Symposium, 4 December: League of Legends and other MOBAs

This Thursday, I want to talk about developments in MOBAs generally since the last time we talked about them, and in particular about the importance of “meta” to them as a sign of incipient professionalization–not only in the sense which has recently made the front page of the New York Times, that people play MOBAs for money, but also in the sense of the development of a culture of standards for expertise and virtuosity.

Back in August, I wrote a post on Play the Past that presented my initial thoughts on the matter. With any luck, I’ll have another one up on Wednesday, extending the discussion and giving what I hope are interesting examples.

We meet at the regular 9:30pm EDT / 6:30pm PDT over Skype.

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Classicist, game critic, game educator.
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