Archives: Episodes

Strive Sponsorship

Interview with Malph Minns of Strive Sponsorship

Malph Minns is the founder of Strive Sponsorship. Strive offers evidence based and insight led sponsorship, marketing and brand consultancy services to brands, rights holders, agencies and investors. In this EdgeCast we talk to Malph about how best to support rights holders in esports and connect brands to the industry. We also talk about the misconceptions brands have about esports and the path to pro.

exceL Esports

Interview with Kieran Holmes-Darby of exceL Esports

Kieran is the co-founder of professional gaming organisation exceL Esports. In this week’s #EdgeCast we talk about the key things orgs look for when signing a player/team, his advice for players looking to go pro, and the need for better representation of professional female gamers in esports.

Goat Agency

Interview with Harry Hugo of The Goat Agency

Harry is co-founder of The Goat Agency, a leading global influencer marketing agency. In this week’s EdgeCast we talk about how a gamer can become an influencer, the lessons that influencers and hardcore pro gamers can learn from each other, and what brands are missing in terms of data in the influencer space.

Unikrn

Interview with Dustin Steiner of Unikrn

Dustin is a senior staff writer at Unikrn, one of the world’s leading esports betting organisations. In this week’s EdgeCast we talk about Dustin’s path to becoming a pro esports journalist, his tips for aspiring writers, gambling in the gaming world and the future of the esports industry.

Raven

Interview With Sam Wells Of Raven

Sam Wells is Managing Director at Raven, an esports apparel company that has created bespoke designs for teams and organisations including exceL and Lightning Pandas. In this week’s EdgeCast, Sam talks about creating the designs, branding of teams and individuals, the move of esports into a lifestyle brand, and his thoughts on the future of esports.

FIFA Pro Gamer

Interview With Kurt Fenech, FIFA Pro Gamer

Malta’s Kurt Fenech is one of the top FIFA players in the world. He reached the semi-finals of the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, narrowly losing out to the eventual champion, Mosaad ‘Msdossary’ Aldossary. In our EdgeCast this week, Kurt talks about his experience at the eWorld Cup finals, his reason for not using a coach, his unique play-style and his thoughts on the upcoming FIFA 19.

The Esports Company

Interview With Änna West of The Esports Company

The Esports Company has been the lead agency for the FIFA eWorld Cup for the last 8 years, holding the finals all over the world from Dubai to New York. We spoke to Änna about the recent finals in London, and the challenges of running an esports event.

FACEIT

Interview with Clement Murphy

For this week’s EdgeCast we sat down with Clement Murphy of FACEIT, an independent competitive gaming platform for online multiplayer PvP gamers. We talk about FACEIT’s success, the focus on community, the path to pro and the brutality of the CS:GO tournament schedule.

Christian Fuchs

Interview with Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs is a professional Premier League football player who also runs his own clothing brand. Now he is stepping into esports with the launch of the No Fuchs Given academy. We sat down with him to talk about his project, FIFA, and his love of gaming.

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