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The Business of Esports podcast explores the intersection of business and esports - the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon of this generation.

Paul Dawalibi, William Collis


    • Jul 2, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 57m AVG DURATION
    • 325 EPISODES

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    250. TikTok Mobile Games, Free Valorant Franchises, Riot Privacy, Dr Disrespect In Times Square, Sony PC Peripherals, Apple TV Gaming, WoW Hail Mary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 76:20

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss ByteDance generating $1 billion in player spending through mobile games, Riot reportedly receiving 150 applications for its VALORANT partnership program, Riot recording in-game communications in VALORANT, Dr Disrespect using a Times Square billboard to tease Midnight Society news, Sony unveiling a new line of PC gaming peripherals focused on esports, the next Apple TV having gaming potential, Blizzard acquiring a new studio to bolster World of Warcraft, and so much more!

    249. Stu Grubbs, Lightstream, Streaming Software, Xbox Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 53:35

    In this episode, with special guest Stu Grubbs (CEO and Co-Founder of Lightstream), we discuss Lightstream's streaming software and tools, mobile & IRL streaming, partnering with Xbox, Stu's long history in gaming, the competitive landscape for streaming tools, the demographics of streamers, and so much more!

    248. Office Hours: An Interview With Matthew Archambault

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:52

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor is joined by his first-ever guest, Matthew Archambault (Head of Commercial Partnerships for Riot Games in North America), who responds to https://thebusinessofesports.com/2022/05/04/office-hours-grubhub-lcs-feeding-frenzy/ (William's grade) for Riot's partnership with Grubhub!

    247. Overwatch 2 Loot Boxes, Ted Cruz & Asmongold vs Microtransactions, Team Liquid Honda, Netflix Games Numbers, Razer Crypto Payments, Oculus Quest 2 Gaming Chair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 67:49

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Overwatch 2 saying it will get rid of loot boxes, Asmongold wanting to talk about microtransactions and pay-to-win mechanics with senator Ted Cruz, Team Liquid rebranding its League of Legends team, Netflix Games hitting the 13 million download mark, Razer leading a $4 million investment round into crypto payments startup TripleA, Vaxis creating a gaming chair for the Oculus Quest 2 with a D-pad for your feet, and so much more!

    246. Knut Spildrejorde, Twitch Streaming, Bodybuilding, Streamer Success Secrets, Audience Growth, IRL Drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 57:39

    In this episode, with special guest Knut Spildrejorde (streamer, entertainer, internet personality and world-class bodybuilder), we discuss working out vicariously through the internet, IRL streaming on Twitch, the secrets to becoming a famous streamer, his thoughts on platforms paying for streamers to jump ship, and so much more!

    245. Office Hours: Esports Team Naming Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 4:51

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Team Liquid rebranding its League of Legends roster to Team Liquid Honda!

    244. Call of Duty Price Hike, T-Pain Gaming, Misfits Hikaru, Riot Xbox Game Pass, YouGov NFT Insights, Netflix TV Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 83:17

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Call of Duty Modern Warfare II costing $10 more than the last game in the series, T-Pain claiming he has made more money from gaming than from music, Misfits Gaming Group signing Chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, Riot Games partnering with Xbox Game Pass, YouGov Insights on NFTs with Ben Paro, Netflix making games based on hit TV shows, and so much more!

    243. Christopher LaPorte, Esports Gambling, RESET Las Vegas, Insert Coins, Gamer Cannabis, Nightclub Gaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:20

    In this episode, with special guest Christopher LaPorte (Founder of RESET), we discuss creating the original gaming bar/nightclub Insert Coins, the future of gambling and betting in the gaming space, the role of Las Vegas in the esports industry, the growing opportunity in cannabis and gaming, and so much more!

    242. Office Hours: New Plans For Philly's Fusion Arena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 3:33

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Comcast Spectator deciding to make the Fusion Arena it is building a multi-purpose venue rather than a space strictly for esports!

