This report is the first in an upcoming series exploring the esports strategies of major games publishers. This first edition focuses on Valve and its two core esports titles: CS:GO and Dota 2. It includes analysis of games content, past and present tournament strategies, sponsorship and streaming partnerships.
The Analyst Team
Louise Shorthouse, Ph.D.
Research Analyst I, Games and Apps
Dr. Louise Shorthouse is a research analyst for PC online and mobile games at Omdia.
Dr. Shorthouse focuses on PC online and mobile games, expanding our title-based coverage in her role as research analyst. She has previously worked in online business development at publisher Square Enix. Educated in the United Kingdom, she graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor's degree in English literature with creative writing, and a master's degree in sociology including a mixed methods study of online gamers. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in education at the University of Hull, where she conducted extensive virtual ethnographic research into the learning behaviors of MMORPG-players.
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