The Obsolete Gamer Show: Luminaries of eSports (Walter, Billy, Todd, Ben, Steve, TriForce)


If you are a gamer then you most likely know a little about eSports. eSports is big right now and is only going to get bigger over time. What people may not know is where eSports began. We talk with not only pioneers of gaming, but the first eSports team.

Our guest list for this episode includes:

• Walter Day: Founder of Twin Galaxies
• Billy Mitchell: Gamer of the 20th Century
• Todd Rogers: World’s 1st Professional Gamer
• Ben Gold: 1st World Video Game Champion
• Steve Sanders: Top 16 Gamer of LIFE Magazine 1982
• TriForce Johnson: Founder of Empire Arcadia

We talk about the founding of Twin Galaxies and the effects it had on the gaming world as well as the Life Magazine photo shoot in 1982 and the World’s first television broadcasted video game world championship hosted by ABC’s That’s Incredible. We also discuss the US National Video Game team and 35 years of eSports.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Triforce Johnson (Twin Galaxies 35th Anniversary)


The historic Twin Galaxies arcade celebrated its 35th anniversary as hundreds of gamers attended the event in Ottumwa, Iowa to pay tribute to whom many call the father of competitive gaming, founder, Walter Day. We welcome Triforce Johnson back to the show to talk about the history of Twin Galaxies and its importance in video game history.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The North East FGC Redevelopment Plan with Triforce Johnson & Wes


The eSports industrial revolution is here and now the question is what will the landscape look like once all is said and done. On the East coast side of things Triforce Johnson, CEO of Empire Arcadia and Wes, Vice President of SOS Gamers want to make sure that their fellow gamers are not left on the outside looking in.

Their North East FGC redevelopment plan will give gamers from New York and the Tri-state area more opportunities to prove themselves in a gauntlet (4v4) style team tournaments to earn a place at the top of the eSports food chain.

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: eSports Industrial Revolution

From playing against friends and strangers in an arcade to competing on a stage for millions of viewers the competitive gaming world known as eSports has come a long way. With the recent purchases of eSport teams and related companies we are definitely in the industrial revolution of the sport.

How did we get here and where are we going, what will happen to gamers who have competed before and those just starting out? Obsolete Gamer sat down with 6 time Guinness World Record Holder, CEO and Founder of Empire Arcadia, eSports Architect and consultant, Triforce Johnson to educate us on what is happening and what he predicts will be the future of eSports when the revolution is complete.

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