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Friman, Usva; Ruotsalainen, Maria

Gender and Toxic Meritocracy in Competitive Overwatch: Case “Ellie”

In: Ruotsalainen, Maria; Törhönen, Maria; Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (Ed.): Modes of Esports Engagement in Overwatch, pp. 135-154, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-82766-3.

Book chapter Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Community, Competitive gaming, Gender, Overwatch, Toxic meritocracy, Women


Ruotsalainen, Maria; Friman, Usva

"There Are No Women and They All Play Mercy": Understanding and Explaining (the Lack of) Women’s Presence in Esports and Competitive Gaming

In: DiGRA Nordic '18: Proceedings of 2018 International DiGRA Nordic Conference, 2018.

In proceedings Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Electronic sports, Gender, Hegemonic geek mascunility, Overwatch, Toxic meritocracy