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A highlight from 306. Scott Cole, Philips Norelco, Esports Broadcasting

The Business of Esports

05:30 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from 306. Scott Cole, Philips Norelco, Esports Broadcasting

"What we do is we cover the most pressing game in eSports topics and news of the week, but we look at all of it through a business and C suite lens. We dissect, we analyze the business implications of everything happening in this industry. For our regular listeners, thank you guys for tuning in, tuning in every week. Thank you for all the love, the 5 star ratings and reviews. We appreciate it. We're humbled by it. If you haven't yet, do two things for me. Goal leave a review on the podcast. Leave that 5 star review and share the podcast with a friend the colleague, anyone you know who may be interested in eSports industry, that's how the podcast has grown and we really appreciate it. Jimmy, how you doing this week? Hey, Paul, have been a great week. We got a very special episode today. This is our official Thanksgiving week episode. Even though Paul is both Canadian and in the Middle East, so we're in double not celebrating over there. for the rest of our listeners, our United States listeners in particular, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We're recording as you know on the Wednesday before. So hopefully you get a listen to this episode and eat some turkey because I know that's high on your priority list. It's funny, Jimmy. Because when I was in Canada, I definitely wasn't exposed to it, right? Because Thanksgiving's in October for us. When I moved to Dubai, now I'm really not exposed to it at all. Tomorrow is just another work day. I don't know, I know you guys are taking off, but there's nothing happening here except except more gaming stuff for crazy amount of gaming stuff going on here. In fact, I'm off to Saudi Arabia this weekend for gaming related metaverse related conference, which should be fun. Probably your 50th of the season, I believe. Yeah, yeah, it's been it's been crazy. But I actually, I wanted to mention, we put out the panel last week that I did at jit tech's global, which is kind of like the CES here, or the equivalent of CES, it's bigger, in fact, than CES. And I was curious what people thought of that panel. I'd love to get feedback. And if you guys are enjoying us putting out the live content also, right? Not just the recorded content. It's recorded, but meaning of me doing a live appearance, and I'm curious that people enjoyed that. Jimmy, I know you liked it, right? I like all of them. I mean, the packs east ones that we've done, the ones that salt, we got a lot of great conferences. I know people want us back for packs, right? I don't know. You may have to carry that torch, my friend. I'm looking forward to it and just a little sneak peek, you know, we do have Comic-Con in less than two weeks and there might be some content there out of business of eSports as well. So can you not say more than that? you just going to tease it or can we not say more? One out why don't they go to the Comic-Con website and take a look at the schedule and maybe get a ticket or they'll have to wait for us to distribute it live but lots of great content, lots of great live events as you mentioned in the Middle East here in the states. It's just on fire for gaming right now. It's the end of the year, all the conferences, all the tournaments, all the new games. Come to the live show, by the way, 'cause I want to talk about Call of Duty, modern warfare two, but I don't want to keep our guests waiting. He's been already super patient waiting for us to intro. So I will say every Wednesday as you guys know, 1130 a.m. Pacific time. We do a live stream covering all the news and events in the video game world and we do talk about some of our favorite games there. So if you want my take on new war zone two and modern warfare two, I'll talk about it then. Yeah, and then we may have a special live stream episode next week, right? Should I tell them that it may just be Jimmy and the juice? Our special bulldog episode of bulldog only. Episode. Should be in the juice. You guys have to decide. Is it Jimmy and the juice? Is it the judge and the juice? Is it the juice and the judge? I don't know. We'll do it live, I think. We'll figure it out. We'll have to land on something. You know, someone who may have a good input on this, though, is a man who has made a career on the air as talent doing eSports commentating, doing sports commentating also since sports broadcasting, so it'll be interesting to talk about those similarities and differences. We have none other than Scott Cole on the podcast. Scott, welcome to the business of eSports podcast. Glad to be here. Yeah, I mean, call of duty is come just a little ways in the last 25 years or so. I used to play Call of Duty one and two on a professional level where I started commentating it and yeah, we were doing things and people's basements and hotel ballrooms and stuff like that. It's come a little bit of ways to, you know, a hundred people playing to like 25 million or so dropping in on war zone. Scott for our listeners who maybe don't know about you or haven't heard about you, would love a little bit of the Scott's story, a little bit of your background, how you got into gaming, why you got into gaming. And some information on the stuff you're working on now would love a little bit of what you're working on these days. First of all, gentlemen, love the program. Thanks so much for Phillips and kind of putting us together so we can have this discussion on eSports and how it's just exploding continued to growing, but I had an older brother, you know, mom and dad bought us an NES, the original. And so to me, that was competitive gaming. You know, he was the one I wanted to be, and then I started beating kids in the neighborhood. And so I go back gaming like day one, you know, and I really never stopped over the last 35 years or so. But I always wanted to be a broadcaster. I used to pretend like I'd put the camera on. My dad's camcorder up and I pretend I was on SportsCenter like behind my bed. I would interview my brother like he was William Perry, the bears. And so it's just fun to go back and watch those home videos and now see what I'm doing now.

