Esportz Network Podcast

Esportz Network Podcast

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Delivering News, Stories, & Covering All Things Esports


Jason Lake, CEO of Complexity Gaming, on the History of Esports
May 26 • 38 min
Jason Lake is one of the true founding fathers of western esports. Few companies can touch the run of Complexity Gaming from being founded in 2003 until now. Through that time, Lake has seen different eras of esports come and go. According to Lake, we are…
Top Fortnite Player Aydan Talks Aim Assist, Shaving his Head for Charity
May 22 • 28 min
Aydan Conrad is one of the best controller players Fortnite has ever seen. The 20-year-old had a lot of success with Ghost Gaming before becoming a free agent in April. Now he is focusing on streaming and YouTube creation around battle royales like…
CoD Veteran Enable on Changes to Champs, Warzone Weekend
May 21 • 39 min
For this special one hundredth episode of the Esportz Network Podcast, we had to bring out the big guns. Ian "Wyatt" Enable is one of the true veterans in the Call of Duty League. Over a decade of competing in Halo and Call of Duty, Enable has played for…
Valorant or CS:GO? How Esports Agents are Helping Players Make That Decision
May 18 • 47 min
The CEO of Prodigy Agency joins the show to talk about how his agency is helping players figure out whether to stay in CS:GO or jump to Valorant. Should they stay on the reasonably stable pathway of CS:GO? Does jumping ship to Valorant, the hot new esport…
Gaming Advertising is Evolving
May 14 • 38 min
Advertising in esports is evolving. Epic Games has pioneered unique activations with companies like Marvel, Jordan and the NFL. Riot Games brought Louis Vuitton to life in-game. These unique partnerships are a function of how much esports have evolved and…
Sleeper Extends to Fantasy League of Legends, Raises $20M W/ Sleeper’s CEO+CTO
May 12 • 42 min
In only a few years since launch, Sleeper has become the choice for many hardcore fantasy sports enthusiasts. In a space previously dominated by the NFL, Yahoo and ESPN, Sleeper has gained market share quickly. Now the company has announced a $20M Series…
G FUEL, Enthusiast Gaming Partner Amidst Roster Turnover w/ CEO’s Cliff Morgan, Adrian Montgomery
May 8 • 44 min
For the first time, three guests join the Esportz Network Podcast. From Enthusiast Gaming, CEO Adrian Montgomery and President Menashe Kestenbaum. From G FUEL, CEO Cliff Morgan. This podcast covers: The circumstances surrounding the release of the…
From LCS Liaison to Esports Agent W/ UTA’s Travis Mynard
May 7 • 48 min
Travis Mynard served as the liason between LCS players and Riot Games for over six years. Last summer, he felt he could do more good for players by becoming a third party talent agent. Now working with the United Talent Agency, one of Hollywood's biggest…
theScore Esports Expands to Livestreaming with COVID-19 Charity Event
Apr 30 • 36 min
theScore was one of the first major sports companies to embrace esports. Now theScore Esports YouTube channel boasts 1.28M subscribers and the company is ready to expand. The company is holding a charity event for the Coronavirus Relief Fund that pits…
Esports on Broadcast TV Viewership With Manny Anekal
Apr 29 • 48 min
Esports on broadcast TV has provided an interesting case study. Manny Anekal has been providing comprehensive graphics compiling the most popular esports events on TV. Check out the stats. Manny is a longtime esports executive who now runs The Next Level…
How Athletes Can Use Gaming with Open Sponsorships CEO
Apr 21 • 41 min
Ishveen Anand, the CEO and founder of Open Sponsorships, talks about athletes playing video games, the opportunities for esports sponsorships and what brands need to know about esports. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us…
Enthusiast Gaming CEO on Esports Betting, Being a Publicly Traded Esports Company
Apr 15 • 36 min
Enthusiast Gaming is one of the major new players that came to esports on the Activision Blizzard franchising wave. As owners of the Vancouver Titans, Seattle Surge and Luminosity, Enthusiast Gaming has one of the deepest esports portfolios out there. CEO…
What Brands Coming From Sports to Esports Need to Know
Apr 9 • 33 min
With sports suddenly on hold during the Coronavirus, brands are flocking to esports. But while there are similarities in connecting with the esports audience, there are also some key differences. Fred Schonenberg, CEO of VentureFuel, joins the show to…
How COVID-19 is Impacting the Legal Side of Esports
Apr 6 • 31 min
Esports law is complicated. States have different classifications for streamers and esports players, despite the rapid professionalization of esports contracts many are still lacking when compared to ironclad sports deals. COVID-19 only complicated…
