Nov. 14, 2019

042 - Justin Zheng (Matrix) On ESports

042 - Justin Zheng (Matrix) On ESports

This was a fascinating conversation with Justin who is the creator of Matrix, which is a venture-backed ESports team. This was a deep dive into this space, and it was super interesting to talk to a pro like Justin who is on the ground floor making it hap


This was a fascinating conversation with Justin who is the creator of Matrix, which is a venture-backed ESports team. This was a deep dive into this space, and it was super interesting to talk to a pro like Justin who is on the ground floor making it happen. He answers questions such as:

What is Matrix?

What are Esports?

How are Esports growing so quickly?

How did you get into Esports?

How does someone make a team within Esports?

What elements make up a team? Coaches, players, sponsors? What else?

How do you use democracy within the Matrix team?

How far off are we from playing and watching Esports in virtual reality?

Can Esports teams be venture-backed or is it entirely sponsorship based?

What interests you about interplanetary inhabitation and cryptocurrency?

How do you think about innovation in the crypto space? Is being a first-mover too risky?

What do you think of Libra?

What advice do you have for someone who wants to start a company?

Find Justin on Twitter here and find Matrix on Twitter here. Thanks for tuning in and see you next week! :)

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