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Dallas Fuel is Making Changes
"Have had a shakeup in one of the premier teams and when I say premier teams I mean. Fan Base Wise. A lot of lot of people have been asking and looking at this for I, would say since the beginning of overwatch leak and that's The Dallas fuel have officially I think have turned the page and already to look forward to to changing things. Just in the matter of one week, they have dropped their head coach will all go order first off, they dropped a k. to came on the team for the most part. A lot of people thought he was going to be a starter. Really. Kinda he was more of a bench player when it turned out a lot of people upset saying you're wasting his talent. Blah Blah Blah. We'll came out this week. The heaters straight up stopped practicing. He didn't want to work with the team anymore. So micra fell now the C. G. O. Chief Gaming Officer operator whatever the acronym was I forget which is basically a fancy way of saying he's the top GM. Like he is now like, yes, they have a GM of the team in Tasma Oh book. I don't get it to us now. MICRA. Is He's the puppet master of the teams now under the NBA umbrella k. including empire and things like that. He's going to have the final say. So yeah for sure like he's he's going to be the top dog when it comes to making any roster decisions across all of these sports I feel like an through him ultimately, right? Right. So you have that okay, and a lot of people are upset about it. I you know. I get the frustration behind the fuel fans I get it because you came into the Overwatch League season one with you and soul dynasty were touted to be number one like. Know it was going to be one of you. We're going to be the champions of course envy was coming in with fuel use the envy roster plus a couple additional players that were only supposed to make it better. Right. They added Siegel they added ex- qc like how on Earth could it get any worse with them? Obviously, that didn't work out. So the expectations for the fuel have always been high like even though they've been one of the worst teams in the league since it started like even going into season two because they ended season one on a high note. So season to this, is it the fuel are going to change? nope not so much and it's pretty been a rinse and repeat in season three. So. When you have a player especially one that's like kind of a billboard material player saying he's refusing to practice I would have to death wish you like your are tied at that point. Yeah. You're out like there is no and if I was an owner, right if I was GM, there's like no negotiating with that, right I'm not going to be like, Oh, you don't want to practice to K-. What if we make a starting player? Then would you play pretty please which would you practice then like? You. Asked him be cut like there's not a whole lot you're going to do to convince that type of player. He's not decay is not Alan Iverson right? Like you're not that. Good. So if you were maybe the superstar of the team and you were doing everything will then hey, maybe they'll find a way to make this work not that not practicing is okay but they'll be more willing to resolve whatever the issue is. Manure. Semi contributing at this point in your a nuisance to the team, we're bringing down morale whatever it may be ultimately. That's easy decision to make. Yeah. So there's that and everyone was super pissed about it. Saying you got the you know the players aren't the problem stop stop blaming the players and although I agree to a certain extent then all of a sudden the news drop that dropped Eyraud head coach of the team. Now to me in my opinion longtime coming long-term coming, I've even mentioned it on the show that. The, the fuel were just not creative enough in a game that demands creativity you if you are following the Meta if you're just doing the cookie cutter with the top teams are doing and you're not a top team, you're not gonna all of a sudden beat them at their own game. You have to find a way to be creative and for whatever reason. The fuel just never were they made notoriously horrible in game adjustments in between map adjustments everything like that from the get-go and that was with Jane on the team right I thought it was worse with Jane when he was the assistant coach an Arrow. Look. We've met them. We know him he's a good to there's no doubt about it that he I think the players want to play for him but that doesn't defeat the fact that they weren't playing like they just bought performing and eventually the coach has to fall on that sword and Arrow just avoided that I think a little too long. They found no consistency in any way the season's right in season wind it was a a late run to a meaningless like fourth quarter Ryan. You know when you're already down by twenty one at that point there just wasn't enough there to to redeem that kind of the season one was just a shit show in general for them right from where it was supposed to be you know even last year I it just never really you know we talked about in doing changes making changes in between maps. That's something that you always kind of harped on that they did do enough right new expect you played the fuel like this is what you were going to get. In now, to see him this year, they're sitting, you know thirteen th the towards the bottom of the standings. It was a matter of time like at some point. You gotta just get a fresh look like look Arrow did really good. Would you coaching the World Cup team but he also had the five players in the world right arguello woke up team like showing up for him To, like save his job unfortunately.
One of the Biggest Tekken Tournaments of All Time Never Paid Anyone
"Well over a year ago in March of two, thousand and nineteen, a series of East sports events were held in Khobar Saudi, Arabia including. The True Gaming Tekken invitational this single tournament featured a prize of one hundred, ten thousand dollars USD, which was then the single largest prize pool in taking history for a little context, the two thousand eighteen technical tour finals at a prize pool of Twenty Five K. and Evokes Tekken Prize. Pools are even lower than that and heavy hitters from around the world came to participate. In this thing, I'm talking to likes of Don's knee Chanel. Roma. Are Slash you get the picture from a production standpoint the true gaming tech invitational grave they had an awesome stage set up the stream quality was good. The had commentator and analyst desk great camerawork was clean and in terms of the actual game play competitively, the tournament was great i. mean we saw some of the best players of all time from all around the world give us some unforgettable moments. But after all that confetti was cleaned up after the stage was dismantled in after the community's attention shifted to other events there remained one big problem. Apparently nobody paid. Now this all hit the public's attention in a big way only recently when tech master provident fighting game player and one of the invitees to the gaming tech invitational tweeted about not receiving his prize money from a different event that was organized by the same people. Now, as far as the true gaming tech invitational goes the one with one hundred, Thousand Dollar Prize Pool I talked to tech and master about it, and he said that communication between the players who are owed money in the company who produced the event true gaming hasn't exactly been productive when it comes to when how or infant if they'll get their prize after one month. A number to contact with and every time the new right it's. Like on the process of giving you the process guys. we'd be coming back to you on. Data to and every time like the guy is saying, he did not receive any funding for the first. He's promised to receive it a next month. Don't want everytime delays rate rate until. One year happened instead even. One year under half extra. Here's the thing though true gaming say that they were hired just to produce the event and that the prize money has nothing to do with them at all I managed to get in contact with a guy named a Med almost STAFA. Who is the head of business development at true gaming and he says that the true gaming tech invitatinal took place within a larger event called. Gamers con. He told me that the owner operator of that event, a company called. Tail Events Exhibitions Management Co is responsible for the prize money we correspond over email about it and let me read to you what he told me quote true gaming's role in the event was to operate the competitions and gaming centered activities that have relied on our gaming industry knowledge and know-how. Our team has been contacted by the winners and his forwarded their grievances to k all A and have shared all contact information directly Takeo so that there is a direct. Line of communication and no delay caused by layered communications in the later email he also told me quote we've tried to finalize this matter on numerous occasions. We were even under the impression that it was going to conclude a sooner time and we are completely taken aback by how all have. Let this drag on for so long and quote worth noting here that shortly after I got in contact with gaming, they released a public statement about the matter that was. Very much in line with what they told me privately as far as this K- All events exhibitions management company goes that's where the trail goes a little cold for me I tried calling them with a number on their website and for me it didn't work I tried tweeting out I've emailed them and I tried to use a contact form on their website that is broken apparently so far as of the filming of this video I haven't heard anything back from them. Hubbert. Ladies Tom. Blood I can mean a look at a High Horse Shukran your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please make sure you enter the correct number. It's probably also worth noting here that there were a bunch of other invitational tournaments that took place on the same weekend within this gamers con that we're all organized by true gaming there was rocket league invitational. There was a beep invitation on their Mash Bros invitation and like I said, they were all organized by true gaming who seem to be a company who do everything from eastport centric youtube videos to mainstream game reviews to event production. Now, let's just back up for a quick second. Because there are other entities involved in this issue beyond just the players true gaming and this K- All events and Exhibitions Management Company, and I'm talking about agencies for the Saudi Arabian government see according to Tech and master about six months after the event when it became clear that they weren't going to get their prize money anytime soon, a lot