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A highlight from 304. TSM FTX Disaster, CoD MWII Greed, God Of War Record, YouGov Insights, Apple Arcade Numbers, Apple Mixed Reality Headset, Fnatic Music

The Business of Esports

05:37 min | Last week

A highlight from 304. TSM FTX Disaster, CoD MWII Greed, God Of War Record, YouGov Insights, Apple Arcade Numbers, Apple Mixed Reality Headset, Fnatic Music

"By my Friends and co host, the honorable judge Jimmy burrata, Jeff, the juice Cohen, and Ben the data pero. I love that we're making this stick, Ben. For those of you who are new here, welcome what we do is we cover the most pressing gaming eSports topics news of the week. But we look at all of it through a business and C suite lens. We dissect, we analyze the business implications of everything happening in this industry. And best of all with this live stream, we get to do it live with you guys, which makes it so much more fun. So we encourage you to get in our faces to ask questions, challenge us, bring a friend, bring a colleague, if you're listening to this after the fact, it's so much more fun to be here live. And we appreciate all of you who are here live. How you guys doing this week? Ben, how you doing? Doing well, man. Yeah, things are good. back from a couple weeks of travel, was that the eSports business summit was that games beat in California the week before that? I felt smarter than ever after those trips, but a little bit more tired. How was it? My issue with these trips is always you're like, you're swamped with opportunity afterwards, right? If the conference is good. And your spot with all the emails you missed because you were scouting other opportunities. So you know, I've just kind of dug myself out of that load. It was great. You know, I think a lot of the conversation, especially game speed, I don't know if you've been to that event before, but it's in the Bay Area, it's a lot of venture capital, a lot of lofty ideas, so a lot of metaverse and future of gaming conversations. They have the author of snow crash there. Stevenson sees him. Neal Stephenson. Yeah. Thank you. And yeah, that was just like a good mental stimulation session. I think overall really good. eSports business summit, a blast as always. A lot of this recurring faces, but those are my favorite faces in the industry. So good to see people and have some fun. And it's been a good time. Cool. Jeff, we missed you last week. Yeah, I finally feel like I have a working piece of hardware, so, you know, I apologize for last week having some technical difficulties, but I think I fixed it. I was sad to have missed last week. And also to have missed those two conferences. Those are two actually of my, I would say my favorite conferences. I think I went to games beat back in 2019. And then eSports business summit have been a couple times. That's actually a really good one, I think. Yeah, missed you guys there. I know, it's usually when we get to get together in person. Well, you guys missed all the conferences here. So I mean, where were you guys for the Dubai eSports festival, right? I would have loved to go if I had a expense paid ticket. Wait, wait, touch that. Emirates first class, right? The only way to go. It's the only way to get there. Jeff, I was a bit sad because last week there was like good discussion around public company stuff, which you missed. Unfortunately. But we do have lots of news to get through this week and some good stories and I want to start with something that's mostly because I want to make for a good click baity title for this episode, which is why I'm putting this story first. But this is, I mean, I'm sure all of you have been watching the FTX meltdown over the last week. I mean, it's been everywhere. And I feel like we need to get in on this action at least a little bit here. I saw two stories related to this basically the same story with two different angles here. And the headline was TSM releases statement as major sponsor FTX files for bankruptcy. So TSM released a statement. This is after, for those who don't know the background, they signed a deal with FTX $210 million deal to essentially change the name of the team and brand everything TSM FTX. If you remember that sort of alphabet soup. Now with FTX going bankrupt, TSM put out a statement saying, along with the rest of the world, TSM has been closely following the situation surrounding FTX. We have no insight into the matter other than what has been reported publicly. We're currently consulting legal counsel to determine the best next steps to protect our team, staff, fans, and players. It says to be clear, TSM is built on a solid foundation. We're stable and profitable and we continue to forecast profitability for this year next year and beyond. We look forward to a great year in 2023. I'm curious what you guys think of the statement, obviously. And there's probably a legal sort of rabbit hole I don't necessarily want to go down here, but these teams, I don't know how this deal was structured. I can't remember if it was all up front or if it was sort of spread out over years. But if they do find out that FTX sort of this was fraud, they were basically stealing and playing with clients money. Do you think there's any obligation here for TSM tap to give the money back to claw it back or something like that? Because this was a sponsorship. I'm curious your take on this. That last part's super interesting. I hadn't even thought of that. I thought you were going to go the opposite direction and say whether they would have a claim to FTX that would have to still pay them the money. And I guess I was going to say, there is no money. It's all gone. But yeah, no, I hadn't thought that maybe they would actually be liable to pay that back. Clearly, Jimmy, maybe would have the last word on that from the legal perspective. But I think, you know, my thought year one, I'm surprised they said they're profitable, came as a bit of a surprise to me, but wasn't surprised. So that was notable in the statement. And then I think just overall, it's easy to say this in hindsight, but I think a lot of us were saying this even at the time, this is kind of exactly why you don't change your team name to be a brand sponsor. Now clearly none

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A highlight from 303. Web3 Gaming at GITEX Global - Future Blockchain Summit 2022 Live

The Business of Esports

04:37 min | Last week

A highlight from 303. Web3 Gaming at GITEX Global - Future Blockchain Summit 2022 Live

