S2:E5: Johnny Ryan Weaver on the Pathways into Esports

Retired pro gamer / esports events organizer Johnny Ryan Weaver joins the Game Gym pod to talk about creating a structured pathway for gamers in the esports industry. Johnny walks through his experience...
S2:E3 - Pat Valdez on FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair Play, Grassroots Marketing & Dog Training

S2:E3 – Pat Valdez on FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair Play, Grassroots Marketing & Dog Training

Esports Fair Play founder Pat Valdez joins the show to talk about the new release of FIFA crossplay, Esports Fair play's upcoming events in the DMV, learning new grassroots marketing skills in the esports space, & the unexpected overlap...

S2:E2 – Dr. Cait McGee chats Esports Medicine & Player Performance

Esports medicine specialist Dr. Cait McGee joins Josh & the Understanding Esports team to talk about the launch of 1HP’s education platform, how gamers can leverage their health & wellness to improve performance, and the myths about...

News

Game Gym raises more than $4,000 for Children’s National Hospital

Game Gym raises more than $4,000 for Children’s National Hospital

The esports company also crowned the spring season winners of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference at its annual Spring Summit  ROCKVILLE, Md. -- APRIL 5 – Game Gym, a leading youth esports camps and programming provider, successfully raised more than $4,000 at its annual Spring Summit event, ...
Episode 11: Scott Robertson, Smash Legend & Tournament Organizer

Episode 11: Scott Robertson, Smash Legend & Tournament Organizer

Today we are joined by Scott "TheTantalus" Robertson, Smash legend, tournament organizer, and father of three!*Game Gym's Spring Summit is coming up April 2nd-3rd! Check out all the information on the event HERE and you can donate to Children's National Hospital HERE.* Understanding Esports is ...
Episode 10: Bryan Reedy, Gamer Advantage

Episode 10: Bryan Reedy, Gamer Advantage

Today we are joined by Bryan Reedy, CEO of Gamer Advantage Eyewear!*Game Gym's Spring Summit is coming up April 2nd-3rd! Check out all the information on the event HERE and you can donate to Children's National Hospital HERE.* Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by ...
Episode 9: BBXH, Esports Host & Twitch partner

Episode 9: BBXH, Esports Host & Twitch partner

Today we are joined by BB_XH, esports host and Twitch partner. *Game Gym's Spring Summit is coming up April 2nd-3rd! Check out all the information on the event HERE and you can donate to Children's National Hospital HERE.* Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by ...
Episode 8: Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, Dota 2 Content Creator

Episode 8: Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, Dota 2 Content Creator

Today we are joined by Jake Kanner aka SirActionSlacks Dota 2 content creator and Manager of Arkosh Gaming.*Game Gym's Spring Summit is coming up April 2nd-3rd! Check out all the information on the event HERE and you can donate to Children's National Hospital HERE.* Understanding Esports is ...
Episode 7: Aaron “PRE” Heckman, Washington Justice

Episode 7: Aaron “PRE” Heckman, Washington Justice

Today we are joined by Aaron “PRE” Heckman, the General Manager for the Washington Justice! *Game Gym's Spring Summit is coming up April 2nd-3rd! Check out all the information on the event HERE and you can donate to Children's National Hospital HERE.* Understanding Esports is brought to ...
Game Gym Announces New Podcast Series: Understanding Esports

Game Gym Announces New Podcast Series: Understanding Esports

Game Gym is excited to announce our new podcast series, Understanding Esports! The goal of our podcast is to help make esports and gaming more relatable by telling the stories of the people who play and work in the industry. Everyone who ends up in esports has a winding journey and there is no ...
Episode 6: Grant Paranjape, Washington Justice

Episode 6: Grant Paranjape, Washington Justice

Today we are joined by Grant Paranjape, the VP of Esports Business for the Washington Justice. Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by Zak Saleh. Our music was created by Steven Spector.  You can learn more about Game Gym and our mission at www.GameGym.com and you ...
Episode 5: Chris Spikoski, Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE)

Episode 5: Chris Spikoski, Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE)

Today we are joined by Chris Spikoski, a co-founder of COPE, the Coalition of Parents in Esports, and the father of gamer and content creator, Sceptic.  Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by Zak Saleh. Our music was created by Steven Spector.  You can learn more ...
Game Gym in the News: Adoption of Esports

Game Gym in the News: Adoption of Esports

Posted On : February 24, 2022 By : Tyler Smith | Read full article at Fintech Times Joshh Hafkin, CEO of Game Gym added to these thoughts with: “Mainstream adoption will increase based on two factors: parental acceptance for gamers in grades K-12, and growth of a fan base for college and pro ...
Episode 4: Daniel Luu, Founder and CEO of Akrew

Episode 4: Daniel Luu, Founder and CEO of Akrew

Today we are joined by Daniel Luu, the CEO of Akrew Esports, a DC-based esports team and founder of Nookazon, a virtual marketplace for the game Animal Crossing.  Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by Zak Saleh. Our music was created by Steven Spector. You can ...
Episode 3: Nathan Lindberg, SuperAwesome

Episode 3: Nathan Lindberg, SuperAwesome

Today we are joined by Nathan Lindberg, formerly the VP of Sales at Twitch and now the Director of Commercial Gaming at SuperAwesome. Understanding Esports is brought to you by Game Gym and produced by Zak Saleh. Our music was created by Steven Spector. You can learn more about Game Gym and ...