21 episodes

The Esports Moment is expanding and getting a new name - High Resolution!


To date, the show has gone behind the scenes of esports, talking to the people who have had a big hand in the esports journey so far.


And next up it will add the wider games industry to the list, talking to game developers, streamers and others in the business about what drives them and what's next for everyone who makes a living in games.


Hosted by Seamus Byrne, Australian journalist - columnist for The Australian Financial Review, contributor to The Esports Observer, and formerly of CNET & Gizmodo.

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The Esports Moment is expanding and getting a new name - High Resolution!


To date, the show has gone behind the scenes of esports, talking to the people who have had a big hand in the esports journey so far.


And next up it will add the wider games industry to the list, talking to game developers, streamers and others in the business about what drives them and what's next for everyone who makes a living in games.


Hosted by Seamus Byrne, Australian journalist - columnist for The Australian Financial Review, contributor to The Esports Observer, and formerly of CNET & Gizmodo.

    A gift for esports? Do you have what it takes? (PAX Aus 2019 panel)

    A gift for esports? Do you have what it takes? (PAX Aus 2019 panel)

    A special panel at PAX Australia 2019 featuring a trio of amazing industry experts to explore the topic of shifting gears from just playing to truly pursuing esports as a passion.


    Jocelyn Brewer: https://twitter.com/JocelynBrewer
    Andrew Kinch: https://twitter.com/gameawareprogr1
    Brandon Defina: https://twitter.com/SINJuves


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    • 58 min
    Fortnite World Cup Aftermath

    Fortnite World Cup Aftermath

    Seamus rounds up his thoughts from being there, as well as the mainstream media interest that blew up around the event. Plus why the haters need to calm the farm - Fortnite is an esport and it's not going away anytime soon. And the positives of the shift into a new phase of Fortnite esports starting just days from now with Season X. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    Fortnite World Cup - pre-show thoughts

    Fortnite World Cup - pre-show thoughts

    A quick podcast at the end of the Fortnite World Cup preview day. Seamus shares his initial thoughts on what he thinks the weekend is shaping up to look like and what the event is really focused on – it's all about the fans and the players! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 13 min
    Inside the Intel/Acer deal with Meta High School Esports

    Inside the Intel/Acer deal with Meta High School Esports

    This week we're taking a bit of a dive inside the new sponsorship deal between Intel and Acer and the Meta High School Esports program, owned and operated by Adelaide Crows Football Club.


    These are global companies getting involved in an Australian grassroots esports operation, so it seemed an interesting opportunity to talk to all involved about why it's happening, what it means for Meta and the value for Intel and Acer.


    So I spoke to reps at all involved - Intel, Acer, Meta, and the Crows, plus I also had a chat with one of the teachers at a school that participates in the Meta program to get a sense of how this league is impacting on some of the students too.


    The first half of this episode will talk to the dealmakers. Nigel Smart, COO of the Adelaide Crows; Darren Simmons, Managing Director at Acer Australia; and Santosh Vishvanartan, Managing Director of Intel covering Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. I spoke to each about the drive behind the partnership, why they care about this space and what they hope this sponsorship deal enables in the category.


    In the second half, I talk to Woody Wu, Commissioner of Meta High School Esports, about the program and its progress after the first year and a half of operations, and then Toby Fogarty, a teacher at Northern Adelaide Senior College, on the value he sees for students getting involved with Meta. Interestingly, it goes beyond just the playing in tournaments as well and touches on learning a lot of the skills associated with running events too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    Jamie Skella, Mogul.gg (amongst many other credits)

    Jamie Skella, Mogul.gg (amongst many other credits)

    Seamus talks to Jamie Skella, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at Mogul.gg, an Australian-owned online tournament platform that first launched across South East Asia but is now pushing to build its presence at home. Jamie has quite a history in esports and gaming - from playing high level CS 1.6 and Magic Arena, helping develop Telstra's GameArena platform back in the old days, and being an owner of Melbourne's GGEZ bar.


    We touch on a little of everything while focusing in on Mogul and what it's trying to achieve and the path ahead.


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    • 27 min
    Daniel Ringland, Country Manager, Riot Games Oceania

    Daniel Ringland, Country Manager, Riot Games Oceania

    Seamus talks to Daniel about the first five years of Riot in Oceania, the evolution of the OPL, its partnerships with the AFL, schools and universities, and where the next five years takes us. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min

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