VR Esports Games: Competitive Recipe for Growth

VAR Box Taiwan VR Esport Game Tournament with Huge Crown

Could competitive VR esports games be part of the future FEC arcade landscape? Esports is wildly popular. Video games like League of Legends and Fortnite pay out millions in prizes. They are watched by hundreds of millions of fans, both in stadiums and on Twitch. Billions are being invested in esports. Major league sports teams…

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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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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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Esports: Don’t Miss Out On the Next Big FEC Trend

FEC Esports

In February 2016 I started covering virtual reality’s third wave featuring The VOID, VRcade (now VRstudios), and Zero Latency. A year later I wrote that the third wave was shaping up like a tsunami. Five years after VR’s reemergence as a legitimate FEC attraction, it’s become a staple attraction in FECs. What’s next? Read on…

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Peter Csathy: The Future of Virtual Media (1:02:26)

Bob and Peter Csathy riff about the future of media

  Peter Csathy, digital media expert, discusses the future of movie theaters, esports, synthetic humans, virtual nightclubs and more in this fascinating deep dive interview with Bob Cooney. Peter is a recovering attorney specializing in all aspects of the media business.  He now advises entertainment and technology companies on how to navigate the complex and…

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Pro Athletes Stay Home Play Together; Esports Stocks Rally (3:46)

Virtual esports continues to find new fans. Bob shows how profession tennis and football (soccer) have embraced esports and aligned it with staying home and playing together messages to help support people in isolation. Esports keeps growing, and the gaming industry is the top-performing financial sector over the last 3 months according to ETF ranking…

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The Being Virtual Show – Phil Kaplan of Gameworks Full Interview

Phil Kaplan Gameworks CEO

Esports, Virtual Reality and location-based entertainment CEO Phil Kaplan of Gameworks on how the chain is using building a community of loyal customers, professional athletes crossing over into eSports during the COVID-19 sports shutdown, using online events to stay connected to customers during the retail shutdown.

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