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➡️ About The Guest
A former professional player under the name "ocelote," Rodriguez is the founder, co-owner, and CEO of G2 Esports, a championship-winning team in multiple esports. Forbes last year ranked G2 as the eighth-most valuable esports organization with a valuation of $105 million.
He has grown the highly-decorated brand to business success, driven by his accomplishments with industry-leading sponsorship deals, production and sales of merchandise, and securing multi-million dollar funding deals. In 2019, he was named as the first-ever feature nominee in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe for Sports & Games.
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➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
03:54 - Carlos Rodriguez’s origin story
05:25 - When did Carlos start getting paid?
08:39 - When Carlos started e-Sports, was it an established industry?
10:18 - How Carlos's first tournament ended up rewarding him 2000 bucks
11:54 - How do you become the best, and which games should you play?
14:41 - When you are trying to become the best, what's your daily routine?
18:00 - Are there any physical or mental exercises in e-Sports?
19:13 - Did Carlos become the world's best e-Sports player on his own or did he have a coach?
24:47 - Comparing Carlos's first year of e-Sports with his last
27:50 - Where is e-Sports now?
33:00 - What does Carlos talk about fanbase and franchise?
40:27 - What is G2 and why was it made?
44:19 - What did Carlos do to the players and how did he make the team?
47:45 - The biggest mistake Carlos made while starting G2?
50:25 - What is the difference between being the player and being the owner?
55:44 - What is the next level that G2 will reach in the future?
1:00:20 - What one thing does Carlos not like about how e-Sports has evolved and how would he change that?
1:07:00 - How can people connect with Carlos Rodriguez?
1:07:57 - Does Carlos have any upcoming players program?
1:08:34 - Does Carlos have any mentorship plan?
1:09:44 - Would Carlos do something similar to Apple or Mac?
1:11:55 - What keeps Carlos up at night?
1:15:10 - What happens when you work 12 to 14 hours a day for your whole life?
1:18:38 - The biggest problem Carlos has overcome in his personal life
1:21:21 - Carlos Rodriguez’s mentor
1:23:55 - A book or podcast recommended by Carlos Rodriguez
1:26:12 - What would Carlos tell his 20-year-old self?
1:27:04 - What does success mean to Carlos Rodriguez?
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