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Accomplished esports journalist, Mitch Reames, takes his knowledge and expertise behind the mic to discuss the newest developments and headlines in esports for both the casual gamer and esports enthusiast. Esportz Network Minute is a daily show that informs listeners of the hottest stories of the day. Mitch also hosts a guest show where he interviews an established name and allows listeners an insider look into the world of esports.

Accomplished esports journalist, Mitch Reames, takes his knowledge and expertise behind the mic to discuss the newest developments and headlines in esports for both the casual gamer and esports enthusiast. Esportz Network Minute is a daily show that informs listeners of the hottest stories of the day. Mitch also hosts a guest show where he interviews an established name and allows listeners an insider look into the world of esports.
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Accomplished esports journalist, Mitch Reames, takes his knowledge and expertise behind the mic to discuss the newest developments and headlines in esports for both the casual gamer and esports enthusiast. Esportz Network Minute is a daily show that informs listeners of the hottest stories of the day. Mitch also hosts a guest show where he interviews an established name and allows listeners an insider look into the world of esports.

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English


Episodes

Esports Minute Weekly Briefing

9/10/2019
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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 past week including League of Legends, CSGO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six and Rocket League in this episode. Plus, all the biggest esports brand deals, executive moves and other random pieces of news from the last week. Rate and subscribe! New...

Duration:00:05:41

The Top 100 Most Influential People in Esports

9/5/2019
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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 tough choices and why knowing the history of esports is so important when getting involved in this space. The list can be found here: https://weekly.gg/influential-people-esports And sign up for Weekly,gg's newsletter here:...

Duration:00:34:16

WSOE's Unique 24/7 WoW Competition with Christian Bishop

8/28/2019
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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 talks about the event, the craze that the release of WoW Classic has caused and lobbies for Mitch to join the rest of the gaming community and get into World of Warcraft. Check out the WSOE event by hopping over to their Twitch channel...

Duration:00:24:19

Investing in Esports with Joey Brander

8/26/2019
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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 three major franchised esports leagues. We talk about the move to regionalization in esports, what makes a good esports investment and much more on this podcast. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the...

Duration:00:29:31

What is Going on With the Farming Simulator League?

8/22/2019
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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 enough ingenuity. I am joined by Max Bettendorf to talk about what this league is, how it works, and to make a bunch of farming jokes. Hope you enjoy. Links for further learning about the Farming Simulator League: Explanation video:...

Duration:00:42:13

Madden Ultimate Team Esports with Muthead's Esports Program Director

8/19/2019
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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 'ZAN' Neal is a former Madden pro turned Esports Program Director and Shoutcaster. He takes Mitch through the wide world of Madden esports, what is new to Madden 20 and what Muthead has planned for the upcoming NFL season. Rate and subscribe!...

Duration:00:43:58

TSM's Apex Legends Team on Winning X-Games Gold Medal

8/15/2019
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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 being delayed until October due to recent gun violence. If you enjoyed this podcast please rate and subscribe :) New episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute (https://esportsminute.fireside.fm/). Follow Mitch on...

Duration:00:29:47

How Esports Stadium Designers are Countering Cheaters

8/9/2019
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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 opposing split screen, and it still happens in the highest levels of esports. A Fortnite World Cup player was removed from the event for screen-peeking. To talk about the problem and how designers are working on it, I brought on Dustin...

Duration:00:21:36

The Biggest Moments from the last EVO

8/8/2019
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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 sized hole in the event. Plus, why many in the fighting game community don't consider Smash Bros to be a fighting game and why I think they are wrong. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the Esports...

Duration:00:35:34

How Indie Games Have Defined Esports with Max Bettendorf

8/2/2019
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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 esports ever came out of indie studios. The best example being the founding of Riot Games by two USC students in 2006. League of Legends went on to become one of the biggest games and esports in the world. This podcast covers some of the...

Duration:00:35:34

The Fortnite World Cup and the Past Year of Fortnite Esports

7/25/2019
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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 $3,000,000. Four different events will be held over the weekend. I am joined by Amanda Zelauskas, a writer for FortniteINTEL to talk all things Fortnite World Cup. We go back into the crazy year of Fortnite esports and look at the highs and lows...

Duration:00:57:26

Can Roller Champions Be the Next Rocket League with Ubisoft Developer

7/17/2019
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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 (MBWARTSS). Our listeners sent in suggestions for other names for the genre and we ran those by Ubisoft developer Stéphane Drapeau who told us about the inspirations for the game. Then Max Bettendorf joins the program to give an honest of...

Duration:00:52:33

Looking Back at the OpTic Gaming Dynasty and Why it Went Wrong

7/11/2019
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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 funding from Infinite Esports and Entertainment, which took the company out of the guiding hands of Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez, a move that proved to be fatal. Now, halfway through 2019, OpTic Gaming is just a brand under Immortals Gaming Club...

Duration:00:28:46

Breaking Down the ESPY's Esports Award Nominations

6/24/2019
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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 episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute (https://esportsminute.fireside.fm/). Follow Mitch on Twitter @Mitch_Reames (https://twitter.com/Mitch_Reames) Follow Esportz Network on Twitter...

Duration:00:48:15

E3 Recap With The Three Biggest Esports Moments

6/17/2019
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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 return of Halo Esports and Super Mario Maker becoming an unlikely and intense esport competition. Rate and subscribe! New episodes Weekly. For daily esports news, check out the Esports Minute (https://esportsminute.fireside.fm/). Follow...

Duration:00:37:46

Betting on Esports with Thrive Fantasy's Adam Weinstein

6/10/2019
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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 easier to manage as well. Thrive Fantasy offers prop bets on League of Legends and CS:GO as well as traditional sports competitions. We talked about how the betting landscape has changed, how companies are tackling esports betting and the...

Duration:00:29:05

Esports Accessibility and NBA 2K with Geekletes Co-Founder Danny Martin

6/7/2019
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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 are building a new arena in DeSoto, Texas and we talked about being a part of the NBA 2K scene as the NBA bought in, bringing esports to the masses and much more. _Note: I am experimenting with a new audio recording software that improves the...

Duration:00:34:31

What Epic Games Acquisition of Psyonix Means for Rocket League

5/31/2019
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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 Rocket League resembling Fortnite, and a possible influx of new players. Mitch brought on Rocket League afficianado and fellow champ player stuck in platinum to talk about what this means for the future of the game. Rate and subscribe! New...

Duration:00:49:26

How to Explain Esports to Friends, Coworkers or Parents

5/30/2019
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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 langauge. This podcast covers quick responses to common out of touch questions, details some big numbers that help people "get" esports, and talks about the history of esports to show where this industry came from and why it isn't going away any...

Duration:00:35:44

Breaking down the Tfue - FaZe lawsuit with both video responses and leaked contract

5/27/2019
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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 minute statment ending with the hashtag #ReleaseTheContract which immediately went trending, then a leaked contract came out the next morning showing Tfue's claims to be largely correct. I brought back Terrel Skellie to break down all the...

Duration:00:49:53