"One of the fastest growing industries in the world and the future of fun. Please welcome your host Paul, the eSports prophet dawa libi. The business of eSports podcasts begins now. Come on, let's go. Fantastic. Today, we've got actually two panels. We had so many people up here that are going to be talking about web three and some of the challenges and some of the potentials. We've got another four gentlemen coming up after this, some of them in the actual VC side and some of them gaming itself right now. I've got the first three of the line up here. And we'll start with some introductions. So Shabbat, do you want to start off and just give an instruction on who you are? And then we'll get all into the questions. Sure. So my name is chevalier. I'm the founder of one of the largest independent game studios called crytek out of Europe. I directed video games like far cry, crisis and sunrise on a Roman and in many others, actually. And these games have reached higher over a hundred plus million gamers, hundreds of awards, and some of the most critical acclaimed games Tapping on the team's shoulders. Of course, and yeah, and my claim to fame is also the cry engine, which was the world's first, what you see is what you play a game engine that formed the blueprint of modern engines. And I'm now also the founder and chairman of the tomorrow foundation, which looking towards the future of the Internet, which we'll call Internet of life. And so I have you to thank for the does it run crisis meme. Which is cool. Joke for the only the hardcore gamers in the room. Absolutely. I'm Paul alley. I have been investing the past 25 years in everything tech and focused in the last four years on gaming and metaverse specifically. also host the biggest gaming industry podcast in the world called the business of eSports, which everyone should subscribe to and have a book coming out on the metaverse at the end of the year and a show on CNBC on gaming coming this fall. So gaming guy, they call me the prophet. That's how most people know me. My name is you know in crisis, there was a guy called prophet. Sorry. Does it work? Yeah, okay. So my name is Damien, from room 11. I'm coming from Japan. We're 15 years there on our scale project was then sent and recently opened the triple-A again flies to doing that. I'm also adviser for the metaverse Japanese project. Okay, good stuff. And I'm Brian rose, I'm the founder and host of London real. We have a long form conversations with all sorts of different types of people last year. We're going pretty heavy inside the blockchain and I've been getting an education on gaming from people like yatsu and people like Sebastien bourgeois and meeting people like I think it's Kieran from illuvium, this kinds of things. We've also made a couple of investments in games like across the ages and fight legends as well. So let's kick it off with the big elephant in the room and the name of this panel, which is potential and limits of growth, but what do you all believe are biggest challenges right now facing web three gaming? Is it, it's not necessarily where we wanted it to be at this point. Where do we need it to go? And, you know, even from a web two perspective, how would you rate it, say, one to ten of how we are with wet three? Should I go first? Yeah, you can go. So if you look at the investment in web three right now, of course, there's multiple endurance market emerging right now. But it has a reputational damage. There was a lot of games who didn't offer really a game, right? The core game plays are not what traditional game developers would say. These are games. So there's a disconnect between what game designers or game developers would call games and what they pre developers call games. So there's a lot of focus on tokenomics and monetization as opposed to the fun. The number one question when people create games should be why is it fun? The number two question should be, why is this game fun together with my friends? And then the question is, how are you going to make people make money? Spend money or earn money. Because there's a disconnect like that, there is a skepticism from traditional game developers. And also gamers, on the other hand, have a skepticism of being a potential ripped off. First, I do that. It's all compounded by more complex user experience when

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Is a Wrap for ESL Pro League 14

Esports Minute

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Is a Wrap for ESL Pro League 14

"Minute. ESL pro league season 14 wrapped up over the weekend as we saw Navi in heroic go head to head shot for a shot in the semifinals to vitality in their semifinal match up against OG easily took their grand final spot. So it all comes down to naive versus vitality and would be a great matchup simple versus zebu. This grand final goes all 5 games down to the wire as game 5 on mirage ended 16 of 14 in a favor of the winner and ESL grand champion in Avi. They take $175,000 home as well as a spot in the blast premiere world final with 2800 blast points. No time for these teams to rest though as blasphemy or fall group stage will get underway in just three days as this latter half of the year kicks into high gear for CS

WePlay Esports Enters Rocket League

Esports Minute

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

WePlay Esports Enters Rocket League

"Minute. Some big moves and big things happening in the rocket league scene as tournament organizer we play eSports is making their big splash in the rocket powered soccer car circuit. The we play E sports invitational run from September 16th to the 19th and feature a prize pool of a $100,000 with teams like the general NRG space station gaming and G two eSports among others to compete in total 16 teams will take part in the double elimination turn with the best of 7 format to be the standard. All games will be streamed from we play eSports arena Kyiv out of Ukraine, and on their own Twitch channel. Previously we saw we play host events in other eSports scenes ranging from League of Legends and CS go to dota two and fighting game

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ESL Pro League Round 12, Season 14 Highlights

Esports Minute

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

ESL Pro League Round 12, Season 14 Highlights

"Let's begin with counter strike this afternoon as the ESL pro league started their round of 12 in their season 14 playoffs. First match of the day was a three game series between mouse sports and ninjas and pajamas, where nip took the majority of games and as a result, they'll face OG in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile complexity tries to take a series against vitality but fall short in their three game series as well, vitality to take on gambit in their quarterfinals. Two teams is still await their opponents from emerging around a 12th between heroic and Navi, the matches to decide those matchups take place tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. central

ESIC to Investigate Heroic Players’ Role in Coaching Bug Abuse

Esports Minute

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

ESIC to Investigate Heroic Players’ Role in Coaching Bug Abuse

"Minute. It is official after hunting blew the whistle on his former CS go team heroic, the eSports integrity commission will open an investigation to gauge just how complicit the players he coached were in the spectator bug scandal. The former coach sent in evidence to the esi two days ago. That evidence containing alleged proof that the players who competed under him at some point knew and acknowledged the use of this bug, which is not only used by hunting, but also 36 other coaches who were banned from the scene. It seems after the esi handed hunted his two year ban from eSports, he decided to flood a sinking ship even more and take everyone down with him from his former home in

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Overwatch League's 2022 Season Will Use an Early Build of Overwatch 2

Esports Minute

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Overwatch League's 2022 Season Will Use an Early Build of Overwatch 2

"John spector VP of the Overwatch league confirmed that the league's 2022 season will begin in April and that more details will emerge regarding this next season. The league spokesperson separately said that this 5th season of the league will be played on an early build of Overwatch two. Earlier in the year, we reported the possibility of a long hiatus for the Overwatch league due to delays in the SQL games development, but it now appears that things are back on schedule. Still, we'll wait for the details to emerge as the sequel will cut down on roster size and construction thanks to the switch from 6 man teams to

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Trailer for League's Upcoming Champion Vex Released

Four Wards Podcast

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Trailer for League's Upcoming Champion Vex Released