of deep participants in the gaming, Tech. Invitational. Got Together an organized to try to figure out what their next steps they went to a guy who goes by the tag burke came and he contacted to Saudi Arabian government agencies namely, the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia and more pointedly. The Saudi Arabian Federation for Electric Intellectual Sports see the true gaming invitational had to be sanctioned by these bodies in order to put on their event in the first place and as to who this Berkane guy is. He is a Saudi Arabian eastport seen community leader and individual player manager who has served as a sort of go between between the players, the T os, and the government agencies that oversee East sports in Saudi Arabia and he told me that he's been in contact with those government agencies and they are actively investigating this situation. As we speak I have conducted the federation on behalf of some of the players and they. Did investigate the issue and I believe they have officially contacted all the parties involved in this case on soon, they would return resolve at least from where I'm sitting it's not going to be easy to figure out who's actually on the hook for this money according to Tech Master Burt. CAIN and some other folks I spoke to nobody actually signed any kind of contract or documentation that stipulated how when or I guess technically even if they would get paid out this prize money according to Burke Cain East sports in Saudi Arabia is still very much in a phase where contracts are not the standard sports itself and Saudi is still new. and. It started based on community efforts where almost everything was based on trust. That moved along when he sports stuff to grow on many companies started to throw big huge ovens. Everyone trusts what's being advertised after all the low in Saudi will hold you accountable for what you advertise. Let's say trust is what? being practiced here in Saudi I do believe that should change and perhaps tap. Last year will rise the awareness in the community
Esportz Network Brings on Chris Puckett as Host of The Gamer Hour
"Of the longest running hosts in sports has announced his latest project work with E. Sports Network were extremely excited to finally be able to announce this new show. Chris Puckett has nearly two decades of experience while playing. Casting and hosting eastwards vets his career begin early days of call of duty and Halo Sports and has evolved into being face some the biggest broadcasts and east sports history. Recently, he's been the host of the overwatch leak and right games Valerie ignition series. Today, he announced alongside each sports network, his new show. Gamer. Our his tweet is rapidly approaching. One thousand likes his positive reputation preceded him people were. Really, anticipating his next big move as his twitter bio Red Puckett for higher. Well, we're happy to announce. It's the Gamer, our from Reuters studios in times, Square Puckett will bring on the biggest celebrities and Gamers to talk about the wide world video games. The goal is to bring both the Gamer and the Non Gamer into the show, but combining all the popular culture aspects of modern video games the. Show will air weekly is a collaboration between East sports network Reuters. Puckett. We'll be updating you on this feed with more information as we announced the first few shows but be on the lookout for gaming's new late night talk show
CS:GOs Latest Patch is a Disaster
"Properly. Understand what trusted mode is why is causing problems I spoke with Gamer. Who has a background in cybersecurity and run something called the over watched police department, which is a discord server where you can report cheaters different F ps, games, and he'll do his best to get them banned. We've spoken to him a bunch in the past for cheating centric. Don't me episodes? So I think what they're trying to stop a lot of the pace thing that's going on in Seacot cs go is actually like if if? If you wanted to create sheets and you also want to cheat developers. Hey I. I WANNA create sheets, learn how did it? They will tell you do then see us go because enciso. It's extra really easy to create sheets. There's a lot of tools out there. Basically, he says, what trusted mode is trying to do is also its biggest problem namely stomping third party software from communicating with. CS Go. So if you've lovie asked discord or. Or invidia freestyle graphics filters open while trying to run CS go. You'll be met with a message that tells you close any third party software into relaunched es go entrusted mode. You literally can't run the game with something as simple as spotify open in the background. Here's a quote from the longer blog post dedicated to trust it mode quo. Some applications interact with CISCO BY INJECTING DIRECTLY INTO THE GAME process. This method is used by common. Common applications as well as cheats. We can vastly improve prevention by restricting injections altogether as opposed to determining whether an injection is a cheat or not, and Gamer doc says, the valve is essentially saying that because hackers are hiding cheating software within normal in usually safe third party software bounce, just GONNA ban everything from trying to connect to see us go. It's not an issue because the reason why it's blocked, it's because cheaters are. Really using these fumble softwares. Like they have some vulnerable locations in the software. So S, for instance, you're able to hook onto BS. driver. Or whatever, and be able to cheat through ob s, or you could cheat true nvidia stuff or you could true cheat through discords overlay. That's the reason why they're blocking and it's because it's not the fault of the Anti Sheet team. It's the fault of the company not removing these horrible things. Now, trusted mouth doesn't specifically tell you what third party software is potentially raising red flags. So unless you're literally only running CS, go have fun trying to figure out what applications you need to close. Game Reduc described trusted mode as glorified PR move in response to Van Guard, which is. Is Right Games as intrusive anti cheat system that they rolled out with the release? Of Valerie. He said that vanguard operates at the colonel level of your computer's architecture, which basically means it's a level of your computer software that the General Gamer. Rarely if ever has to deal with in according to Gamer Doc, it's here at the kernel level where you'll find the most sophisticated in hardest spot cheating software, and again according to him, Cisco's trusted mode doesn't. Doesn't work on this level at all instead operating a more surface level basis, which he's told us in the past does almost nothing to stop hacking or cheating software from getting into your computer and listen these days. Intrusive. Anti Cheat Systems are out there face. It has one vanguard one, it's not like vow doesn't know they have to go deeper nick repeaters architecture to actually stop cheating, which is why Gamer Docs speculates that trusted mode is more of. Of a glorified PR moved than actually a piece of software that's going to keep people safe. The best solution like in any like oganization like that's has an anti cheat think colonel is like the best solution to combat the Cheetah's at least from my perspective like seen Van. Gart completely annihilate every single copy paster on just like private sheets, even like as you can see like the to private to pro players who got bonds for cheating. And all dot could have stuff like they are really aggressive with their anti cheat and it's really working. He also told me that within an hour of trusted mode going live hackers had found a way around it. He even sent me screen shots and links to forums, hackers, and cheaters were openly talking about how simple the system was to hack. So yeah, trusted mode hasn't seemed to stop people. People from cheating and it just seems to have made things worse for people who just WanNa play competitive on top of the third party software issue players have complained about frame rate drops when doing something as simple as moving your mouse across the screen and according to both valve and Gamer Doc. This is a side effect of trusted mode in the Anti Third Party software stance that valve. Valve is taking, but it's also a problem that they're actively looking to fix quote. Sometimes, applications attempt to inject during low level windows, mouse events, which results in noticeable performance degradation. When the most moved, we're testing a mechanism that has virtually zero overhead, even the most zealous injecting software. Once this new approach ships players should no longer notice a performance impact from running entrusted mode even when moving. Moving the mouse and quote after the go community complained that this thing was a China pain in the ass vowed pushed out to new patches, the latest of which went live on July twenty third in it. They talk about fixing performance issues related to trusted mode, and they provided a temporary fix to allow third party software to communicate with. See US go cope a new compatibility launch option. OPTION DASH allow third party software is provided to allow third party software to access the CS. Go game process. So basically if you punch that line of code into your steam preferences prior to launching see go apparently third party software now works with the game, but my question is doesn't this defeat. The whole point of hackers are using third party software to cheat and see us go why. Why would you let people turn off the option that apparently stops that now, valve has given players the option to completely turn off trusted mode and play in the old version of CS go. But there's a catch quote if you would like to play while using third party software that interacts go launch with the DASH untrusted launch option note that in this case, your trust score may be. Be Negatively affected and quote that last sentence stands out to me, your trust score may be negatively affected. Remember Trust score is one of the ways vow figures out who to Q. Within matchmaking. So if you play trust turned off, that score could be negatively impacted even if you've done nothing wrong. Okay. But where does all of this leave us? Well, the good news is that valve is. is working on fixes, which they noted in their July twenty third patch note blog post, and while this definitely won't fix ups goes cheating. Problem Gamer doc does think that this trusted mode is a part of valves larger long-term plan to fight back against it. I think personally becomes just a marketing thing. It was just calmed out some of the players because of the huge influx of cheaters. And this influx of change that's not going to stop belief aimed to increase an increase unless something major happens.
