Interviews with sports executives working in the esports

Josh Barney on tech, stadiums & gaming at Utah Jazz

Sean Callanan chats with  Joshua Barney from Utah Jazz from his role driving all things technology at the Jazz to his role driving esports for NBA2K team Jazz Gaming. On this podcast you'll learn about: Josh's role in early technology rollout for Utah Jazz' Vivant Arena How the Utah Jazz integrated app into stadium [...]

Josh Barney on tech, stadiums & gaming at Utah Jazz2019-04-29T19:37:00+10:00

Learning esports and building teams – Gravitas just getting started

Sean sits down with Brandon Defina GM of Gravitas to discuss our entry into esports and what we have learned after our very first season in OPL. On this podcast you'll learn about: Brandon "Juves" Defina on how his sports career from playing soccer to esports The challenges of managing a new esports team [...]

Learning esports and building teams – Gravitas just getting started2019-05-24T15:31:13+10:00

Behind the scenes podcast – Sports Geek joins OPL

On this episode Sean Callanan discusses the exciting news with Sports Geek joining the world of esports after winning the bid for a team in the Oceanic Pro League. Sean discusses how the OPL bid process unfolded with Andrew Walton. On this podcast you'll learn about: Why Sean was excited about esports How podcast [...]

Behind the scenes podcast – Sports Geek joins OPL2018-11-19T18:07:47+10:00

Esports and the power of live events – Nick Vanzetti

Sean Callanan chats with ESL's Nick Vanzetti at PAX about his career in esports and especially building out events for esports fans live including IEM and Melbourne Esports Open. On this podcast you'll learn about: How Nick Vanzetti's esports gaming experience turned into a career The look of esports scene in the early years [...]

Esports and the power of live events – Nick Vanzetti2018-11-06T08:40:19+10:00

NBA 2K League season one – Brendan Donohue

Sean catches up with NBA 2K League's Brendan Donohue at the NBA headquarters in New York to discuss season one and the impact of esports on NBA teams, fans and sponsors. On this podcast you'll learn about: Brendan Donohue on his sportsbiz background that led him to NBA What traditional sports can learn from [...]

NBA 2K League season one – Brendan Donohue2018-09-17T14:19:49+10:00

Bringing high performance to esports – Dave Harris, Dire Wolves

Dave Harris chats with Sean Callanan to discuss his journey into esports from investing in Dire Wolves to setting up in new esports high performance centre. Dave discusses how high performance has been the key to success and how it can be replicated to lift the standard of play in Australia and around the [...]

Bringing high performance to esports – Dave Harris, Dire Wolves2018-07-16T17:45:17+10:00

Inside the NBA 2K world with Bucks Gaming – Cayle Drabinksy

On this week's episode, Sean chats with Cayle Drabinsky Director of Business Operations and Co-Director of Bucks Gaming. Sean and Cayle chat about NBA 2K League Season 1, esports and integrating Bucks Gaming into the Milwaukee Bucks business. On this podcast you'll learn about: Cayle Drabinsky on how his role at Milwaukee Bucks evolved through [...]

Inside the NBA 2K world with Bucks Gaming – Cayle Drabinksy2018-06-18T12:50:12+10:00

AFL, Audiences & Growth with Darren Birch

On this week’s episode Sean catches up with Darren Birch, General Manager of Growth, Digital and Audience at Australian Football League. Sean and Darren discuss his role at the AFL and the importance of new audiences and growth. On this podcast you'll learn about: Darren's career in the AFL industry The importance of growth [...]

AFL, Audiences & Growth with Darren Birch2018-10-15T15:47:27+10:00

Daniel Ringland from Riot Games on esports growth

On this week's episode, Sean catches up with Daniel Ringland, Head of Oceanic esports for Riot Games. Sean and Daniel chat about esports, League of Legends and where #sportsbiz fits in. On this podcast you'll learn about: Where Riot Games fits into the esports landscape and is the developer, publisher and league operator of [...]

Daniel Ringland from Riot Games on esports growth2017-10-30T18:51:10+10:00

Unikrn – esports, betting & cryptocurrency – a whole new world

On this week's episode Sean chats with Unikrn CEO, Rahul Sood about esports, rise of gambling on esports & why Unikrn are launching a new cryptocurrency. On this podcast you'll learn about: How Unikrn launched 3 years ago and where it sits in the market as a global company How Unikrn provides esports fans a safe [...]

Unikrn – esports, betting & cryptocurrency – a whole new world2018-10-15T15:49:07+10:00

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