BIG Esports Podcast

BIG Esports Podcast

By BIG Esports Podcast
Learn about business in games from the best, covering multiple industries ranging from content creators to esports investors & professional gamers. This podcast focuses on content behind the curtain of the entire computer gaming scene.
#035 - From Traditional Sports to Esports
In this episode, Chris talks about the transition between traditional sports to esports with Dave Harris, Managing Director - Guinevere Capital.  Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/35 Dave Harris Twitter LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:03:35
May 16, 2019
#034 - Esports and Gaming Journalism
In this episode, Chris talks Esports and Gaming Journalism with Seamus Byrne (Broacaster and Journalist) Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/34 Seamus Byrne Twitter Byteside Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:13:46
May 9, 2019
#033 - Twitch Partnerships and Content Creation
In this episode we look back at episode #008, There is a lot of great content available for streamers and content creators.  Show notes https://www.bigesports.gg/33 Lewis Mitchell LinkedIn Twitter BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:12:09
May 2, 2019
#032 - High School Esports
With esports a global phenomenon, High School Esports clubs are starting in schools across the globe.  Join Chris as he talks with Woody Wu about High School Esports. (League Commissioner, META High School Esports) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/32  Woody Wu LinkedIn  Twitter  META High School Esports Website Learn with League Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes   Discord  Facebook   Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:13:09
April 26, 2019
#031 - Grassroots Esports to Stadium Events
Most of us in the esports industry tend to have crazy journeys to how we got there. Join Chris as he talks with Josh Inman about Grassroots Esports  to Stadium Events. (Operations Manager at ESL Australia) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/31 Josh Inman Twitter ESL Australia BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:17:28
April 17, 2019
#030 - Launching an Esports Division in a Large Organisation
Ever wonder how to start an esports division within your company? Join Chris as he talks with Walter Wang, starting as an Intern, now Director of Esports for HTC. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/30 Walter Wang – Twitter HTC Gaming BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
1:07:22
April 11, 2019
#029 - Building Brands, Attracting Traditional Media and Player Salaries with Chris Derrick CEO of ORDER Esports
 In this episode, Chris talks Building Brands, Attracting  Traditional Media and  Player Salaries with Chris Derrick CEO of ORDER Esports Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/29 Chris Derrick Twitter ORDER Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord  Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
57:04
April 4, 2019
#028 - From Finance and Investment to Esports Employment (with James Bryce-Lind, VP of Business Development, BIG Esports)
In this episode, Chris talks Finance and Investment to Esports Employment with James Bryce-Lind, VP of Business Development, BIG Esports. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/28 James Bryce-Lind LinkedIn james@shadecrew.com BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes Discord Facebook Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
47:23
March 29, 2019
#027 – Esports Liability and Insurance (with Paul Cowley, Director and Co-Founder, Thunder Insurance)
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Liability and Insurance  (with Paul Cowley, Director and Co-Founder, Thunder Insurance) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/27 Paul Cowley LinkedIn Thunder Insurance  Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord   Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
1:08:00
March 21, 2019
#026 - Simulation, Motor Racing & Esports with Simon Feigl, Sales and Marketing Manager, Motum Simulation
 In this episode, Chris talks Simulation, Motor Racing & Esports with Simon Feigl, Sales and Marketing Manager, Motum Simulation Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/26 Simon Feigl LinkedIn Logitech G Atlus Esports Motum Simulation Virtual Sim Racing Showdowns BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord   Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
1:00:38
March 14, 2019
#025 - Online Virtual Cycling Racing, A combination of Esports and Sports with Frank Garcia Founder of CVR Esports
In this episode, Chris talks Online Virtual Cycling Racing, A combination of Esports and Sports with Frank Garcia Founder of CVR Esports. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/25 Frank Garcia CVRcade Website BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord   Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
1:02:11
March 7, 2019
#024 - Esports Trends, Evaluations and Broadcasting Rights with Ben Goldhaber (Founding Member of Twitch)
 In this episode, Chris talks Esports Trends, Evaluations and Broadcasting Rights with Ben Goldhaber (Founding Member of Twitch) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/24 Ben 'FishStix' Goldhaber Twitter Medium BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes   Discord    Facebook   Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
1:00:05
February 28, 2019
#023 - International Gaming Events, Exhibitions, Booths and Esports with Guy 'Yug' Blomberg (Global Gaming Director of Reed Pop)
In this episode, Chris talks International Gaming Events, Exhibitions, Booths and Esports with Guy 'Yug' Blomberg, Global Gaming Director of Reed Pop. Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/23 Reed POP - Website Guy 'Yug' Blomberg Twitter LinkedIn BIG Esports Links Podcast Episodes  Discord   Facebook  Discussion Group   Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo  
