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Alexey Burdyko

is a Belarusian journalist, businessman, and the CEO and founder of Pay2Live, a blockchain-based esports streaming platform which he conceptualized in 2017, along he is a member of the Advisory Board of Totum, a company developing a decentralized gaming blockchain.

He also founded 2 other esports companies including TechLabs in 2003, which is a forum featuring IT news along with one of the largest esports holdings in Russia and CIS – Game Show Media Holding that was valued by Ernst & Young at $37M. As a CEO of Game Show, Burdyko arranged 35 esports tournaments, 25 of which had an intercontinental outreach. and has also held the largest CIS International esports festivals like “Game Show” and “Techlabs Cup”, which took place in 3 countries: Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Recent Articles by Alexey Burdyko

The Use of Blockchain in the eSports Industry

As an industry, gaming and eSports can typically adopt new technologies far quicker than say financial or logistics industries – so aspects of blockchain technology can be expected in eSports very soon. This is due, in part, to the age of the eSports audience which is typically very young, and therefore tech-savvy. Major eSports events now attract more viewers and fans than traditional sporting events, and around $4.6BN was generated last year by gaming content on live and on-demand video services. By 2019, the eSports audience is expected to grow to around 330,000,000 people.