Why Brands are Turning to Gaming During COVID-19
Apr 1 • 44 min
While COVID-19 picks up steam and doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, brands are left in a difficult spot. On one hand, they must take care of their employees but on the other work can't fully stop. Advertising during this time is quite…
How Gaming is Providing Socialization During Coronavirus Quarantines
Mar 30 • 35 min
Gaming is crucial right now, more than ever. As millions of people adjust to life-at-home, gaming companies are suddenly providing key outlets for social contact. Austin Smith from [Mission Control](missioncontrol.gg) joins the show to talk about how…
COVID-19’s Impact on Esports with Manny Anekal
Mar 25 • 58 min
A comprehesnive look at how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the esports world. Covering both the pros and the cons of this evolving situation and how the esports world will be changed when it is all said and done. Manny Anekal is a longtime…
Bringing Esports to the Skies with Panasonic Avionics
Mar 19 • 34 min
Sarah Eales is bringing esports broadcasts to inflight systems for Panasonic Avionics. We cover Fortnite and League in air, the impact of COVID-19 on airline travel and the issues with sexism in some esports communities. If you enjoyed the podcast, please…
On Free Fire and the Brazilian Esports Scene
Mar 17 • 28 min
Brazil is one of the biggest esports regions on earth. While Made in Brazil is the most household name from the region, the country has a bustling esports scene. The most played game is Garena's Free Fire. It's a mobile battle royale with toned down…
The Future of Virtual Reality Esports With vRotors Neil Malhotra
Mar 13 • 43 min
Virtual reality and augmented reality are two tech spaces to watch carefully in 2020. Riot Games already won a sports Emmy for the use of an augmented reality dragon in the 2018 Worlds but true VR esports are still a few years away. Neil Malhotra is the…
The Native MMO Provides a Glimpse Into how Casinos Can Use Gaming
Mar 11 • 36 min
A combination of slots and Pokemon GO, Native MMO shows how casinos are modernizing to connect with younger gamblers. Founder and CEO Justin McCool joins the show to talk about the game, why gamers already love gambling and the potential pitfalls of…
Former WB Games and Riot Exec Dives Into Esports Finances, Opportunity in India
Mar 6 • 38 min
Raj Rajkotia has built up a resume full of Fortune 500 companies. From Toyota to Bank of America to Warner Bros Games and Riot Games, Raj has done it all. Now he's the CEO of NextGenTM, a company that helps gaming businesses expand and is currently…
Michal ‘Carmac’ Blicharz on Coronavirus in Katowice, Valorant, ESL Pro League
Mar 4 • 42 min
Michal 'Carmac' Blicharz, ESL's VP of Pro Gaming, joins the show to talk about a crazy month in Counter-Strike. IEM Katowice being played without audience on order from the regional Polish government after Coronavirus concerns The grand finals breaking a…
The Overlap of Esports and STEM Education
Mar 2 • 37 min
Schools around the world are beginning to use esports to connect with students. AVI Systems executive Robert Mathews joins the show to talk about the uses of esports in STEM education, how schools are building out esports curriculum and the added social…
Why the In-Game Ad is the Future of Esports Advertising
Feb 29 • 37 min
From Louis Vuitton skins in League of Legends to Thanos in Fortnite, the in-game esports world is becoming a target for major brands. Executives from Anzu and CHEQ join the show to talk about what makes the in-game real estate valuable for brands, how…
How Nielsen Measures League of Legends Viewership With Accurate Data
Feb 27 • 25 min
Riot Games Head of Partnership and Business Development in North America joins the podcast to talk about an expanding partnership with Nielsen. Riot has been working with Nielsen for over a year and has just expanded the partnership to inlcude VODs. Why…
Where DreamHack Fits in to the Esports Ecosystem
Feb 13 • 35 min
DreamHack's Chief Product Officer and Creative Director join the show to talk about DreamHack's place in a rapidly franchising esports world, how games and locations are chosen and the upcoming DreamHack Anaheim event. If you enjoyed the podcast, please…
GenG Co-Founder and Cloud9 President Exchange Banter, Insight Over CSGO’s FLASHPOINT
Feb 11 • 35 min
Dan Fiden, President of Cloud9, and Kent Wakeford, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of GenG, join the podcast to talk about FLASHPOINT. FLASHPOINT is a new CS:GO tournament series featuring top-tier teams and broadcast talent targeted at adult audiences.…
EVO Preview - No Mortal Kombat?
