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This week we’re taking a bit of a dive inside the new sponsorship deal between Intel and Acer and the Meta High School Esports program, owned and operated by Adelaide Crows Football Club.

These are global companies getting involved in an Australian grassroots esports operation, so it seemed an interesting opportunity to talk to all involved about why it’s happening, what it means for Meta and the value for Intel and Acer.

So I spoke to reps at all involved – Intel, Acer, Meta, and the Crows, plus I also had a chat with one of the teachers at a school that participates in the Meta program to get a sense of how this league is impacting on some of the students too.

One of the smartest minds in all of esports sits down with The Esports Moment at Intel Extreme Masters Sydney.

We cover the importance of big stage events, how Twitch has changed the business, whether influencers are a threat to esports, and the big challenges the industry has yet to solve.

It’s a deep chat that gets clinical answers from the man who has been around since the earliest days of the industry and has helped drive it all to where we are today. Enjoy.

Karrigan is one of my favourite players on the world circuit so it was fantastic to get time to sit down with him at IEM Sydney.

We talk about his interesting year, from winning IEM Sydney with FaZe Clan, to being benched, and now finding a new home at Mousesports. He tells us how he treats every time on the big stage like it might be his last, and how much the Counter-Strike scene has changed since his early 1.6 days.

It’s an honest and insightful conversation. Please enjoy!