G2 Esports Owner and Chief Executive Carlos Rodriguez discusses a number of topics related to the burgeoning business of professional video game competitions, including team valuations that are eclipsing $200 million. He breaks down how esports franchises make money -- hint: it’s a bit different from traditional sports leagues -- and what he thinks the industry can learn from the NFL and NBA. Rodriguez was a successful professional gamer before making the move into ownership, catching the industry right as it began its rapid expansion. G2 is one of biggest global esports brands, with teams competing in 11 different game titles, including League of Legends, Fortnite, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Hosts: Scott Soshnick, Eben Novy-Williams and Michael Barr Producer: Madena Parwana
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