Esports Infrastructure, by the Numbers

Esports Infrastructure, by the Numbers

GRID has seen the value of data in esports since 2018 thanks to Founder and CEO Moritz Maurer’s direct experience in the scene. Working directly with game developers, GRID is able to surface unmatched competitive game data from some of the biggest games like League of Legends, DotA 2, Valorant, PUBG, and Rainbow 6: Siege. GRID is…

MW3 Controversy / Live Service Evolutions / Roblox Earnings / Esports Woes

MW3 Controversy / Live Service Evolutions / Roblox Earnings / Esports Woes

In this week’s Roundtable, the squad tackles the contentious release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, scrutinizing Activision’s bold pricing strategy for what many see as DLC-sized content. We then shift gears to the evolving stances of various companies regarding live service games, including noting where we are in the trend’s hype cycle. The…

Can Esport Leagues Be Profitable?

Can Esport Leagues Be Profitable?

The esports world is starting to teeter, the NYT wrote last month. Today, we get perspective on whether that’s true or not. Evil Geniuses is an esports organization with over 14 million followers across the globe, and it harkens back to the 90s when it was known as Quake Clan in Canada. We sit down with Nicole LaPointe Jameson, a CEO with an insatiable consumer passion for gaming but also a background in distressed assets — or in normal person speak, companies that desperately need optimization and cost tuning to turn them profitable. Is esports a financial endeavor that can be righted from the realm of negative operating income, and where will EG’s edge come from? Furthermore, what can esports do to ameliorate some of the toxicity in games, and how has EG been playing a role in fostering a healthier community for players of all.

Sebastian Park: The State of Esports, UGC, and Venture Capital

Sebastian Park: The State of Esports, UGC, and Venture Capital

Today’s episode is an interview with Sebastian Park, an ex-esports executive who is now co-founder of Infinite Canvas (creating and acquiring UGC games) and a venture partner at BITKRAFT. We dive into the trifecta of Sebastian’s background: esports, UGC games, and venture capital. Tune in to find out.