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June 16, 2021 31 min

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Chris Overholt of OverActive Media to discuss the ever-growing eSports industry. This discussion ranges from the ins and outs of being an eSport professional, the financial growth this industry will see and where Toronto fits into the potential space for an eSports performance centre.


  • 0:00 Opening remarks
  • 2:05 Getting involve in eSports
  • 4:10 The difference between eSport and eGaming
  • 7:15 A day in the life of an eSports professional
  • 10:00 eSports – A growing industry
  • 12:35 Prize pools
  • 15:30 How the traditional eGaming companies are involved in eSports
  • 20:10 Viewership in eSports during Covid-19
  • 23:00 Reopening plans post Covid-19
  • 25:00 An eSport performance centre
  • 26:40 Toronto’s talent pool
  • 29:00 Closing remarks
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