50:03
February 24, 2019
#022 - Building A Global Esports Brand with Anne Mathews (Co-Founder and Director of Fnatic)
In this episode, Chris talks Building A Global Esports Brand with Anne Mathews (Co-Founder and Director of Fnatic) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/22 Fnatic – Website  Anne Mathews – LinkedIn BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes    - Discord      - Facebook     - Discussion Group         Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo       
44:29
February 14, 2019
#021 - Starting an Esports Team, Finding Sponsors and Professional Play
In this episode, Chris talks Starting an Esports Team, Finding Sponsors and Professional Play with Nathan 'Rippii' Mott (CEO of Dire Wolves). Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/21 Dire Wolves – https://direwolves.gg/ Nathan ‘Rippii’ Mott – Twitter Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes  - Discord   - Facebook  - Discussion Group  Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
52:52
February 7, 2019
#020 - Esports Trends and Analysis for 2019, Reflecting on 2018
In this episode, Chris talks Esports Trends and Analysis for 2019, Reflecting on 2018.  Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/20 Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes  - Discord   - Facebook  - Discussion Group  Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
55:56
January 30, 2019
#019 - Becoming a Shoutcaster, Your Worth and The World Stage
In this episode, Becoming a Shoutcaster, Your Worth and The World Stage with Mitch "Uber" Leslie (Overwatch League Caster)   Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/19 Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! Mitch Leslie - Twitter BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes  - Discord   - Facebook  - Discussion Group  Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
1:14:25
January 24, 2019
#018 - Investing In Esports and Scaling A Start Up with Gerry Sakkas (CEO of PlaySide Studios)
In this episode we talk Investing in Esports and Scaling A Start Up with Gerry Sakkas (CEO of PlaySide Studios) Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/18 Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! Gerry Sakkas - LinkedIn BIG Esports Links - Podcast Episodes  - Discord   - Facebook  - Discussion Group  Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
53:43
January 16, 2019
#017 - Non-Endemics in Esports with Scott Russell (HOYTS Esports) and Matt Jones (OVO)
In this episode we talk with Non-Endemics in Esports with Scott Russell (HOYTS Esports) and Matt Jones (OVO). Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/17 Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! Scott Russell (HOYTS Esports) – LinkedIn Matt Jones (OVO) – LinkedIn BIG Esports Links  - Podcast Episodes  - Discord   - Facebook  - Discussion Group  Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
2:17:28
January 10, 2019
#016 - Esports Pathways, Growth, Influencers and Opportunities (With Ross Adcock)
In this episode we talk with Ross Adcock from Corsair ANZ PR & Marketing Specialist. Previously GIGABYTE Aorus.  Show Notes: https://www.bigesports.gg/16 Enjoy the episode?  Leave a 5 star rating to let us know we're on the right track! Ross Adcock  - @Roscosity 4 years in tech & esportsPreviously at GIGABYTE Aorus Now at Corsair as ANZ PR & marketing specialist  BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo 
1:02:01
January 2, 2019
#015 - Growing Esports, Working with Valve, Dealing with Competitors. (With David 'GoDz' Parker)
David Parker GoDz, Founder and COO of Beyond The Summit Show notes: bigesports.gg/15 GoDz and BTS Links https://beyondthesummit.tv/ https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheSummitTV/ https://twitter.com/BTSGoDz https://www.instagram.com/btsgodz/ BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
44:59
December 17, 2018
#014 - Esports Investment & Employment @ Reload Bar
Join us for our second live ticketed event. Hosted by Chris, this episode contains discussion around esports investment & employment, providing a discussion piece for anyone looking to start their journey. Featuring on this podcast is Rohan Sawyer (Bombers, QeSports) & Jim Andrews (Reload Bar), followed by an audience Q&A time. This is the first of many live podcast events, currently happening each month in different states around Australia. Do you want us at your venue, do you want to be on our podcast or have a suggestion for a great guest? Please submit them via our social channels, linked below. BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
1:33:58
September 18, 2018
#013 - Diversity in Esports
As our first live ticketed event, join our host Chris as he discussed various topics of diversity and esports with two special guests - Stephanie You (CentreCom) & Zane Woodhead (GCAP 2018, GDAA). Followed by an audience Q&A, this chat covers a wide variety of points regarding diversity in esports, touching on tournament segregation, the end goal of diversity and more. This is the first of many live podcast events, currently happening each month in different states around Australia. Do you want us at your venue, do you want to be on our podcast or have a suggestion for a great guest? Please submit them via our social channels, linked below. BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
1:24:16
August 16, 2018
#012 - Suction Cup Man - BiG Alarm
ProBluesPlayer, the voice behind Suction Cup Man (by Piemations) has recorded a nifty wake-up alarm for us to share with you. Suction Cup Man 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XCk3AtUbvA Suction Cup Man 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XCk3AtUbvA Feel free to download this and use it yourself, today!
