the
Starcraft spectator from online sources, aiming for as di-

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences