Players First: The Responsibility & Opportunity of Multiplayer Video Games Today

Ivan Davies has a background in sports psychology, specializing in group cohesion and collective efficacy. In 2005, he became a Physical Education teacher in the UK, where he delivered lessons for students aged 11–18 years in a co-educational specialist sports college. During this period, he worked with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to carry out two high school investigations on Assessment for Learning. Outside of teaching, Ivan has worked with professional athletes across multiple sports, including e-sports. Ivan’s lifelong passion for community has seen him work on significant youth initiatives, a path that resulted in him leading Community and Social Play in the Riot Games Sydney office. Ivan now channels his passion for community towards discovering and refining ways to support the League of Legends community in Oceania. When he’s not organizing community events, Ivan enjoys spending time with his whānau.

Ivan explains how online multiplayer games influence cultural and social norms in the game world. He recommends developing a collective responsibility to use multiplayer games to build thriving and flourishing multiplayer communities around the world.

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