"Announced a trailer showcasing. The new champion of vex. That's going to be coming soon now. They haven't even revealed the kit yet. We have no advice to give you guys yet. I just want to give everyone's impressions on this champion personally. I think she's a goff circa two thousand like high school goth kid and i fucking love it. Her like grumpy attitude is fucking hilarious and from what we saw the trailer she looks. Finish it to play Yeah i like that. It seems like they're not really. They understand what goff as in the way that gawked teenagers say cringe things and so vex like calls people normies and says a lot of cringe stuff. Because that's what goth teenagers do. And i love it. They nailed it so thoroughly and her walk. Animation is the best animation of any champion. It's so stupid it's wonderful. I love it. The i don't wanna go go anywhere. Walk animation is is great. It's so good. Highly recommend go to legal legends youtube channel. Check out this trailer with the champion actually drops. I definitely will be giving her a place. I can tell you guys what i think. I'm sure these guys will

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Twitch Loses Streamer TimTheTatman to YouTube

Esports Minute

01:03 min | 1 year ago

Twitch Loses Streamer TimTheTatman to YouTube

"Biggest news of the day involves Twitch from multiple angles earlier this week we heard the announcement of doctor lupa moving on from Twitch and into YouTube streaming. And today it was announced that Tim the tatman would be following along. After almost 10,000 hours streamed, 262 million views, 7 million followers, and currently boasting more than 30,000 Twitch subs, Tim will now move on to YouTube gaming and join the likes of Dr Disrespect, ninja, courage, and many more. YouTube has essentially poached almost all the top ten left on Twitch's front page, boosting their own roster. On the other side of Twitch news, streamers across the platform announced they were taking part in a virtual protest being dubbed hashtag a day off Twitch. This comes in response to the platform's lack of action when it comes to streamers facing waves of hate raids in regards to their race, their sexuality, or their gender, that present the most Twitch has done in terms of action is simply announced that these creators are being heard yet no real steps have been announced by the company to address these hate rays from these spam

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China Cuts Amount of Time Minors Can Spend Playing Online Video Games

The Center Ring esports podcast

01:51 min | 1 year ago

China Cuts Amount of Time Minors Can Spend Playing Online Video Games

"New. Why don't you start us off. As my notes are loading nine coming from the lovely land of china make news today. Tim recently just announced. I take the announced today but they announced that anyone under the age of eighteen will now have limited playtime. I guess you could say when it comes to gaming in china already has some restrictions around how much you can game so this is not anything mu in that sense but i do believe we've taken this a little far so new chinese law states that anyone under the age eighteen is not going to be allowed to play essentially any games during the week in starting friday the sunday they have three hours of allocation between eight. Pm in they can play an hour a day. Friday saturday sunday from eight. Pm to nine pm. So the good news. Hair league of legends fans primarily last day of positivity month so good. Last day of positivity the positive hair is u. n. a. e. u. fans should be relatively excited for the future of liangelo star craft or any of these games that have a bigger asian following if china's number. One in might not be very long. Tim three hours a week. You're allowed to play friday saturday sunday. One hour a day from like eight. How do they monitor that though. What's china but like in the sense of if your dad games in he doesn't care that you play more like couldn't have a big army. Maybe they have like a soldier forever cam on at all times when you're gaming like everyone must be streaming when you're yeah just getting ready to. I don't know if that would break the law. I'm just saying how would they know if you were.

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Halo Championship Series Team Partners Revealed

Esports Minute

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Halo Championship Series Team Partners Revealed

"Minute with the arrival of halo infinite this December halo eSports will be making a grand relaunch as the halo championship series Twitter account announced that 9 partner teams will partake in the HCS. Cloud 9 nv E phase fanatic G two Navi sentinels and space station gaming are the top tier organizations that Microsoft has chosen to partner with. Hopefully this new revamp of the series comes with a much more attention than it did after the launch of AO 5 could halo infinite and this newfound eSports interests surrounding the game be here to

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Paramount+ Announces Order For Gaming Mockumentary Series "Players"

Esports Minute

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Paramount+ Announces Order For Gaming Mockumentary Series "Players"

"Some League of Legends news as LCS commissioner Chris Greeley announced a mockumentary style streaming series titled players. It'll be based on a fictional LCS team on the Paramount plus platform. The series production team was reportedly researching for the past three years covering various LCS and Riot Games events and they have assistance from the league in terms of branding and logos from teams who'll be lending their appearances in the series. This is the second streaming series in which Riot Games has had a hand in helping bring to life. The first will appear on Netflix this year, titled arcane, an animated series that will help explore the deeper lore of League of Legends. Players has no official release date yet, but it is reported to be produced akin to the last dance about Michael Jordan in the 1998 Chicago

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Blizzard Will Rename Overwatch's Jesse McCree

Esports Minute

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Blizzard Will Rename Overwatch's Jesse McCree

"Minute. Big news of the day comes from Activision Blizzard's Overwatch team as they release a statement with their intention of renaming one of their playable heroes in the game. The hero in question is mccree, who was named after Jesse mccree and ex blizzard employee who was pictured in front of a giant portrait of Bill Cosby at BlizzCon 2013 where a hotel room was nicknamed the Cosby suite, no clues as to the new name of the hero but blizzard will also put forth a ban on naming in game characters after staffers. The announcement also comes as more details have come to light surrounding the California department of fair employment and housings investigation of Activision Blizzard's frat boy culture of sexual

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'League of Legends' World Championship Moves From China to Europe

Esports Minute

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

'League of Legends' World Championship Moves From China to Europe

"Yesterday news leaked as a report from upcoming stated that they're insider sources were confirming news that Riot Games was moving worlds 2021 out of China and into Europe due to issue to the visas for production crews. Today rides global head of E sports John Needham authenticated that report, adding that teams themselves are also seeing issues securing visas. A month out from the beginning stages of the world's tournament and writers are not ready to announce where in Europe just yet as they are still researching the rules regulations and laws in place throughout the continent concerning COVID-19 and its variants. Right? It does say they are being committed to delivering a land experience in front of a crowd, but in the meantime, you should temper those expectations amidst this quickly changing environment.