    241. Diablo Immortal Backlash, OWL & CDL In Vegas, Disney Metaverse Hire, Saudi Arabia Gaming Hype, JoyCon On iPhone, Luminosity Quits VALORANT, XSET Vegas Gaming Cabanas, Razer x TUMI

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 70:10

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Diablo Immortal receiving backlash for pay to win mechanics, Paris' OWL and CDL teams moving to Las Vegas, Disney hiring an Apple Games executive, Saudi Arabia investing $1 billion in Embracer Group, Saudi Arabia launching the Gamers8 gaming festival, Pizza Hut Gaming hosting a Middle Eastern esports tournament, iOS 16 supporting video game controllers, Luminosity Gaming leaving the VALORANT scene, XSET launching gaming cabanas at Drai's nightclub in Las Vegas, Razer teaming up with TUMI for esports-themed bags, and so much more!

    240. Andy Ochiltree, Subnation, Creating Esports Leagues, NA PUBG Esports, Overwatch League

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 58:32

    In this episode, with special guest Andy Ochiltree (VP of Gaming at Subnation), we discuss how Subnation looking to create their own esports league, differences between PUBG esports in North America and Andy's experience with the Overwatch League and Activision-Blizzard, and so much more!

    239. Office Hours: Dolce & Gabbana's Esports Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 4:01

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Dolce & Gabbana partnering with the Italian esports org Mkers and why he DOESN'T like the project they're working on!

    238. Marvel MMO Flop, FaZe SPAC Update, Activision-Blizzard Owed Money, Xbox USB Key, PS4 Free-To-Play, France Bans, Fortnite Esports, Gamerji Middle East, Shaq On Gamers, Most Played Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 67:00

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Daybreak Games canceling its Marvel MMO project, Lee Trink updating FaZe Clan's shareholders on the company's plan to go public, Activision-Blizzard allowing esports teams to defer payments for two years, Microsoft confirming Project Keystone, Sony reportedly making $2 billion off a bunch of free-to-play PS4 games, France banning English gaming terms, Epic Games hosting its first in-person Fortnite event since 2019, Gamerji launching in the Middle East, Shaq saying gamers are real athletes, the most played games of Q1 2022, and so much more!

    237. Scott Norcross, Paige Rabatin, KJK Law, Esports Arenas, Midwest Esports, Gamer Entrepreneurship, Talent Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 57:35

    In this episode, with special guests Scott Norcross (Partner at KJK) and Paige Rabatin (Associate at KJK), we discuss Kohrman Jackson & Krantz providing legal and consulting services for the gaming and esports space, advice for esports startups and entrepreneurs, the current state of esports LAN centers and arenas, guiding professional sports athletes to esports opportunities, and so much more!

    236. Office Hours: a16z $600M Gaming Fund

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 5:03

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Andreessen Horowitz launching a $600 million fund for esports and gaming!

    235. Gucci Gaming Academy, EA For Sale, xQc Gambling Stream, TikTok Gaming Push, FaZe Clan Desperation, EA Layoffs, Enthusiast Gaming Unrest, Nintendo Massive Numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 98:45

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Gucci launching a gaming academy, EA looking to be acquired, xQc generating $119 million in bets for Stake.com, TikTok attempting to enter the gaming space, Zach Katz joining FaZe Clan as the company's new president, EA laying off customer service staff in Texas, Enthusiast Gaming shareholders pushing for new leadership, Nintendo releasing over 11,000 games in the last 39 years, and so much more!

    234. Leadership Series Teaser - Cliff Morgan (CEO of GFuel)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 31:03

    In this episode, with special guest Cliff Morgan (CEO of GFuel), we give you a sneak peek at one of the interviews that was taped for our upcoming leadership series. Tune in for amazing learnings and insights that you can only get from the C-suite and gaming elite, and can only be brought to you by the Business of Esports!

