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My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer

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Latest Episodes

KidProGamer 2 - 1

Alex and Max kick off Season 2 after a long break by reviewing Max's progress. How much closer is Max to achieving his dream of becoming a pro? What is Max doing to get better? How much time is Max spending every day playing Overwatch? Does Max have time for anything else?

25 MINSEP 19
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KidProGamer 2 - 1

11 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Pittsburgh Knights Interview

Joe and Max (twitch.tv/Maxdimensio) ask Shane Dennis (twitter.com/SVDennis4) of the Pittsburgh Knights (twitter.com/knightsGG) about what it is like to do marketing for the professional esports team, the Pittsburgh Knights, and they discuss how college esports are changing rapidly as more schools give teams varsity designations.

32 MIN2018 OCT 23
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11 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Pittsburgh Knights Interview

10 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Zant The Streamer

Zant started making money streaming video game play throughs in college. Now it is a fun hobby that supplements his income. Zant plans to build environments for video games for a living after having earned a degree in environment design for video games, but that wasn't always the plan.

34 MIN2018 SEP 6
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10 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Zant The Streamer

9 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 2

Part 2 of Max and Joe's interview with Aaron and Scott, a couple of pro gamers who are launching a business called XY Gaming that hosts tens of thousands of video game tournaments every day. This episode explores the business of XY Gaming in more detail. Hosting tens of thousands of tournaments daily is no trivial pursuit.

19 MIN2018 AUG 11
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9 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 2

8 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 1

Max and Joe interview a couple of pro gamers who are launching a business called XY Gaming that hosts tens of thousands of video game tournaments every day. We talk about how they got their start in gaming, the challenges they faced on the way to becoming pros, and how they overcame those challenges.

36 MIN2018 AUG 10
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8 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 1

7 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - DinkyDana Part 2 of 2

In Episode 6, DinkyDana talks about how he got started in producing videos and then streaming and how his hobby evolved into a money-making opportunity. This Episode continues that discussion, emphasizing the importance of building a community. It isn't just about great game play. People want to feel connected. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

29 MIN2018 JUL 12
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7 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - DinkyDana Part 2 of 2

6- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - 6 - DinkyDana Part 1 of 2

It was difficult for DinkyDana to explain the game Flower to his friends, so he made a video and put it on YouTube. Without intending to, he started getting followers and then a friend told him about Twitch. It was great experience in social media marketing, and now, he runs a business that uses his experience in building a community to help businesses with their Search Engine Optimization and social media marketing. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

26 MIN2018 JUL 12
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6- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - 6 - DinkyDana Part 1 of 2

5- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Guillermo on Finding Community

This episode explores family dynamics from the perspective of a former intense gamer and how ineffective communication between gamers and their parents often leads to tensions. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

34 MIN2018 JUN 21
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5- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Guillermo on Finding Community

4 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Path to Pro (first look)

In this episode, Max is a bit wiped out, so Joe (the dad) does most of the talking with a college student who moonlights as a CS:GO analyst. They examine the path to pro esports, what a professional esports analyst does, and what it takes to play on or to coach for a professional esports team. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

30 MIN2018 APR 20
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4 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Path to Pro (first look)

3 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - eSports in High Schools

Max and Joe discuss with John, an avid player of Dota2 the similarities and differences between esports and traditional, physical sports. Turns out that poise is important in all sports. Also, high school esports leagues are on the rise, as are esports clubs. And what about girls and gaming? The gang discusses one reason why boys may have been drawn more to gaming than girls. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

31 MIN2018 MAR 21
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3 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - eSports in High Schools

Latest Episodes

KidProGamer 2 - 1

Alex and Max kick off Season 2 after a long break by reviewing Max's progress. How much closer is Max to achieving his dream of becoming a pro? What is Max doing to get better? How much time is Max spending every day playing Overwatch? Does Max have time for anything else?

25 MINSEP 19
Comments
KidProGamer 2 - 1

11 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Pittsburgh Knights Interview

Joe and Max (twitch.tv/Maxdimensio) ask Shane Dennis (twitter.com/SVDennis4) of the Pittsburgh Knights (twitter.com/knightsGG) about what it is like to do marketing for the professional esports team, the Pittsburgh Knights, and they discuss how college esports are changing rapidly as more schools give teams varsity designations.

32 MIN2018 OCT 23
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11 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Pittsburgh Knights Interview

10 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Zant The Streamer

Zant started making money streaming video game play throughs in college. Now it is a fun hobby that supplements his income. Zant plans to build environments for video games for a living after having earned a degree in environment design for video games, but that wasn't always the plan.

34 MIN2018 SEP 6
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10 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Zant The Streamer

9 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 2

Part 2 of Max and Joe's interview with Aaron and Scott, a couple of pro gamers who are launching a business called XY Gaming that hosts tens of thousands of video game tournaments every day. This episode explores the business of XY Gaming in more detail. Hosting tens of thousands of tournaments daily is no trivial pursuit.

19 MIN2018 AUG 11
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9 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 2

8 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 1

Max and Joe interview a couple of pro gamers who are launching a business called XY Gaming that hosts tens of thousands of video game tournaments every day. We talk about how they got their start in gaming, the challenges they faced on the way to becoming pros, and how they overcame those challenges.

36 MIN2018 AUG 10
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8 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - XY Gaming Part 1

7 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - DinkyDana Part 2 of 2

In Episode 6, DinkyDana talks about how he got started in producing videos and then streaming and how his hobby evolved into a money-making opportunity. This Episode continues that discussion, emphasizing the importance of building a community. It isn't just about great game play. People want to feel connected. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

29 MIN2018 JUL 12
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7 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - DinkyDana Part 2 of 2

6- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - 6 - DinkyDana Part 1 of 2

It was difficult for DinkyDana to explain the game Flower to his friends, so he made a video and put it on YouTube. Without intending to, he started getting followers and then a friend told him about Twitch. It was great experience in social media marketing, and now, he runs a business that uses his experience in building a community to help businesses with their Search Engine Optimization and social media marketing. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

26 MIN2018 JUL 12
Comments
6- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - 6 - DinkyDana Part 1 of 2

5- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Guillermo on Finding Community

This episode explores family dynamics from the perspective of a former intense gamer and how ineffective communication between gamers and their parents often leads to tensions. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

34 MIN2018 JUN 21
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5- My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Guillermo on Finding Community

4 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Path to Pro (first look)

In this episode, Max is a bit wiped out, so Joe (the dad) does most of the talking with a college student who moonlights as a CS:GO analyst. They examine the path to pro esports, what a professional esports analyst does, and what it takes to play on or to coach for a professional esports team. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

30 MIN2018 APR 20
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4 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - Path to Pro (first look)

3 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - eSports in High Schools

Max and Joe discuss with John, an avid player of Dota2 the similarities and differences between esports and traditional, physical sports. Turns out that poise is important in all sports. Also, high school esports leagues are on the rise, as are esports clubs. And what about girls and gaming? The gang discusses one reason why boys may have been drawn more to gaming than girls. Max streams his Overwatch game play regularly on Twitch.tv/Maxdimensio.

31 MIN2018 MAR 21
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3 - My Kid Wants to be a Pro Gamer - eSports in High Schools