Today’s guest is Ido Brosh, “The Esports Guy from Israel.” Ido is the VP Europe of the International Esports Federation. He is also the President of Esports Europe and Founder and CEO of Winzard.
Ido's esports accomplishments demonstrate that working through the many esports organizations on a local, national, and international level, can result in greater accomplishments.
Our discussion included:
How the Israeli Esports Association began his esports career.
What role do esports organizations play in the esports world? What is the “Institutional Esports Movement”?
• How the growth and maturity of the esports industry has led to more and more interaction with the government; and why that is a good thing.
• Why can’t esports be treated like traditional sports, with the same resources?
• The higher importance of government in smaller countries.
NGO funding sources – always follow the money.
The International Esports Federation (IESF)
• What it the mission of the IESF?
• How does it fit into the esports ecosystem?
Hosting events in Israel. Where does politics fit in?
• Having more events will bring a greater awareness of players as individuals, and not as someone only wrapped in a flag.
• Gaming truly is its own language
What is Winzard? And how does it work to create multiple streams of income?
• Is mobile the future of esports in Israel and MENA?
• Should the Olympics include esports in their program?
Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/12-the-institutional-esports-movement-with-ido-brosh-from-israel
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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:
The International Esports Federation: https://iesf.org/
Esports Europe: https://esportseurope.org/
Winzard Twitter: https://twitter.com/WinzardEsports
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