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Atlanta FaZe Win Call of Duty Championships 2021

Esports Minute

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Atlanta FaZe Win Call of Duty Championships 2021

"Minute. The finale of the 2021 Call of Duty league season saw a new champion crowned. Over the weekend, the previous reigning champs Dallas empire saw themselves defeated by faze and then losing to ultra and the losers bracket who they beat earlier in the tournament. Ultra came out firing in the first game taking it in the grand final versus phase. The best of 9 however saw face dominating as they win the series and the championship 5 games to one phase in arguably the best team all season, winning three out of the 5 regular season majors with total season winnings before playoffs were on $730,000, adding the 1.2 million from winning it all, the entirety of 2021 saw phase earning almost $2 million. One of the most successful seasons in Call of Duty history. The next question, of course, can the repeat in 2022 when Call of Duty Vanguard

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The CDL Champs Is Underway

Esports Minute

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

The CDL Champs Is Underway

"Playoffs for the Call of Duty league just began today with a juggernaut matchup Dallas empire taking on the Minnesota rocker who of course won that last major coming back from down four O and a 9 game series versus Toronto ultra. In case you missed it we had a chance to talk with the empire head coach and GM himself Rambo ray on the eSports network podcast where he said the main focus for his team was to nail down their own play styles before zeroing in on their opponent's strategies. And it appears that tactic played into empires favor as they pretty much wipes the floor with rocker they win in overwhelming three O fashion over Minnesota in that opening game. Dallas will take on Toronto next in the quarterfinals while rocker move on to face LA thieves tonight in the losers bracket to try and make a run there. More matches to come is currently opt in subliners playing before we move on to that first round of the aforementioned losers

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ESL Pro League 14 Begins

Esports Minute

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

ESL Pro League 14 Begins

"A of ESL Pro League season, 14 for Counter-Strike began yesterday with heroic vitality and Australis all taking home. W's in the first day of group play, or that group a earlier today was mostly the same story as her own Vitality, take victories against spirit and Bad News. Bears respectively, have her aunt's was hoping to Buck the trend on day two with Australis as their opponent. And they took the first two maps on Ancient and nuke and convincing fashion took their first win, three more days of round-robin play for group 8 to go before group, beat starts their matches.

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LEC Playoffs Update

Esports Minute

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

LEC Playoffs Update

"The L U C playoff sonder, way, and we've just had the first team to qualify for worlds. 2021, at the very least, the world's planes Misfits versus Rover. Rogue was the heavy favorite to win and indeed they took game one but this fits answered every time taking this to a five-game series the distance, of course truly in that final match Rogues jungler inspired. He stayed true to his name and created the plays to give long that edge and that series Victory and the LEC semi-finals 32 / Misfits gaming, Rogue moves on to the winners finals while it's not completely over for Misfits. They'll drop into losers bracket and await the winner of Vitality and fanatic on Sunday.

League of Legends End of Season Awards Revealed

Esports Minute

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

League of Legends End of Season Awards Revealed

"League of Legends Pro leagues continue their end-of-season Awards, this time, as the LPL out of China named fun Plus Phoenix, mid laner, doin be as the season. MVP join be helped fpx. Secure first place with a 13-3 record. Had the second most kills in the league and had one of the higher KDs of the splitter because of it fpx is in a prime spot completely off to be the main representative for China in world's. Meanwhile LCS. Announced their Rookie of the Year in Evil Genius Zone. ATC Danny at Seventeen years old. He had standout performances for his team, all season and combined, with mid laner MVP Jesu, keep popping off propelled them into a tide top spot for the LCS next page, 100 thieves, ironically will see those two top teams face off in the playoffs. Come Saturday,

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Smash Ultimate Summit Drama

Esports Minute

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Smash Ultimate Summit Drama

"Evil is currently capturing the final game communities. I there is one fighting game that isn't representative Evo, but will be in the headlines with one of their major events led to this month. I'm talking, of course, about beyond the summit's, smash ultimate Summit 3 to take us off line, starting on August 26th out of Los Angeles. The Invitational has already confirmed. Appearances from wizzy, MK, Leo, and tweaked to name a few but one name in the voting was unceremonious eliminated. As team liquids. Kirby main hungry box was dropped from the voting process. Hungry box failed to Garner enough votes to let himself a spot of this year's smash, ultimate some attached box himself, took to Twitter calling the voting, a popularity contest. That has a recency bias for streamers with Sabbath on that same week. And that do the travel, he could not create content to help his cause he'll still make an appearance at the tournament as a VIP and content creator. But according to age, Popularity can only get you so far in this situation was primarily about campaigning for yourself,

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EVO Online 2021 Wraps up First Week of Tournaments

Esports Minute

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

EVO Online 2021 Wraps up First Week of Tournaments

"2021 online. Just woke up its first weekend of tournaments and man, was it entertaining the fighting game Community, never ceases to be watchable csm's big representative out of Europe. Lieutenant took home, the Guilty Gear, strive Crown, despite his complaints on his initially, low seating, and his displeasure, with the best of three format. After his victory, teacher to Twitter to bask in the wind telling off his haters and crowning himself, the king of European Guilty Gear, various other ways also ground in the weekend. But North America will really get a chance to shine this upcoming weekend. Has week to have Evo online. Get set to go

