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What is Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)

Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
This is a subgenre of strategy video games where two teams of players compete on a predefined battlefield. Each player controls a single character with a set of unique abilities that level up during the course of a game and contributes to the team's overall strategy.
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ESportsU Digital Warrior Camp: Creating an Esports-Based Culturally Relevant Computing Living Learning Camp
Jason Alphonso Engerman (East Stroudsburg University, USA), Richard F. Otto (East Stroudsburg University, USA), and Mark VanAuken (East Stroudsburg University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7300-6.ch012
The authors share two case studies that provide preliminary data for a National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers award at the intersection of interactive media for STEM career development. The chapter explores the potential of culturally relevant Esports gaming activities to enhance students' motivation, attitudes, and awareness towards careers in the digital media aspects of traditional video gaming and Esports. Towards designing authentic learning environments, the findings from the two case studies revealed that play ecosystems help identify social, cultural, and historical attributes of gaming communities; students need opportunities to take on leadership roles in the design and development of the environment by trusting that they are capable of technological innovations; and that social and cultural nuance of tools, rules, and language define gaming communities.
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Games, Gamification, and eSports Intersections Within Digital and Online Learning
These are games where the player may be part of a team and have many RTS characteristics, however, the player only controls a single character. MOBA games are a growing part of eSports.
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Esports in Education: An Overview
A strategic video game in which two teams compete against each other on a battlefield. Each player controls a character.
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