Feb 7 • 42 min
Terrel Skellie joins Mitch on the podcast to break down the somewhat surprising roster of games headed to EVO. No Mortal Kombat is the biggest surprise but a throwback Marvel Vs. Capcom tournament offers plenty to be excited about. If you enjoyed the…
How to Invest in Esports With Scott Kelly
Feb 4 • 35 min
Black Dog VC CEO Scott Kelly joins the show to talk about the best investment opportunities in esports, the common mistakes he sees from companies raising capital and the growth of esports betting. Black Dog will be hosting [Esports Fast…
NHL and Collegiate Esports with Wim Stocks
Jan 31 • 24 min
WorldGaming Network and Collegiate StarLeague CEO Wim Stocks joins the show to talk about the growth of esports on college campuses and a string of new initiatives between NHL teams and WGN. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps…
The Call of Duty and Overwatch Leagues Are in Trouble With ESI’s Adam Fitch
Jan 9 • 62 min
Esports Insider editor Adam Fitch joins the show to talk about a host of issues facing the upcoming seasons of the Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues. Talent leaving the caster desk, a last minute change to the CDL format and absolutely absurd travel…
The Stoned Gamer League Combines Cannabis and Esports
Dec 30, 2019 • 50 min
The Stoned Gamer League (SGL) is a new company combining two classic pasttimes. With marijuana legalization sweeping America, suddenly business like the SGL can pop-up giving gamers a chance to get high and play video games. Stoned Gamer's CEO Marty…
How IBM is Using Cloud, Mobile and AI Tech in Esports
Dec 20, 2019 • 49 min
IBM has been working behind-the-scenes in esports for a long time. Bill LeVoir-Barry, IBM's CTO of Esports and Gaming, joins the show to talk about how cloud gaming can change esports, how mobile phones can be leveraged for in-arena activations and how…
Gen.G’s COO on CS:GO, NBA 2K and Expanding from East to West
Dec 18, 2019 • 42 min
Gen.G is one of the most global esports organizations. As Samsung Galaxy the organization was a dominant force in the LCK. Now they field teams in a variety of games with CS:GO being the most recent. They are the only NBA 2K team not tied to an NBA…
How Subnation is Building Gaming Experiences for Brands
Dec 13, 2019 • 50 min
Seven Volpone, a former recording artist turned business executive, joins the podcast to talk about his role as CEO, how non-endemic brands are connecting with esports and what makes a good event activation. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and…
eMLS and Fifa Esports with Major League Soccer’s James Ruth
Dec 6, 2019 • 42 min
James Ruth, Major League Soccer's (MLS) Senior Director of Properties, joins the show to talk about the eMLS slate, how the American sports leagues have embraced esports and more. Check out the shcedule for the upcoming eMLS season. Then Mitch talks about…
PUBG Mobile is Dominating the Indian Esports Scene
Nov 26, 2019 • 41 min
The biggest game in India is PUBG Mobile and it's not particulary close. PTW's president of Americas and India Kasturi Rangan joins the show to talk about why they aquired a PUBG Mobile team, the esports opportunity in India and more. Check out this…
Fandom’s Massive Gaming Web With the New Director of Gaming Content
Nov 22, 2019 • 55 min
Game wikis are a favorite of esports jounralists and random redditors alike. Fandom's Bryan Herren joins the podcast to talk about his time as a co-owner of Beyond the Summit, Fandom's digital toolset for D&D and how Fandom keeps wikipedias ranging from…
