APRU Games and Esports Webinar Series

The APRU Games and Esports Webinar Series provides an opportunity for members of the APRU Games and Esports Research Working Group and invited guests to share information about their recent, current, or upcoming research related to games and esports. The series is intended to promote interaction among Working Group members in the hopes of building up international research collaborations and outcomes.

Check previous webinars below:


Date: October 27, 2022 (Hong Kong/Singapore)

– Viewer perspectives on cheating in Esports: Ethics, explanations, and excuses.
Esports in Asia: Critical culturalism and value co-evolution,

– Dr Mark Johnson, Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Discipline of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney.
– Dr Zhao Yupei, Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University.

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Date: March 3, 2023 (Hong Kong/Singapore)

Topic: Playing like an Asian: Race, Masculinity, and Athleticism in esports Moderator

Speaker: Dr. Tara Fickle, David M. and Nancy L. Petrone, Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of English, University of Oregon

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Date: May 20, 2023 (Hong Kong/Singapore)

Topic: Exploring the Esports Live Streaming Experience

Speaker: Professor Yue Meng-Lewis, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Digital Marketing at the Open University, UK

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Date: June 8, 2023 (Hong Kong/Singapore)

Topic: Esports curriculum development process inside British Universities – Implications for Vietnamese Universities based on the analysis of the environmental scanning stage.

Speaker: Dr. Florian Lefebvre, associate researcher at University Rouen Normandie and University Paris Saclay.

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Date: September 26, 2023 (Hong Kong/Singapore)

Topic: Technologies of the self(-deception): Confidence, optimism, and effort of Chinese esports players.

Speaker: Professor Zhongxuan LIN (Ph.D.), School of Journalism and Communication, Jinan University, China.

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