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Rocket League: 2v2 Tournaments and More Coming in Season 4

Esports Minute

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Rocket League: 2v2 Tournaments and More Coming in Season 4

"3 for Rocket league is coming to a close in With It season before approaches, as they've released new details on the upcoming season. A new edition in to be two tournaments will be live as the game. Looks to expand its reach of their in-game tournaments. Obviously with one less team, it to look for players life, easier chance of competing for tournaments, lots. And it's not just to be two tournaments joining the frame. That will also be extra mode, tournaments for the rumble, oops, no day and drop shot game modes. So even if you're not a huge fan of therapy, three or even to be two formats, you'll find something to say sheet that competitive drive on Rocket league. For more information. Charles Foster has you covered Ani sportsnetwork.com? Where you can read up on further details,

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CSL Dominates Collegiate Scene

Esports Minute

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

CSL Dominates Collegiate Scene

"Move in their partnership with the America East and West Coast conferences with u e. Sports a Canadian brand tagging along for the ride as well. CSM develop Esports infrastructures, for all of these entities with the three of them joining in the Nae star league, one of the premiere stages for Collegiate. Esports in, in North America, the move looks help. Strengthen Esports Within These Rams, as well as allowing them to be guided. In the next few years, has the growth for this scene has the potential to be huge and fast-paced, see SLE Sports has firmly planted themselves as one of the Collegiate, Esports Partners in North America. And that looks as those schools associated with the brands will be, the ones will reap the benefits, as well as of course, their students nickmercs when I faceplant stop streamers. And gaming, a lifestyle enthusiasts has made Huge

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Call of Duty League Stage 5 Major Highlights

Esports Minute

01:09 min | 1 year ago

Call of Duty League Stage 5 Major Highlights

"Return to Lana came through for the CDL. This weekend has the stage at e Sports Stadium. Arlington was filled with Incredible moments for their stage. Five major, one of the favorites in the Atlanta phase was ceremoniously known knocked off their perch by last-placed team, Seattle. Surge in the losers bracket, resulting in Phase failing to crack the top, two in a major for the first time. All season resulting, in an ecstatic, crowded e Sports Page. Arlington Dallas Empire. Another heavy favorite only got two. Fourth-place after they were soundly defeated by optic but Toronto Ultra made a run against that hot optic team to reach the Grand Final, where the Minnesota off would await them. The best of nine sought to run to take an insurmountable four games to none lead. But Minnesota, rallied and in one of the most insane khong Jackson CDL history won. Five straight games to defeat, Ultra 524 rocker, take home the $200,000 grand prize as well as securing themselves 6, c, e, n, B CDL Champs, which by the way are set to begin in August 19th to cap off. The second CDL season,

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Ubisoft Employees Say They've 'Had Enough' of 'Empty Promises,' Offer Solidarity to Activision Blizzard

Esports Minute

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Ubisoft Employees Say They've 'Had Enough' of 'Empty Promises,' Offer Solidarity to Activision Blizzard

"Employees of Activision Blizzard are in the back of their walk-outs in order to Garner more leverage to their cause another game development studio is seeing a similar situation. Arise almost five hundred employees from Ubisoft, signed a similar offer letter to show support for their fellows. In the industry out of Activision, Blizzard and tries to bridge the two groups of workers in order to stand together and in the future better address the issues of sexual harassment and misconduct Ubisoft has had their own series of sexual harassment, accusations stemming as late as last year in reports from Kotaku Ubisoft themselves. Admits The Talented employees are not as attracted to their company as they once were thanks to these kinds of movements.

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Activision Blizzard Staff Sign Petition Supporting Discrimination Lawsuit

Esports Minute

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Activision Blizzard Staff Sign Petition Supporting Discrimination Lawsuit

"Continues from the Activision, Blizzard lawsuit brought forth by the state of California. Now, news comes out of nearly 1,000 current and former employees. With the company, have all signed a joint letter saying openly that the words and actions of their leadership do not accurately reflect their values as employees. The letter is directly, addressed the high-level management and Executives and is a strong sign of the growing Rift between the higher-ups. The company hands off employees California's Department of Fair Employment, and housing is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with attorneys fees and whatever General Relief, the courts happen to decide on so far. Activision Blizzard has not. Responded will keep you updated on this story as it develops,

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A European University Adds An Esports Education Platform ft. Richard Withers of KAMK

Esports Network Podcast

03:14 min | 1 year ago

A European University Adds An Esports Education Platform ft. Richard Withers of KAMK

