Sept. 24, 2022

Recruiting and Managing Esports Sponsors

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 background i...


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 background including how he saw a void in the local tournament scene in South Africa and decided to fill it.

Red Bull South Africa:

  • Where esports fits into the company marketing strategy
  • How esports athletes are treated the same as traditional sports athletes

Sponsorship:

  • What role does sponsorship play in esports?
  • The lack of understanding of what individuals can truly offer to a brand
  • The first question an esports streamer or team looking for sponsorship should ask themselves
  • The importance of building a consistent foundation
  • The best strategy for someone starting out
  • Managing expectations
  • What are brands looking for and how do they measure success?

Platforms:

  • What gaming and esports platforms are the most popular in South Africa and Africa as a whole?
  • What social media platforms should a content creator should use?

Traditional Sports Comparisons:

  • What are the benefits of a league structure in esports
  • The role of ‘celebrity’ streamers
  • The growing role of gamers in the business world

The African Continent:

  • How can esports benefit the entire continent?
  • Servers, always servers

Mobile:

  • How does mobile fit into African esports?
  • What is the impact on sponsorship?

Olympics:

  • Should the Olympics include esports in their official program?
  • The issue of perceived violence in some games

Plus, the most surprising esports sponsors he has discovered

 

Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/recruiting-and-managing-esports-sponsors-with-luca-tucconi

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

Luca Tucconi is the National Gaming & Esports Specialist at Red Bull, South Africa, joining in 2018. Before that he was the Founder of Orena, South Africa's Premier Esports Tournament & Events Agency. He is in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucatucconi   

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Luca Tucconi - South Africa

Luca Tucconi is the National Gaming & Esports Specialist at Red Bull, South Africa, joining in 2018. Before that he was the Founder of Orena, South Africa's Premier Esports Tournament & Events Agency. He is in Cape Town, South Africa.