“As a lot of players play individually between each other’s homes, WiFi is just going to become more important.”
Joanne Watson, Chief Brand Officer of Maestro Esports
In the third of our series of podcasts exploring the world of esports and gaming, we spoke to Joanne Watson, Chief Brand Officer of Maestro Esports.
This episode discusses the challenges facing not just teams but also individual players, we also chat to Joanne about the importance of mental wellbeing in the industry, and how this is vital to a successful team.
“I think regardless of the esport I think connectivity is a big, big thing. People always think about shooters and whether they’ll be ahead of their opponent, but even in games like Hearthstone that are turn-based, if you lose connection in between a turn then you lose all your thinking time”
Jeff Simpkins, Managing Director of Barrage Esports
In the second of our series of podcasts exploring the world of e-sports and gaming, we spoke to Jeff and James Simpkins, the Managing Director and Team Manager of Barrage Esports, a team based in the North of England. This episode discusses the challenges facing e-sports teams and how the landscape is changing for businesses relying on the professional side of tournaments.
“When it comes to e-sports it’s the community and not the game itself that matters. The community drives it forward, develops further tournaments and, of course, determines the best player.”
Dr Ying-Ying Law, Staffordshire University
In the first of our series of podcasts exploring the world of e-sports and gaming, we spoke to Dr Ying-Ying Law, a lecturer in esports from Staffordshire University.
This episode discusses the growing e-sports community, and how Dr Law became an integral part of its success, encouraging young people to get into e-sports professionally as one of the first lecturers specialising in e-sports in the UK.