Ferrari Announces New Esports Series With Hublot
"If the pandemic has had a positive effect on any aspect of east sports, it has to be sim racing in. North America Nascar became the most watched eastward event on broadcast the week after week in Europe. Almost all the luxury car brands have gotten into sim racing or expanded their efforts today Ferrari, joined the fray. Fray, the iconic carbon announced the Ferrari driver Academy Hugh Blow e Sports Team the team sponsored by Swiss watch manufacturer Hugo. We made up with the best drivers from this new SIM racing series. The Ferrari eastward series will start with two competitions. The first is an amateur event. The players could apply for in hopes of being selected that series will open up for applications on August seventh and be considered. The applicant must be a European citizen over the age of eighteen. The second will be a bunch of hand-picked. Sim Racers the top finishers from the two races will meet in the finals, which is scheduled for November furry also competes in the F., one eastward series, but the brand still appears to be lagging behind some of the other competitors in the luxury car world. BMW has sponsored a bunch of organizations. Lamborghini is also running eastport series called the real race, and McLaren has altered and eastwards organization in Korea crew. The entire industry sees an opportunity eastwards with some branch beyond just the natural fit of SIM. Racing That's the sports minute for Maurice. Sports caught that head over to the east ports. That were podcast feed I talked with Grace Elko and Marco Meru about exit. You may have seen news of the new eastwards physician for three face quite exacts. Last week. We talk about creating a new Org Durga Pandemic Greg's quote in the new. York Times where he compared modern sports orbs with frat houses and the. The importance of focus on diversity inclusion. That's at the core of exit.
UFC Partners with China's Reskinned PUBG Mobile League
"Seemingly quickened by MasterCard in right games partnership, the push financial services companies in the east. Sports is a trend worth monitoring. Finally the big one you have see his sponsored China's mobile peacekeeper elite league, so you've probably never heard of that game at least I hadn't. The game is called game of peace or peacekeeper lead, and is basically a re skin pudgy mobile to get around Chinese censorship laws. It was made by tencent. If you had Nardi guest poked mobile AK peacekeeper elite set to be a massive title and brands are buying in pretty quickly. You is a bit of ran a partnership, but there's a lot of value. Bringing the Chinese audience is the mixed martial art competitions. I sports advertisement in China.
How the U.S. Army Lost the War for Twitch
"Wait, the US army has sports teams, and they do. It's kind of weird, but they haven't. Eastwards team called the US Army East sports and they've been around since November, two thousand eighteen. They have been kind of low key, but they have been around the US armed forces have been using E. Sports gaming recruitment platform for years America's Army, a series of video games, developed and published by the US army since two thousand and two, meanwhile in East Sports, the US Air Force sponsored Illeg, and the Austin Major and if you don't remember a uniform air, force sergeant came out to give doodle. doodle the MVP trophies at the Boston Major, but not everyone has been super comfortable with the US armed forces presence in East sports and gaming over the years. There has been criticism of the US Army sports team much like there's criticism of any recruitment material that the US army puts out, and if you don't believe me, just take a look at the response to their initial tweets, many people view the aiming of military recruitment material at younger people as problematic. You've got young impressionable people. Being told that playing a life of video games has somehow prepare them for an actual armed conflict whether you support the existence of a military or not. That doesn't make a lot of sense. That army sports doesn't just promote an unrealistic image of what being in the military is actually like, but they're also targeting their message at people who may not have the skills to be in the army are more receptive to the message because they're playing video games about shooting now. That doesn't mean that everyone is against recruitment just that there are some serious ethical questions about aiming recruiting material at gamers. Gamers, but what happened next is when things really went off the rails for US Army's sports on July first day after that cringe woo, tweet people decided to make a game of speed speechwriting getting banned from the US Army's discord server mostly by linking with article that lists US war crimes and on July eighth sports twitter guy. Rod Slash Breslau shared a video of activists and political consultant Jordan. Going into the US army twitch chat and typing. What's your favorite war crime? Then a link that appear article about US war-crimes before getting ban shortly after cool. Nice really chill guy. Have, a nice time getting banned my dude, the streamer at the time was Joshua's strontium, eight twelve year army veteran, and between his reaction and getting banned, people started to see if they can get on the army's bad side to chat was quickly inundated with more people asking about US war crimes, and quickly getting banned themselves and the US Army wasn't the only branch of the armed forces to get ban happy on twitch all went over to the US news twitch channel, and the whole war crimes stick their two leading to him getting band, and of course more people getting banned for doing it as well, and in the middle of all, this all reported that the US army was posting links. Chat that they said. We're links to give away to win an xbox elite series to controller, and allegedly they actually led to recruitment for them when I reached to the US Army for more information on what happened, and if they were aware that the links, they were sending outlet recruitment forums, they said that the giveaways are in fact real and they've given away ten controllers, setups and chairs over the last year. We have a standard form that is used for all activities, but each action has a marketing code associated with it to ensure this emissions are connected to the correct event or giveaway. The team is exploring options to customize giveaway pages to provide more external clarity KOTOK. Kotok Nathan Grayson reported on July sixteenth that twitch has intervened and forced the US army to remove their giveaway links now I wanNA take a second to say that I think most people who are posting about US war crimes, and getting banned in twitch chat were doing it because they were questioning the morality of recruiting gamers on twitch. I have to imagine that a lot of people getting in on this just want to get in on a big trolling campaign, but many people do feel strongly about this many myself included feel very uncomfortable with the US armed forces, trying to use twitter as an arm to recruit gamers, and some people even feel like these twitch bands. Unconstitutional Warriors Tonight First Amendment, Institute at Columbia University representing Jordan. Wool say that banning him and others from the US Army and navy twitter chats was unconstitutional and a violation of their rights to free speech. The Army and Navy eastwards teams banning of users based on their speech about war crimes as unconstitutional when the government intentionally opens a space to the public at large for expressive activity, it has created a public forum under the First Amendment and cannot constitutionally speakers from that forum based on a viewpoint, these principles apply with full force in the digital spear, including on social media platforms as courts have emphasized in recent cases, basically the US Army and navy twitch channels are a government backed open forum which. Which means a banning US citizens for discussing war-crimes is unconstitutional and violates their right to free speech now when I reach out to the US army, I asked for their comment on the accusation that banning all and others from their twitch channel was unconstitutional, and here's what they told me. The team members did not ban the users because of viewpoints they banned him for behavior intended to harass the great and intimidate which violates the twitch community guidelines. Since the team started on twitch, the had specific chat rules on the page that clearly states harassing behavior will not be tolerated. Those chat rules include not harassing people, not spamming or otherwise disrupting the stream, and not pushing personal agendas quote again with respect to. The US, army sports team social media pages were being spammed with. What's your favorite war-crime memes and questions? The East sports team blocked the term warcrimes in its twitter channel after discovering the trend was meant to troll and harassed the team twitch members used creative spelling to continue related posts, following the guidelines and policies set by the US army eastwards team band users from his account due to concern. Concern over posted content and website links that were considered harassing and degrading nature, and when I reached out to the US Navy, they give me a pretty similar answer. We moderate channel in accordance with our posted channel rules which are available to everyone who chooses to participate in the chat. We strive to allow for maximum freedom of discussion in our chat and seek to only those who break the. The posted rules or engage in personal attacks against our streamers or their family. We have a system whereby offenders given several chances to correct infractions prior to being banned, and our moderators will engage with those who violate the rules to inform them of which channel rules they have broken. This is done in an attempt to to allow for maximum amount of free, civil and open discourse if someone feels. Feels like they have been unfairly man. They have every contact moderator for an explanation and possible unbanning now the warriors of the night. Institute already have a response lined up for that. They say quote Mr. All speech does not constitute harassment under the terms of service which define harassment to mean any content or activities that attempts to intimidate the great abuse or creates a hostile environment for other. Mr Olsen messages drew attention to prior us. Military actions in the context of the army and navy is use of twitch a recruiting tool. His messages were quintessential political speech which lie at the core the First Amendment, so it seems like the US. Army may have really fucked up here. Which is why they're taking a break when I, so they told me the team is reviewing ways to customize its giveaway submission forms and provide more clarity for each of its giveaways. The team has streaming to review internal policies and procedures as well. Well as platform, specific policies to ensure guidelines for participating in this are clear before streaming
