KIXEYE’s own Omid Farivar recently gave a talk in front of 200 passionate nerds about one of his most treasured interests: eSports! The talk was purely voluntary and part of Nerd Nite SF, an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). It’s a nation-wide group with cities running chapters of their own. Here in our beautiful city of San Francisco, the group rents out Rickshaw Stop the third Wednesday of every month.
Competitive gaming (or eSports) has really taken off, and game companies are caring more about not just making great games to play, but also great games to watch. The Twitch and eSports earnings stats blew the audience away, and he got some great questions about his opinion on the direction of the industry. In Omid’s words, he “had an absolute blast lecturing peers and fellow nerds at Nerd Nite SF, and [is] grateful everyday that [he gets] to share the passion for making great games with so many others!”