Returning to The Esports Roundtable, Deborah Mensah-Bonsu is Joe Hills’ guest for Episode 30 of the podcast. This time round, the Community & Video Content Manager for Space Ape Games discusses how the future of esports will be affected by mobile.
Mensah-Bonsu begins by explaining her background, which she delved more in-depth on in her previous stint on the podcast. From there, she reveals that Space Ape Games is working on multiple mobile games at once, and one of those is a competitive multiplayer title that will be developed with esports in mind.
Mensah-Bonsu believes that mobile esports is rapidly taking over both PC and console because it’s so accessible. On mobile, there are so many genres of games that it means there a lot more people playing, naturally. Not only that, she correctly explains gamers “aren’t tied to a location” when they play on mobile, which could be another reason why esports is growing so vastly on that particular platform.
Also discussed in the podcast is Digital Schoolhouse and Space Ape Games’ varsity initiative, as well as a quick-fire round of questions for Mensah-Bonsu that reveals plenty about her background, inspirations, and advice for creators.
Mensah-Bonsu told Esports Insider:
“I’ve had so much positive feedback from students attending our lectures and thousands watching online. They’re so keen to pick our brains and have so much enthusiasm. I think we have an incredible opportunity to mentor the future leaders of our industry. We’ve just wrapped up our first round of classes for this semester and we’ll be looking to cover more topics and disciplines in the fall.”
Speaking to Esports Insider, Joe Hills, Founder and Host of The Esports Roundtable, commented on this episode:
“It’s always inspiring to chat with Deb regardless of the topic and the projects she’s running are a great example of the kind of social impact Esports and gaming can have on students and those who will be driving the industry forward in the years to come!”
Hills is the Founder of Looking for Group, an esports executive recruitment company and has worked to achieve placements for many high profile individuals in the burgeoning esports industry.