Wim Stocks: Covid-19 is an opportunity for esports to go mainstream
"Those people who've. been listening to some of the content for period of time, when of ours was still fresh, we had women wheels headband Pfefferman I'm Canada from UK, capital and Mckay sports on board to work about a bit of coronavirus, economic response and things like that and one of the main things. He said women's right now you'll find his blowing up twenty four seven with presidents of basically every single media netware Colin you asking for content, a be interested in Konic kicking off the conversation with that e e, still getting these mainstream organizations looking for a splits programming way we are, and just had a sort of a conversation yesterday, which with a bunch of sports networks. At are represented under an umbrella of a media company, and and all still to this day all baseball comes back Major League baseball tonight in the United States. So that's a good thing. more normalcy, CPJ seeing some some driving events some some of those coming back, but still east or is the is the predominance or these days, and and it's yes, it's on twitch, Time Youtube, and and showing up on facebook gaming in elsewhere, but but now the these these I think what what has happened in the past pandemic is, that is traditional. Broadcasters potential traditional networks now Allie, the stand what he's is, and no, it's. It's a replacement for sports. that as I mentioned I think last time Jesus Alabama's back in the bottle, but also they're. They're now really sort of waking up the fact that man. We need younger audiences here we are is fifty year old. baseball demographic isn't going to is isn't going to. Be around forever. The sixty year old PGA demographics tackled mirror off forever, so so they're all waking up the fact that this is the way to communicate with an affiliate with much more youthful audience. Lousy Jesse's, and it's it's now. It's home to roost. These guys get it. They get managed, and they've got now got to figure out how to be gall whether or not. It can be involved is another Matt as another matter entirely I think he's four. doesn't need traditional media as much as traditional media needs. These sports but. You know this is their livelihood. This is what they do. They not Ino- broadcast. They know entertainment. They know how to do engage millions of people, and and with with the right formula with right approach. They have ever shot at this, but but thus far as we all know. This is all playing onstream in online and not -sarily other. You know we were just reflecting yesterday in this conversation about Turner. Journal riots early Turner had it right early with their first league in for car strike, and and not only do they have right, but the brands that they brought in to support it. They also had right, and that was that was four years ago. I was a long time ago. And and in the scheme of things yet they made some of their forays into in a broadcast use for in in bringing predictability around the broadcast that that's still Jack. Jamie stands up is one of the other great moments in in. In sort of democratization of of sports so so. I think I I don't think it's over for traditional media, I think. There's plenty of opportunity especially, as as now more organization comes to sports. It is getting more predictable. There are more path as two point eight to point B., or for players for events for mountain and the notion of broadcasts. Predictable broadcast is scheduled broadcasts that we all we all know. You know even if you're not. Austrailia I think you're pretty much. Know that NFL owned Sundays. At. One PM Eastern time and four PM time at eight eight thirty eastern time on Sunday. That's a sport doesn't have it, so I do think this is. Predictability. What what scheduling and programming can do for his or these? These big networks that are more traditionally focused I think they have. Do they replacing in this
Herman Miller's New Chair Comes Along with New Esports Partners
"Leagues. Cherbourg were building top line chairs for. Before eastwards ever existed. Herman Miller made an eastwards entry a few months back by partnering with complexity, an industry dominated by racing style bucket seats branded for Gamers Herman. Miller's eastwards entry really shook things up this week. They added to new sports organizations in announced a product in partnership with Logitech the product is called the embody gaming chair for the low low price of fifteen hundred dollars. One of these chairs can be yours as well. It certainly not cheap and was mean to bid on twitter when announced, but for sports organizations they're flocking to this new chair edition. Complexity will tsm in the San Francisco shocked back by energy, chose the new embody gaming chair as their official choice, according to their release from Tsm players had actually working with Herman Miller for two years well before the company, it publicly moved into sports to design the perfect chair for gamers compared to gaming chairs Herman Miller over few important options. Mini gaming chairs do not. Most. Importantly is adaptability racing style. Bucket seats are just not ideal for a lot of gamers and being able to Morphou Chair to fit. Your body is more important than any particular feature of the chair itself for longtime gaming chair brands like secret laboratory x Racer. They have to be sweating a bit with the embody gaming chair. They aren't really not much dangerous. Fifteen hundred dollars is more than almost any gamer will be willing to spend on a chair, but as Herman Miller grabs eastwards, organizations works to create other products with less upfront cost. Gaming chairs finally have some major competition. It's about time.
Atlus and LS discuss T1
"What did you think? About our big big match. The first round to of good old gingy versus t one what it? What were your thoughts? Because that was an interesting series? Yeah, I thought so. I have a lot to say obviously. I had a lot to say on twitter after immediately. But during the during the kosher myself I remember thinking actually had pretty passable drafts by their own standards usually. Usually. T one ones drafts are. You have to be you know you have to use one of those devices that detects radiation levels you know. When you go near them, so it can, it can be problematic, but. It's. Something like that I! Don't know what it's called comedy. That's measuring distance. Never mind I don't know anything about this continue. The thing is their game. Play is so weird. It looks like all the liners plan autopilot and the largest arbitrarily paths, and then they bank on the fact that they're t one and mid late game and their cohesiveness with team. Fighting and stuff is pretty good. But, when when you have drafts the way that they do when they played the waves, the way they do the really cool thing about the coach streams that I fell is especially about the UK ones is I can really go hard on what the players aren't doing during the law states. That we normally talk about the important topics like pokemon and stuff. Vanilla ice cream vanilla ice. They ended. With gameplay yeah. We I think I. Think to on is a pretty hot mess right now. I think it's really it's very worrisome. As the rest of round two commences, and then obviously I went on twitter, because there was a lot of Koreans in the chat. Cool surprising. Geo locater the the APP that detects. There was almost four hundred cringe out. which normally never happens on my stream, and some of them donated stuff like about things that are going on with t one and whatnot and then obviously. I talked about some of the stuff on twitter. And you. You saw a coach. Kim Put out that statement saying that you know t ones. Their level of play at the moment isn't up to stand, and that's why they've been going back to more passive drafts and game in the game. I don't know that sort of struck me as really weird because I thought that. If you're messing something up, it shouldn't mean that you go back to like more passive style of play. Shouldn't you be like trying to actually play the way you're supposed to on the patch like I dunno? Weird to me. Yeah, the the really weird thing to me, so I was calling about it and. Streaming little, I'm able to be a little bit more unfiltered. Known the CO stream the strangest thing to me, is that? It seems like it's suggesting that the players can't do something. Yet I find it weird that a ding. Angry Caucasian. Male on the peninsula is able to point things out. You. Know two minutes in advance and build up to why it's happening. Like I feel like these things are easily discernible. And you can explain why and prevent them from happening again pretty pretty easily, but the it's just constant repetition, and it's been seven months longer right. The team has been together. They've been working on these things and it actually feels like. Wander slowly digressing. Rather than progressing writing
Fan Ownership - With Chris Hana - CEO At The Esports Observer
