When you think of gaming and esports you probably don’t think politics, but you probably should. The industry is exploding in growth and North Carolina finds itself in the center of it all. Picture arenas full of people with million dollar purses for the champion.

But also imagine high school leagues that compete like any other school sport. Also, imagine kids learning marketing, coding, broadcasting and all kinds of skills beyond picking up a controller. 

The legislature is also involved with state funds and schools could soon play a larger role. State Representative Jason Saine and Lenovo’s Jeff Palumbo join Tim for a fascinating discussion.

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a sound bite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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