Exploring Juked.GG With Co-Founder Ben ‘Fishstix’ Godlhaber
Nov 20, 2019 • 32 min
Juked.gg is a new site aimed to bring all esports together under one roof. Co-Founder Ben Goldhaber joins the pod to talk about his time at Twitch, the inspiration behind the site and where he hopes to go from here. Read about the inspiration for Juked If…
Esports Health with the GamerDoc
Nov 11, 2019 • 54 min
Esports organizations are increasingly focusing on player health. While stereotypes classicly associated with gaming don't hold up, there are some worrying trends when it comes to physical health in esports. The Gamer Doc, a licensed doctor based out of…
Complexity Gaming CMO on Partnering With the Dallas Cowboys
Nov 6, 2019 • 74 min
Complexity has had one of the most interesting years for esports organizations. As CMO Cam Kelly approaches his one year anniversary, he talks about what he's learned in the esports world, Complexity's unique relatioship with the Dallas Cowboys, and why…
Comcast and Cal Esports Host a Panel on Esports Careers
Nov 1, 2019 • 29 min
Comcast and Cal Esports have partnered on a panel that will give students a look at possible career paths in the esports world. Cal Esports Program Manager joins the podcast to talk about the panel, esports in the Pac-12 and more. Watch the full panel…
ESL’s SVP of Brand Partnerships on the ESL Mobile Open
Oct 28, 2019 • 47 min
Paul Brewer, ESL's SVP of Brand Partnerships in North America joins the podcast to talk about the new ESL Mobile Open, diversity and inclusion in esports, moving from sports to esports and more. Take the GLHF pledge from AnyKey. See how effective brand…
How Game Developers are Balancing Esports
Oct 24, 2019 • 79 min
Game balance in esports is a hot issue. Should developers cater to casual players or to the pro scene? Which esport has done the best with game balance? To answer these questions, Mitch is joined by Jash Rai, a high level esports player in a variety of…
How Extreme Networks is Building Esports Infrastructure in Schools
Oct 23, 2019 • 43 min
Extreme Networks' Chief Operating Officer Norman Rice joins the show to talk about how Extreme Networks is taking the companies work in traditional sports over to esports. We cover what a good esports network looks like, how esports is becoming the new…
Overwatch World Cup Preview
Oct 22, 2019 • 49 min
The Overwatch World Cup is around the corner and Mike "Roomba" Schwartz and I break down some of the biggest storylines. Can South Korea be beat? Will the Hong Kong team create another Blitzchung situation? Will a future OWL star break out at the event?…
Starting a Career as an Esports Writer with Gabriel “H3nley” Ionica
Oct 16, 2019 • 50 min
Many esports fans want to turn their passion into a career, and being a writer feels like a great way to start. Mitch and Gabriel go behind-the-scenes in the lives of esports writers, how to best start a career and what it takes to succeed. Be warned, the…
Super Smash Bros’ Drama Filled Summer With Danny Howard
Oct 14, 2019 • 47 min
Super Smash Bros esports scene saw plenty of drama this Summer. There was bullying, racist discord messages, underage dating, blackmail and fights at events. Just to name a few. FGC writer Danny Howard comes on the pod to talk about everything that went…
Should CS:GO Change Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists?
