Nov. 12, 2022

Esports Growth Strategies, Education, and Events

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...


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, bringing them to one of the largest consumer electronics shows in Europe.

“I saw these kids playing competitive gaming – what are they doing? It’s so fantastic what they are doing. If I bring them to this show (the consumer electronics show), then I have the games industry.”

The impact of gaming on the PC industry as a whole.

Advice on how someone interested in turning their passion for esports into a business:

  • Solid business plan
  • Proven market for your business through research
  • Get real world experience in existing, bigger esports companies or brands that are working in esports, that is a good way to learn
  • Support the community of esports

The value of community in esports and especially for esports entrepreneurs.

The difference between gaming and traditional sports.

“If you have a broadcast on a traditional TV platform, you have 1 out of 10 viewers who watch golf play golf. If you have games, you have a huge difference, it’s 10 out of 10. So, what we know if that everyone who is watching games is playing games. And everyone who is playing games is watch games.”

Growth strategies and how it depends on what sector of esports you are in.

The value of education. Educating brands and parents.

“In core gaming there may be a lack of knowledge. That is why education is important. “

The importance of bringing in outside talent to esports and gaming.

The role of government in various countries in developing esports.

And as always, a conversation on the variety of job opportunities that are a part of the esports industry.

Frank talks about the importance of data: how to acquire it and how to use it.

Events: They are important for all esports entrepreneurs, and those wanting to join the industry.

Tips on networking in the industry. “If there is not an event in your region, create one.”

How mobile is changing esports, particularly in the region of Southeast Asia.

Should the Olympics include esports in their official program?

Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/esports-growth-strategies-education-and-events-with-frank-sliwka

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

Frank A. Sliwka: A highly innovative and resilient global business leader with deep digital entertainment, games & esports industry expertise, gained from over 25 years’ building successful businesses and winning teams around entertainment properties.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franksliwka/

Epulze: https://epulze.com/

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