Feb. 16, 2022

Gamers Change Lives - Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives.

Gamers Change Lives - Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives.

Playing games can change lives. Listen to our rally cry, join us on our quest to present the amazing stories of esports entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Gamers Change Lives Podcast Show Notes – Rally Cry Episode
Episode Title: Play Games. Create Jobs. ...


Playing games can change lives. Listen to our rally cry, join us on our quest to present the amazing stories of esports entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Gamers Change Lives Podcast Show Notes – Rally Cry Episode

Episode Title: Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives.

Introduction:

“Over the next decade, the World Bank estimates one billion young people will try to enter the job market, but less than half of them will find formal jobs. This has the potential to negatively impact a generation of young people around the world.” – Mercy Corps

But what if I told you about one powerful tool that exists today? Something that is easy to implement and targets youth unemployment? And it involves people playing games? Yes, video games. Think I am crazy? Let me explain…

The Status Quo. There are many esports entrepreneurs around the world who are looking for ways to create jobs for themselves. And for others. They want to make a difference, but well, they don’t always know where to start. So, they use their curiosity to tackle the problem.

But… there are some problems with the status quo.

  • People don’t think of gaming and esports as a real business
  • The lack of training resources
  • The information on developing a career in esports typically does not concentrate on the skills needed for the entrepreneur wanting to start their own esports business

But perhaps the biggest obstacle for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to create an esports business in an emerging market is that the content they find is not geared to being successful in Ghana, or India, or Brazil, but talks about how it is done in Los Angeles, Austin, London, or Berlin.

“Basically, they do not get to hear from people who look like them.”

The Gamers Change Lives Podcast will tell their stories of success, from around the world. Stories of teams created, tournaments held, sponsors acquired, and much more. Their stories are numerous and inspiring and need to be shared.

The focus will not be hearing from someone in the US or Europe who has created a huge esports organization and try to duplicate their success. It will be much more useful than that.

Always remember that playing games can lead to jobs. And those jobs can change lives!

Main Topics

  • Global youth unemployment
  • How esports can provide jobs
  • Problems with the status quo for aspiring esports entrepreneurs
  • One potential solution

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Website: gamerschangelivespodcast.com