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Esports (and gaming) Story

Covering everything in the world of esports, video games, and the culture of both. I’m not an expert or a guru; but I am on a journey to learn everything I can about the fast growing industry from people that are living and breathing it. And hopefully through this journey the show can act as a guide to help you learn as well.Expect growth. Expect change. Expect real conversation. This is an experiment and passion project after all. Welcome to the madness!

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Ep. 3 Six Figures from Gaming on YouTube, the Future of Entertainment, and Building Communities with Mark Metry

We sat down with Mark Metry. The host of the Top 100 iTunes podcast, Humans 2.0. He's also the founder of VU Dream& will be appearing (alongside me!) in Season 2 of the Amazon Prime docu-series, The Social Movement. Before the work that he is doing now, Mark built a six figure business [as a teenager] with YouTube & Minecraft. In this episode we cover everything from the future of video games/entertainment, building communities as a gamer, to how he was able to find that success. Enjoy! :)

50mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 8 Esports, Video Games, Culture, and everything in between with Tarik Moody

Had an epic chat with Tarik Moody who is leading the efforts to bring something like E3 to the Midwest. He organized the esports track for this years Fall Experiment event. We dive into other cities, the growth of video games, and so much more.  On a total side note: I lost the intro / outro of this episode and a full episode that I recorded because the files were corrupted. From here on out we will be back on schedule. Also check out our new site! QuentinAllums.com and click the Humans that Game (podcast) tab! :)

43mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 4 What Goes into Building an Esports Team? - Domino Jack

Domino Jack is a beast! She started streaming consistently in 2018 and was managing a team by 2019. She now owns her own organization in Australia (52Faces). The conversation was mad dope! We cover everything from her story, to an esports managers day to day, to the Overwatch League, APEX Legends, player schedules, to esports as a business as a whole.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/domino_jack Website: https://www.dominojack.com/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/domino_jack

43mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 6 Esports vs. Traditional Sports, Burnout, and Accessibility - Jonas Urbonas

The Esports industry is still very much being shaped. It's the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon in the world and it's going to be something that impacts everyone. In this episode we interviewed Jonas Urbonas. We cover everything from NBA 2k League, accessibility for gamers, health in the esports industry, and the future of the industry.  I also have a few announcements to make! Jonas' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonasurbonas/ Jonas' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonasurbonas/

39mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 12 Improving the Esports Landscape with Miguel Gil

This week we talked with Miguel Gil, founder of the United States Esports Association. He worked for Microsoft & Xbox for over 13 years. We dive into his past experience, the esports athlete experience, accessibility, his organization, and how the industry can improve as a whole. Check out his website here: https://www.esportsus.org/ Miguel's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/migeru/

42mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Ep. 5 Women & Video Games: Gaming is not just for the boys anymore - Karen Didier

This week we talked to Karen Didier. She's a social media influencer, streamer, advocate, and gamer. We dive into her experience over the past 10 years as the gaming industry has changed. It was a really cool conversation on diversity & inclusion in the gaming space and advice for fellow gamers/creators. She also met her husband through gaming communities. Games are becoming like social networks and it's not going to slow down any time soon. It's a conversation that anyone can benefit from. :) Karen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gamergirldelux/ Karen's Mixer: https://mixer.com/gamergirldelux Karen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gamergirldelux

35mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 11 How Esports Are Fueling the Data Economy with Bill LeVoir-Barry

Bill LeVoir-Barry is the Chief Technology Officer of Esports & Video Games at IBM. We talk about everything from STEM, esports, his role, to AI.  Bill's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-le-voir-barry-b198446/

37mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Ep. 13 Getting Plugged into the Esports Ecosystem with Rebecca Longawa

Hey, this chat was epic. I met Rebecca at the inaugural Call of Duty tournament earlier this year. She works with & advises startups all over the space.  We talked about everything from her involvement in VC firms, esports startups, her work with professional (traditional) sports teams, to how to get plugged into the space. If you're interested in learning more about Rebecca check out her LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccalongawa/

58mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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UPDATE: We back!!!

Hey! I took a bit of a hiatus with birthdays, holidays, and travel. Super excited to be back. Here's a quick episode with some changes that I will be making. Excited to dive back in and learn more in 2020. Let's get it! :)

2mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Ep. 9 Dear Esports — your marketing sucks with Justin Nguyen

Excited to be back! This week we spoke with Justin Nguyen, the founder of GetChoGrindUp Movement. We talked about FIFA, 2K, Fortnite and what the esports industry as a whole can improve on when it comes to marketing & personal branding. Don't forget to subscribe for more stories, news, and updates on everything video games & esports! Also you can check out more info on Justin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justindzuynguyen/

37mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #10