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 guests and conferences have been so important
  • The process of working on the pitch to Riot Games
  • How PAX can help you understand the gaming community
  • What opportunities does esports industry offer
  • What are the challenges in starting your own esports team
  • Sean answers the esports questions of his Twitter followers
  • Why you should attend League of Origin on November 17
Learn more about the Sports Geek OPL story

Go behind the scenes of the Sports Geek OPL bid

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Our fave quote from this episode

“Gaming as an industry is massive. Esports is obviously inside that. There are more than enough fans in gaming to make esports a huge success.”

Sean Callanan

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Highlights from this podcast

4:18 Andrew Walton on his current role at MPower MSL

5:43 How the idea of getting into esports started for Sean Callanan

8:09 How Sports Geek’s working relationship with MPower MSL led to an esports team

11:24 Why attending to PAX Australia why so important to understand the gaming community

17:10 Inside the pitch to Riot Games for OPL 2019

21:41 Sean answers the esports questions from OPL fans from Twitter

36:29 Sean addresses the questions on being a “front”

41:49 Learn more about the Digital to Dollars process on DigitaltoDollars.com

42:36 Are you looking for athlete digital training? Go to SportsGeekHQ.com/socialmediaathletetraining

43:06 Join Sports Geek Nation now

Some tweets/posts you may have missed

Big announcement, well received on Twitter.

Thanks for the support from the team at Riot Games throughout the process.

Appreciate Sports Geek Nation foundation member Andrew Wray supporting our bid.

Great questions from the OPL Twitter Army

Thanks to the following @OPL tweeps how tweeted in questions, they have won a double pass to League of Origin Grand Final get your tickets now.

All questions and comments followed this tweet.

League Of Origin - November 17

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This week on the Sports Geek Nation AMA stage we have Karen Lunn, Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).

Prior to her role, Karen was a professional golfer and spent most of her career competing on the Ladies European Tour, ALPG, LAGT and the US LPGA. Her most prestigious victory came in 1993 at the Women’s British Open where she was also topped the Order of Merit.

In 1999, Karen was elected to the LET Board of Directors as a Player Director and in 2004 she was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Karen also mentored many young ALPG players as well as working as a TV commentator at several women’s golf events.

Get your questions ready for Karen Lunn. Tag him at @Karen Lunn on Sports Geek Nation #ama channel in Slack.

Want to join Sports Geek Nation? Join our waitlist on SportsGeekNation.com and be the first to know when the subscription doors reopen.

Sports Geek Nation AMA with Karen Lunn

Thanks for the review on Apple Podcasts

Always something to learn

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Fitzymate from USA on March 31, 2017

A must listen for anyone working on the sports industry. Sean covers a raft of topics with a strong focus on digital, marketing, sponsorship in the sports industry. He discusses these topics with a wide array of guests from multiple markets. As a result you always have something new to learn and to look to put to work whether you work agency, league or team side. Keep it up Sean!

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