How do you build an esports empire that builds a good business AND creates the chance for everyone to have a shot at a pro contract?
With Gfinity Challenger Series underway, we spoke to the leaders of this new esports operation. Hit the link for our full conversation with the leadership behind Gfinity Australia.
I recently interviewed Nate Nanzer, Blizzard’s Overwatch Commissioner for all things Overwatch League, for this story in the Australian Financial Review. Stories like that only use a handful of quotes from a lengthier discussion, so, with permission from AFR, I’m sharing the full transcript of the interview here for those eager to get every drop of info from Nanzer on what’s happening in Overwatch esports.
Nasty, aggro, rude players love to ruin games for everyone. They make good people stop playing, which tips the scales toward only those willing to fight through the trolls and the aggro to stick around. And in the end, games suffer. Communities devolve.
As backward as you’d expect from the IOC. President Thomas Bach (a former Olympic fencer) has said he’s not against esports, as long as they’re mostly promoting real world sporting activities.
Is this an esports league or a marketing exercise?