The primary goal of large professional sports team is to be the best at their sport. However, a secondary goal is to provide an entertaining and positive experience for their fans while they are at games. Teams do this through marketing efforts, in-game entertainment (apart from the actual game), promotional items and gate giveaways, and […]
Today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC gives the word ‘competition’ an interesting dimension. The driving force of the modern football economy is the passionate fan identification, which among other things is associated with the fierce rivalry and the obsession linked to today’s match and the strong historic content and legacy of […]
The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is taking up our screens and minds at the moment. People are watching as the world’s most elite athletes compete to take home a medal for their country (Sochi, 2014, para. 1). I love to witness the beauty of the opening ceremony, how it uniquely embodies each hosting country, […]
There is positive correlation between the passionate engagement in specific sports, e.g. through eSports (FIFA 2018 from EA Sports as one example) or fantasy sport platforms like Football Manager or DraftKings, and the consumption of the same sports.
With the growing influence of eSports worldwide, it is interesting to consider the synergetic effects that arises when professional sports clubs invest in eSports. There is a sound rationale in linking eSports with the existing competent support functions of a professional sports team, e.g. nutritional expertise, mental coaching, physical trainers and access to the infrastructure […]