Welcome back to Queue Up, Team Envy's official podcast centered around the world of esports and gaming! We have a special episode this week with the Three Kings of Esports: Mike "Hastr0" Rufail of Team Envy, Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez of Optic Gaming, and Jason Lake of Complexity Gaming. We also have a special host this week with John Davidson who is head of Esports Partnerships over at GameStop.
Each week join Jay Hairston (Senior Community Manager for Team Envy/Dallas Fuel) with special guests from the esports community to talk about their experience in the ever-changing esports scene and how they got to where they are in the community and everything that changes in esports along the way!
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Mike Rufail - @hastr0
Hector Rodriguez - @OpTicH3CZ
Jason Lake - @JasonBWLake
John Davidson - @J0hnDavids0n
Jay Hairston - @jayhairston
Justin Rojas - @justrojas
Intro and Update - 0:00
How Pros see esports today - 1:58
How would your journey be different if your started today? - 5:48
Outside experience and influence coming into esports - 10:48
Things you are most excited about with the GameStop partnership - 16:18
Retail's effect on enhancing esports - 19:38
Midnight releases - 20:48
Community as a core of esports and gaming - 22:48
Parenting and esports - 25:48
Overwatch League on ABC and the public reception - 26:48
When your kids support other teams in esports - 27:00
Friendships and rivalries - how deep does it go? - 28:15
Mike and Jason Eleague stories - 30:00
The Eclassico - 31:48
CWL Fort Worth - 32:48
What is GameStop the most excited about with entering esports? - 34:30
Entering at the ground floor of a new competitive landscape - 36:48
Kids don't want to be Tom Brady anymore - 39:30
Going fishing instead of playing Apex - 40:48
The importance of finding balance with your kids - 43:30
Disney and Fox merger - is there an equivalent in esports? - 44:48
What if three powerhouse orgs merged? Could it work? - 46:30
Doing it for free because you love it - 47:45
When did it change to "esports" - 50:20
What does a CEO do for an esports org? - 51:30
The go-to explanation of esports to others - 53:40
Feelings at events when watching your teams compete - 54:48
Biggest treat yo' self - 59:38
Why Turtlewax and the power of non endemic sponsors in esports - 1:01:18
The power of fans - 1:03:30
Brands entering in "the right way" - 1:06:35
College esports - 1:07:40
Esports reshaping college athletics practices - 1:11:18
Where will esports be in 5-10 years? - 1:15:08
The Mount Rushmore of Esports - 1:20:40
Plugs/Promos - 1:22:48
Announcements and Close - 1:24:50
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