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Fortnite, Esports, Gaming, and Entertainment (#3)

Episode Summary

News and trends covered this week include: * the inaugural Fortnite World Cup * esports * gaming * social networks * the future of entertainment …with @andrewchen @dcoolican and host @smc90.

Episode Notes

This is episode #3 of our new show, 16 Minutes, where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way -- why they're in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech -- and share our experts' views on these trends as well.

This week we do a short but deep dive on esports, given recent news of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup champion, and how this all fits into the broader trends in gaming, social networks, and the future of entertainment.

Our a16z experts in this episode are general partner Andrew Chen and investing team partner D'Arcy Coolican, both of the consumer vertical, in conversation with host Sonal Chokshi.