"Talk me through like some of the acquisition process because there's. I mean could be right in saying that there's probably like twenty acquisitions, and all of as sports history of a business that's more than say five thousand dollars for a t three sports team like an acquisition, and that number's Rod, or not I think the point trying to make. Is this billionaire acquisitions ever in a sports at the moment unless it's a team that say optic which is? is like a distressed asset or something like that? Mommy and there's a couple of there's a couple of also peripherals depending on what you what you consider east boards, and you know where we draw the line between gaming. I mean there's been there's been some. There's been some some proper requisitions to like to me. That was different because we're you know. We built us a startup. Everything. Yoho edge all you are right when you got to react to a fast paced market, lucky sports, and then all of a sudden your. You're dipping your toes into the corporate world. Again, And then you get like the all the requirements that kind of all read wants from you, and then all of a sudden you you get you get into this wheel of okay cool. We gotta do this. We gotTA THAT IT'S A. Different so I think so, the story is we got investment a year before same company, and then got acquired later, and the the big due-diligence was before prior to the investment and I think like I think that blocked me for probably two or three months completely, so you know I had a team that was taking care of things but I was really like I was really working on this on all the numbers compiling data sets, and you have that stuff left and right, but then you got to put in the right form. You know it's all these talks. That was a time you know. Before we went live, you know we talked about lifestyle getting healthy again and losing all the kilos. On. It was really with a lot of what a lot of stress in a positive way, too, but it's just. Fun You know. It's I looking back now I'd say it was a really good experience. Like at the time it's hard when you've got to act fast, and you got to work on your company, but then also your completely blocked in the process, my soul. Really in a really interesting like number video information that someone gave me today. WHO's well versed in traditional businesses? We're just talking about public. Elucidate sports companies in the industry AALIYAH. They have to release the financial reports by the thirty fester. July some extremely interested to see what comes out from those guys and anyone. I've essays and you know what he was saying. He's it costs about. About a million nosy year in day to public illicit business, and it really is because you need all of these. In when the I six says proved to us why your stock just went up by forty percent. It's been a lot time going through that. You need to prove that you haven't done something illegal. You need to use your extending entitled Potties to justify that stock price into. Your releases and to check through the bold reports, and that kind of stuff takes a lot of time and none of its shape. Recent prices? Everybody seems to be three hundred dollars an hour, so it takes a Lotta time. The and that's why I feel like. If you look at these sports industry right now I'm not saying it's not saying it's not mature, but it's a lot of startups. It's a lot of people just getting in doing things like doing things quickly and you. If you grow that like if that mature Swiss, certain point, you know you have a, you have a time where there's different skills that you need, and we just have different requirements. Right I mean if a company grows like your co changes like you know you need. You need different skills to complement. Would you can't do anymore? Because of time, constraints as well so yeah, it's. It's a very different thing. Yeah, that makes sense to me. Is like a really wish on. You wear a hood this from, but it's a good. Saying that say all the time which is like. The founder doesn't always make the best see. I think that's extremely important like it. You know direct example. I think is a good friend and a mentor CAL flurries from Unicorn. Who's the CO founder and the Chief Product Officer? It makes much more sense. I think the Rahul debate to say call isn't like doing public talks and I call isn't like being divisive the company and every time I talked to him. He's so passionate about the technology in the product, so it makes perfect sense, so rawls the for him to be the Sapio, but also like you were saying as as the company styles. Would maybe make sense to get A. You know inefficient him. Gray hit suit. Come into today the because ultimately it's up to them to run a smooth and profitable business. It's not up to them to Nari who the next best counterstrike's taint team is that you should pick out fanatic to up to them to make sure your reporting to the board properly and the numbers of flying.
Fandom Esports and Esportz Network Eye Future Collaboration
"My guest today is David Veto Curve CEO and president of FANDOM. Ease Sports David. Thanks for joining the show and thanks for that help with pronunciation. No problems thank his. Bane of my life but elegant. Thank you. Phantom ease. Sports is entertainment company that aggregate curates and produces unique fan focus content. The company's primary product is the fan sports APP which focuses on monetize Phantom via the blaze blockchain this week. Fandom in East sports network side a letter of intent, and we're excited about potential collaborations in the future starting with this podcast. So. David you're the new CEO. Last year. We had Henry home. The previous CEO Phantom on the podcast. What are your goals for the organization going forward? Very simple we're looking to. Grow and engage with the sports community the partnership that you just announced with sports is really going to be one of the building blocks of that goal What we want to do is build out community where people can come follow their favorite games. Their favorite teams interact with what may be going on in those sports. Events live in real time. And engage with each other in A. Unique Way that is. User friendly and engaging, so you know there's two pillars to the platform. Both of them are built on data, so we have data coming in from in game data, win-lose draws matches certain spells happening headshots towers, going down on the other side of that we have content coming in from sports network amongst other organizations that we're working with of. For stories around the Games and behind the Games what our community managers than do as sort through that data create predictions that people can. Predict and engage in real time so as you're watching in event on. Your favorite platform, you know as long as we have data to it. You can play along with that and interact with that game as on, so everyone's used to. have two screens home, always watching TV and I seem to be scrolling through something on my phone. So this is a way to really close that loop and increase engagement have. Absolutely we're definitely in the age of two screen viewing twitch capitalized on that very early on with the twitch chat and realize the people wanting to talk about what they're watching while they play it now. We're actually at the age of probably three screen view I know there's plenty of times when I'm playing her stone. My laptop browsing twitter while watch TV show, which is probably not good for my long term, health but I do anyway. You know. I have a little bit of mild. Add myself fourteen tabs open three screens. I'm looking at a laptop now about another. Desktop screened decided in TV running. Right behind it in. You know having a focused conversation with us. This is just I. think rewiring our brains, but the amount of information that you can interact with today's just fantastic. Nobody. Be Thought you could do this and. You know even when I speak to some of our investors. In People Watch. People play video games gets more entertaining than anything. I see on all these three other screens in front of me, so why not? It's A. Fun Safe Place to work right here at home and enjoying. Good content. It's not hurting anyone, so I'm all for it. I'm all for it to. It's content and again it. It highlights that disconnect towards what people enjoy watching you the second degree Buick. People love to watch you play video games because they're not entirely watching the play video games. They're also on their phones. They're also in twitch chat. Unlike a intense netflix's drama, for example where your need to be focused on it, entirely or movie, or even a sporting event where you need to really be focused in people playing video games, you'll play a battle. Royale is very second screen viewing heavy, which just shows how people are consuming content these days. There's. No thank God. I don't have to phones like I said. There's no real end to what you can do, and I think that's what's really unique about what we're trying to do here. Vandam is that. Whether you're watching imbedded stream in the APP, or you're watching. That's stream from another platform because the data comes in, you're really engaging with. On one type of content on two different screens as opposed to watch in two different screens, two types of content on it, so it really. A completes the ecosystem and we can offer benefits to the companies that we partner with. For example from Addis showing on you know a streaming platform can have that admiral in in the hand held device or vice
CDL London Preview
