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Esports Roundtable Podcast where we discuss the past, present and future of esports business. Host Joe Hills, Founder of Looking for Group, chats to c-suite guests from across the esports landscape to discuss their story and investigate into pressing topics of the industry. The ultimate aim for the Roundtable is to provide a critical and constructive platform where esports executives can bring transparency and insight to the inner workings of the business of esports.

Esports Roundtable Podcast where we discuss the past, present and future of esports business. Host Joe Hills, Founder of Looking for Group, chats to c-suite guests from across the esports landscape to discuss their story and investigate into pressing topics of the industry. The ultimate aim for the Roundtable is to provide a critical and constructive platform where esports executives can bring transparency and insight to the inner workings of the business of esports.
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Esports Roundtable Podcast where we discuss the past, present and future of esports business. Host Joe Hills, Founder of Looking for Group, chats to c-suite guests from across the esports landscape to discuss their story and investigate into pressing topics of the industry. The ultimate aim for the Roundtable is to provide a critical and constructive platform where esports executives can bring transparency and insight to the inner workings of the business of esports.

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English


Episodes

41: ERT#41 Elevating the legal standard in esports with Bryce Blum, ESG Law

8/15/2018
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Bryce Blum, one of the leading esports general counsels on retainer for Cloud9, Immortals, Team Liquid, TSM and OpTic Gaming, joins us to lift the veil on the rapid evolution of the legal standard in esports. We explore the state of player contracts, league infrastructures, player associations and unions as well as the difficult landscape of esports immigration; for athletes and business professionals alike. Reach out to Bryce @esportslaw on twitter and esglaw.com -- Find and rate us on...

Duration:00:41:38

40: ERT#40 How successful was Overwatch League Season One? Diving Deep with Nicole Pike, Nielsen and Johannes Waldstein, FanAI

8/8/2018
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This week we are joined by Nicole Pike, Managing Director of Nielsen and Johannes Waldstein, CEO of FanAI to take an analytical review of how successful Season One of the OWL was, how we measure that and the overall state of business analytics in esports. We also dive into the business philosophies, life lessons and mottoes picked up by these two esports leaders. Reach out to our guests on nicole.pike@nielsen.com and johannes@fanai.com -- Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you...

Duration:00:50:53

39: ERT#39 Battle Royale Pros: Structured Mental and Physical Preparation with OpTic Hypoc, PUBG

7/25/2018
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The Roundtable is back from the NGAGE Esports Studios in Frisco, TX! (Apologies for the early crackle - it ends quickly) Join PUBG standout OpTic Hypoc and I in our exploration of how the mindset of pro players varies between title, the importance of a structured approach to mental health and physical performance in esports and how the BR genre can mature to provide a better experience for players and fans alike. -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to:...

Duration:00:48:04

25: ERT #25 Franchising H1Z1 Pro League with Jace Hall, Vision Ventures Partners

2/14/2018
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Apologies for the sound quality issues! We recorded this face to face in the VVP offices and are working out the kinks still. Jace talks the vision behind TwinGalaxies' H1 Pro League franchise, their metrics for success vs PUBG and Fortnite + view on the esports landscape and the relationship between the industry and television. Meanwhile, our Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet giveaway is still live! Grab your chance to win it while you can over at...

Duration:00:39:15

24: ERT #24 Regenerating London with Esports, Ben Reed The Silvertown Project

2/7/2018
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Enter our Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet giveaway here: https://gleam.io/ECuNE/esports-roundtable-tablet-giveaway Tell Silvertown what you want from local esports here: https://benreed1.typeform.com/to/nsRq3p Real estate investment is the new frontier in esports with millions being pumped into the next generation's arenas and venues to host the growing regionality of competition. Ben Reed joins the ERT to fill us in on Silvertown’s vision for esports hubs in the multi-million regeneration project...

Duration:00:36:00

23: ERT #23 Simulation sports like FIFA as esports with Tom Halls Head of Partnerships, Gfinity

1/31/2018
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[Enter our Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet giveaway here!](https://gleam.io/ECuNE/esports-roundtable-tablet-giveaway "Giveaway") Simulation sports like FIFA and Madden are investing heavily into their esports propositions this year. Tom Halls joins us to discuss his views on whether we should classify these as pure esports, how to measure their success and more on this week's episode of the ERT. Reach Tom Halls on LinkedIn @Thomas Halls or TGHalls on Twitter. - Enjoyed the show? Leave us a rating...

