The SVG Podcast: Esports Week – Growth of Esports at the Collegiate Level

Experts discuss caring for amateur esports athletes, what a formal competition structure might look like, and more

It’s a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

Today, we have a roundtable discussion of experts to share with you their takes on how to care for amateur esports athletes, what a more formal structure of college esports might look like, and much more.

The conversation features Mark “Garvey” Candella, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Twitch; Mark Deppe, Director of UCI Esports and the Commissioner of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation; Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer at Super League Gaming; and Erin Harvego, VP, Marketing for the Big Ten Network.

This conversation comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which we hosted last week in Los Angeles. Moderating this discussion is Jay Tucker, Executive Director of the Center for M.E.M.E.S at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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