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13 years in the Gaming space and have written ~100,000 words on The Business of eSports (competitive video games). Recognized industry leader and my guests include Pro Team Owners, eSports Owners and most recently and NFL Athlete.

13 years in the Gaming space and have written ~100,000 words on The Business of eSports (competitive video games). Recognized industry leader and my guests include Pro Team Owners, eSports Owners and most recently and NFL Athlete.
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United States

Description:

13 years in the Gaming space and have written ~100,000 words on The Business of eSports (competitive video games). Recognized industry leader and my guests include Pro Team Owners, eSports Owners and most recently and NFL Athlete.

Twitter:

@mannyanekal

Language:

English

Contact:

917-553-9912


Episodes

TNL eSports Podcast 031: Chuboi, FIFA Host and Streamer

10/17/2017
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The Next Level eSports Podcast 031 features a conversation with Chuboi, FIFA Host and Streamer: We chat about: -Tell us how you first got involved in the FIFA scene -You can began as a big streamer and then moved to EA SPORTS. What was that transition like and what’s your current work involve? -What are your thoughts on the current FIFA eSports landscape - both it’s Pro’s and what you else you think is needed? -This past month, EA added eSports teams - like Team Liquid - and big popular...

Duration:00:30:11

TNL eSports Podcast 028: Monumental Sports, Grant Paranjpe, Director eSports Business

9/14/2017
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In this edition of The Next Level eSports Guest Podcast, we speak with Grant Paranjpe, Director eSports Business for Monumental Sports and Entertainment. We chat about: -History in Gaming and eSports -NBA 2K League -Washington Wizards Involvement -Real and eSports Games -MSE OTT Platform -Scouting and Teams -Athlete Brand Building Enjoy the conversation!

Duration:00:23:53

TNL eSports Guest 006: Craig Levine, ESL CEO North America

7/24/2017
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In this edition of The Next Level eSports Guest Podcast, we speak with Craig Levine, CEO of ESL North America. We chat about: -Our unique texting magic prior to his flying -What eSports was like 10+ years ago -Is the eSports "hype" helping or hurting the space -The "sweet" spot for eSports event arena and capacity -ESL's many platform distribution deals -The platform wars and exclusivity -Yahoo eSports and the eSports Media's future -ESL's recent DisneyXD partnership and the need for...

Duration:00:28:50

TNL eSports Guest 005: YellOstar, Head of Paris Saint-Germain eSports

6/4/2017
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TNL eSports Guest Podcast 005 with Bora "Yellostar" Kim -Gaming at 2 years old and playing Starcraft at 8 -Thoughts on Riot moving towards a franchise model -Transition from being an eSports athlete to working on the business side of eSports with Paris St-Germain -Biggest challenge of building eSports at PSG and conversely, what’s been the easiest -Big Brand sponsorship opportunities like Auto, Insurance, Restaurants, etc. -France driving so much momentum in the eSports space -The biggest...

Duration:00:23:56

TNL eSports Guest 004: Ricky Lumpkin (NFL Athlete, Flipsid3 Tactics)

3/30/2017
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The Next Level eSports Guest Series 004: Welcome NFL Athlete and Co-Owner of eSports team Flipsid3 Tactics - Ricky Lumpkin We cover: Why he was late for the Podcast, Drake, eSports, why the NFL hasn't jumped in, his favorite games to stream, iRacing and can I beat him in Street Fighter (Yes)

Duration:00:24:49

TNL eSports Guest 003: Jason Lake (Complexity Gaming)

3/6/2017
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The Next Level eSports Guest Series 003: Super happy to have on a veteran of the eSports industry - Jason Lake, CEO of Complexity Gaming. We sit down with Jason and cover a wide gamut including: eSports Investment Potential Downside To The Windfall Call Of Duty Increase In eSports Investment Build or Buy An eSports Team? What Non-Endemic Brand Do You Want For Complexity? Hope you enjoy the conversation.

Duration:00:25:07

TNL eSports Guest 002: Andy Babb (Super League Gaming)

1/25/2017
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The Next Level eSports Guest Series 002: Andy Babb: EVP, Super League Gaming Our Chat: Intro To Super League Gaming Movie Theaters And eSports Opportunities For Parents Minecraft And eSports City Based eSports Super League Gaming Future Brand Sponsorships Pro Sports and eSports

Duration:00:16:06

TNL eSports 015: Indian eSports, Facebook and Blizzard

1/24/2017
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New Indian eSports League and the Opportunity Mobile eSports in 2017 Facebook and Blizzard's Exclusive Broadcast Rights Partnership

Duration:00:15:04

TNL eSports 013: NBA and eSports, Valuations and Twitch Team Sponsorship

12/12/2016
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Why the NBA is Leading eSports Investment The Increase In League of Legends Spots Twitch and Team Sponsorships

Duration:00:12:57

TNL eSports 012: 2017 Collegiate Report

11/14/2016
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2017 Collegiate eSports Report: 15 Colleges Providing $2M+ in eSports Scholarships

Duration:00:10:02

TNL eSports Guest 001: Andy Miller (NRG/Sacramento Kings)

10/28/2016
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The Next Level eSports Guest Series 001: Andy Miller: Co-Owner of NRG eSports and the Sacramento Kings Our Chat: Pro Sports Rapid Entrance to eSports Marketing of NRG eSports and Potential with the Kings Golden1 Center's Technology for eSports Geography and eSports What's Needed For Non-Endemic Brands Biosteel and NRG Partnership PEA Riot Games and Relegation

Duration:00:31:47

TNL eSports 009: Pro Sports and eSports

10/9/2016
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TNL eSports 009: Pro Sports and eSports by The Next Level

Duration:00:15:02

TNL eSports 007: Yahoo eSports and ESL

9/1/2016
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Collusion in eSports, Yahoo eSports and ESL's Partnership and eSports Broadcast Evolution.

Duration:00:13:23

TNL eSports 006: E LEAGUE Goes Live On Twitter

8/1/2016
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Twitter's First eSports Live Stream, and E LEAGUE Finals Numbers

Duration:00:17:04

TNL eSports 005: Twitter Enters eSports

7/16/2016
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Twitter Enters eSports, EVO on ESPN and E LEAGUE TV and Twitch Ratings.

Duration:00:15:41

TNL eSports 004: Counter-Strike's eSports Gambling Issues

7/2/2016
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Counter-Strike's Gambling Issues Get Worse, Street Fighter on ESPN and E LEAGUE TV and Twitch Ratings.

Duration:00:21:28

TNL eSports 001: Turner's eSports Debut E LEAGUE

6/6/2016
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Turner's E LEAGUE Debut, TV and Twitch Viewership, Production ROI

Duration:00:33:17