Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

Esports journalist Mitch Reames takes his esports knowledge to the mic to discuss the newest developments and headlines in esports. Bringing on players, CEO's and everyone in between to share their expertise on the show. Also check out the Esports Minute, a daily show that informs listeners of the hottest stories of the day.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 34 min
Subnation, a firm from leaders in the media and entertainment world, helps brands like Marvel, Volkswagon and more create gaming strategies. The company recently brought on esteemed producer Jim Roush to help build more bridges to film and TV using the experience he gained as a key production role on shows like Shark Tank, The Voice, Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader, the ESPY's and many more. Jim joins the show to talk about h...
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Slam Dunk Contest champion Hamidou Diallo joins the show to talk growing up in New York City, winning the Slam Dunk Contest and the games he is playing off the court. Hosted by legendary esports commentator Chris Puckett, The Gamer Hour brings on top celebrities to talk about their love for gaming and how that overlaps with their lives in the middle of pop culture. Be sure to subscribe to The Gamer Hour on YouTube (https://www.yo...
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When three former FaZe Clan execs split off to form their own organization this past Summer, they did it with a purpose in mind. Wil Eddins, Chief Merchandising and Licensing Officer for XSET, went to build a new brand into a staple in streetwear fashion. Clinton Sparks, a renowned DJ who has worked with many of the most popular artists in the world, found a new home to continue the push of mainstream music into the gaming world. O...
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PandaScore's CEO Flavien Guillocheau joins the score to talk about esports betting, PandaScore's recent Series A raise and more. Watch The Gamer Hour - Esportz Network's new show hosted by Chris Puckett from Times Square. This week's guest was NBA player Josh Hart. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WteeA7OQG8) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes ea...
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As we've mentioned in the past, Esportz Network has launched a new show from Reuters studio in Times Square where legendary esports host Chris Puckett interviews celebrities about their love for gaming. Here is the audio from episode one where Puckett interviews Josh Hart, an NBA star for the New Orleans Pelicans about his love for gaming, the PC vs console debate and smashing a keyboard after a particularly tilting Warzone mat...
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When the Coronavirus shut down sports leagues in Spring, the operators of those leagues were scrambling. Most created digital competitions and enlisted partners to help them. One of those partners was StriveCloud, a Belgian company that helped the Belgian Pro League and the Swiss Pro League create digital events. StriveCloud co-founder Freek Borghgraef joins the show to talk about the crossover of sports and esports, gamification a...
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Victor Kao, a analyst and consulting partner for RSM, a leading accounting firm, joins the show to talk about the backbone of the industry. Numbers. What numbers are to be believed about this industry depends on who you ask. On this show we talk about where numbers are sourced, how to define esports and where esports is going in the short and long term prospectives. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps ...
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The Esports Combine is a networking and recruiting event designed to help college esports programs find players who are good enough to compete on their teams, and potentially earn scholarships. Students get the chance to learn about the esports industry while showing off their skills in front of the recruiters in charge of filling out rosters. Esportz Network has signed on as the official network of the event and in this episode Bi...
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Gamelancer, a freelance platform where streamers and celebrities can play matches with fans, talks about why gamers need better revenue pathways. They also operate a four TikTok channels including @gaming and @gamer with a combined total following of over 7 million. We talk streaming, the rise of TikTok and what other gaming platforms could learn from the controversial short form video app. If you enjoyed the podcast, plea...
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Up North, a gaming management agency, founded by two brothers, has quickly become a major player in the scene. The agency has brought new brands into gaming while working with longtime gaming partners, has signed massive Fortnite content creators and has figured out how to leverage the rush of traditional sports athletes onto Twitch. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episode...
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Adamas Esports is a leading clinic working with esports organizations, leagues and players to help get them the most out of their games through healthy habits. Adamas has licensed practicioners in a number of different medical fields focusing on the world of competitive gaming. Jake Middleton, Esports Performance Manager at Adamas Esports, joins the show to talk about how Adamas helps players improve their games through fitness, th...
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In this special episode, my brother joins the show to share his vast library of League of Legends knowledge. A recap of Play-Ins The beautiful russian stallions on Unicorns of Love Which NA team has the best chance of making it out of Groups Overall favorites to win it all Is this the year EU finally vaults to clear running with Korea and China? Plus plenty of brotherly banter to go around If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate ...
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PlayVS became the go-to option for high school esports quickly after being founded in 2018. PlayVS has partnerships with most major developers, is working with the National Federation of State High School Assosciations and has raised over $96M to date. The company also has recently expanded to colleges, offering competitions in three titles. They also expanded to Canada for the 2020-21 school year, marking the first time the compan...
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Esportz Network contributor Devon and Mitch talk about the roles of esports coaches, how they've evolved and why they still have a ways to go. This was recored in mid-summer but held as it wasn't as time sensitive as other podcasts. With that being said, some of the statements don't make a ton of sense timing wise but the majority of the conversation about esports coaches still makes sense. If you enjoyed the podcast, ...
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Bear streams under the name UNLV and currently works for Smash.gg, he was a strong smash bros player who has become one of the top ranked Mario Kart players in the world. Milo is the CEO of 8-Bit esports and he talks about how an organization that started as a college club was able to expand into professional esports by signing a Rocket League team and competing in the new Rocket League esports structure. The two talk about how the...
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GenG's Head of Revenue Operations Jordan Sherman joins the show to talk about GenG qualifying for Worlds, the organizations focus on diversity and GenG's work in colleges. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute (https://esportsminute.fireside.fm/). Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames (https://...
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Everyone wants to know how to break into this industry. Esportz Network Editor in Chief Justin Amin joins the show to talk about his path into the industry, what he's learned about it since he entered and how his time in college helped him prepare for a job in the industry. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. For daily esports news, check out the Espor...
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The NBA 2K League has been a polarizing esports initiative. As EA shifts towards more entertainment focused esports events around Madden and FIFA, NBA 2K is still focused on the esports product. On this show, agent Justin Jacobson, who was recently hired by legacy modeling agency Ford Models, and OG King Curt, a man carrying the banner of NBA 2K esports since before the league and currently the coach / GM of Nets Gaming talk the hi...
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Gunsii is one of the players most impacted by the change from 5v5 to 4v4 in the CDL in a year without expansion. With spots becoming more scarce, the top people in the secondary leagues are seeing fewer opportunities to jump a level. We talk his perspective on the change, what he's hoping from Cold War and how a young player prepares for RosterMania. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton!...
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Envy Gaming is a legacy esports organization with a new CEO. They also have a brand new throne after winning Call of Duty Champs, the first crown in the CDL. This podcast was recorded before Envy won Champs so I recap what happened that weekend and the changes to the CDL structure that followed. We do talk about Champs in this podcast but with a nervous anticipation, not a celebration. We also cover Rymer's background as an exe...
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