Chris Smith is the Founder of BIG Esports, a consultancy that helps non-endemic brands understand the esports industry, and the Co-Founder of Shade Crew, an influencer collective that promotes and develops the careers of online gaming talent. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in marketing, journalism, and community management within the esports space.
In this episode, we discuss what major game publishers are doing to develop the esports ecosystem around their popular titles. Chris also offers insight into the Australian esports industry and highlights key differences from the American and European markets. Finally, we debate the future of the franchise system, the growing popularity of battle royale games, and the potential for a correction in esports team valuations.
Host: James Creech
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James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.
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