"Led to the development of this new. Kind of Esports education platform for the University. Yeah. So so firstly, thank you for having me. I appreciate it off. Any opportunity to discuss the topic of Esports education especially in this day and age. I think they're sort of a a stigma surrounding the topic of a sports education. Especially with certain people in the industry, wanting to put out some less than valuable should I say opportunities for for up-and-coming talent, where you're not really getting a valuable education and you're putting a lot of money into this. So, it's really important for me to come on these sort of shows and just highlight that there are some some great players in the scene who are really providing some valuable education for those who want to pursue a career in sports. As you said I'm the E Sports development manager here at kind of University of applied sciences. We're definitely not the largest here in Midland but when it comes to sort of gaming and he Sports, we've developed quite a unique ecosystem surrounding that from the University universities Inception, quite some time ago. Now far before I join a gym One, they've had a well-known and well-respected game development. Degree offered in finished. Some of the graduates of went on to the largest game development, companies in the world, like supercell Rovio soft. So there was already that amazing gaming culture here that University, but when we were able to be one of the first, if not only the, the first in the world to offer a full bachelor's degree, these Sports business, of course that further exemplified our, our ecosystem here surrounding gaming and Esports. So although we are a smaller University on many of our students are focusing on the topic of either game development or e-sports. So it's definitely a very exciting opportunity for us. The degree itself is practical degree, of course, not during these times with covid-19 and everything, we've had to transition to an online format but fingers crossed going into the upcoming month. Autumn all of our students will be back with us on campus. That said, has been for the past three years, which is amazing. Especially as our course heavily focuses on the Practical elements. So getting our students that valuable hands-on experience and allowing them to grow their Network pool. So, of course, that is made much easier. When you're able to actually come in person off, we're constantly having industry experts. Come to speak to the students. And there are many student owned and operated organizations, like constant GT, which you mentioned. I'm the CEO off. So, I sort of act as the connection between the students and the upper management here at the University. But that organization allows the students to sort of get their hands in an industry that they do. It's sort of an all-encompassing brand. They do everything you can imagine from organizing large-scale events, they create digital content, they host, and manage, various Competitive Edge. Stores in csgo Valerie, Etc. So a little bit of everything.

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Astralis Re-Signs gla1ve

Esports Minute

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Astralis Re-Signs gla1ve

"There were many doubters speculation and rumors Australis is done what many considered unlikely. As they signed their csgo in-game leader glaive to a new three-year contract Australis made the announcement earlier today, squashing. They claim would walk at the end of the year, when his current contract expired glaive in Australis have been together since 2016 and have one over seven million dollars in tournament prizemoney including a fantastic run in a eighteen were they ended up winning entails Grand, Slam season 1, still questions remain, who will Coach a Strauss has their current coach and zonic was reportedly considering leaving the contracts of majesty Dupree and zip X-Box expiring at the end of the year, expect those to be addressed in due time.

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IEM Cologne Finale: Natus Vincere Crowned as the Champions

Esports Minute

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

IEM Cologne Finale: Natus Vincere Crowned as the Champions

"The weekend CS game. Fans witnessed the finale of. I am cologne of the latest offline. Major, for the scene, playoffs over the weekend saw, G2 Esports defeating Australis in a relatively close, three games C, ROM and Navi. Of course, taking care of business versus FaZe who earlier took down a hot Gambit team, G2 vs. Navi taji to trying and try but Navi held strong sleeping. Three straight games to take home that I am trophy, give Navi $400,000. In first place prize money. Eighteen hundred Pro to her points and 3200 blast Premier points as well

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What Are eSports? An Overview for Non-Fans

Biz Talk Radio Programming

01:50 min | 1 year ago

What Are eSports? An Overview for Non-Fans

"And she is the commissioner of Call of duty. And Jack Hurry. VP of global partner in development at Activision Blizzard, which here in Orange County, You guys are a neighbor of mine. But, Jack, I know you're in New York. I'm going to start at the very basics because I was on Marcel's sports. I'm not going to say what show because it will embarrass my friends, but a really big sports show and they were asking me what I thought the hottest thing to invest in the hottest thing to look at in sports, and I said, believe, or not beyond gambling. I think it's e sports and both of them one being a former NFL star and the other huge celebrity of Arsal looked at me and said, What's e sports? And once again, this was about nine months ago. Once again, I said, Oh, my gosh. We are still at the pre chasm of e sports. So I like one of you to to just Define the sports for everyone out there in case they're hiding under a rock somewhere or haven't heard of it. Don't everybody jump reason, Probably. That can I may have made the jump. Right? I spend a ton of time at the NBA. I spend a ton of time at the NFL. Um, but it's really about celebrating the best of the best professional gamers in all the world based on certain type, so using call of duty is the example for call of duty League. You've got the best of the best call of duty players. They're recruited onto city based teams just like the Mets or the Lakers. Um, but instead of playing baseball or basketball, they're playing call of duty. There's a dedicated role, set their specific maps and modes that those teams play on. But it's effectively team versus team City versus city and their franchise very similar to the traditional sports leagues that we all know and love, at least here at Activision Blizzard, which I think is part of the appeal to those of us who spent a lot of time in traditional sports.

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Brian J. Esposito, Founder of EIE,1 on Investing in Start-Ups

Esports Network Podcast

01:59 min | 1 year ago

Brian J. Esposito, Founder of EIE,1 on Investing in Start-Ups

"Do you look for before? Buying into a startup before buying into an industry, right? Do you look at people? You look at Trends, the market resource, is it a combination of all these things? You look at before saying, let's make a move into. I don't know Maritime industry. It's make a move into space, like what exactly do you look at before you hop into those in dog? Just yeah, I always liked the dearest to trade. So if it's a startup that's courting me that wants me to join them. I come on as part of the team, I don't work as an outsider. I don't do passive took the money as they say, it's okay, what what are you currently doing right now? And I start to look at and analyzed pipeline to print business projections and and evaluations and often times, they startups create valuations that are not sustainable, not realistic. They go to the market and they try to raise money then they run out of money when they're trying to raise money again. And before, you know, it, they're deluded of their own company and then they're miserable. So I like to immediately come in and say, okay, let's think of it like glorified matchmaking, you guys are going and doing X, Y, and Z. I'm holding all these companies resources and opportunities. How can we make you more valuable? How can we make you more profitable and more importantly, how can we show you how to make money off? Today's world, is the best time. I've never said this before, but to take on debt, you know, all these opportunities out whether they're banking deals, there's, there's free money basically out there. And if you had revenues and you had projected job, As you can be able to go out and borrow money, you don't give up your equity and you're able to still have profitability. So, to answer your question, I go in as part of the team and make sure we can work well together and make sure that everything is on the up-and-up. I want to make sure everything that they're saying is legitimate. See what they're missing. What can make them more successful and then I start to give them the resources they need. And then after a few months of that it is not personal Capital, private capital or 7 4 Street strategic Apple that goes into fueling the business not to go into fueling the hope of a business it's going to go in and and it's going to be the support they need to be able to get a more powerful, have some more ratings coming in and be more profitable.

