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January 19, 2023

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Matt Knutson, Ph.D., UCO assistant professor of mass communication, was featured on an episode of Limited Level Ups, a podcast about Magic: The Gathering. He was interviewed about his scholarship on the game’s professional history and its failed attempt at making itself over as an esport.

Knutson researches and teaches classes on esports and media studies. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Irvine in 2020. He also holds an M.A. from Boston College (2014), an M.Ed. (2009) and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2007).

Listen to the episode at the Limited Level Ups website.

With this growing popularity, UCO entered the realm of collegiate esports in 2018 with a competitive esports club comprised of more than 350 members, credit-bearing courses in esports and the development of a gaming arena. Learn more about UCO Esports.

Turn your passion into college credit! Learn more about the UCO Esports Media minor.

Matt Knutson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Esports at UCO

Matt Knutson, Ph.D.