Oct 10, 2019 • 66 min
A recent debate has ignited in the CS:GO community. The question: "Should Valve change the names of 'terrorists' and 'counter-terrorists' to something more sponsor friendly?" Mitch is joined by CS:GO writer and caster Benjamin Hodge Mckenna to debate the…
The Relationship Between the NCAA and Esports
Oct 8, 2019 • 42 min
Charles Spencer talks about how the new California law allowing collegiate athletes to be compensated for their likeness could impact collegeiate esports. The conversation also touches on how to get a collegiate esports program off the ground and esports…
How the Shock became World Champions and Looking Towards Homestand Weekends
Oct 3, 2019 • 55 min
On today's podcast, Mitch is joined by Terrel Skellie to Rate and subscribe! New episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow Esportz Network on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook…
Weekly Roundup - OWL Finals, PlayVS, Hecz, and VENN
Sep 20, 2019 • 6 min
Here's all the biggest news out of esports in the past week. The OWL Grand Finals are ready to go between the SF Shock and the Vancouver Titans. Hecz makes Chicago CoD the most popular team heading into CDL free agency. VENN raises $17 million and…
Esports Minute Weekly Briefing
Sep 10, 2019 • 5 min
It's a crossover episode! For those subscribed to only this feed, we are bringing the daily news content from the Esports Minute over to a longer-form style for the Esportz Network Podcast. In about five minutes I will break down the biggest results from…
The Top 100 Most Influential People in Esports
Sep 5, 2019 • 46 min
A recent article from Weekly.gg ranked the top 100 most influential people in esports. The list included players, CEOs, streamers, journalists and more. I brought on Weekly.gg co-founder Franco Rivas to talk about how they compiled this list, some of the…
WSOE’s Unique 24/7 WoW Competition with Christian Bishop
Aug 28, 2019 • 24 min
The World Showdown of Esports commissioner Christian Bishop joins the podcast to talk about the new event they are running. After partnering with Method, WSOE is holding a 24/7 World of Warcraft Classic race that will run throughout this week. Christian…
Investing in Esports with Joey Brander
Aug 26, 2019 • 44 min
Investing in esports can be dangerous, and also potentially very lucrative. Joey Brander is the president of First Serve Partners, an investment firm that has put money behind the Toronto Defiant and Splyce. With their investments, Joey has a part of the…
What is Going on With the Farming Simulator League?
Aug 22, 2019 • 53 min
Yes, the Farming Simulator League does exist, and no this is not a joke. An actual league with major sponsors like John Deere has popped up around the Farming Simulator game, proving once and for all that literally any game can become an esport with…
Madden Ultimate Team Esports with Muthead’s Esports Program Director
Aug 19, 2019 • 55 min
Madden esports are pretty complicated. There's a draft mode, Madden Classic, a salary cap mode and Ultimate Team as options for Madden esports players to compete. Each one comes with a unique set of challenges that make it unique from the others. Zac…
TSM’s Apex Legends Team on Winning X-Games Gold Medal
Aug 15, 2019 • 29 min
Mitch is joined by Reps, Albralelie and ImperialHal to talk about winning an X Games Gold Medal in the Apex Legends EXP Invitational. The podcast covers that event, the best scoring system for Battle Royale esports, the current Apex meta and the broadcast…
How Esports Stadium Designers are Countering Cheaters
Aug 9, 2019 • 34 min
Cheating in esports comes in a variety of forms. Aim bots give perfect shots, wall hacks allow you to see people you shouldn't but one form of cheating is the simplest of all. Screen peeking. Many a fight were caused from the simple act of looking at an…
The Biggest Moments from the last EVO
Aug 8, 2019 • 54 min
EVO 2019 had a bunch of incredible storylines and Terrel Skellie joins the podcast to talk about the biggest moments from the event. We cover Sonic Fox, the young Pakistani Tekken player who embodied what Evo is all about and the Super Smash Bros Melee…
How Indie Games Have Defined Esports with Max Bettendorf
Aug 2, 2019 • 55 min
Indie games get a bad rep. All that title means is that they are games from a developer not tied to one of the massive AAA studios. Instead, indie has become a meme that often means low-quality, rough, or in need of improvement. But some of the biggest…
The Fortnite World Cup and the Past Year of Fortnite Esports
Jul 25, 2019 • 87 min
This weekend marks the start of one of esports most unique tournaments. Nothing like the Fortnite World Cup has ever been held before. As an open qualifier, some players went from complete obscurity to playing for a chance to win the top prize of…
Can Roller Champions Be the Next Rocket League with Ubisoft Developer
Jul 17, 2019 • 68 min
There is a new game genre in the works. The developers at Ubisoft call it Connected Arcade Team Sports (CATS), my co-host calls them Virtual Spectator Sports (VSS) and my brother calls them Maybe Boomers Will Actually Recognize These as Sports, Sports…
Looking Back at the OpTic Gaming Dynasty and Why it Went Wrong
Jul 11, 2019 • 28 min
