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The Next Level | Your Daily Guide To The Business Of Esports

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The Next Level | Your Daily Guide To The Business Of Esports

    TNL esports 033: Kent Wakeford, KSV Esports

    TNL esports 033: Kent Wakeford, KSV Esports

    The Next Level esports Podcast 033 features a conversation with Kent Wakeford, COO of KSV Esports.

    We chat about:

    -The link between Korea and Silicon Valley

    -Planting a flag in Korea

    -KSV Esports being self-funded

    -Focus on Korean based Pro's

    -Differences from a business perspective between Overwatch League and LCK

    -Korea getting a second team as Overwatch League expands

    -Seoul Dynasty's performance in Stage 1


    -Seoul Dynasty Sponsorships

    -A true mobile esport

    -Importance of data


    Enjoy the conversation!

    • 22 min
    TNL esports 032: Brett Lautenbach, NRG Esports

    TNL esports 032: Brett Lautenbach, NRG Esports

    The Next Level esports Podcast 032 features a conversation with Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG Esports

    We chat about:

    -Role and responsibilities with NRG

    -NRG's expansion to other games and the first with For Honor

    -No PUBG or Fortnite announcement yet?

    -Overwatch League and the San Francisco Shock

    -Hiring Brad Rajani as Overwatch team coach and roster

    -Overwatch's new spectating mode and what else is needed for the fans?

    -Overwatch World Cup Viewership

    -Events DC Brand Partnership

    -Hired David Swartz, a five-time Emmy Award winning producer and the importance of shoulder content

    Enjoy the conversation!

    • 20 min
    TNL esports 031: Chuboi, FIFA Host and Streamer

    TNL esports 031: Chuboi, FIFA Host and Streamer

    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 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 brands like Hashtag United UK - kits inside in the game. Thoughts on this new digital opportunity?

    -What is FIFA Ultimate Team and why do you think it’s the best thing ever made?

    -The Asian games announced that eSports would be a medal event in 2022. Wouldn’t FIFA make a good start for the IOC to explore as one of the games to be involved?

    -Do you think I could take you down if I got to play with the best Ultimate Team and you play as Crystal Palace?


    Enjoy the conversation!

    • 30 min
    TNL esports 030: Manny Anekal, Consumer Behavior In A Virtual World

    TNL esports 030: Manny Anekal, Consumer Behavior In A Virtual World

    The Next Level esports Podcast 030 features a conversation with Clicksuasion and the topic of "Consumer Behavior In A Virtual World":

    We chat about:

    -Brand advertising and influence on sales,
    -Gamification Strategy
    -Effects of additive experiences on UX
    -Advantages/disadvantages of soliciting friends to gain in-game incentives
    -Motivations for users to purchase virtual equivalents of real world products and services
    -Industries that missed opportunities
    -Components of a successful partnership
    -What would I do in my career differently?

    Enjoy the conversation!

    • 32 min
    TNL esports 029: Monumental Sports, Grant Paranjape, Director esports Business

    TNL esports 029: Monumental Sports, Grant Paranjape, Director esports Business

    The Next Level esports Podcast 029 features the 7th esports Industry guest.

    Grant Paranjape, 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!

    • 23 min
    TNL esports 028: Craig Levine, ESL CEO North America

    TNL esports 028: Craig Levine, ESL CEO North America

    The Next Level esports Podcast 026 features the 6th eSports Industry guest.

    Craig Levine, ESL CEO 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 shoulder esports content
    -ESL and Intel's massive new deal
    -ESL's Future
    -The most important question: Craig vs. Me on stage at the next panel: 1v1 - What's the game and what's the bet?

    Enjoy the conversation!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Really good

Beyond the news, really deep insights on strategy and what's happening next. A great listen.

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Raise some bars.

Definitely Next Level.

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Great app, very informative

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