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The FORT with Chris Powers


Sep 9, 2019

Mark Flood is the Co-Founder of Disrupt Gaming, a team of professional e-sports players and content developers located across the United States, Canada, UK, and Italy. Disrupt has established a strong presence with teams playing Tekken 7 and Rainbow Six: Siege. They discuss how Mark got into the world of gaming, how players like ‘Ninja’ can make a seven-figure salary playing games, the process of putting together a team, raising capital, and more. Enjoy! For more information on Chris Powers and Fort Capital, visit www.fortcapitallp.com. Follow Chris on Twitter! @fortworthchris Connect with The FORT by emailing us at thefortpodcast@gmail.com. 02:51 — Mark’s Background, The Industry, Disrupt Gaming 11:36 — Technical vs. Non-Technical Relationships in Early Stage Start Ups 14:55 — Staying Focused for Long Periods of Time 16:17 — Did you look into the legalities of what you were doing? 18:57 — How many people were using GamerWall once you made the shift from WagerWall? 20:46 — The Acquisition Process 23:56 — What did you do when you sold the business? 26:00 — What is Disrupt? How do you select which games to compete in? 32:36 — Do you pick the game first or seek out players first? How do you find these players and put together teams? 37:28 — Are these teams remote or are you paying to fly them? 39:00 — How many players are on Disrupt? How do coaches factor in with scouting and practice? 42:22 — How often do people reach out to try out? How do you fire a player? 48:28 — Mark’s New Documentary 51:08 — How does a player know if they’re pro-level talent? 53:30 — Where do pro gamers get the majority of their money? 58:20 — Do gamers workout and stay physically fit? 1:00:00 — The Younger Generation, Increasing Popularity of Being a Pro Gamer, the Social Effect on Gaming in the Real World 1:04:08 — Creating a Fully Remote Team 1:07:36 — What software helps you run a remote business? 1:10:00 — What is your goal with Disrupt? Growth, Content Development, Fundraising, and Advantages Over Traditional Sports 1:20:08 — The Importance of Social Media and Staying in the Conversation 1:25:36 — Twitter Highlights, The Shift of Twitter Culture