E-Sports is taking off around the globe, and one of the big players in the physical game aspect is CVRcade. Many cyclists can now make more money riding in E-Sport tournaments than they can on the roads. In this episode talk to Frank Garcia and find out what exactly the experience is like.
:45 What exactly is E-Sports
1:20 What exactly is CVRcade?
1:58 What is your background as a cyclist?
2:44 What was it that made you think cycling e-sports had a future?
3:53 What equipment does someone need to get started?
4:47 If you are physically on a bike how does a controller play into the game?
5:10 So what does this look like when you are on a bike, is there a screen in front of you?
5:42 So is this a situation where I am playing against a computer or am I playing against other people I join?
6:20 If racing against other people do I set this up with friends before or just find a group?
6:53 Are these well-known courses you race on or are they general computer generated courses?
7:33 You can build off-road courses as well as on road?
8:40 Can you tell me how this would work if I was on a bike on a mountain bike course with the keyboard?
11:08 What is the experience like if I fall, how do I experience that on the trainer?
12:32 What if I am riding in a group and someone next to me comes into me, what happens to me?
13:47 Tell us about your tournaments you have
14:39 How many people are in the big tournaments?
14:52 How do you qualify for the tournaments?
15:32 How do the 8-week league works to qualify for the tournaments?
16:55 Where do the broadcasts happen?
17:15 You said $100k up for grabs? That is real money.
18:53 Are you finding with these large purses you are getting some professional road athletes into these tournaments?
20:08 When is the next big tournament at?