OpTic Gaming was one of the largest esports organizations in the world. In 2017 they had the best Call of Duty team with a rabid GreenWall fan base, they secured spots in both the LCS and OWL franchising and were still expanding. They secured extra…
Breaking Down the ESPY’s Esports Award Nominations
Jun 24, 2019 • 73 min
The ESPY's have announced a new esports award! 16 esports moments from the past year and a half will go head-to-head in a fan voting bracket. Here's all the information you need to know about the nominees for this new award. Rate and subscribe! New…
E3 Recap With The Three Biggest Esports Moments
Jun 17, 2019 • 58 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through a recap of E3 with the three biggest esports moments from the massive gaming conference. Joined by Max Bettendorf, they talk about Roller Champions joining Rocket League in that unique esports genre, the possible…
Betting on Esports with Thrive Fantasy’s Adam Weinstein
Jun 10, 2019 • 29 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the growing world of esports betting. With the Supreme Court decision passed in Spring of 2018, betting on sports became a reality for a much larger section of the US. With that, esports betting suddenly became…
Esports Accessibility and NBA 2K with Geekletes Co-Founder Danny Martin
Jun 7, 2019 • 34 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through an interview with Geekletes Executive Director and Co-Founder Danny Martin. Geekletes is an amatuer esports tournament organizer who was the starting place for quite a few players in the NBA 2K League. Now they…
What Epic Games Acquisition of Psyonix Means for Rocket League
May 31, 2019 • 63 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through Psyonix being bought out by Fortnite developer Epic Games. There are a lot of moving parts to this deal including Rocket League moving towards the Epic Games Store and possibly away from Steam, new changes in…
How to Explain Esports to Friends, Coworkers or Parents
May 30, 2019 • 35 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the tough challenge of explaining esports to people who may be wholely unfamiliar with the industry. Everybody who enjoys esports has often had to try to encapsulate the whole industry in easy-to-understand…
Breaking down the Tfue - FaZe lawsuit with both video responses and leaked contract
May 27, 2019 • 62 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through new developments in what might be the largest esports story of the year. Since the first podcast was released, FaZe Clan owner FaZe Banks released an emotional video titled "Dear Tfue," Tfue responded with a two…
Designing Esports Facilities with HKS Sports and Entertainment
May 24, 2019 • 46 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through how designers are thinking about esports facilities. Joined by two Senior Designers from HKS Sports and Entertainment, the conversation covers the work they are doing for Team Vitality and the Dallas Fuel, how…
Fortnite Superstar Tfue Sues FaZe Clan
May 21, 2019 • 53 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through one of the biggest channels on Twitch and most popular esports players in the world suing his organization. Since joining FaZe Clan in April of 2018, Tfue's rise has been meteoric. Now he is suing the…
US Senator Writes Bill Targeting Loot Boxes
May 17, 2019 • 57 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through a new bill introduced to the US Senate targeting loot boxes. Esports journalist Terrel Skellie is on to go over how different publishers and genres utilize loot boxes in their games. We also go over other…
Rainbow Six Esports with Ubisoft’s Senior Director of Esports Che Chou
May 16, 2019 • 32 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through an interview with Ubisoft's Senior Director of Esports, Che Chou. The crown jewel of Ubisoft's esports roster is Rainbow Six Seige, and with the Season 9 R6 Pro League Finals taking place this weekend, that was…
How UCI Esports director Mark Deppe Created a Collegiate Esports Dynasty
May 14, 2019 • 36 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the most dominant team in collegiate esports. The University of California Irvine has won three collegiate LoL National Championships and goes for a fourth next week. A lot of the programs success started with…
Regionalization in esports with Super League Gaming CCO Matt Edelman
May 10, 2019 • 44 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the ongoing regionalization of esports with Super League Gaming's CCO Matt Edelman. Before there was the OWL and CWL moving to cities, SLG had opened up city based esports clubs in 16 American cities. We talk…
How FANDOM Sports is Using the Blockchain to Monetize Esports Conversations with CEO Henri Holm
May 9, 2019 • 43 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through a new app set to release in late May. FANDOM sports is developing an app that allows traditional sports and esports fans to hold spirited debates and be rewarded with virtual currency. Henri Holm, the CEO of…
Esports Myths
May 2, 2019 • 29 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through some of the most prevalent questions and misconceptions about esports. Peddled by the mainstream media and unaware collegaues, these esports myths are common topics all esports fans have to engage on. Three myths…