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Why Mobile Gaming Is Here to Stay & Grow Ft. Paul 'InVerum' Todkill of ESL

Esports Network Podcast

01:41 min | 1 year ago

Why Mobile Gaming Is Here to Stay & Grow Ft. Paul 'InVerum' Todkill of ESL

"Mobile gaming space it's a little bit easier to kind of find time to to very much while you're traveling. Or while you're you know you have a little bit of down time here and there Mobile gaming is definitely on the up-and-up. And that's really why I want to talk to you. Cuz it's it's an interesting industry. We find ourselves in right now, right? Where we have PC console and now mobile Gaming's really is this emerging space for the sports industry. So you move into your current role with the SL what makes the mobile All space. So unique in this moment right now, I'm going to give the the default answer and it's the answer. Everybody will give you and it's because it's true do for is because I am a sports has no barrier to entry. You don't need $1,000. $2,000 PC, don't need a $600 console. You don't need a, you need nothing. You need the device. You already own in your pocket and these jobs any phone you bought in the last three years is going to be good enough to play any game at a passable level that is being played. Competitively, there's no barrier to entry, we look at the demo splits, we look at the age splits off. I had a 16 in a sixty-five-year-old competing on the same stage. While Dallas, we have had the first women to compete like professionally, like a non Intel challenge type event on our stage of the SL last few years worth of our mobile events. It is the most diverse audience is the most wide-ranging audience. We have a whole team of Dad's competing in Vietnam levels down. What other sport could you have that in? You couldn't we have sixteen year, olds competing playing grinding away at brawl Stars after school. It is crazy to watch and it's because anybody can pick up their phone and do it doesn't discriminate. That's what is this really separating Mobile gaming right now?

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Providing a New Route to an Esports Career Ft. Eunice Chen, Founder of EnlightGG

Esports Network Podcast

02:20 min | 1 year ago

Providing a New Route to an Esports Career Ft. Eunice Chen, Founder of EnlightGG

"Did this this idea of oven light first come about was it simply? You know you're sitting after a long day of work you're like man I wish there was more young people like like me in this space to kind of figure. You can kind of get an easier to start than I did. What exactly led to the this motivation for starting in light. Yeah, you know, the motivation for starting on light came from so many different factors and I think all of those factors are common to everyone having experienced that in Industry already. You know, the number one question that everyone gets in the industry is, how do I get into Esports right? How do I find a mentor in a sports? How do I even learn about what Esports means and what are the jobs even available? And so for me, I wanted to answer those questions but it was just not scalable through Twitter DMS or LinkedIn messages off. You know. It's hard to carry on a conversation with people asking the same question. So for me, it was just a matter of. Okay, how do I try making this scalable? How do I help a lot of people with the knowledge that I know and the knowledge that a lot of my colleagues and friends in the industry also know. So how do we come together collectively to share our knowledge? In a scalable way to everyone else collectively? Yep. Want to know the answers, right? And obviously there's a ton of different ways to do that, you know, like podcasts and YouTube videos and things like that. And for me, I wanted to also make sure that the quality was important. You know, the quality was there and I, I'm an introvert at heart. So I really prefer smaller communities and not be intimate ones. And really working with people either one-on-one or in a small group setting. And so that was sort of the way it was leaning towards it. You know, I'm not really a Creator at home I guess in the general sense so it's hard for me to think about hey I'll just make a YouTube video and put it out in the void, right? Like it feels like I'm just like screaming into the void but when when I thought about what I'm doing with and light, it's more of, you know, thinking about the community that I'm building with it and really fostering that growth with people in the right points of their Journeys, helping them Or they are helping them, get to the next step.

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Dallas Fuel Host Fans in Person at Live Event

Esports Minute

01:35 min | 1 year ago

Dallas Fuel Host Fans in Person at Live Event

"Weekend for Esports. Across West is OverWatch League. Saw their first fan attended, sanctioned event in over a year and one of the first 4 e Sports in the region as e. Sports City of Arlington hosted. The Dallas fuel fans in front of their wage is equal team with the Dallas fuel delivering a pounding three, one victory over the Houston Outlaws in the battle for Texas. This could spell the beginning of the actual return for land. Play with fans as a CDL 5 is slated to be that first and attended land competition in csgo and upset occurred yesterday as Gambit Esports. Finally felt the hands of G2, what could easily be slated as an amazing match between the two teams know, over times. But gee to manage to pull off a 2-1 series victory over that Gambit team now. It's playoff said, we'll see this Collision of competition set to take off this Friday. Is quarterfinals begin with. I am colognes final to begin on this upcoming Sunday. Lastly, folks, I wanted to take the time to mention that one of these Sports networks own Freelancers. Rohan samal had a tragic accident. Take place in Broad, one of the best and most consistent journalistic voices in Esports. Needs your help. In order to properly recover, his life-changing injuries. Don't look to bring down his spirits as he's hopeful to begin Physical Therapy soon and return. A World of Sports journalism. We ask that you simply visit and share his GoFundMe page and give back to one of our own will leave a link in the podcast description. I'm Kevin Koreans add to my time and that has been your Esports minutes off on Twitter, a t, Sports Network, and accurate 24. And to be sure to visit East sportsnetwork.com for more stories written by our great staff will. Once again, tomorrow on Tuesday,

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