Leaders Sport Business Podcast

Leaders Sport Business Podcast

At home with Leaders: Neville Upton & Simon Thorp

April 17, 2020

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Episode 80 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast - brought to you in partnership with Onside Law - features a conversation with Neville Upton, founder and president of esports events and production company Gfinity, and Onside Law founding partner Simon Thorp (discussion starts at 18:58).

On the conversational agenda:

- How esports is helping to plug the programming gap;

- The different approaches being taken by traditional rights holders and athletes moving into virtual sports;

- The extra activity, audience, and engagement and if, when, and how it's translating into revenue;

- The specifications and resource needed to set up virtual events;

- The short-term impact and opportunities, and the long-term legacy for esports.