The economics of game streaming

In this episode of the MDM podcast, I speak with Stephen Ellis, the founder and CEO of, about the economics of game streaming and the future of the games streaming landscape.

As a former professional gamer and then an employee at Facebook working on the company’s games streaming product, Stephen witnessed first-hand just how difficult it is to aggregate and monetize and audience as a streamer. In this podcast, Stephen and I discuss his journey from gaming enthusiast to professional gamer to entrepreneur, as well as the games streaming ecosystem, the relationship between games streamers and game developers, the obstacles that streamers face in building an audience, and the economic realities of game streaming.