    233. Office Hours: The 2022 Esports Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 3:09

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses the 2022 Esports Awards including categories, nominees, sponsorships, and this year's event being moved to Las Vegas, Nevada!

    232. EA FIFA Divorce, 100 Thieves Project X, Apex vs PUBG Earnings, Hulu Game Pass, Free Boost Mobile, Saudi Arabia Nintendo, Luxury Gaming Suites, Thermaltake Porsche Chair, Hidden Stadia, VR Advances

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 98:45

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss the split between EA and FIFA, 100 Thieves developing a video game, Apex Legends hitting $2 billion in earnings, PUBG Mobile revenues exceeding $7.5 billion, Hulu partnering with Xbox Game Pass, Boost Mobile encouraging players to game in exchange for discounts, Saudi Arabia investing in Nintendo, Razer launching luxury gaming suites with Fairmont, Thermaltake launching a new gaming chair designed by Porsche, the Google Store getting rid of its "gaming" tab, VR technology advancing, and so much more!

    231. Gaming & Web 3.0 - FTX SALT Crypto Bahamas 2022 LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 41:14

    In this episode, we come to you live from the FTX SALT - Crypto Bahamas 2022 conference in Nassau, where we discuss the intersection of gaming and crypto, with special guests Clinton Sparks (Owner of XSET), Gregory Landegger (VP of Parsons & Whittemore Inc.), Jace Hall (Co-Founder of HiDef Entertainment Inc.), moderator Janay Symonette (Head of Marketing & Communications, Deltec), and our very own Paul "The Profit" Dawalibi!

    230. Office Hours: Game Sales On The Decline

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:50

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses how game sales have declined by 8% from April 2021 to April 2022!

    229. No New Consoles, PlayStation First-Party, VALORANT Roadmap, Turtle Beach Sale, Take-Two Microtransactions, Bungie Exclusive, Saudi Esports, Star Wars Chairs, Best-Selling Switch Games

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 72:34

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Nintendo's having big concerns about its next console, Sony investing $300 million into first-party games, Riot releasing a 2023 roadmap for VALORANT, Turtle Beach exploring a sale, Take-Two's CEO receiving a big bonus thanks to microtransactions, Sony claiming it won't make Bungie games PlayStation exclusives, the Saudi Esports Federation hosting an esports tournament series, Noblechairs celebrating Star Wars Day, Nintendo announcing a list of the ten best-selling games for the Switch, and so much more!

    228. Nate Clauss, Get A Job In Gaming, New Level Recruiting, Esports Hiring

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 42:00

    In this episode, with special guest Nate Clauss (Managing Partner & CEO of New Level Recruiting), we discuss New Level Recruiting, hiring and headhunting for major companies in the gaming industry, finding the right people for esports, the state of jobs in the video game world, the reality of recruiting in our industry, working for Riot Games & PUBG, and so much more!

    227. Office Hours: OG LDN UTD

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:21

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses OG Esports partnering with LDN UTD to create a new VALORANT venture called OG LDN UTD.

    226. Square Enix Fire Sale, YouTube Worse Than Mixer, Overwatch 2 Failure, RIP Blizzard, Pokimane xQc Champagne Problems, British Gamers, Warner Bros. Confusion, Xbox Game Pass

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 76:55

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Embracer Group acquiring IP and studios from Square Enix for $300 million despite huge losses on Marvel games, the creator of It Takes Two saying video games don't have to be fun, Sykkuno joining YouTube Gaming despite widespread criticism of the platform, Dr Disrespect showing no love for Overwatch 2, Pokimane teaming up with xQc to bash Riot Games and Valorant, British gamers playing more than the rest of the world, Ben Baller creating a golden gaming headset, Warner Bros. considering selling its gaming studios, a Call of Duty: Warzone update causing huge traffic spikes on Virgin Media's network, Microsoft seeing a rise in Game Pass subscribers, and so much more!