Duration:00:51:08

22: ERT #22 Team Environments Part 2: Daniel Deshe, Echo Fox

1/24/2018
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Part 2 with Daniel Deshe takes us on the journey of how Echo Fox rises so quickly to tier one status, Daniel's background in MMA, the inspiring moments of Rick Fox and more. Reach Romain on @RomainBigeard on Twitter or romain@opticgaming.tv - Enjoyed the show? Leave us a rating and review in iTunes and Stitcher to help the podcast grow. We want to hear from you! Twitter: @bearlykoalified FB: @lfgesportshr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joehillslfg/ Website: www.lookingforgrouplfg.com

Duration:00:30:51

21: ERT #21 Team Environments Part 1: Romain Bigeard, Optic LoL

1/24/2018
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We have a two-part series for you this week on team environments in esports. In one of my favourite episodes so far, Romain takes us through his journey in esports, why he joined Optic and his philosophy around developing a healthy player environment. Reach Romain on @RomainBigeard on Twitter or romain@opticgaming.tv - Enjoyed the show? Leave us a rating and review in iTunes and Stitcher to help the podcast grow. We want to hear from you! Twitter: @bearlykoalified FB: @lfgesportshr LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:57:05

20: ERT #20 Talent Spotlight: Jacob Toft-Andersen on Infinite, the Esports Bubble and Talent management

1/17/2018
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In our first episode of Talent Spotlight, Jacob Toft-Andersen joins us to discuss why he left North for Infinite, the secrets of talent management and much more. Reach Jacob @ TheMaelk on Twitter. - Enjoyed the show? Leave us a rating and review in iTunes and Stitcher to help the podcast grow. We want to hear from you! Twitter: @bearlykoalified FB: @lfgesportshr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joehillslfg/ Website: www.lookingforgrouplfg.com

Duration:00:40:49

19: ERT #19 Will endemic esports news companies survive? With Graham Ashton @ The Esports Observer

1/10/2018
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With ESPN dominating the breaking news and The Esports Observer being invested in by SportsBusinessJournal, will the esports news sites of old survive the waves of investment and poaching of talent from media giants entering the space? We brought Graham Ashton on the show to tell his story and shed some insight on the state of esports business news and insight. Reach Graham @graham__ashton and on www.esportsobserver.com - Enjoyed the show? Leave us a rating and review in iTunes and Stitcher...

Duration:00:40:34

18: ERT #18 Ralf Reichert and the Future of Esports with ESL

1/3/2018
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ESL's CEO Ralf Reichert jumped on the show to bring the ERT into 2018\. We discussed the state of Esports, importance of the partnership with Pyeongchang's Winter Games and more. Reach Ralf on @RalfReichert and r.reichert@eslgaming.com If you enjoyed the show: leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help the podcast grow! FB: @lfgesportshr Twitter: @bearlykoalified LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joehillslfg/ Website: www.lookingforgrouplfg.com

Duration:00:29:01

17: ERT #17 Christmas Special with Foundry IV: Tobias Sherman and Simon Abitbol

12/20/2017
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Former WME|IMG esports visionaries Tobias and Simon join us on a more relaxed episode of the show where we break down their exit from WME|IMG and the philosophy behind Foundry IV's approach to building a title for with org/team buy-in + a healthy dose of festive horseplay. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEE YOU IN 2018!! Reach the guys on Twitter: Tobias: @TumbaSherman Simon: @SympaticoTV If you enjoyed the show: leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help the podcast grow! FB: @lfgesportshr Twitter:...

Duration:01:10:39

16: ERT #16 Who won the franchise war and will Western talent ever topple Korean dominance with Kelby May, Director Team Sponsorship Strategy @ Twitch

12/13/2017
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Twitch's Kelby May drops some candid insight in one of my favourite episodes of the show so far. We get into who won the opening battles of the franchising war for talent and brand, whether the West will ever compete with Korea and take a dive into Twitch's position as one of the few places where all Esports stakeholders come together. Reach Kelby on Twitter @KelbyMay and on kelby@twitch.tv If you enjoyed the show: leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help the podcast grow! FB:...

Duration:00:36:58