In this two-part interview I sit down with CEO of US Major League Gaming Sundance DiGiovanni and we talk about next-gen consoles, the future of Call of Duty in the eSports scene, and much more.
If you rather jump around in each video in accordance to what topics interest you most, I've listed them out here alongside their timestamps. For the video above:
00:47 - Origins of Major League Gaming
05:29 - How eSports compares to traditional sports
07:45 - Can Call Of Duty grow as an eSport despite recent current events
11:10 - The rise of Call Of Duty as an eSport
12:58 - MLG's position with developers/publishers
Timestamps for topics in this second video, above:
00:15 - How the core/competitive audience can influence a game for the better
02:29 - MLG and the next gen consoles
04:59 - MLG's new broadcast initiative
08:15 - Potential expansion to other viewing platforms
10:16 - How MLG has learned from businesses like the WWE
12:10 - Details on MLG Columbus and two new opportunities for smaller events
Hopefully you enjoyed the interview. A big thank you to the MLG staff for allowing me to use their studio to conduct the interview.
Alex Mendez is a professional eSports broadcaster who has worked for companies such as Major League Gaming, World Cyber Games, IGN Pro League, Twitch TV, Electronic Arts, Activision, Sony Online Entertainment, and more. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his YouTube.