BM’ing, Throwing, Bug Exploiting, and Other Forms of (Un)Sportsmanlike Behavior in CS:GO Esports

@article{Irwin2018BMingTB,
  title={BM’ing, Throwing, Bug Exploiting, and Other Forms of (Un)Sportsmanlike Behavior in CS:GO Esports},
  author={Sidney V. Irwin and Anjum Naweed},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  year={2018},
  volume={15},
  pages={411 - 433}
}
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