Feb. 18, 2023

Bonus Episode! Team Ghana Goes to Bali

We have five guests today: Kwesi Hayford President of the Esports Association, Ghana with the team he took to the IESF World Championship in Bali in December 2022: Emmanuel Manu-Gyamfi (NELLmvp), Edmond Addo Mensah (shyBOY), Daniel Sungna Iddi (SPAMA...

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Jan. 21, 2023

Divergent Thinking, Eliminating Judgement, and the Value of a Bad Idea

Our guest today on the podcast is Jeremy Utley, the Director of Executive Education at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. The Stanford d.school. Our discussion included: Jeremy talks about ideas. Where they come from, and how to …

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Jan. 14, 2023

Going Global: Navigating Media Strategies and Attending International…

Our guest today on the podcast is Ronny Lusigi, the CEO of IndexG Esports in Nairobi, Kenya. Plus for the first time our podcast Executive Producer, Reginald Nsowah, is joining the conversation from Ghana. Our discussion included: Ronny’s talks about...

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Jan. 7, 2023

Pitching to Brands, the Power of Mentorship, plus Women in Esports

Today’s guest is Rebecca Longawa. Highly regarded as a maven in the esports industry, she a global speaker and founder of the esports consultancy firm, Happy Warrior. Our discussion included monetization in esports, mentorship and networking, plus wo...

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Dec. 23, 2022

Review and Gratitude for 2022

What a year we have had in 2022! Our first episode on February 15 started our journey talking about how esports can create jobs around the world. We have been fortunate to have had so many guests who generously gave …

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Dec. 17, 2022

How to Bring Esports to Brands

We have two guests today: Nick Smith and Romain Tixier – Co-founders of GosuRabbit a next gen marketing agency based in the UK. Nick is in the UK and Roman is in Lyon, France. Our discussion included: The story of …

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Dec. 10, 2022

Deep Dive Into Venture Capital Investing in Africa

Our guest is Mohamed Karar. He is a Venture Partner at Launch Africa, one of the most active early-stage venture capital firms in Africa. Once Mohamed, talking to us from Cape Town, South Africa, learned what a venture capital partner …

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Dec. 3, 2022

Government Support for Youth Through Esports

Our guest is Soufiane EL FILALI. He is Marketing & Communication Director at La Fédération Royale Marocaine des Jeux Électronique – FRMJE (The Royal Moroccan Federation of Electronic Games) Our discussion included: Soufiane describes the journey of e...

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Nov. 26, 2022

Community Initiative and Sponsorship Tactics

We have two guests today: Kieran Sanford. Co-Founder of ForG4MERSake in London, and Baba Dioum, the Manager SOLO Esport in Dakar Senegal. Our discussion included: How Kieran and Baba each came to esports from different paths. They each talk briefly …

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Nov. 19, 2022

Connecting Brands with Gen Z Through Esports

Our guest is Tushaar Garg from India. He is the Founder and CEO @StreamO as well as the Founder and CEO of Irony Esports. Our discussion included: Tushaar talks about how large the market is in India, for those playing …

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Nov. 12, 2022

Esports Growth Strategies, Education, and Events

Our guest is Frank Sliwka, Global Esports, Gaming & Digital Entertainment Opinion Leader, Keynote Speaker, COO, and Hon. Professor from Singapore. Our discussion included: Frank’s introduction to esports while watching the excitement of gamers, bring...

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Nov. 5, 2022

Creating the Ultimate Venue for Games Culture

Our guest is Jon Satterley from Melbourne Australia. He is CEO & Co-Founder at Fortress Australia. Our discussion included: How a passion for heavy metal music and the world of entertainment led to the creation of a cathedral to games …

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Oct. 29, 2022

A Deep Dive into Esports Sponsorship

Our guest is Malph Minns from the UK. He is Managing Director at Strive Sponsorship. Our discussion included: The difference between esports sponsorship and that of traditional sports and other entertainment industries based on Malph’ s extensive exp...

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Oct. 22, 2022

Esports Investing: The Investor’s Perspective

Our guest is Dave Harris from Australia. He is Managing Director at Guinevere Capital. He is also an Investor and former Chairman of EXCEL Esports and a Founding Partner at League of Legends Circuit Oceania. Our discussion included: How investing …

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Oct. 15, 2022

The Business Side of Streaming and Esports Events

Our guest is Christian Bishop, Director of Twitch Properties - Gaming & Esports. Our discussion included: Christian’s esports journey from venues, esports arenas, production companies, tournaments/leagues, teams and now on the platform side. “Going t...

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Oct. 8, 2022

Esports Venues, Festivals, and Innovative Partnerships with Sidick Ba…

Sidick Bakayoko from Côte d'Ivoire is the Founder and CEO at Paradise Game. Our discussion included: Sidick’s background including how he learned that being number one in a startup is a lot different than being #2 or #3. Paradise Game …

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Oct. 1, 2022

Esports Sponsorship, Investment, and Merchandising

Our guests are Trev Keane, Director Esports Strategy: EPIC Global and Advisor/Judge at Stadia Ventures, and Cholwe Shabukali, Co- Founder and Managing Director at Team Gematrix and a Zambian Esports Pioneer. Our discussion includes: Cholwe’s backgrou...

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Sept. 24, 2022

Recruiting and Managing Esports Sponsors

Today’s guests is Luca Tucconi from Cape Town, South Africa. He is the National Gaming & Esports Specialist at Red Bull. Before that he founded ORENA, South Africa's Premier Esports Tournament & Events Agency. Our discussion included: Luca’s backgrou...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Season Two Trailer: ”Follow the Money”

The Gamers Change Lives Podcast Season Two: “Follow the Money” Do you have big goals for your esports team, or tournament, or enterprise? I’ll bet the answer is a big “YES!” We are gamers, right? We know what thinking big …

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Aug. 13, 2022

Women in Games: Creating a Pipeline

Today’s guests are Chantal-Denise Ortega, the Brand Partnerships Manager at Galaxy Racer North America, and HER Galaxy speaking from Mexico City. And Xinmiao Zhang who manages game pipelines and projects at Tencent speaking from Shanghai, China. Our ...

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July 30, 2022

Esports Sponsorship and Investment with Dimitris Farmakis from Greece

Today’s guest is Dimitris Farmakis. He is the Head of Esports at Yieldly and Yesports. Our discussion included: An overview of esports in Greece. Yesports: What is the mission of Yesports? How do you recruit teams and streamers? Is language …

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July 23, 2022

Esports Content Creation and Branding in India with Dhiman Kashyap

Today’s guest is Dhiman Kashyap, Co - Founder, CEO of Resilience Esports & ex-Head of Operations at Esports Federation of India (ESFI). Our discussion included: Establishing and building a team to create a successful esports organization The importan...

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July 16, 2022

The Institutional Esports Movement with Ido Brosh from Israel

Today’s guest is Ido Brosh, “The Esports Guy from Israel.” Ido is the VP Europe of the International Esports Federation. He is also the President of Esports Europe and Founder and CEO of Winzard. Ido's esports accomplishments demonstrate that working...

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July 9, 2022

Servers Plus How to Introduce Gaming to Non-gaming Companies with Bra…

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 ...

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