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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

44: ERT#44 The Story Mob: Esports' premier female founded communications specialist

9/13/2018
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This week Nicola Piggott and Anna Rozwandowicz, two of the three co-founders of The Story Mob, join the show to discuss their journey towards entrepreneurialism, experiences as women in esports business and how our industry can better tell it's story on a local and globally level. Reach Nicola and Anna @ thestorymob on Twitter. -- Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow "esroundtablepod" and "BearlyKoalified" on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:46:43

43: ERT#43 Motivational Psychology and Inspiring Performance with Matt "Flame" Rodriguez, General Manager for Houston Outlaws

9/5/2018
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Flame has tied together one of the most successful team brands in Overwatch where the deep rooted brotherhood between players, coaches and management is palpable. We twist and turn through early life inspiration towards performance, lessons learned from Season 1 and how management balances enabling players to build the brands whilst maintaining team morale and performance. Reach Matt @flameirl and LinkedIn on "Matt Rodriguez". -- Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For...

Duration:00:51:50

42: ERT#42 Driving the Team Narrative - Creating community through branding in Esports with Markel Lee, Creative Director Infinite Esports & Entertainment

8/22/2018
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Markel Lee, Creative Director for Infinite, is the leader behind the hugely successful launches of Houston Outlaws, OpTic Global and much more across the Infinite portfolio. He joins us on the show to tell his story, take us through the recent Spec Ops OpTic Gaming rebrand and his approach to pursuing success for himself and his team. Check out the rebrand on Vision Season 5: Episode 9 "Prestige" from 7,55 onwards! https://youtu.be/4pCSRM-Z1go Reach Markel - mlee@infinite.gg or @markel_lee...

Duration:00:45:59

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

38: ERT #38 The Esports/Music Industry Crossover with Patrick Mahoney, CEO We are Nations.

5/16/2018
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Continuing our dive into the wonderful world of esports merchandise, Patrick Mahoney from We are Nations came on the show to share his impressions of how music/esports being so similar from a merchandising, stage production, touring and counter cultural fan tendencies perspective. Reach out to Patrick - patrick@wearenations.com and on @WeareNations. **Apologies for the sound quality for this one. We had some corruption in the recording** -- Please leave a rating and review and send your...

Duration:00:34:59

37: ERT #37 How post franchising esports is evolving globally with Jason Yeh, Leaf Ventures

5/9/2018
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Former Head of Esports EU, Riot Games and ERT alumni Jason Yeh comes on the show to discuss how esports is growing into mainstream entertainment, K-Swiss making moves with Immortals, analysing AirAsia's entry and the multi title Fnatic approach vs local market mastery of Vitality. We also touch on how imported rosters such as NYXL and London Spitfire gel with local audiences. -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter: @esroundtablepod /...

Duration:00:47:52

36: ERT #36 Maximising human potential and esports athletes with Taylor Johnson, Innovative Performance Institute

5/2/2018
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In one of our most inspiring episodes, Taylor Johnson from the Innovative Performance Institute shares his lessons from life, the scientific approach to enabling players to be their best selves and how elite performance in esports/sport can instil healthy habits in fans around the world. Reach Taylor on Twitter @ CoachT_Johnson or Linkedin -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter: @esroundtablepod / @bearlykoalified FB: @esportsroundtablepodcast...

Duration:00:40:09

35: ERT #35 Building USA's largest esports stadium with Jonathon Oudthone, NGAGE Esports

4/25/2018
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Sounds different? Recorded live from NGAGE Esport's office in Frisco, TX. Millions of esports investment is being assigned to cultivating the next generation of venues tailored for esports production - significantly more demanding than traditional sports. Jonathan Oudthone, President of NGAGE Esports joins the show to share his story from directing EVO for multiple years, how Esports Stadium came to be and the potential for social change through esports investment in local communities. Find...

Duration:00:31:39

34: ERT #34 Maturing the quality of merchandise in esports with Jon Gurman, CEO of H4X

4/19/2018
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Building sustainable revenue streams whilst providing awesome products to fans is absolutely critical for enabling esports to continue it's exciting hockey stick of growth. Jon Gurman, CEO of H4X - the official ESL/Dreamhack merchandising partner, joins us to share the journey of H4X to 2018, the state/ quality of esports merchandise and what he dreams for the future of gaming/esports lifestyle brands. Reach Jon on Twitter @JonWayneGurman and check out H4X.gg for more details!! -- Please...

