Geaux Play Esports is a weekly podcast hosted by Christopher Turner that features exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the video game industry. Focusing on the emergence of esports at the K-12,collegiate, and professional level.
(S2E9) - Special Guest Alan Caplin of JCap’s Foundation
12/17/16 Jared recorded,“I hope you enjoy the story of J Cap.” “I just want people to be happy, No matter what.” Jared JCap Caplin. “Sometimes life turns out different than you expect. Even if your life isn’t very good right now, it can always get better.”JCap is Awesome!!!
At 19 years old Jared Caplin created J Cap’s Foundation for Disabilities as a 501c3 Non-profit organization. His mission was to inspire and help people.
01/13/2020 JCap & I named this year Vision 2020/Impact 2020. 01/15/2020 The torch was passed.. Impact 2020 Mission: “Make Somebody’s Day -Everyday Like it’s the Only Day.”
Consider the Impact of an army of individuals - gamers, youth, adults and business owners, doing the little things. One act of kindness “Everyday” that “makes Somebody’s day” like it is “the Only day.” One little act x 1000, 10,000 100,000 1 million: THE POWER OF JCAPISAWESOME.ORG
(S2E8) - Special Guest Cody Dragon Business Development Manager at KovaaKs Aim Trainer/ The Meta
Cody Dragon is an entrepreneur and Esports evangelist currently serving as Business Development Manager at KovaaK's Aim Trainer/ The Meta.
He is dedicated to pushing Esports further through the use of educational technology and works to transform local communities through the power of play and curiosity.
His time spent launching and operating a professional Esports Organization with multiple podium placement finishes and championships has cemented his role as an early pioneer in the Esports industry.
Inspired by the many lessons taught to him through playing Ping Pong with his father; games and competition have been a cornerstone throughout his personal and professional life.
Cody is located in sunny California, and can be found surfing in the crystal clear water of Newport Beach when not working or gaming.
(S2E7) - Special Guest Danny Martin Co-founder_CEO of Esposure Inc.
Danny is a visionary and thought-leader in the esports industry. As the Co-founder/CEO of Esposure Inc. and Esports Professor at SMU, he has aided in the professional development of students, interns, and post-graduates. These students have received esports scholarships and employment from acclaimed Universities and esports Organizations like Central Methodist University, Complexity Gaming, Pacers Gaming, and Mavs Gaming. Furthermore, he has provided opportunities for many esports players to play with professional franchises. Danny's passion for helping others has allowed him to speak at several high schools and universities, on panels in front of thousands of individuals. In his pursuit of connecting everyone to esports, he maintains relationships with the NBA, NFL, & music industry. Danny is always ready to talk about esports and is on a mission of helping 20,000 esports enthusiasts by 2025.
(S2E6) - Special Guest Dr. Chris Haskell Head Coach and Director Boise State Esports
Dr. Chris Haskell plays video games for a living, or at least that’s what his friends think. He’s the Head Coach and Director of the Varsity Esports at Boise State, 2020 Collegiate Esports Coach of the Year (NAECAD) and 2020 Esports Director of the Year (NACE). As a professor, “Doc” also focuses on the impact of video games, virtual worlds, and digital culture. When it comes to work, Dr. Haskell is serious about play. It’s no wonder his friends think he needs a real job.
(S2E5) - Special Guest Kwesi Hayford - EsportsGhana | Founder: Kiddie Esports
Kwesi Hayford is an Esports Evangelist, Creative Designer, and Digital Media enthusiast with a passion for youth culture, technology and education. He inspires and empowers young people to create opportunities for themselves in digital media for the socio-economic growth for Africa.
Currently creating synergy, developing collaborations of Esports with all stakeholders both Ghana and internationally with the Ghana Esports Association which focuses on grassroots participation and content creation.
Kwesi Hayford has been very instrumental in organizing Esports events and helping professional gaming communities develop.
He is also founding member of the Africa Esports Championship. The dream to connect Africa with a Championship tournament is currently ongoing, with 20 countries already on board and committed to the project.
Kiddie Esports is one of Kwesi’s initiatives to help kids develop a growing interest in Esports and build and correct pathways via Education, Empowerment and Exposure.
(S2EP4) - Special Guest Skyler Johnson of CTRL and Paper Crowns
kyler Johnson, former Esports Professional & founder of Team Envy (Dallas Fuel & Dallas Empire). In 2013 at GFUEL Energy and helped developed their flavor profiles, launch campaigns, partnerships as the Chief Creative Officer. During this time he also developed a good understanding for scaling business inside of the Gaming/Esports space and the world of sports nutrition.
In late 2017, he stepped away from that position and became the Creative Director for Latium Enterprises, developing internal brands for the family while handling creative for this pre-existing ones. While taking a giant leap and bringing a couple of companies to light myself.
@PaperCrowns - Multi-Award Winning Creative Agency
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It was great to listen and learn about esports and how it is ran. Also good to see that they have people that are devoted to this
Worth the listen
The podcasts are very informative and will give you insight on things going on in the ESports world.
Changing the game!
Teddy is one of the most dedicated people I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with within the esports community. Priority #1 is the growth of esports for the betterment of students/players alike in Louisiana.