On 30th April, Esports Insider’s sister magazine, The Esports Journal, will release its eighth edition.
The Esports Journal — ran in conjunction with LATAM Media Group (LMG), who produce the Spanish edition — is an industry-leading B2B esports magazine and will comprise interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names, as well as unique, insightful narrative pieces. The most recent Spanish edition is out now and can be found here.
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Billy Studholme, Content Lead for The Esports Journal, said on the upcoming release: “I’m thrilled to be Content Lead on The Esports Journal for the first time. I can say with certainty that not only will Edition 8 contain some of my best writing personally; it is jam-packed with compelling articles, written by some of the finest in the esports industry.
“I’m immensely proud of this project and can’t wait for you all to read it. Whatever you are interested in, I’m sure there will be something for you. Bring on 30th April.”
Agustin Cikes, COO and Co-founder of LMG, also commented: “After working side by side for two years on one edition, where we positioned the magazine and the ESJ brand globally, the natural process was to focus it in the regions where we are strongest — ESI in English-speaking markets throughout Europe and US, and LMG in Latin America and Spain.
“We’ll still be working together very closely and will be aligned with a clear objective: maintain The Esports Journal as the most prestigious print release in the esports industry.”
Expect to read about the esports industry in all its glory, from the rise of World of Warcraft esports to why some of the best teams in the world practise mindfulness. The leading B2B esports magazine has something for everyone. Here is a preview of what you can expect on 30th April!
The Esports Journal Edition 8 — a taster
Nerd Street Gamers CEO John Fazio on company strategy, funds raised, and advice for industry professionals – Max Schönknecht
ESJ sits down with John Fazio, CEO of Nerd Street Gamers, to discuss all things Nerd Street.
Fazio’s company has been incredibly active over the last few months and has its fingers in many pies. Learn more about what makes them tick later this month.
Building on the blockchain: Exploring the burgeoning relationship between esports and crypto – Billy Studholme
It was inevitable that the world of blockchain would collide with esports. Both are digital spaces, and both are exciting, forward-facing new frontiers.
In Edition 8, The Esports Journal explores the intersection between esports and blockchain, including interviews with world leaders in the space. Spoiler: in crypto lies the potential to improve just about any part of the esports industry you can think of.
The Race to World First: How World of Warcraft raided the esports industry – H.B. Duran
Few games have created and maintained such active online communities as Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft.
In this piece, ESJ explores how WoW’s community-led ‘Race to World First’ went from secretive underground battle to compelling spectator sport. This piece includes interviews with current ‘World First’ champions Complexity-Limit.
Adam Apicella: Assembling the Avengers of esports with Vindex – Kerry Waananen
If you’ve been around esports long enough, Adam Apicella needs no introduction. The former Major League Gaming (MLG) man is an industry legend.
In this piece, The Esports Journal has a long sit-down with Apicella to discuss all things Vindex — the company that owns Esports Engine (Apicella is Founder and President of EE) and of which he is CXO. This piece is filled with fascinating insights and should not be missed.