00:06
August 5, 2018
#011 - Three Important Things That ANZ Esports Needs to Grow
As an introduction to Season Two, our host Chris goes over three parts of ANZ Esports that he feels needs development in order for the scene to mature. You talked and we listened, many of our loyal podcast listeners have been asking us to identify more gaps in the market that they can help fill, which makes much of the discussion in this episode. Stand by as we roll out an amazing guest-list for the remainder of Season Two! BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
31:40
April 18, 2018
#010 - Summary - The Journey so far
In this episode, we take a special look back at some of the best bits of The Business in Games Podcast, season 1. If this is the first episode you have listened to, that's ok, feel free to use it as a guide to picking and choose the episodes that are best suited to you. BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu Host: www.twitter.com/smithymayo
19:12
February 16, 2018
#009 - Emma Lo Russo, CEO of Digivizer Pty Ltd
Podcast Episode 009 features Emma Lo Russo - Digivizer CEO, entrepreneur and long-standing heavyweight in the startup business industry. Carrying over 20 years of high-level business experience, Emma discusses in this episode about bringing her expertise to technology and gaming, on the importance of the Chinese market and how 'old media' are currently being left for dead. Emma's Relevant Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmalorusso Website: http://emmalorusso.com/ Website: http://digivizer.com/ BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
56:52
August 19, 2017
#008: Lewis Mitchell, Partnerships Manager at Twitch ANZ
Podcast Episode 008 features Lewis Mitchell, Twitch Australia & New Zealand's partnerships manager. Responsible for being the contact window and vetting process between global Twitch TV affairs and the grassroots influencer community, Lewis and Chris discuss the issues with sponsorship around content creators, what makes a good streaming brand and how to get ahead it this hyper-competitive industry. Lewis' Relevant Links Twitter: twitter.com/lewymitch Website: www.twitch.tv BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
1:10:54
August 5, 2017
#007 - Emre Deniz, Director of Opaque Space
Podcast Episode 007 features Emre Denis, director of Opaque Space - A VR-Based studio that boasts many projects including teaming up with NASA. As a global industry-leader in VR applications, Emre discusses how he never set out to become the leader he is today, the challenges with big business' and the mentality of the media versus the public. Emre's Relevant Links Twitter: twitter.com/Emre_C_Deniz Website: http://www.opaque.media/ BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
52:16
July 25, 2017
#006 - Nick 'Sav' Bobir, Founder & CEO of Tainted Minds
Podcast Episode 006 features Nick 'Sav' Bobir from team Tainted Minds, an Australian competitive gaming organisation. As a team with recent private investment, multiple brands under its hood and some recent internal conflict made public, Nick talks about the wins and losses of esports in Australia, where development needs to be made and what investment actually means behind the scenes. Nicks' Relevant Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/taintedsav Twitter; https://twitter.com/TaintedOrg Website: http://www.taintedminds.org/ BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
51:12
July 16, 2017
#005 - James Cowan, Director of PGTV Media & WPGILeague
Podcast Episode 005 features James 'JimNeso' Cowen from PGTV Media & The Women Playing Games International League. As a seasoned esports player and commentator, Jim discusses the 'startup mentality' of esports, the transition from player to professional and the pressures of growing business. James' Relevant Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepjimpact Website: http://aemg.net.au Website: http://pgtv.com.au BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
53:40
June 30, 2017
#004 - Anthony Garreffa, Senior Editor at TweakTown
Podcast episode 004 with Anthony Garreffa, TweakTown's Senior News Editor and article writing powerhouse. With over 16,000 articles and reviews written, Anthony has become an expert and household name in the global tech media scene. Known for having up to 30 video cards at a time ready to test, he prides himself on a strong work ethic, quick turnaround times and travel expertise. If you're looking for a well-rounded teah journalism package, Anthony will teach you the ways. Anthony's Relevant Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/anthony256 Web: www.TweakTown.com BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
59:20
May 25, 2017
#003 - Technology Journalism from Freelancer to Editor with Campbell Simpson
#003 - Technology Journalism from Freelancer to Editor with Campbell Simpson, Previously Gizmodo Australia's Editor and a man who loves electric cars.  Currently External Editorial Lead at Telstra. This episode touches on the differences between freelance and full-time wage writing, the monotony that technology reviews can become and what it's like when you finally touch a product that genuinely blows your mind. Campbell's Relevant Links Twitter: www.twitter.com/csimps0n Web: www.gizmodo.com.au BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
49:24
April 29, 2017
#002 - Anything4views
Podcast episode 002 with Chad aka Anything4views, the man with many tattoos. This episode explores content creators versus Twitch streamers, what platform to use in order to generate the most revenue, balancing your life between content and the great outdoors and how partnerships with other creators is such a vital part of his work. Anything4views Links YouTube: www.youtube.com/anything4viewstv Twitter: www.twitter.com/anything4views BIG Esports Links Episodes: goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: discord.gg/KZAhhsV Facebook: fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/ Group: goo.gl/FJnhAu
40:36
April 4, 2017
#001 - Content Creation, Hardware and Technology with Tech YES City
Podcast episode 001 features Bryan B from Tech YES City, a popular Australian tech YouTube channel. In this episode, we discuss with Tech City about the struggles of making money on YouTube, what its like to do business on your own, issues with professional legitimacy, the passion within tech and how to give your work special character.  Tech City Links  YouTube: https://goo.gl/16Dsf2  Facebook: https://goo.gl/UUmPEO  Twitter: https://goo.gl/YCua6X  BIG Esports Links Episodes: https://goo.gl/U7qiB7 Discord: http://discord.gg/KZAhhsV  Facebook: http://fb.com/BIGEsportsgg/  Group: https://goo.gl/FJnhAu
1:08:12
April 4, 2017
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