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Esports journalist Mitch Reames takes his knowledge and expertise to the mic to discuss the newest developments and headlines in esports for both the casual gamer and esports enthusiast on the Esportz Network Podcast.
The Esports 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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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 demands all threaten the experimental Homestand Weekend year for AB's flagship esports leagues. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Adam Fitch.
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 Schneider joins the show to talk about the league, marijuana legalization and the Mt. Rushmore of Games to play while high. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Marty Schneider.
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 IBM Watson is using AI for shoutcasters. For more information on IBM's work in esports check out these links: Future of Esports & Its Tie to Streaming Video (https://blog.video.ibm.com/ai-video-technology/future-of-esports-its-tie-to-streaming-video/) https://www.ibm.com/blogs/cloud-computing/2019/03/22/ai-esports-watson-cloud/ If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Bill LeVoir-Barry.
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 franchise, they have a unique partnership with Bumble for their all-female Fortnite team and they've tapped an iconic Seoul location for their OWL Homestand events this year. Arnold Hur, Gen.G's COO and Nathan Stanz, US General Manager, join the show to talk about everything the organization is working on. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guests: Arnold Hur and Nathan Stanz.
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 subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Seven Volpone.
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. (https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/11/18/emls-reveals-schedule-2020-emls-cup-sxsw) Then Mitch talks about why some sports simulation games have struggled to bring in esports viewers. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: James Ruth.
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 documentary by Tencent featuring Orange Rock Esports (https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&feature=youtu.be&v=TQxZGK31k3g&app=desktop) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Kasturi Rangan.
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 (https://www.dndbeyond.com) and how Fandom keeps wikipedias ranging from League of Legends to Rick and Morty as accurate as possible. Fandom also just launched a new esports tournament scene called Fandom Legends (https://twitter.com/fandomlegends?lang=en). Follow that link to stay up to date on the newest tournaments. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Bryan Herren.
Juked.gg (http://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 (https://medium.com/jukedgg/what-is-juked-anyway-73c85b71170b) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Ben 'Fishstix' Goldhaber.
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 Washington DC, comes on the podcast to give her thoughts on the causes of burnout in esports, common esports injuries and what the average gamer should be doing for their body. Check out the Gamer Doc's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/gamerdoc) and watch the video on hand stretches (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFblldD4a_0) referenced in the podcast. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: GamerDoc.
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 Complexity hasn't invested in the franchised leagues (yet). If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Cam Kelly.
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 courtesy of Xfinity. (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jp2urrodtyiudg4/AADu33Y-TXkIz8mfBI5ZM97Ta/Full%20Video?dl=0&preview=Comcast+Esports+Video+.mov&subfolder_nav_tracking=1) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Kevin Ponn.
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 (https://www.anykey.org/take-the-pledge/). See how effective brand sponsorships can mobilize a crowd with this chant for DHL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=WarVBiElLys). If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Paul Brewer.
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 games, and Zak Almughrabi, a caster in a variety of esports. The conversation touches on all the major titles including CS:GO, LoL, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, PUBG and more. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guests: Jash Rai and Zakaria Almughrabi .
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 collegiate battle ground and much more. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Norman Rice.
Overwatch World Cup Preview

Overwatch World Cup Preview

2019-10-2200:49:00

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? We answer those questions and more. We did have some audio issues thanks to the server for Zencastr disconnecting midway through, so apologies for that. Here are links to some things I mention in the show. Riot's insane League of Legends structure (https://imgur.com/frCqgzl) Rosters for all OWL teams (https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/cjeq0b/2019_overwatch_world_cup_roster_megathread/) The Hong Kong Fire Dragon's Press Release (https://www.firedragons.hk/statement-1014-en) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Mike "Roomba" Schwartz.
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 ecosystem as a whole still has plenty of kinks to work out except at the absolute highest levels. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Gabriel "H3nley" Ionica.
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 down and why Nintendo might need to step in soon. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton! Multiple new episodes each week. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Danny Howard.
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 topic and see what top community members are saying. Adweek article. (https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-brands-are-handling-in-game-violence-in-esports/) If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate and subscribe, it helps us out a ton. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Benjamin Hodge Mckenna.
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 in higher education. 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 (https://twitter.com/EsportzNetwork), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/esportznetwork/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EsportzNetwork) @EsportzNetwork Or visit our website esportznetwork.com (https://www.esportznetwork.com/) for updates on what's to come! Special Guest: Charles Spencer.
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