Black in Gaming Esports study



By the Numbers

Sources:, ESA, Brown, Forbes, SuperData, USA Today, & Battlefy

Common Assumptions




Literature Review

Gillespie, Tarleton 2018 Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Gray, Kishonna L. 2020 Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming. Baton Rouge, LA, LA: Louisiana State University Press.

Gray, Kishonna L., and David J. Leonard 2018 Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

McIlwain, Charlton D. 2020 Black Software: the Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter. New York, NY, NY: Oxford University Press.

Peterson, Latoya 2018 Why Aren't More Black Kids Going pro in Esports? The Undefeated.
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