    225. Sam Speaker, gamrpod, Esports Furniture, Micro Studios, Target Customers And Business Models

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 48:09

    In this episode, with special guest Sam Speaker (Founder & CEO of gamrpod), we discuss innovation in esports furniture, the challenges of building hardware, the target customers and business models for gamrpod, and so much more!

    224. Office Hours: Grubhub LCS Feeding Frenzy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 3:52

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses how Grubhub was pleased with the results from its Feeding Frenzy marketing campaign targeted at LCS fans.

    223. PAX East 2022 LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 63:18

    In this episode, we come to you live from the PAX East 2022 conference in Boston, Massachusetts where we hosted the most stacked esports industry panel with special guests Steven Blickensderfer (Lead Privacy Counsel for Krafton), Julien Benichou (Senior Director, Partnerships Strategy, and Execution for Gen.G), Thomas Hajduk (Director of Marketing at OTK Media), and Greg Selkoe (Co-Founder of XSET), not to mention our very own Jimmy "the Judge" Baratta and Lindsay "The Boss" Poss!

    222. Office Hours: Santander's Five-Year Riot Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 5:07

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Santander bank signing a five-year partnership deal with Riot Games to sponsor all Brazilian League of Legends events.

    221. Niantic Tamagotchi, Blizzard NFT, Fortnite Coachella, Xbox In-Game Ads, Apple Mobile Gaming, Tencent Shutdowns, Amazon Kids+ Games, Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion, Gamer Shower

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 78:30

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Niantic's new augmented reality virtual pet game, Microsoft wanting ads in free-to-play games, Apple patenting mobile controllers, Nimo TV shutting down operations, Tencent blocking access to foreign games, Blizzard polling fans about NFTs and P2E games, Amazon launching its first Amazon Kids+ original mobile game, an expansion coming to Cyberpunk 2077 next year, Coachella joining forces with Fortnite, Irish Spring creating the world's first gaming shower, and so much more!

    220. Sentinels Esports, Rob Moore, Riley Jamison, Fortnite World Cup, NA Valorant, Gamer Pool Party, Marketing Genius

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 55:57

    In this episode, with special guests Rob Moore (CEO of Sentinels) and Riley Jamison (VP of Marketing and Creative Lead at Sentinels), we discuss how Sentinels has emerged as one of the premier esports organizations in the world, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf's rise to fame after winning the Fortnite World Cup, Sentinels fielding one of the few successful VALORANT teams to come out of North America, how the company creates drama to bolster its marketing efforts, and so much more!

    219. Office Hours: Epic Games $2B Raise

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 5:21

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses how Epic Games raised $2 billion from Sony and Lego, at a flat $31.5 billion valuation.

    218. Tencent Retreat, Boring Agencies, PlayVS Exposed, Epic $2B Flatline, Verstappen Esports, Overwatch Cash Grab, Wearable Speaker, Ultimate Gamer Bed

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 68:35

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Tencent shutting down their Penguin streaming platform, Loaded selling for $20 million to private equity, teachers alleging PlayVS strong-armed high school esports programs, Epic Games raising $2 billion in a flat round, Max Verstappen unveiling his new esports racing team, the Overwatch community complaining about lazy skin re-colors, Panasonic creating speakers to wear around your neck, Bauhutte launching the ultimate gaming bed, and so much more!

    217. Derek & Truman Wilson, The Truman Factory, Gamer Candy, Gen Z Wonka, Chocolate Lootbox, Korean Gummies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 42:51

    In this episode, with special guests Truman Wilson (Founder of The Truman Factory and the Gen Z Wonka) and Derek Wilson (CEO of The Truman Factory), we discuss Truman launching his candy company at the age of 14, the organization partnering with Gamers Outreach, creating a culture "where the young help the young", connecting software to candy, competing against Mr Beast, and so much more!

    216. Office Hours: SK Gaming Hotel Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 4:38

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses SK Gaming partnering with the NH Hotel Group of Central Europe. Also, The Professor revisits Coca-Cola's soft drink for gamers!

