BIG Esports Podcast

BIG Esports Podcast

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Learn about business in games from the best, covering multiple industries ranging from content creators to esports investors & professional gamers. This podcast focuses on content behind the curtain of the entire computer gaming scene.


#044 - Esports and Gaming Start-Ups and Founders
Jul 17 • 71 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports and Gaming Start-Ups and Founders with Riad Chikhani, CEO at the GAMURS Group Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/44 Riad Chikhani LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group Host:…
#043 - Wellness in Esports, Managing Stress to Progress
Jul 11 • 59 min
In this episode, Chris talks Wellness in Esports with Kieran Blay, Co-founder and Director of Adeki Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/43 Kieran Blay LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group Host:…
#042 - Journey to Twitch GM (SEA, India, Australia)
Jul 4 • 62 min
In this episode, Chris talks with Nandu Madhava on his Journey to Twitch GM (SEA, India, Australia) Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/42 Nandu Madhava Twitter LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group Host:…
#041 - Blockchain, Esports and Regulated Wagering
Jun 26 • 57 min
In this episode, Chris talks Blockchain, Esports and Regulated Wagering with Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-Found of Unikrn Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/41 Rahul Sood Twitter LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group…
#040 - Securing and Servicing Clients
Jun 19 • 67 min
In this episode, Chris talks Securing and Servicing Clients with Pete Curulli, Director and Co-host of Game On AUS. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/40 Pete Curulli LinkedIn Twitter BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group…
#039 - Esports Pathway, Player, UX, Business
Jun 12 • 79 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Pathway, Player, UX, Business with Jamie Skella, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/39 Jamie Skella LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group…
#038 - Accounting for Esports and Gaming
Jun 5 • 63 min
In this episode, Chris talks Accounting for Esports and Gaming with Chris Hillman, Director of Rise Family Accounting. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/38 Chris Hillman LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group…
#037 - University Esports, Structure and Funding
May 30 • 72 min
In this episode, Chris talks about University Esports with Nick from QUT Esports, Tim from UQU Esports and Andrew from Murdoch Esports. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/37 Nick Lynch - QUT Esports Tim Joyce - UQU Esports Andrew Amos - Murdoch Esports…
#036 - Diversifying Growth for Esports Organisations
May 22 • 69 min
In this episode, Chris talks about Diversifying Growth for Esports Organisations with Ryan Nejmanowski, Special Projects Lead - Team Liquid & Liquid Media. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/36 Ryan Nejmanowski Twitter Linkedin Team Liquid Website BIG…
#035 - From Traditional Sports to Esports
May 15 • 63 min
In this episode, Chris talks about the transition between traditional sports to esports with Dave Harris, Managing Director - Guinevere Capital. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/35 Dave Harris Twitter LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes…
#034 - Esports and Gaming Journalism
May 8 • 73 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports and Gaming Journalism with Seamus Byrne (Broacaster and Journalist) Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/34 Seamus Byrne Twitter Byteside Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group…
#033 - Twitch Partnerships and Content Creation
May 2 • 72 min
In this episode we look back at episode #008, There is a lot of great content available for streamers and content creators. Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/33 Lewis Mitchell LinkedIn Twitter BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook…
#032 - High School Esports
Apr 25 • 73 min
With esports a global phenomenon, High School Esports clubs are starting in schools across the globe. Join Chris as he talks with Woody Wu about High School Esports. (League Commissioner, META High School Esports) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/32…
#031 - Grassroots Esports to Stadium Events
Apr 17 • 77 min
Most of us in the esports industry tend to have crazy journeys to how we got there. Join Chris as he talks with Josh Inman about Grassroots Esports to Stadium Events. (Operations Manager at ESL Australia) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/31 Josh…
#030 - Launching an Esports Division in a Large Organisation
Apr 11 • 67 min
Ever wonder how to start an esports division within your company? Join Chris as he talks with Walter Wang, starting as an Intern, now Director of Esports for HTC. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/30 Walter Wang – Twitter HTC Gaming BIG Esports Links…
#029 - Building Brands, Attracting Traditional Media and Player Salaries with Chris Derrick CEO of ORDER Esports