"Do have CDL London coming up this week. It is the rare back to back weekends for the CDL. Because of course, they had to take off. OF MINNESOTA? They delayed it so now. Everything's kind of out of whack. Which is fine, I don't mind it. especially. LEADING UP TO CHAMPS FIREARM OFF right. Let's let's get this going here. I'm ready. I'm getting excited I. WanNa see how these teams finish up the year because we are coming down to crunch time, we only have two more events. We have London this weekend and Toronto I believe in two weeks still I don't think that's been screwed up the twenty fourth. No, so that's next week. Okay, perfect, and then champs is going to be like a month or something like that. The dates were reportedly leaked I. Don't have them in front of me either way we are in it. We are in the final stretch of the season. We have in the top four. The top four teams are separated by just sixty points now winning gives you fifty. Some of these guys though only have one more event like phase huntsmen so like their backs are against the wall next week. Next week you can talk for her and locked in which is nice towels or changing, it's just. Order, but yeah, the top four locked in right, and then the pretty much bottom part of the league, the bottom seven. Are All over the place and it could go anyway so these next two weeks like I'm not kidding. I can not stress it out. Enough are huge. For the CDL. This weekend though it is London, you have Dallas Florida. London of course, L. A.. Guerrillas, the surge, legion, optic and New York so with all that hype set up for these last two weeks this weekend's kind of a lacklustre. It really should be easy. For either I would assume empire or Florida to take this I. Don't know if I'm sure disrespected New York but I. Don't think so a little bit right like so what we've seen so far. Is the home team generally as well so I think this week London becomes a team to beat also regardless of of their performance throughout the year. We've seen it. It over and over. Again London's not play terrible, right? They're sitting there at a hundred points like they've done. Okay, they're a win. Loss is roughly fifty percent, so they have the ability to win games or not like trash to your team, and then on top of that you hype it up for their hometown weekend. We see a bunch of hometown teams like. You know really step up Seattle's one of those teams on the other end where I. Don't think we're going to get much out of them. so yeah, you can kind of put them into that. What are we going to get? If it's a great performance good, it'll be surprising another team to potentially. The only reason this is as important for Seattle is. Because of that bottom will say in the yellow right so the bottom four teams. Seattle is the only team that has have two weeks left. Everyone else is only playing one more weekend. Seattle is playing in London and what is actually next week in Toronto, so they're playing in London and Toronto other than that. Is the only other team in that bottom half. That's doing that, so that's why I. Think it's so important for Seattle and optic where it's like look you WanNa get the at least the middle of the road seating champs. This is your last chance to do so yeah. They all have something to play for like. Everybody needs to be building momentum going at a chance, everyone's competing and champs right so everyone has something to play for in that sense. You don't WanNa go into champs on A. Three event no win streak. Momentum! for La guerrillas, this is this is your one weekend. They could win this weekend and still being like eighth-place, which helps for your seating, but the chances are other teams would also get points, and you'd still end up in the bottom so if you were going to try something new, you could experiment this weekend if you're the guerrillas and really have no consequence in the end. For me for this week is going to be watching a team like Florida comeback in two. They were out last week. Dallas also being out week. For Florida, you know. There's still that surprise team for I think for a lot of people right They've managed to win now three events. Skies coming onto this roster has been. Laid a night and day difference for them, it is just it's impressive to see what they've been able to do after what they suffered through. We're going to continue to use that storyline Kaz pristinely leaving I, think everybody just put that team out to the side and it was like You don't see what we can get from the rest of the group but I think you're doing a disservice to say that. It's kind lackluster in the sense. New York just coming off a win. Right in there. That team that I feel like. Even we've been hyping up. Waiting to see for them to like explode finally. Come onto the scene where they are so now that gives us three good teams in the fray The, best team in the League, right now Florida. I would think as play the best over the past like six tournament stretch, so we have a lot going on this weekend. A lot on the line of the be the story line for me is I can Florida Dallas. New York easily making a semi finals spot and we get a match that we're looking to see I think the rest are just fighting for points you know ultimately, but would like see those three guys competing very end.
OWL Announces Playoff Format and Leaked Email Shows TI Postponed Again
"Let's start with the WWL as t is just a rumor based on a leaked email. Operating any sporting event is near impossible in times of Cova but activision Blizzard's. May have been the toughest challenge of any sporting leak entering the first year of travel based competition for Global League was going to pose a challenge even prior to covert. Now the OB been scrambling as main players retired, an entire rosters were forced to be dropped due to the virus, but the playoffs are still set to be held, and we have new details now. The playoffs we separate into two divisions with thirteen teams competing in North America and seven, competing in Asia, the champions of the winners and losers bracket in each region will then makeup fourteen playoff. That playoff will be held in the yet undecided location in Asia even though the teams will be getting together, the competition will still be held online just with the same Regional Ping. It's a complicated system and one that could fall apart with any myriad of situations, but as it stands the OH. WWL is still set to crowd a world champion this year. The same can't be said of Doda twos the international, according to a leaked email published by the Belarusian Sports Federation valves plane to postpone eleven originally set for twenty twenty one until twenty twenty two ti ten originally scheduled for this August. WHO's prize? Pools Cross twenty five million was postponed in April. The original thought was that Ti. Ten would be held in winter and TI. Eleven would run on the classic. August schedule with this email it. It isn't really clear. What valves plan is if I had to take a guess, art assumed that without improving trends towards the pandemic, this winter felt increasingly unlikely and valve, instead going to hold t I ten next August, and double up twenty twenty, two with Ti Eleven and twelve does just a guest, but it's really the only time line that makes a ton of sense without things. Stand right now and the information related that email.
Don't @ Me: This CS:GO Player Faked His Own Death
"Sunday. June, fourteenth at twitter account with the handle. Handle CS rough, tweeted out quote, rip me Ho. He was a good kid. It really sucks. What happened and quote the person he was talking about was his friend who goes by the name Mi-ho a see us go player with a long history applying playing on ESPN now. If you guys aren't Cisco, heads, ESPN is basically a platform that for a price gives you access to better servers in a more robust anti cheat system. Also has its own amateur league system. Where you in a five stack can sign up to play organized. Go well rubs. Tweet was pretty low key in me. Ho is by no means well known in the go seen. This news quickly spiraled out of control. Because the reality is me, Ho wasn't dead Yep me Ho faked his death, but why he did. It is a little more complicated than it seems, and we'll get to that in just a second I promise now I've deemed back and forth with rough and to be clear. He did not know this news fake when he originally tweeted, he legitimately thought his friend had died and was told this news by. By people he trusted eventually. The news caught the attention of Oso. Dank on top of having a fantastic handle works a support staff for rank s for Ese a and if you guys didn't know, rank s is basically as highest level of competition, a ton of pros past and present got their start there and I actually talked. Dank was sad to hear the news about me. Hope passing especially because he just talked two hours before he got the news, and then around two thirty is when I saw the first tweet from his teammate Ashley from his friend, or whatever it was saying that he died. Was You know in a car accident etcetera? So I'm shocked him on twitter and ask them like you know. What like you know what happened in like? I'm sorry you're that etc and told me that his. Cousin said he got hit by a drunk driver in the in any died. So that's all I had to go on. So I made that tweet of mine, just 'cause. It sucks to see people you know. Pass away in the community, and it's like you know it's. Never a thing to see soon after that people notice that me, Ho was playing ceus. Go on, ESPN A and well. Yeah, he wasn't dead and once Oh. Dang found fat out. He tweeted out that he was disappointed. Such news was played for laughs. Now here's where the why he did. It comes back into play, and it is a little confusing. After people found out that me wasn't debt and was playing ESPN. League matches with his friends multiple East sports news outlets broke above the situation and the article state that me Ho allegedly faked his death in order to get a thirty day. Ban on his. Account and they attributed this fact to him, but that's not true, and here's why first off after the story blew up me. Ho tweeted out that he didn't do it to get around the thirty day ban, but because him and his friends thought it would be funny on top of that. That's not how the sea community guidelines work. Basically me, hope is given the thirty day ban for threatening another player while competing in rank. Rank s qualifier match. This was his fourth banned for threatening another player in his eighth GSA band since two thousand seventeen, and it was this latest thirty day offense that also Dang was talking to me Ho about hours before he died, he reached out to me through discord, and like asking me about the ban, and like asked me about multiple things like I'm not like I'm not gonNA. Sit there and argue with somebody like. I didn't really talk much more after that I just I told them like why he was and what he said. And what you know, the reason is now. If you banned ESPN qualifier, you are still allowed to compete at the league with the team that you signed up with and I know that sounds confusing, but basically why does it this way comes down to a matter of scheduling? It only applies really severe. Bans like Dan Abrasion you can't play league batches, but with like community conduct violations where like you get banned from a Pug or saints on a platform like we still allow us to play league matches or does because. There would there would be a lot of scheduling problems if if that wasn't allowed so the idea that me faked his own death in order to get around thirty day, ban on his account makes no sense because under Ese community guidelines me, hope was still allowed to play an as league, which is exactly what he did, which ultimately how he got caught, and now we've ended up here. Okay, so we've gone this far, and we haven't heard from me. Ho yet well DMZ him. Asking how this all started UAE, he decided to fake his own death, and basically he told me that he was peer pressured into it by A. Teammate, and yeah, he apparently signed to Valentim, called trillium, and he's making racks so good for him I guess now according to Oso Dank he doesn't think me. Hosts going to get another fan because this happened on twitter and had nothing to do with the sea, so as me, weights out his latest band, continuing to play CS, Goer Valor and it's safe to say that this story is pretty
