In Episode 1 we talk with Kofi Sika LATZOO (Senegal) and Kwesi Hayford (Ghana) about the role of esports in creating jobs around the world. Both of our guests show the depth of their experience and knowledge in almost every facet of esports in Africa. They talk about what is esports, jobs in the industry, and esports in emerging markets.
Learn “What is esports?” from a perspective of monetization, gamification, and most importantly that it involves making money which leads to job opportunities.
Many times, people think of gaming – and esports – as not being a serious industry. After all, we are playing games. Sometimes it is tagged as a distraction or worse. Hear about the types and variety of jobs in esports from experts who have created them over the years.
Learn about training opportunities for those interested in a job in esports – and the number one training platform: hands-on experience.
So often people think that the ability to create teams, tournaments, and just play games, is universal. But learn about the special constraints found in emerging markets. From physical infrastructure to higher costs; logistics and financing. And the lack of support from major game publishers on the African continent. Are servers ever coming to Africa?
Is mobile gaming the future in esports in Africa? Hear two competing viewpoints from our guests.
Can the difficulties of competing on a global scale for African professional gamers actually turn into a secret weapon? Did Anubis Gaming have an advantage in the Red Bull Campus Clutch Tournament? (see the link below)
Yes, esports can create jobs. A wide variety of jobs, in Africa and around the world. Most importantly, esports activities can create cashflow. And that can create jobs.
Thanks again to two real superstars in the esports world, Kofi, and Kwesi.
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FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
Kofi Sika LATZOO - Senegal
Creative Director, GIZ Gamification Certified Consultant, Founder + Creative Director for Musel, Founder + Global Creative Director of Gamecampcities the 360 Gaming Agency, and Design + Esports Lecturer at KEDGE Business School in France.
The Gamers Change Lives Podcast is a show about how to build an esports business from literally anywhere in the world where each week we showcase the journey of an inspiring esports entrepreneur and learn how they solved one particular problem that everyone will ultimately face.
I am your host, Tom Leonard. I have a background in entertainment marketing. After working with many amazing esports entrepreneurs from emerging markets, they inspired me to create a show to tell their stories so that others can be motivated to create their own esports business. Gaming and esports can create jobs tackling the problem of global youth unemployment. Creating jobs from playing games. What could be better than that?
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