Esports Media Training with Orai, an AI Communications Coach
Apr 23, 2019 • 27 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through Orai with the apps co-founder and CEO Danish Dhamani. Orai uses artificial intellegence to help improve communication. Esportz Network is using Orai as part of Esportz Pro, a media training course designed for…
Dr. Sontag and Health in Esports
Apr 18, 2019 • 25 min
On today's podcast, Mitch interviews Dr. Todd Sontag, a physician at Orlando Health, who has been tasked to care for esports athletes for the NBA 2K League's Magic Gaming team. Together they discuss the very real physical and mental stress esports…
An Esports Minute: LCS News and Chipotle’s New Partnerships
Apr 17, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks franchise changes and other news in LCS, and discusses Chipotle's new big partnerships for both DreamHack and…
An Esports Minute: The Weeknd with OverActive Media
Apr 16, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks about how The Weeknd plans to get involved with OverActive Media, other musical artists involved in esports,…
An Esports Minute: Athletes Invested in Esports
Apr 15, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks esports investments from superstars like Michael Jordan, Odell Beckam Jr., and Kevin Durant. Rate and…
Athletes Invested In Esports
Apr 12, 2019 • 35 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through a long list of athletes who have invested in esports, what their investments are, and the difference between traditional sports team owners and esports team owners. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through…
An Esports Minute: Spanish Premier League Rivalry Enters RLCS
Apr 12, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks about Rocket League Championship Series' newest additions with rival Premier League teams Real Madrid and…
An Esports Minute: Frantic Fortnite and NBA 2K League’s Newest
Apr 11, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's podcast, Mitch goes over the unrest in the Fortnite community as the Fortnite World Cup approaches and developments in the NBA 2K League.…
An Esports Minute: Interview Highlights with WSOE’s Christian Bishop
Apr 10, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the new and growing 3rd party tournament hosting company WSOE and the man behind it all—Christian Bishop.…
An Esports Minute: Selfless Gaming’s Dafran and RLCS Season 7
Apr 9, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's podcast, Mitch talks on Selfless Gaming's popular Overwatch player Dafran's decision to quit professional gaming, Rocket League developer…
An Esports Minute: Sports Simulators
Apr 8, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch takes us through the struggles sports simulators have in esports. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through…
The Struggle of Sports Simulators as Esports
Apr 5, 2019 • 36 min
On today's podcast, Mitch explains the struggles sports simulators have in esports despite recieving backing from the leagues they're associated with. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through Friday. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow…
An Esports Minute: Discover and Drake
Apr 4, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks about Discover's sponsorship of PAX and Drake's newest investment in esports. Rate and subscribe! New episodes…
Interview with WSOE’s Christian Bishop
Apr 3, 2019 • 20 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through the new and growing 3rd party tournament hosting company WSOE and the man behind it all—Christian Bishop. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through Friday. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow…
An Esports Minute: Women in Esports
Apr 3, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks about elite women competitors in esports. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through Friday. Follow Mitch…
An Esports Minute: Recent Sponsorships and Prize Pools
Apr 2, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch takes us through GameStop's new sponsorships in the Overwatch League, Fortnite's massive prize pool, and more. Rate…
An Esports Minute: Fusion’s New Stadium
Apr 1, 2019 • 1 min
Notice:All Esports Minutes have been moved to the Esports Minute podcast where new episodes may be found. On today's Esports Minute, Mitch talks about the plans for the Philidelphia Fusion's new $50 million stadium and other quick notable news. Rate and…
Women in Esports
Mar 27, 2019 • 10 min
On today's podcast, Mitch recalls five women in esports who have shined under the spotlight . Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through Friday. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow Esportz Network on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook…
Stadia—Gaming with Google
Mar 22, 2019 • 3 min
On today's podcast, Mitch takes us through Google's announcement of their new gaming platform Stadia and everything we know about it so far. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Monday through Friday. Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames Follow Esportz…