Love or Hate:The Anti-Mage persona
"Chunk. Yeah! But not so much going on this week, so we could spend a lot of time on that, which is also great for sure. Okay all right. Let's all next on the list. Another cosmetic. Matic's. We have the Anti Major Persona Sinderen. People absolutely hated it. I mean I guess I might as well show it in game. You feel like that's a fair representation to say. People hated it I. Think I think it was polarizing. A lot of people also loved it. Okay, so rising as fun. A lot of people hated thinks versus. Like Queen of pain. Did A lot of people hate that? Not As many. I think those more universally liked. So. I think the model that they show on the front page. Actually isn't even the same model they having game is a little bit of. I don't know why it's like that looks totally different, but even game these. This is not the same model. Come on, it's totally different, totally different face. The face. To face but I think. The. Game, the. If if you compare it to the original art, right? That's what most people complaining about its way different. Now. A couple of things that people have been raving about that I, think goes without. There's not much polarization. Is that even a word? The voice acting is incredible. Voice Lines. Yeah. In, terms of actual stuff that you get. For the persona. It's obviously the new model a female. It's not actually anti. May's rights is her his disciple or something to that effect. Has. Custom just like the Avatar and portrait and many map icon in addition to all new animations, which is just like the basic animation since you have a brand, new model and whatnot. people have complained about just off the top of my head like her stance in general is a lot different than it should be There's no custom ability icons. There's no like. Actual. affects and I. Think the main thing that I like I'm comparing this to invoquer. The voter persona was so much better in so many different ways. But of course, one downside of any persona right now is that there's no items that you can attach. If you have a bunch of these cool items, even immortals for anti made you cannot use them on these personas, which is a huge drawback in my opinion and the fact that like invoquer as an example. It was last year. They put them in right. The baby invoquer, the kid and boker. They still don't have items to equip to persona, which is and I don't think it's going to get that. I, really I think eventually I don't know why I'm sure. People have made some some into the workshop if you even can. But all in all I think. Overall the. What my feeling is is most people were disappointed i. gave this a two out of five horseheads. And I'M GONNA. Stick with I think it's very basic. It's very. It doesn't while me at all. It doesn't really. Mimic the concept art that they came out with originally that kind of I don't know if it blew everybody away, but everyone was pretty excited about it it. It felt like a kind of a dud. Honestly, it's not like I look at. It's not terrible like I'm looking at this God awful set. But if you compare it to the other persona, which is the only thing you can do, it's far worse far. I think I think the comparison here to make is. Yeah, it makes more sense to compare. It took persona than Arcana right because that's, it's two separate categories. I think a lot of people were expecting our equality or Kana elements. But, that's not what it's supposed to be right. It's supposed to be a persona. So compared to invoke I think the voice acting is so much better. Like, you know I don't like kid and. Voice. In the game. I think this one is really good, and obviously it's A. It's one of the top professionals in the field right? She has voiced a lot of stuff gaming. She's really really good I kind of like the Model I don I feel like a lot of people are being too harsh on it and I think it's because of the level of expectation. Right of what a persona should be I think if you. If you compare it to invoquer, what invoke gets? He has a couple of custom, spells and animations on the orbs This has custom weapons which I think, Look Really Nice I like her blades lots. but yeah, outside of that there I don't believe there's anything that compares to invoke level of change But for me, this is is solid like I. Don't know like if what people are expecting is complete overhauls with like arcand equality spell affects icons all this stuff than I could see this down, but for persona. I think this is solid. I think it's a four out of five or something. Like yeah I like it. You think tried playing with it and demo think it's Nice you think this is close to the quality of the Boker persona. It depends what you put your most. Would you. Would you value the most? I think for a persona. The voice acting is really important, because it's different like it's a different character and the voice for me as a big part of the character, and I think we've talked about this beforehand on the podcast
Steering The Ship. Building Business For Better Esports - With Bruno Santos - SVP at Ultimate Media Ventures
"Mean it's a super common thing. Right I talked to people at a KPMG I talk to people at other big accounting firms, all traditional businesses, and they say hey Christina game in my whole life. How do I get into the sports market? I mean for me. It's always hard for them. Because I say to them and I mean, we'll get into gaming receivables to cash later, but a lot of time I decided and look. These companies need someone with your expertise, but they don't have enough money to pay for someone with your expertise, so like what would be your if if someone from kpmg approach to the currently earning. Eighty to one hundred and thirty thousand dollars a year waking to co position and says hi. Burn I WANNA leave it on facebook. Like what would be your recommendation like? How could they get into the market? I? Mean I am more of. kind of like conservative investment personality so I, would say start small, you know you'll your legacy from a stark from from small perspective, and like let the company grow with the space I think there's a lot up growth to be gained route gaming, these sports and No one that's. Good enough to start heart and start from the top. Just you gotta you gotTa. You gotta pay. Dudes by you know understanding your community understanding your your base, and there are the ones who really help you kind of grow, and it takes sometimes time. It takes longer than people think I think there's a lot of. Misunderstanding on you know because of the boom of gaming and eastwards, General that anybody can come in and you know. Get Big really fast and I think that's the biggest misconception I. Think you just you know you start. Small and consistent you know slowly. You're going to grow verse. That's the same for any streamer any youtuber. Just you know it's consistent time put in a time over time. Put on on the business itself. Yeah. I agree I. Think it's a hard. It's a hard sell sometimes to be like. Hey, you know. Leave your corporate job high flying, and then guy and volunteers social media manager for a t three's team. That doesn't have a single financial sponsor. It's a bit of a hard pill to swallow a lot of time, but that's you know that's the suggestion and. If you if you're a true. Like for example if you're director and you have. All you skew saturated breach that seventy or mark of experience in your business you probably. Is Wise enough. In Organiz enough to manage your time to basically put two hours of your day into that visits that is probably equivalent of a ten hour of a new entry level person that's going to try to come up with new ideas so I think you know if the person is really passionate really wants to come in. Is it just a little bit about a time? And you know and maximize your. The into the business being open minded because it's a lot of different approach to the Gaming East sports business that you know that's rare different than the traditional, which sometimes core related, but also different. I think that's kind of what makes it the growth, even faster for someone. That's just brand new. Yeah Yeah that definitely makes sense and it's the same. It's the same way that anyone who comes to want to get to the industry. It's what I tell them you know. I started off as a player and a commentator and to start doing more start asking for more jobs. I was combining battlefield to them I said Hi. Be playing a lot of counterstrike souls can I go home and tight that too and I said well. If you want to do it, you can do it so I did that. And then they said you know. Marketing manages left. Who wants to do it? I said I'll do that as well as volunteer, but and I would to get that experience, and like you said on the ground like you really need a lot of that on the grand experience you know, get your hands dirty and really try it out and the like to to frame like a lot of conversation today. Before we started recording this, and before we went live on link Dan you and I were talking a lot about gaming versus a sports, and literally even in a meeting this morning. I was explaining exactly what this is, and I feel like I probably explain it at least three times a week, so for those people listening gaming, versus as bullets is like sport versa leisure activity, so if you'll just kicking a football with your friends down at the beach. That's not sport. That's just A. A leisure activity. That's having fun the same way that if you're just playing candy, crush my ball. Fine, your son, daughter or cousin is playing for not on the IPAD. You're just playing a little bit of data to solely Q.. That's not a sports. That's gaming. It becomes a sports when it's a structured competitive nature of play
