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Work in Esports
103 minutes | 3 months ago
Will Whittingham ON: finding a job in esports
Will is on the front lines of helping people find work in the esports industry. His job as a Content Coordinator for Hitmarker requires him to actively seek out the most recent job openings in gaming, so if you want to work in esports, you might want to give this episode a listen! We discuss his upbringing, his realization that he didn't want to work in politics, the hiring process, tips for interviewing, some things to NOT do while networking, and some additional insight. Let us know what you think about this episode over on our Twitter. And please leave a review on iTunes or your favorite podcasting platform, it helps a lot!
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Cody Elsen, Esports Director at Northwood University
Cody and I both graduated from the same university, but never spoke in detail until this conversation. He started his own organization, Fable Esports, competed as a player himself, and worked alongside professional golfers for years, helping to ensure they had the right tools they needed to succeed on the course, and today he finds himself doing the same thing at Northwood, helping students succeed in the classroom and also in-game. What I found most fascinating about this conversation was learning about all the support that the university is offering students and the amount of REAL, hands-on experience they are organizing for their students. It definitely seems like they are setting them up for success. If you want to learn about what it takes to become a college esports athlete, how to manage an esports team efficiently, or the importance of analytics in all things, then you might want to give this episode a listen. Learn how to work in esports by hearing about Cody's experience.
79 minutes | 5 months ago
Reid "RAPiDCasting" Melton, esports caster in Korea tells us how he got there
Want to know how to become a professional esports caster? Want to know what makes a great reel? Always wanted to move to Korea and work in esports? Well, you might want to hold your horses and listen to this podcast first! Reid has done it all and will walk you through the ins and outs of his experience and how you might be able to gain experience and find work for yourself if you think you're up to the challenge.
135 minutes | 5 months ago
Angela Natividad ON founding an esports agency
A time-consuming but excellent conversation with one of my favorite humans about how she got into esports, her background in customer support and advertising, moving to France just before the market collapsed and she ended up out of a job. We also dive into the creation of Hurrah.group and Angela's work with Women in Games and France Esports. If you want to learn something about leadership, being pitched an idea while drunk, how to manage stress, or maybe even how to work in esports, then you are in the right place. Enjoy this one.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
AC ON: Esports Event Management & Making Connections
In this episode, AC tells us about the life of an event manager. The long hours of planning, the excitement and stress of event day, and even some crazy experiences from that one event at an indoor waterpark! We also discuss networking and how to provide value at the same time without coming off as "too much." You can contact AC at @ACWOAE on Twitter! Thanks for listening, and let me know what you think about the episode on Twitter.
85 minutes | 10 months ago
Jon Koob on Social Media Marketing in Esports
Jon Koob is a master of social media, yet he seems to be a student at the same time - always learning and improving at his craft. He attended The University of Iowa, excitingly pitching and starting their Snapchat channel. Later he joined Vancouver-based esports startup, Battlefy, as their social media manager, and today he flexes his skills over at SteelSeries in Chicago. In this episode, we discuss some of the stigma around social media roles in esports, with many people assuming every company just has a social media intern to handle things - Jon tells us that it's really so much more than that. Also, we touch on the power of networking (how we met), and what it takes to actually find a role in esports or even just at a startup. You can contact Jon at @JonKoob across most social media. Thanks for listening, and let me know what you think about the episode on Twitter.
87 minutes | a year ago
Theresa Gaffney ON: College Esports and how to get involved
Theresa is a resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, working as the Head Coach and Coordinator of Esports at Messiah College. She is a master of metal and memes, and formerly served as the Editor-in-chief at the Collegiate StarLeague. That is how we first came into contact, she was looking to hire an esports writer and I happened to land the gig. This conversation was a very enjoyable one for me, as we got to focus a lot on the specifics of collegiate esports. If you have ever wondered about what it takes to succeed as a collegiate esports athlete or if non-competitive gamers can play a part in a college program, then this is one you won't want to miss! We also discuss important skills for freelancers, how to value your work and properly balance your free time, and even touch on interview tips and networking. You can contact Theresa at Terrigafff on Instagram, Theresagaffney on Twitter, and tmgaffney#2481 on Discord! Thanks for listening, and let me know what you think about the episode on Twitter.
102 minutes | a year ago
Episode 3 - Joshua "Pheques" Quest - Helpful skills & choosing happiness
Josh is a resident of Las Vegas, working as a money manager, who created time for himself to find work in the esports industry as a caster-turned collegiate historian. He is a WWE and all-around wrestling fanatic, and he doesn't shy away from standing up for what is right, even in the face of pressure. He is a guy I look up to in that sense, and I loved our conversation. We got a chance to talk about what sets a successful collegiate esports program apart from an unsuccessful one, skills needed to work in esports, and the importance of networking with others online and the excitement that comes with meeting them in person. Hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think, and be sure to follow Josh on Twitter!
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 2 - Matt "GundayMonday" Sever - Creating Value and Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Esports
Matt is a data science lover who also happens to be one of the most experienced Sejuani players in the world. We first met at an anime conference in Detroit, where he was competing in a League of Legends tournament. He has been involved in some cool projects, such as a fighting game and his most recent work, Tryharder.gg - an AI driven self improvement tool for League of Legends players. He offers some fascinating insight into the data driven side of the industry and gives us some tips for getting started with projects of your own. Hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think, and be sure to follow Matt on Twitch and Twitter!
111 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 1 - Tyler "Artorigold" Bateman - Content Creation and Staying Grounded
Tyler is a high level Overwatch player who also works in the esports industry. He has spent most of his time developing content over at Proguides.com - helping players improve at League of Legends, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. We worked together for a few years, so I thought it would make for a good first episode. Hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think, and be sure to follow Tyler on Twitch and Twitter!
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