    215. No E3, Sony Acquisitions, FTX MPL, Halo Cookbook, Unreal Engine 5, Twitter Gaming Data, Saudi Expansion, CDL Trading Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 80:44

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss E3 2022 being canceled, Sony's Jim Ryan saying the company plans on making more acquisitions, FTX considering an investment in India's MPL, Upper Deck launching Call of Duty League trading cards, A Halo cookbook coming out this summer, Epic launching Unreal Engine 5, Twitter sharing new data about gaming, EGDC buying a 96.18% stake in SNK, and so much more!

    214. Steve Arhancet, Team Liquid, Future Of Esports, High Performance Orgs, Franchise League Comparison

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 56:23

    In this episode, with special guest Steve Arhancet (Owner of Team Liquid), we discuss the origin story of Team Liquid, how Team Liquid positions itself against other esports organizations, Team Liquid's charitable efforts, how Team Liquid chooses what competitive leagues to be a part of, how Team Liquid recruits players and content creators, what the future looks like for competitive esports teams, and so much more!

    213. Office Hours: Coca-Cola's Soda For Gamers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 4:20

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses Coca-Cola releasing a drink line aimed at gamers called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Byte, a video game-themed “pixel-flavored” soda.

    212. PC Superiority, Netflix Of Games, PlayStation Subscription, Esports Bars, Gaming Desks, Romain Grosjean Motorsport Games, Amazon Gaming Changes, EA Sports FC, NIP Pajamas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 74:12

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss an HP report confirming that PCs will always be better than mobile gaming, analysts saying a "Netflix of games" isn't likely, PlayStation releasing a new service to compete with Xbox's Game Pass, Kappa Bar acquiring Meltdown Bars, Bifrost unveiling its new gaming desk, Romain Grosjean partnering with Motorsport Games, Mike Frazzini stepping down as the head of Amazon Games, Amazon introducing Amazon Web Services for games, EA Sports rebranding its soccer video game series, Ninjas in Pyjamas creating a line of pajamas, and so much more!

    211. Brandon Hoffman, Samsung Next, Web 3, Future of Gaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 48:32

    In this episode, with special guest Brandon Hoffman (Senior Investment Manager for Samsung Next), we discuss the investment arm and early-stage investment activities of Samsung, the investment focus of Samsung Next, their thesis around Web 3 and companies like The Sandbox and Ready Player Me, the intersection of crypto and gaming, and so much more!

    210. Segev LLP Esports and Video Game Law, Marius Adomnica, Lootboxes, M&A, Business and Player Contracts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 65:55

    In this legal-focused episode of the podcast, with special expert guest Marius Adomnica (a partner at Segev LLP), we discuss the law as it applies to esports and video games and what we can learn from current cases, a recent court ruling on loot boxes, legal battles surrounding big gaming mergers & acquisitions including Activision-Blizzard, legal considerations for esports athlete contracts, G2 fighting with a supplier, and so much more!

    209. Office Hours: World's Largest Chain Of Esports Bars

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 4:45

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor talks about the Kappa Bar chain merging with Meltdown Bars to create the Kappa Meltdown Group, which aims to be the world's largest franchise focused on esports bars.

    208. Fortnite Building, Gamer Dating, Andbox Failure, Rocket League Live, Sony Haven Studios, New Witcher Game, Dr Disrespect vs YouTube Gaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 71:07

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by http://yougov.com/gaming-esports (YouGov)), we discuss changes being made to Fortnite, people connecting online through video games, Andbox admitting failure and rebranding to NYXL and unveiling its plans for the New York City esports scene, Rocket League coming to Fortnite, G2 Esports suing an NFT company, Sony acquiring Jade Raymond's Haven Studios, CD Projekt Red announcing the development of a new game in the Witcher series, Dr Disrespect attacking YouTube Gaming, and so much more!

