Global - The former commissioner of the NBA of passed away on New Year’s Day. And regardless of what you thought of him one has to acknowledge and respect his success as commissioner of the NBA.
A comparison of the growth of the NBA under David Stern with that of the potential for Pan - the Steelpan Music Industry and Culture.
We are by no stretch of the imagination fans of the late commissioner of NBA David Stern, however there are some very crucial things that he embraced during his tenure to increase the value of the NBA.
"Imagine if the leadership of Pan Trinbago were gamers, and had Twitch accounts...
In China, it's SERIOUS business... the possibilities for Pan Trinbago are limitless.
They train 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, chasing million-dollar paydays. Meet China's new breed of esports athletes
Beijing (CNN Business) In the basement of a huge townhouse on the outskirts of Beijing, young Chinese men are clustered in front of screens playing computer games 14 hours a day.
But they're not friends with too much time on their hands, or just eager gamers — they're a new brand of professional athletes, and they're training for serious money.
Esports is big business in China. According to state media, the country's rapidly growing esports industry is now worth more than 100 billion yuan ($14 billion).
How To Make Money Playing Video Games
Gamers have spent an estimated $135 billion on games in 2018, according to Newzoo. But it isn't just the big-name gaming companies that are making tons of cash — the gamers are, too. Gaming enthusiasts have turned playing video games into a full-time job that can earn some of the millions of dollars before age 30. Watch the video above to see how gamers make money.
Generally speaking, there are two big ways that gamers can make money: esports and live streaming.
In the former category, twenty-eight-year-old Ho Kun Xian started gaming as a young boy. He came from a poor family who managed to spare him $2 to spend on video arcades whenever he went. There he began to master the art of fighting games. Years later, he turned pro, earning thousands of dollars in prize money as a gamer.
Xian's story highlights the burgeoning esports industry, which is minting millionaires who play video games for a living by the age of 30.
Esports refers to competitive video gaming where teams or individuals play against each other in games such as EA's "FIFA" series or Valve Corporation's "Dota 2" for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money, in front of millions of viewers watching online and in physical arenas. Market research firm Newzoo forecasts the esports economy will grow to $905.6 million this year and $1.4 billion by 2020.
While esports may be smaller than traditional sports leagues like soccer's Premier League in the U.K. or the NBA, it's growing rapidly with new jobs and careers being made.
"I think I never thought, 'I better do this,' because even when I was 18 years old, there was no such thing as
a pro gaming career, so this career didn't exist," Xian told CNBC.
Gaming addiction may land you in rehab...
The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming
Today, there are more people in the world who play League of Legends than there are people who live in France. We wanted to look inside this rapidly expanding world of competitive gaming, so VICE host Matt Shea flew to South Korea, a country Esports can either make you rich and famous or land you in rehab.
“Stern, a lawyer by training, took the NBA from tape-delay broadcasts to must-see prime-time programs. He boosted NBA revenue from $118 million in the season before he took over to $5.5 billion in 2014, the year he retired after 30 years at the helm.”
David Stern is NOT in the same CLASS as BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE!!!
BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is going to take an ORGANIZATION (PAN TRINBAGO) that is SIXTY MILLION IN DEBT and boost its revenue to $500,000,000 anually in 9 years at THE HELM!!!
PANORAMA FINALS in TOBAGO is going to be broadcast GLOBALLY by 2023 -- generating MILLIONS in FOREIGN EXCHANGE.
Does anyone in Pan Trinbago even have the intellectual curiosity to explore what this is about?
INTELLECTUAL TALENT can be HIRED!!!
Unless your name is BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and you THINK that you are THE GLOBAL LEADER of STEELBAND ... when you are just THE PANORAMA LEADER!!!
This what we need to be talking about and implementing. An ePanorama with all the players being paid real money.
And one band per player. Merytones for commissioner.