Community Management – Replay Cut the Crap the Truth about Esports (25:17)

While you can’t have an esport with a great game, you also don’t have an esports business without a thriving, engaged community. Marcus “Esports” Howard talks about building communities, and Alex Teran from Riverside Game Lab tells us how he successfully runs up to 5 events a week drawing hundreds of dedicated players who spend…

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Virtuix Omni Arena – Replay Cut the Crap the Truth about Exports (22:06)

Learn how a national tournament with cash prizes is driving repeat play and destination traffic.  Bob interviews Jan Goetgeluk, founder of Virtuix, who has been running a national esports tournament at FECs for more than two years, and Todd Maunsell, VP of Operations at Cinergy, who recently held their first “local” esports competition, seeing a…

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VR and Esports – Cut the Crap the Truth about Esports (19:57)

Where does virtual reality fit in the esports landscape and how might VR play a role in the future? Learn the lessons that emerged from the early foray into this emerging market as Bob talks with Ryan Burningham, founder of the Virtual Athletic League, and Sonya Haskins, an influential journalist covering the intersection of virtual…

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WTF is Esports? Replay Cut the Crap – the Truth about Esports (10:37)

Esports is one of the hot buzzwords in the entertainment market. Companies seem to be pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into building esports arenas, gaming lounges, and other location-based entertainment venues catering to the burgeoning esports market. Bob Cooney opens with an overview of the market and its growth along with definitions we can…

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Relaunch, Reboot, Reinvent with Bob Cooney, The Being Virtual Show Ep 8 (26:35)

Innovation is an existential skill for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet most business owners are focusing on everything but. Bob explains the innovation framework that he’s used for 7 successful startups and dozens of mentoring programs spanning a 30-year career of innovation. This is from the Relaunch, Reboot, Reinvent summit held virtually on July…

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Randy White: Will Location-Based Entertainment Ever Return? (1:03:58)

Randy White and Bob discuss Location-Based Entertainment post COVID19

Is LBE dead, or is it getting ready for its grand return? Randy White brings the consumer and operations data to a discussion on what has to happen before location-based entertainment businesses return to profitability. He also tells us what consumers really want in entertainment, and if this is a good time for newcomers to…

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