Apr 3 • 57 min
In this episode, Chris talks Building Brands, Attracting Traditional Media and Player Salaries with Chris Derrick CEO of ORDER Esports Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/29 Chris Derrick Twitter ORDER Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord…
#028 - From Finance and Investment to Esports Employment (with James Bryce-Lind, VP of Business Development, BIG Esports)
Mar 28 • 47 min
In this episode, Chris talks Finance and Investment to Esports Employment with James Bryce-Lind, VP of Business Development, BIG Esports. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/28 James Bryce-Lind LinkedIn [email protected] BIG Esports Links Podcast…
#027 – Esports Liability and Insurance (with Paul Cowley, Director and Co-Founder, Thunder Insurance)
Mar 21 • 68 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Liability and Insurance (with Paul Cowley, Director and Co-Founder, Thunder Insurance) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/27 Paul Cowley LinkedIn Thunder Insurance Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord…
#026 - Simulation, Motor Racing & Esports with Simon Feigl, Sales and Marketing Manager, Motum Simulation
Mar 14 • 60 min
In this episode, Chris talks Simulation, Motor Racing & Esports with Simon Feigl, Sales and Marketing Manager, Motum Simulation Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/26 Simon Feigl LinkedIn Logitech G Atlus Esports Motum Simulation Virtual Sim Racing…
#025 - Online Virtual Cycling Racing, A combination of Esports and Sports with Frank Garcia Founder of CVR Esports
Mar 6 • 62 min
In this episode, Chris talks Online Virtual Cycling Racing, A combination of Esports and Sports with Frank Garcia Founder of CVR Esports. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/25 Frank Garcia CVRcade Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord…
#024 - Esports Trends, Evaluations and Broadcasting Rights with Ben Goldhaber (Founding Member of Twitch)
Feb 27 • 60 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Trends, Evaluations and Broadcasting Rights with Ben Goldhaber (Founding Member of Twitch) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/24 Ben ‘FishStix’ Goldhaber Twitter Medium BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord…
#023 - International Gaming Events, Exhibitions, Booths and Esports with Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg (Global Gaming Director of Reed Pop)
Feb 24 • 50 min
In this episode, Chris talks International Gaming Events, Exhibitions, Booths and Esports with Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, Global Gaming Director of Reed Pop. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/23 Reed POP - Website Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg Twitter LinkedIn BIG…
#022 - Building A Global Esports Brand with Anne Mathews (Co-Founder and Director of Fnatic)
Feb 13 • 44 min
In this episode, Chris talks Building A Global Esports Brand with Anne Mathews (Co-Founder and Director of Fnatic) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/22 Fnatic – Website Anne Mathews – LinkedIn BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes - Discord - Facebook…
#021 - Starting an Esports Team, Finding Sponsors and Professional Play
Feb 7 • 52 min
In this episode, Chris talks Starting an Esports Team, Finding Sponsors and Professional Play with Nathan ‘Rippii’ Mott (CEO of Dire Wolves). Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/21 Dire Wolves – https://direwolves.gg/ Nathan ‘Rippii’ Mott – Twitter…
#020 - Esports Trends and Analysis for 2019, Reflecting on 2018
Jan 30 • 55 min
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Trends and Analysis for 2019, Reflecting on 2018. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/20 Enjoy the episode? Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we’re on the right track! BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes -…
#019 - Becoming a Shoutcaster, Your Worth and The World Stage
Jan 23 • 74 min
In this episode, Becoming a Shoutcaster, Your Worth and The World Stage with Mitch “Uber” Leslie (Overwatch League Caster) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/19 Enjoy the episode? Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we’re on the right track! Mitch…
#018 - Investing In Esports and Scaling A Start Up with Gerry Sakkas (CEO of PlaySide Studios)
Jan 16 • 53 min
In this episode we talk Investing in Esports and Scaling A Start Up with Gerry Sakkas (CEO of PlaySide Studios) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/18 Enjoy the episode? Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we’re on the right track! Gerry Sakkas -…
#017 - Non-Endemics in Esports with Scott Russell (HOYTS Esports) and Matt Jones (OVO)
Jan 9 • 137 min
In this episode we talk with Non-Endemics in Esports with Scott Russell (HOYTS Esports) and Matt Jones (OVO). Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/17 Enjoy the episode? Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we’re on the right track! Scott Russell (HOYTS…
#016 - Esports Pathways, Growth, Influencers and Opportunities (With Ross Adcock)
Jan 1 • 62 min