    207. Alex Kornilov, BETEGY, Esports Betting Innovation, Content For User Acquisition, Data Visualization

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 48:19

    In this episode, with special guest Alex Kornilov (Founder of BETEGY), we discuss sports data platforms, data visualization systems, how esports betting companies can use content to acquire new customers, how esports media companies can better use data, innovation in the esports betting space, the differences between sports betting and esports betting, and so much more!

    206. Office Hours: Grading ALDI France

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 3:37

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor gives ALDI France a D+ grade after the supermarket chain announced the launch of the amateur esports team, Continuity.

    205. Riot Animation, Super Nintendo World, Dr Disrespect NFT, Audi VR, Ontario Esports Scholarships, Loco $42M Raise, EA Lootbox Win, Gamestop Mess, SXSW Snub, Toddler Gaming Chair

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 73:54

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by http://yougov.com/gaming-esports (YouGov)), we discuss Riot Games investing in the animation studio behind Arcane, a Super Nintendo World theme park coming in 2023, the Ontario Government setting aside $1 million for collegiate esports scholarships, Dr Disrespect launching gaming NFTs, Loco raising $42 million, Audi introducing VR capabilities in its cars, Dutch courts ruling in favor of EA on the subject of lootboxes, Reggie Fils-Aime commenting on his departure from GameStop's board of directors, Activision-Blizzard being uninvited by South By Southwest, VTech developing a gaming chair for toddlers, and so much more!

    204. Kyle Pendergast, BeyondRanked, Creating Hype, Game Commentators, Caster Marketplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 59:00

    In this episode, with special guest Kyle Pendergast (CEO of BeyondRanked), we discuss the state of esports and video game commentating, founding the Indy Gaming League, the importance of casters in live streams, ingesting esports and video game data, the future of gaming commentators, artificial intelligence, and so much more!

    203. Omar Batterjee, Saudi Esports Federation, GCC Gaming, MENA Esports Future, ESL FACEIT Move, Big Vision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 45:58

    In this episode, with special guest Omar Batterjee (Head of Marketing, Communications, and Partnerships for the Saudi Esports Federation), we discuss Omar's background in video games, the growth of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region as a gaming hub, the importance of fostering community in building a gaming and esports scene, the favorable population demographics of Saudi Arabia when it comes to esports, the booming Middle Eastern esports market, the acquisition of ESL and FACEIT by a Saudi investment group, what the future holds for MENA esports, and so much more!

    202. Office Hours: Ontario Government Esports Scholarships

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 4:54

    In this episode of Office Hours, with our host William “The Professor” Collis, The Professor discusses the government of Ontario launching a $784,000 scholarship to support students enrolled in esports and other gaming industry-related college programs.

    201. Weekly News: Sid Meier Monetization, ATVI Insider Trading, FaZe Snoop, Ninja GFuel, Griffin $750M Fund, Xbox Complaint, Star Wars Delay, Epic Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 93:53

    In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by http://yougov.com/gaming-esports (YouGov)), we discuss Sid Meier talking about game monetization, Barry Diller denying insider trading allegations, shareholders suing Activision-Blizzard over its sale to Microsoft, Snoop Dogg joining FaZe Clan, G Fuel partnering with Ninja, Griffin Gaming Partners launching a $750 million fund, ESL Gaming and Qualcomm creating a mobile esports league, Xbox Series X receiving hate on Twitter, Facebook Gaming being overrun by spam, Star Wars Eclipse being delayed until 2027, Bandcamp becoming a part of Epic Games, Guild Esports making leadership changes, FIFA 22 removing Russian entities from FIFA Ultimate Team, and so much more!

    200. Vijay Koduri, Sizzle.GG, Esports AI, Streamer Clips, Automated Highlights, Fan Engagement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 49:31

    In this episode, with special guest Vijay Koduri (Co-Founder of Sizzle.gg), we discuss using artificial intelligence to create highlights for esports events and streamers, Vijay spending over seven years at Google, building a B2B product vs B2C, and so much more!

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