Sexual abuse allegations surface in fighting game community
"Once again, not the happiest of weeks when it comes to sports, I'm just. I'm going to be real with the listeners here new age. Not The happiest of weeks we had an ups and downs right like after it. I say weeks. It feels like it's been weeks since our last episode with all the news that broke and. A couple of days. We've basically seen whole gaming community after we did A. Lovely Documentary Review. I felt like on one of the best documentaries I've seen right the smash brothers a lot of fun to do that in watch it in and then to see all of this as like well. That community just killed itself off essentially now. with on I'm sure with you know. Obviously. News is changing every single day. It does look like it's more of the ultimate side. It seems like it's more of the new school. Kids and not so much the crowd, so maybe we'll give him that. Maybe that's just me with my Malay glasses on like i. just want those guys to be good I. Don't want them to be pedophile and shit like that, but that's what gets me right. Is We finish the show? Last episode. I mean it was more so just kind of still talking about sexual assaults around like counter strike in things like that, and like we said like what do we say like with doc? Right is look sexual assault or sexual assault. You never want to see it. You never do, but if in this world there's going to be bad thing so if you have to pick one like. Make it to where it's? And it's just you know whatever I don't WanNa. See Pet of I. DON'T WANNA. See Pedophile. That's where I get emotional. It's where I'll get upset and it's not really fun to talk about and Lo and behold the FCC was like. Hold my controller. Watch this and it's like you. You saw one story news and you're like. shed. That's bad, and then like another one came after you're like. ooh, that's actually worse like I don't understand like. We've gone from words to action all of a sudden. Words are bad enough. And that it wasn't even like you saw one thing, and like okay, and then it was like everyone would tweet like. Oh well, this person knew about it. That person knew about like everyone in the smash scene, and the fighting game seemed kind of loosely knew all of this was going on the whole time. But regard for whatever reason ever said anything or never felt like they were in the position to, or they felt like it should have been handled behind closed doors which I'll say this because I've seen some people tweet out about it Richard Lewis. This is like he's loving. This in the sense of he can finally take shots back at the FCC for how they treated him with illeg, which was awful like. We've talked about on the show. Before the way, the FCC response to outsiders, coming in is like the worst I mean hell. We've even seen it trying to get into some of these fighting game events where they're like. No like you guys aren't exclusively talking fighting each sport, so we can't have you in the FTC event, look. Bad about Yvo. Part of that crowd. Reason no reason yeah, so there's there's that, and this is not though in my opinion, even though this episode is pretty much going to solely be focusing on the FTC, I don't think this is an FDIC issue. I don't think it's a smash. Brothers community issue. I just think this is an issue like I. Think there's something that got out of hand in a group of people it's. The numbers are a little bit more staggering, obviously, upwards of fifty people involved and counting right. Yeah, like I mean it feels like it could potentially be the start and I feel like more stories and. victims will come forward, but. It's a little bit. It feels a little bit more prominent to me. In the in the community of FDIC at the moment compared to others like it's been spread out everywhere else you know like it comes to streamers, but streamers are not. Like their their own, also their own community, right big name streamers, so I guess you could say that that community is also flawed in my eyes, but that's not. As surprising just based on like the personalities and all that kind of take place in Edgy, sees kinda known to be like more like socially awkward in. We've set it on the show like I don't think you have to beat around the bush. especially. This time I feel like. If you got your shots, shoot them right. The FCC is weird. And before that was always kind of I said that as a compliment right like almost like. Hey, take it as a compliment, you guys. Are Weird. You really love your anime. You like your firs-. Your neck owes whatever your I get it. I get it put. It's your thing and whatever right? You guys are happy with it. You're weird, but it's okay. That's who they are. Exactly that's that's who they were. They were a different side of e sports. And now it's kind of like. Oh! No now it's weird. It's like the tone on that Tad different with me now where it's like. Okay I. You know as creepy it's. Weird alike it's a full of a bunch of creeps again. It's not everybody so it's not a blanket statement that we're talking about. Here is just the fact that there's so many players accused so many big name players accused. You saw people like in the. Narrow situation in particular like you saw people like. Telling them to do it, you know that the conversation that was leaked the person at blurred out the name, but they were able to figure out who was drawing a blank on that now, but they were like instigating them in like. Saying like yeah, this is like this is how it is like. This is okay. You know in, so you know. A lot of people knew about what was going on behind the scenes. Hell like these events are significantly smaller. These people are always together when they're going to them. Some of these events are like home style events. Still you know and so It just. Leaves a really bad taste in your mouth, because of not only the the high volume of people. It's the people that are involved. They're high profile individuals in I. Think the fact that it seems like the lot of the community knew it was happening. In worked trying to stop it or weren't helping out,
Path of Guardians Update
"Updates on path of guardians. Cinder. Man's get into the dotes now. Since the battle pass came out not surprisingly the player base of not only, but pretty much every custom game across the board. has been decimated, but just to give people updated on what we've changed recently. We've recently enabled lever protection again. which kind of comes with its own set of problems? But we're GONNA leave it on for now we made a bunch of balance changes to certain heroes, and it's helped. The wind percentage is actually really cool to see like you know you always theorize what you can balance and what percentage winner you want to be to see that actually happen is very cool I. Think is what keeps us going. Yes, times keeps them real hard in more ways than one. We also brought about some heroes, but that's okay. Yes, he was the worst here right now. The best hero I was thinking his twin rate right now in pubs and divine plus fifty nine or something. It's absurdly high, pretty good, pretty good I liken or visage like in still up there. Really Yeah, that's which is funny, because the heroes aren't really broken in a competitive sentence, but some heroes obviously thrive more less coordinated. The game is right and a lot of the time. It will be the. I won't call them. No brain pushers because that's like simplifying too much, but zoo seems really powerful right now like visage piece master have really high win rates at such a summit, Shit Zoo and kill things. Yeah, well, but it really is what it isn't Dodos although so. So. I still call it this. In addition to those changes, we've added daily quest to show up in the game, which is cool and noticed that you can now see enemy hero choices during the pick screen, but if they re role that will be hidden so a little mind game I really liked the picking stage I'm very very happy with it. And bulldog requested a random button. that. All it does is random between a unit. That's already like available to you. Yeah, so we put that in. I, think your webcam freeze by the way. Your webcam superfluids, hello. and. Let me let me fix this real quiet quick. All right and we are back after some technical difficulties. Thank you to Bill Gates even though he doesn't work for Microsoft anymore for this amazing two thousand four update, that has absolutely decimated my computer. We're update to two thousand, four and two, thousand, twenty nine. That's a great question I'm just an idiot so moving on on. Down down date. That's a down date. Today Sinderen should be today. Worst case the next day we're coming out with version one point two for pogue. It'll include the fourth guardian which people voted for. It's the lifestyle one. A new ticket subscription system that will. Overtake the the gold and silver passes. That are out right now. We're gonNA add custom tipping. which everybody's been begging for? You can actually tip potters, and there will be a brand new announcer pack. It's actually based off of this hero that we're going to be coming out with at some point custom hero name Funai. And the announcer pack is voiced by an actual professional announcer. Is the US actor, not me. An actual professional. He does work for like a bunch of stuff. He's I listened to the lines. there. Follow you know your fan. Really. You know your fans, yeah! Let's get some enemy in there. That's that's how we do it these days. Voice itself isn't necessarily Anima. I'm just saying he does anime. Work okay, but it's legit and in the last thing which we haven't announced yet, but in the future hopefully in the next few weeks we'll see we're going to be coming out with a new map. It's GonNa be a four V four. It'll use random draft. Where you can you know more selection of heroes? We will be including our custom heroes on that map only. And it'll be slightly. I, say slightly dueling in the middle. If you can kind of picture? It's like a dual aim for a little bit same amount of towers, though etcetera etcetera so. Look forward to that.