Benedikt Kraus, former Vice President of Global Media Network at ESL, discusses the evolution of esports and the competitive gaming industry
Benedikt Kraus is an esports industry veteran and the former VP of Global Media Network at ESL. Prior to joining ESL, Benedikt competed in professional “Counter-Strike,” worked as an editor at early esports magazines and served as a TV editor for GIGA Digital Television.
In this episode, we discuss the evolution of esports and the competitive gaming industry. Benedikt shares his experience working in the field for the last two decades and highlights many of the differences between esports in the U.S. and Europe.
We begin with an in-depth look at “Counter-Strike,” one of the original esports titles (and Benedikt’s all-time favorite game). “Counter-Strike” has been around for years and evolved signifi...