July 9, 2022

11. Servers Plus How to Introduce Gaming to Non-gaming Companies with Brad Kirby in South Africa

11. Servers Plus How to Introduce Gaming to Non-gaming Companies with Brad Kirby in South Africa

Today’s guest is Brad Kirby from Cape Town South Africa. Pioneer in African gaming and esports. Seasoned Project Manager with Business Development and Digital Marketing Management experience. Deep understanding of the gaming and esports industry and expe...


Today’s guest is Brad Kirby from Cape Town South Africa. Pioneer in African gaming and esports. Seasoned Project Manager with Business Development and Digital Marketing Management experience. Deep understanding of the gaming and esports industry and experience in planning, developing, streamlining, and implementing multiple successful skill-based gaming strategies which include influencing gaming strategy and direction for media titans like Naspers, Multichoice, and Econet Media, across the African continent.

Our discussion focused on infrastructure (servers, always the servers) and how to bring gaming to non-gaming companies.

The benefits of gaming that he noticed in himself and for others.

Being a gaming/esports evangelist:

  • How to demonstrate to media and tech companies the value of the gaming audience
  • How to talk to the “suits”
  • The value of perseverance
  • Show them the money

Servers

  • Servers 101: why is location so important to gamers and esports professionals
  • How gaming drove down the cost of connectivity in South Africa
  • Publishers vs. private servers

Media Companies

  • Are media companies interested in esports?
  • How can esports can use broadcast TV?
  • Do sponsors understand esports?

Mobile

  • Is mobile the future of esports in Africa?

Olympics

  • Should the Olympics include esports in their program?

 

Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/11-servers-plus-how-to-introduce-gaming-to-non-gaming-companies-with-brad-kirby-in-south-africa

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

Brad Kirby:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-kirby-0562922/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShotgunSchmoe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shotgunschmoe

Discord: https://www.discordapp.com/users/Shotgun%20Schmoe#2428

The African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL): https://acgl.co.za/

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Brad Kirby - South Africa

Gaming and Esports expert

Pioneer in African gaming and esports. Seasoned Project Manager with Business Development and Digital Marketing Management experience. Deep understanding of the gaming and esports industry and experience in planning, developing, streamlining, and implementing multiple successful skill-based gaming strategies which include influencing gaming strategy and direction for media titans like Naspers, Multichoice, and Econet Media, across the African continent.