In this episode we talk with Ross Adcock from Corsair ANZ PR & Marketing Specialist. Previously GIGABYTE Aorus. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/16 Enjoy the episode? Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we’re on the right track! Ross Adcock -…
#015 - Growing Esports, Working with Valve, Dealing with Competitors. (With David ‘GoDz’ Parker)
Dec 17, 2018 • 44 min
David Parker GoDz, Founder and COO of Beyond The Summit Show notes: bigesports.gg/15 GoDz and BTS Links https://beyondthesummit.tv/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSummitTV/ https://twitter.com/BTSGoDz https://www.instagram.com/btsgodz/ BIG Esports…
#014 - Esports Investment & Employment @ Reload Bar
Sep 17, 2018 • 93 min
Join us for our second live ticketed event. Hosted by Chris, this episode contains discussion around esports investment & employment, providing a discussion piece for anyone looking to start their journey. Featuring on this podcast is Rohan Sawyer…
#013 - Diversity in Esports
Aug 16, 2018 • 84 min
As our first live ticketed event, join our host Chris as he discussed various topics of diversity and esports with two special guests - Stephanie You (CentreCom) & Zane Woodhead (GCAP 2018, GDAA). Followed by an audience Q&A, this chat covers a wide…
#012 - Suction Cup Man - BiG Alarm
Aug 5, 2018 • 0 min
ProBluesPlayer, the voice behind Suction Cup Man (by Piemations) has recorded a nifty wake-up alarm for us to share with you. Suction Cup Man 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XCk3AtUbvA Suction Cup Man 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XCk3AtUbvA…
#011 - Three Important Things That ANZ Esports Needs to Grow
Apr 17, 2018 • 31 min
As an introduction to Season Two, our host Chris goes over three parts of ANZ Esports that he feels needs development in order for the scene to mature. You talked and we listened, many of our loyal podcast listeners have been asking us to identify more…
#010 - Summary - The Journey so far
Feb 16, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, we take a special look back at some of the best bits of The Business in Games Podcast, season 1. If this is the first episode you have listened to, that’s ok, feel free to use it as a guide to picking and choose the episodes that are best…
#009 - Emma Lo Russo, CEO of Digivizer Pty Ltd
Aug 19, 2017 • 56 min
Podcast Episode 009 features Emma Lo Russo - Digivizer CEO, entrepreneur and long-standing heavyweight in the startup business industry. Carrying over 20 years of high-level business experience, Emma discusses in this episode about bringing her expertise…
#008: Lewis Mitchell, Partnerships Manager at Twitch ANZ
Aug 5, 2017 • 70 min
Podcast Episode 008 features Lewis Mitchell, Twitch Australia & New Zealand’s partnerships manager. Responsible for being the contact window and vetting process between global Twitch TV affairs and the grassroots influencer community, Lewis and Chris…
#007 - Emre Deniz, Director of Opaque Space
Jul 25, 2017 • 52 min
Podcast Episode 007 features Emre Denis, director of Opaque Space - A VR-Based studio that boasts many projects including teaming up with NASA. As a global industry-leader in VR applications, Emre discusses how he never set out to become the leader he is…
#006 - Nick ‘Sav’ Bobir, Founder & CEO of Tainted Minds
Jul 16, 2017 • 51 min
Podcast Episode 006 features Nick ‘Sav’ Bobir from team Tainted Minds, an Australian competitive gaming organisation. As a team with recent private investment, multiple brands under its hood and some recent internal conflict made public, Nick talks about…
#005 - James Cowan, Director of PGTV Media & WPGILeague
Jun 30, 2017 • 53 min
Podcast Episode 005 features James ‘JimNeso’ Cowen from PGTV Media & The Women Playing Games International League. As a seasoned esports player and commentator, Jim discusses the ‘startup mentality’ of esports, the transition from player to professional…
#004 - Anthony Garreffa, Senior Editor at TweakTown
May 25, 2017 • 59 min
Podcast episode 004 with Anthony Garreffa, TweakTown’s Senior News Editor and article writing powerhouse. With over 16,000 articles and reviews written, Anthony has become an expert and household name in the global tech media scene. Known for having up to…
#003 - Technology Journalism from Freelancer to Editor with Campbell Simpson
Apr 28, 2017 • 49 min
#003 - Technology Journalism from Freelancer to Editor with Campbell Simpson, Previously Gizmodo Australia’s Editor and a man who loves electric cars. Currently External Editorial Lead at Telstra. This episode touches on the differences between freelance…
#002 - Anything4views
Apr 3, 2017 • 40 min
Podcast episode 002 with Chad aka Anything4views, the man with many tattoos. This episode explores content creators versus Twitch streamers, what platform to use in order to generate the most revenue, balancing your life between content and the great…
#001 - Content Creation, Hardware and Technology with Tech YES City
Apr 3, 2017 • 68 min
Podcast episode 001 features Bryan B from Tech YES City, a popular Australian tech YouTube channel. In this episode, we discuss with Tech City about the struggles of making money on YouTube, what its like to do business on your own, issues with…