The Future of Esports: How Online Video Impacts Competitive Gaming (VidCon 2017 Panel)
This is a special live episode that was originally recorded as part of VidCon 2017’s Industry Track. Our guests include: • Steve Arhancet (Co-CEO of Team Liquid) • Michal Blicharz (VP, Pro Gaming at ESL) • Justin Dellario (Director of Esports Programs at Twitch) • Stan Press (Managing Director, Digital and Gaming at Magid Advisors)
In this episode, we discuss the growing popularity and commercial success of esports. We examine the differences between competitive gaming and traditional sports, debate the key metrics for measuring audience engagement, and offer suggestions to make esports more accessible to mainstream audiences. Finally, the panelists offer their predictions for the continued evolution of esports: from the growth of franchising and consolidation of professional teams to technological advances and a potential financial bubble.
Host: James Creech
ABOUT THE SHOW All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading video networks and engage in thought-provoking debates about the key issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the rise of multi-channel networks (MCNs) and the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital video.
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ABOUT THE HOST James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential creator management platform for next-generation media companies.
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