Hello everyone! SCHOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL SO MUCH OF IT!
I’ve been sooooo busy working on school this semester it’s not even funny. Don’t worry, it’s not all negative stuff here!
I’ve declared I’m going to write anAutoethnography on me and esports! I am less than a year away from my Masters of Arts (MA) in Communication and this will be my final paper!
This thesis will be about my role in esports. Specifically the differences between traditional sports casters and esports casters.
Dr. Carolyn Ellis, distinguished Professor at the University of South Florida, defines Autoethnography in her book The ethnographic I: A methodological novel about autoethnography.
“Autoethnography is a form of self-reflection and writing that explores the researcher’s personal experience and connects this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.”
I am currently reading this book to fully understand what Autoethnography is. It’s quite an interesting methodology and I’m really excited to bring the academic world and hopefully yours this information!
This paper will not be completed for quite a while, but the process of researching and writing it has already started! This is why you probably will not see me streaming on my personal stream as much over the course of the next few months.
I know my loyal fans will be there no matter what and I truly do appreciate it. I am trying to use my love of esports to give the world of academics a taste of our medicine!
We in the CS:GO community, as well as an esports community, really want to grow! We want to show the world what we are made of! Ever since I started casting for CEVO-TV in late August, my love for this game has exponentially grown. I am learning more and more about this game every single day!
Some of you may be asking if I’ll let you guys read my paper? The answer is I’m not sure yet. It’s going to depend on quite a few things. I’m hoping to get it published or at least some of it in some capacity. I am hoping to go deep into my emotions and feelings in this piece and give this industry some more justice in academics!
I am hoping to hear from you all in the community about things you think should be mentioned. Or perhaps opinions about what you think about casters or just the scene in general. I am more affluent in the North American (NA) CS:GO scene, but that doesn’t mean I’ll just mention and talk about NA teams.
I am very excited to go on this journey and I hope that you all support me and believe in me! This project could not be started without this great community. In salt or in tears, we will fight on to improve. No matter what happens we will continue to grow.
The resiliency of this community is astonishing. I’m hoping to bring you some insight not only into my life, but the life of a CS:GO caster!