April 24, 2020

The Price of a Pandemic: Video Games Rule All

Not all industries are suffering from the virus. Gaming and streaming are seeing more usage now than ever before. How did a billion dollar industry emerge from people playing video game? We talk to an industry expert about how we got here, and where we’re going.

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Not all businesses are suffering during this pandemic. Specifically, video games and streaming are thriving during times of social isolation. People are gaming more now than ever before. It's keeping us busy, entertained and connected. Gaming has come a long way, and has created multiple new revenue streams for professionals. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that reaches millions of people.. In today's episode, we talk to Ludlow Ventures investor and industry expert Blake Robbins. We learn:

  • How far gaming has come since the launch of multiplayer gaming over the internet.
  • How the industry has thrived during the pandemic.
  • What eSports is, and how professional gamers are seeing success similar to professional athletes.
  • How streaming has created new forms of content and entertainment on platforms like Twitch and Youtube.
  • The discipline and skill needed to make it as a professional gamer.

For more of Blake's work on gaming and the future of media, check out his newsletter- blake.substack.com. If you want to know why millions are turning in to watch people play video games, check out some of his streamer recommendations:

  • Ninja
  • Courage
  • Dr. Disrespect
  • Summit 1G
  • Breaking Point- A Youtube Documentary

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