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Episode 1 - Spiro Khouri | The Gaming Stadium

Season 1, Ep. 1
In this show we discuss:
  • Spiro's background and how each of his positions at different companies allowed him to mesh all of his favourite things into one career in esports. He also used his role working at a casino to catapult the idea of having a dedicated esports lounge that could cater to the esports community while also increasing foot traffic at the casino.
  • How loyal gamers are to brands that invest in the esports space, not just financially, but are there because they want to be a part of the community outside of just generating revenue for their bottom line. Companies that are actually interested in the esports space will go farther than ones who spend dollars without showing any interest.
  • How The Gaming Stadium went from an idea to an actual facility. We also discuss The Gaming Stadium's business model, how esports events will be held, as well as the training program they are developing.
  • Breaking the stigma of esports and transforming it from kids playing games in a basement to a growing community that allows for like-minded people to have somewhere to go to meet new people, join a community and grow their esports skills.
  • How esports has become more popular as streaming and watching videos has shifted from YouTube to Twitch. This shift now allows streamers to monetize their content more easily and also expands the topics that the platform can support.
  • Marketing in the esports space. How a company must adapt the marketing to tailor to different audiences and different games.
  • The difference of game popularity on a global scale and how certain games are more popular in some countries compared to others.

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