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Todd Harris ' 86塑造电子竞技世界

作者:史黛西·卡尔福   回到目录


作为Skillshot Media的创始人和首席执行官, 电子竞技运营商, 也是Hi-Rez Studios的联合创始人, 电子游戏开发者, 托德·哈里斯,86年 是一个数字魔术师吗. 

“I’ve always loved creating technology products that improve lives in the real world,” Harris said. “The amazing thing about computer programming is that you can start with just an idea, 加上正确的计算机代码和辛勤的工作, 这种想法在现实世界中得到了体现.”

We recently sat down with Harris to learn more about his path to the online world and his influence as a digital game developer and esports revolutionary. 

你从澳门银河线上官方APP大学毕业后做了什么?
I submitted my first computer game to UNC-Chapel Hill as part of my college application, 因为写游戏比写论文更有趣! After getting a BS in computer science there, I entered the software engineering industry in Atlanta. I spent about 15 years developing technology products for retail stores before helping start Hi-Rez Studios in 2005. 

澳门银河线上官方APP是怎么让你走上这条路的?
Ravenscroft was amazing in terms of developing my communication and leadership skills. I think I received a 2 on my first paper (it left quite an impression). 到我毕业的时候, 感谢我的老师的帮助, 我通过了大学预修课程英语考试,写作水平也提高了很多. 在领导力方面, I began high school being very reserved but gradually became more active in extracurricular activities and ended up leading many clubs and being student body vice president.   

描述一个典型的一天.
After 15 years at Hi-Rez Studios I’m now leading a new start-up company called Skillshot Media that produces esports media and live 事件s. Imagine stadiums full of cheering fans and millions watching 从 home, 但不是像篮球这样的传统体育项目, the fans are watching other people play video games competitively for millions of dollars. There are already more than 200 million people watching these types of 事件s online, 而这个行业才刚刚起步. I spend most of my day talking to brand marketers at other companies, explaining gaming and esports to them and helping them reach this audience with sponsorship campaigns. 

什么是电子竞技赛事

你最近被评为亚特兰大最受尊敬的ceo之一. 这是你职业生涯的亮点吗?
While I was honored to receive this award, I’m most proud of the work we do in the community. 去年在超级碗之前, Skillshot worked with [football legends] Steve Young and Jerry Rice to open an esports center in downtown Atlanta. This center gives free computer access and training to underprivileged youth who lack access to equipment and qualified teachers. 这个中心和其他机构将帮助解决这个问题. Hi-Rez工作室也积极参与乔治亚州的Make-A-Wish项目.

你如何描述你的领导风格?
对我来说,领导是可能性的艺术. A leader is realistically optimistic and holds a vision of the future that the organization delivers upon, 一次又一次. 一个好的领导者也是有自知之明的. 我有优点也有缺点, 而不是试图改善每一个弱点, 我发挥自己的长处,在其他领域也有合作伙伴. 

你对自己的未来有什么目标? 为贵公司?
我相信电子竞技是体育和娱乐的未来. 它就像体育2.0 -传统体育所渴望的,电竞将会实现. 电子竞技不受性别、种族、国籍或阶级的限制. 它是非常容易接近和真正的全球性的. At the same time, gaming isn’t perfect and can be done to excess or delivered in an exploitative way. 澳门线上赌城官方APP正处于一个新的娱乐产业的诞生, and our company wants to help shape that industry so gaming is delivered in a healthy and sustainable way.

你对现在的乌鸦队在科技领域的未来有什么建议?
Pick at least one project and take that small project to completion. If you want to try game development, pick up Scratch or Unity and build one simple level. 创建一个网页,或者尝试为YouTube频道编辑视频. Just try creating something small and see if you enjoy that process. 不要想太多. Create something, get feedback 从 your friends and then improve it based on the feedback.  




通过高分辨率工作室, Harris has partnered with Make-A-Wish Georgia to raise money and provide opportunities for “Wish Kids” to attend esports 事件s, 与游戏开发者见面,甚至创造自己的电子游戏.

托德·哈里斯,86年

足球传奇人物 Steve Young谈到了Skillshot Media和电子竞技 在2019年超级碗之前的一个电子竞技中心开幕仪式上.

让愿望成真

托德·哈里斯1986年写的

Over the years we’ve been fortunate to work closely with Make-A-Wish Georgia. Our involvement started with “Wish Kids” wanting to attend esports 事件s and meet the game developers, 澳门线上赌城官方APP做到了. We’ve also done fundraising campaigns where the gaming community can watch a live stream on Twitch.电视和捐赠. 这就像是一种新形式的电视节目, and we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Make-A-Wish that way.

今年1月,澳门线上赌城官方APP与佐治亚州许愿基金会(Make-A-Wish)合作开展了一个新项目. Ethan is a Wish Kid who wanted to create a video game based on the theme of defeating cancer. 澳门线上赌城官方APP想让这个梦想成真. 1月, we organized a few teams at the Global Game Jam — an annual 事件 where teams around the world work on game projects for 24 hours — to work with Ethan on his theme. Ethan picked his favorite design and worked with some developers 从 Hi-Rez Studios to complete that game and publish it.

游戏为澳门线上赌城官方APP提供了一个接触他人的巨大平台. We’re fortunate when we can work with partners like Make-A-Wish Georgia and demonstrate the power of gaming to change lives and improve the world just a bit.