#077 - A Pro's Journey. A Pro Player Turned Businessman

with Skyler Johnson - Co-Founder of Ctrl & Esports Entrepreneur

Topics

00:00 – 01:17 Intro
01:17 – 02:29 Discussing beverage products
02:29 – 03:55 Skyler’s history
03:55 – 10:23 Difference in Esports between ‘07 and today
10:23 – 19:58 Player’s Unions
19:58 – 22:00 Call of Duty World League
22:00 – 23:44 Themed homestands during play
23:44 – 25:08 State/City-level support for Esports events
25:08 – 29:12 Money orgs / money talk
29:12 -29:53 Too many responsibilities for teams
29:53 – 31:04 Non-essential services
31:04 – 34:58 Need for onboarding decks
34:58 – 40:58 Support players and strategy
40:58 – 46:08 Game meta
46:08 – 48:24 Managing player finances
48:24 – 54:00 Cultural differences between games/leagues
54:00 – 56:16 New players entering the scene
56:16 – 57:16 Player lifespan at pro level
57:16 – 1:01:26 Life after play
1:01:26 – 1:06:34 The importance of relationships
1:06:34 – 1:11:52 Skyler’s future plans
1:11:52 – 1:16:41 The importance of networking
1:16:41 – ‘Control’ (product) and health
1:28:31 – Closing comments

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Host – Chris Smith

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