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Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host Josh Hafkin and his guests paint a picture of the modern esports landscape in the words of those who are shaping it. Understanding Esports is produced by Game Gym: an esports training organization that teaches gamers to play smarter and better. Learn more about Game Gym and its mission at www.GameGym.com.

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Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host Josh Hafkin and his guests paint a picture of the modern esports landscape in the words of those who are shaping it. Understanding Esports is produced by Game Gym: an esports training organization that teaches gamers to play smarter and better. Learn more about Game Gym and its mission at www.GameGym.com.

    S2:E6 - Amiad Fredman, MD on the Overlap Between Gaming & Medicine

    S2:E6 - Amiad Fredman, MD on the Overlap Between Gaming & Medicine

    Amiad Fredman, MD, joins the pod to talk about how his passion for medicine led him into the gaming space, and the emerging use of gaming and digital tech in medicine.Plus:- Amiad's transition from medical school to gaming/health-tech- Amiad's personal history with gaming, and how he carved a space in a unique, hybrid field of medicine and gaming- How gaming can bring strangers together - Educating parents and healthcare pros

    • 46 min
    S2:E5: Johnny Ryan Weaver on the Pathways into Esports

    S2:E5: Johnny Ryan Weaver on the Pathways into Esports

    Retired pro gamer / esports events organizer Johnny Ryan Weaver joins the Game Gym pod to talk about creating a structured pathway for gamers in the esports industry. Johnny walks through his experience organizing more than 2,000 esports events, highlighting the growth he's seen over the years.Plus:- How esports can connect from afar- Johnny's career pathway- New high school esports leagues in the midwest- Turning skeptical parents into gaming supportersConnect with Game Gym:Twitter / @ExtraB...

    • 36 min
    S2:E4 - Joe Mares Describes Designing Games for all Platforms, the Power of Virtual Reality, and His Almost Pro Wrestling Career

    S2:E4 - Joe Mares Describes Designing Games for all Platforms, the Power of Virtual Reality, and His Almost Pro Wrestling Career

    Longtime game designer Joe Mares talks about his background creating video games, including the story of how he named League of Legends. Plus: Joe's stint in pro wresting school, his current work in virtual reality, and the unique game genres he's helped to develop. About Understanding Esports - Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host Josh Hafkin and h...

    • 42 min
    S2:E2 - Dr. Cait McGee chats Esports Medicine & Player Performance

    S2:E2 - Dr. Cait McGee chats Esports Medicine & Player Performance

    Esports medicine specialist Dr. Cait McGee joins Josh & the Understanding Esports team to talk about the launch of 1HP’s education platform, how gamers can leverage their health & wellness to improve performance, and the myths about perfect postureAbout Understanding Esports - Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host Josh Hafkin and his guests p...

    • 40 min
    S2:E1 - Wade Friedel talks Gaming, Finance, & the Stock Market

    S2:E1 - Wade Friedel talks Gaming, Finance, & the Stock Market

    Wade Friedel, finance & esports management expert, joins Game Gym CEO Josh Hafkin to talk about navigating the stock market, a lack of financial literacy for gamers, and the debates surrounding NFT vs. in-game currency.About Understanding Esports - Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host Josh Hafkin and his guests paint a picture of the modern espo...

    • 45 min
    S2:E3 - Pat Valdez on FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair Play, Grassroots Marketing & Dog Training

    S2:E3 - Pat Valdez on FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair Play, Grassroots Marketing & Dog Training

    Esports Fair Play founder Pat Valdez joins the show to talk about the new release of FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair play's upcoming events in the DMV, learning new grassroots marketing skills in the esports space, & the unexpected overlap between dog training and esports training.About Understanding Esports - Understanding Esports shares stories from across the esports world - from legendary pro gamers, coaches, and content creators - to broadcasters, founders, and general managers - host J...

    • 40 min

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