Duration:00:23:06

33: ERT #33 Introducing Infinite Esports and Entertainment with Ryan "OpTicJ" Musselman

4/11/2018
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Ryan joins the show to give insight on the org that Joe is joining in the near future. The conversation flows from Ryan's time at Google (and what he learned there), how OpTic joined Infinite, Infinite's vision for the future of esports as a whole. They also dive into the under-discussed topic of how team brands need to innovate to build a unique proposition to fans and sponsors alike if they want to remain relevant. Reach Ryan on Linkedin or on Twitter @ OpTicJ -- Please leave a rating and...

Duration:00:38:46

32: ERT #32 Australian Esports with Dire Wolves- David Harris

4/4/2018
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After many requests, we focus in on the state of Oceanic Esports with David Harris from Guinevere Capital, the holding company behind Dire Wolves, Esports High Performance Centre and EGAA Reach David on LinkedIn or Twitter @ daveharrisAUS. -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter: @esroundtablepod FB: @esportsroundtablepodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joehillslfg/ Website: www.lookingforgrouplfg.com/podcast

Duration:00:34:07

31: ERT #31 Introducing FC Schalke 04 Esports with Hans Durr, Head of Esports

3/28/2018
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My good friend Hans Durr comes on to discuss the FC Schalke turn around in 2017/2018, the old days of WoW Esports, his philosophy to sports teams entering esports and how he inspires his players + makes the right hires to build a culture of success. Reach Hans on Twitter @followLiq! -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter: @esroundtablepod FB: @esportsroundtablepodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joehillslfg/ Website:...

Duration:00:39:51

30: ERT #30 Is mobile the future of esports? Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Space Ape Games

3/21/2018
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Deborah joins us to discuss her view on how mobile will change the future of esports and redefine expectations of what we consider esports in the next few years. We also drift into the importance of mobile as a leveller for accessibility in gaming globally, how the industry can better educate next gen students to pursue gamings and esports seriously + much more Reach Deborah on Twitter @ DebMensahBonsu to say hey! -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to:...

Duration:00:35:39

29: ERT #29 Announcing ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 Major with James Dean and Rob Black from ESL UK

3/14/2018
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Incredibly excited to get the inside scoop on how ESL One Birmingham Major came to be in May 2018 and how this year in esports is looking for the UK industry. James Dean, MD ESL UK and Rob Black, COO ESL UK join us to break down what this means for the local market and how awesome this event + FACEIT's CSGO Major later this year will be for springboarding UK esports to the next level. Reach James @ @j1mco and Rob @ Rob_Morg_Black. -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or...

Duration:00:44:51

28: ERT #28 Team Environments Part 3: Marty Strenczewilk and Grant Rousseau, Splyce

3/7/2018
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Continuing on from our episodes with Echo Fox and Optic, Marty and Grant from Splyce join us on the show to break down their approach to going all in on UK esports, their business organisation's philosophy and culture and how Splyce positions itself as a unique team entity to brands and fans alike. Reach out to Marty @Lazerchickenzzz and Grant @GrievanceLoL -- Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter: @esroundtablepod FB: @esportsroundtablepodcast...

Duration:00:47:40

27: ERT #27 Introducing AirAsia: Engaging employees via esports

2/28/2018
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We caught up with Allan Phang, the esports champion for AirAsia's Allstars Esports Club: an internal esports community for gamers. AirAsia's approach to educating it's internal teams before activating externally with sponsors of Team Mineski. Many can learn from AirAsia's approach to entering the space and making esports work for them! -- Reach Allan @ Allan Phang on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please leave a rating and review and send your feedback or questions to: Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:43

26: ERT #26 Gender Diversity in Gaming + UK National Esports Tournament with Shahneila Saeed, Head of Education of UKIE and Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Community Lead of Space Ape

2/21/2018
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This is your final chance to win an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet! You can find the giveaway at [https://gleam.io/ECuNE/esports-roundtable-tablet-giveaway](Meanwhile, our Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet giveaway is still live! Grab your chance to win it while you can over at https://gleam.io/ECuNE/esports-roundtable-tablet-giveaway) We break down the second Nationals Esports Tournament, diversity in esports/gaming and more in our second live Roundtable! Please leave a rating and review and send your...

Duration:00:41:19

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:00:39:14