Two great guests join The Loser's Bracket this week to discuss two entirely different topics. On the first half of the show we talk with Alex
Jebailey about his recent CEO 2012 event in Orlando, Florida. Afterward, stay tuned as we invite Tobias "Tumba" Sherman on the show to talk with him about
his new eSports Management group. Please tweet any feedback to @vVvParadise on Twitter!
Topics and highlights this week include:
*Alex Jebailey rejoins The Loser's Bracket crew to discuss his recent CEO 2012 event. What does he have planned for 2013? Will the wrestling ring return?
*Next week is Evo2k! What will Jebailey be doing at the event? Could this be the last time Jebailey competes at an event? (Time: 00:05:15)
*Evo will feature an HD PPV option and they have introduced a $10,000 scholarship from the earnings. On top of this, only people who pay can chat on stream.
What does Jebailey think of these changes? (Time: 00:08:00)
*Has Jebailey seen a change in the way sponsors deal with fighting game events? (Time: 00:11:30)
*With MLG including fighting games in their events, does this positively affect sponsors for FGC events? Does a rising tide lift all boats in regards to
fighting game events? (Time: 00:16:45)
*Was this Jebailey's best event so far? Also, Jebailey advertised CEO on the radio. Did this pay off? (Time: 00:21:15)
*Will we ever see a resolution to the Capcom/eSports events issue? (Time: 00:26:00)
*What could MLG do to make their show better? How can they appeal better to fighting game players? (Time: 00:30:30)
*Tobias "Tumba" Sherman joins The Loser's Bracket to discuss his new eSports Management Group. Tumba starts by giving us some info on his background and
afterward delves into the details of eMG. What makes eMG different than playing for a team? (Time: 00:40:00)
*Who are the other founders of eMG? What makes them qualified to work in this space? What does eMG founder Brian Balsbaugh have to gain in this new company?
*Other companies in this field, such as EON, haven't signed any teams so far. eMG is already working with League of Legends powerhouse CLG. Was this an easy
deal to finalize? How did this deal come about? (Time: 00:53:30)
*What will be expected of players that sign with eMG? What would a player sign away? What are the details of a deal with eMG? (Time: 00:59:00)
*What does Tumba say to those who feel eMG is attempting to capitalize off of others success? (Time: 01:05:00)
*Would a player such as Destiny be too hot to touch for a company such as eMG? Has his brand been sterilized? (Time: 01:08:00)
*There is a huge gap between the smaller eSports teams and the larger organizations. Will eMG be able to change this dynamic? (Time: 01:25:00)