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Episode 52: Esports League Changes, Bye Bye Mixer, and Community Outreach with High King Royal

Happy August, Champions!

After keeping you waiting for such a long time, we're bringing you a top notch interview with High King Royal, again! Shivnit gets down to talk about his position as Executive Director of Esports with the Youth Education & Sports Foundation. High King is working this organization to help legitimize and elevate the esports experience with today's youth. They talk about the details of his position, the goals of the program, and the exciting results that he's seen so far. As High King will mention in the interview, he has found his dream job, and we love seeing someone in our community find their niche with their unique perspective and skills. He also makes an open invitation for anyone who thinks they could contribute to the organization to reach out to him!

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Episode 51: A hit for the FGC, a Chat with some cosplayers, and a New Chapter for the EBP

Greetings Champions!

This week we come offering an awesome interview with Frostbite Cosplay. This trio of designers and performers came on the show to talk with Ben and Shivnit about how they do business. They discussed how they got into the cosplay field, how they've navigated the growth and changes within certain games and genres, and also how they take a project from start to finish. For cosplay enthusiasts, and also for anyone who wants some evidence of the numerous opportunities for anyone interested in contributing to the esports scene, this episode is for you. https://esportsbusinesspodcast.podbean.com/

Unfortunately, today we are also announcing the departure of our first host and show creator, Ben Wiggins. While he is taking some time to focus on family and career development, the Esports Business Podcast will be moving forward, and also looking for a new host! If you or anyone you know has interest in applying to co-host with our vivacious Shivnit Sharma, please contact us at topscore.esports@gmail.com. We'd love to get to know you!

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Episode 50: Mobile Uprising, Updates on Overwatch, and Esports Law

A Very Good Sunday To All You Champions!

At the end of the weekend we want to bring you guys an awesome 50th EPISODE to get you started right for the work week ahead. We're proud to bring you an interview with Justin Jacobson, an insightful and compassionate esports attorney who has many words of wisdom to share with us. He talks with Ben and Shivnit about visas, contracts, liability, and so much more. As is mentioned at the end of the interview, Justin is more then willing to give advice and council to anyone looking to jump into esports, he's a wonderful addition to the EBP community! Give us a listen and celebrate 50 episodes with the EBP and TSS crew!

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Episode 49: Interview with Adam Fitch and more Valorant news!

Happy Almost Friday Champions!

Sorry for the delay on this episode, but we promise this one is worth the wait! After some technical difficulties we are back with an awesome interview with Adam Fitch, UK Esports Awards' Reporter of the Year! Ben and Shivnit learned about how Adam earned that award, and learned the history behind some of the stories that earned him that award. Adam gave a lot of insight into how he approaches news as a journalist, and even gave us a look onto how he manages the negative side of the online space. And, to top things off, we have more news and discussion about Valorant! Give the episode a listen and enjoy your weekend!

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Episode 48: Valorant, Philly Esports, and more Valorant

Happy Friday Champions!

This week AceNelson from Philly Esports is back again! His org is booming since we last talked with him, and he could not have been more proud to talk to us about the impact that Philly Esports has made in the last year. We really wanted to figure out how he goes about growing his community, so Ben and Shivnit talked with him about what strategies, social media platforms, and marketing tools he has been using the most. They also dive into how Philly Esports has found its niche, and the types of games and tournaments have been the most successful. And of course, there's a lot to talk about revolving around Valorant and it's esports potential now that is has officially released. Come check us out!

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Episode 47: Tiffany Gordon Cosplay is Back Again

Good Morning Champions! 

This week we've got another interview with Tiffany, the best cosplayer we've ever had on the show! (Twice!) We dove into the more nuanced parts of her business such as the financial costs associated with materials, social media strategy, and negotiating with conventions. Ben and Shivnit also discussed how COVID-19 is affecting OWL, and gave their thoughts on a recent international Esports agreement between the IESF and the AESF. Before you start worrying about what you should be doing while you're bored at home, give us a listen!

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Episode 46: The Game Hause Round 2, Goopy’s (ex)Boss, and the Pandemic that helped Esports

Happy Quarantine Champions!

Coming to you live (pre-recorded) from our bedrooms, we've got a piping hot episode for you guys! Rob Hanes from The Game Hause was on the show again, with big news and big opinions to share with Ben and Shivnit! We talked about Coronavirus, we talked about the concept of LEAKS, as well as catching up with the big projects The Game Hause has undertaken in the last 6 months. They also chatted about our friend Goopy and all the great work he did while working with Rob. Give us a listen to liven up yet another wonderful week inside.

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Episode 45: OWL, Another Round with Goopy, and a Dash of Corona(virus)

Happy Sunday Champions!

We have a cure for your Quarantine Woes today, with a second interview with Goopy Knoopy! Since we last spoke with Goopy, he has become Assistant Head of Esports and Director of Overwatch Content. After catching us up with the big news from the last 9 months, he talked with Ben about this years OWL, the current problems affecting T2 and T3 leagues, and the power of publishers. Give us a listen for some accurate and insightful news stories as well, including how COVID-19 is taking its toll on Esports as well. 

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Episode 44: A “New” Queue.gg, Innovation, and a Little Bit of Adderal on Top

Good Afternoon Champions,

We've got a new episode coming right at you guys fast, prepare yourselves. This week Masud from Queue.gg came back on the show to talk with Ben about the platform. Some major updates have happened with the system in the last year, and the site is as powerful as ever. A big topic of their discussion is how to continue to innovate when you have a successful product. Improving the thing everyone loves can be risky, but is a balance that every business owner has to strike in order to continue to grow. We also have some super exciting news stories that prompted some great discussion on the team.

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Episode 43: The Esports One Fantasy League with Matt Gunnin

Hail, Champions!

The big Esports leagues have been kicking off their 2020 seasons, and Esports One is right alongside them kicking off their Esports Fantasy League! Matt Gunnin, CEO of Esports One, came back on the show to talk about everything that went into this incredible accomplishment. Matt gave us the inside scoop into the numbers and coding of the league, and Ben and Shivnit had some really great discussions about the league's prospects with publishers and developers. If the success of traditional sports' fantasy leagues is any indication, Esports One is paving the way for Esports Fantasy to plant itself firmly in the industry.

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