We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim FIelds and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tim, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I got tired of not being able to find a job in the gaming industry, so i decided go create my own and hire people that way.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
BESNTV is the BET & Twitch of the esports and gaming world. Our quest to change the world for people of color to have a better chance of obtaining being a part of the esports and gaming industry. With the goal to bring the people of color community together, promote serendipitous interactions, and be a powerful tool for recruiting the best talent. That is the purpose of our platform. We still are not finish and the road hasn’t been easy especially having such a disruptor business model in this industry. Alot of companies are not excited due to us moving these cheese and forcing diversity and change in the esports and game development industry, especially here in Atlanta. Our story is that being kids seeing more people of this skin tone in this industry will give them a fight chance to be apart of it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, we headed to little 5 to get some shopping, grub and our drinking on. Tuesday hitting up Smiths Ole Bar for Willy Hyns Awesomen karoake night! Then head to Edgewood to get some gaming on at joystick. Wednesday we headed to the bookhouse on ponce to pregame before we head to mjq. Then for the weekend hitting the OPE Art Gallery and 400 northside dr for some great events as well. Plus having me some local legends like Chilly O and Westwood and checking out a show with King Yoshiman with the final stop back at Our Bar ATL on Edgewood. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Gotta give credit to my mother and father they never gave up on me in my pursuit of being an entrepreneur, My mentor Ashish Narayan Thakur who was the first mentor to ask me directly what do I need to succeed and supply me with those tools to take BESNTV to the next level and that goes for Trip Hawkins as well. Also, everyone at the Ureeka Community Marcela, Dave, Sierra, Joe, Melissa, and Rob in giving me the raw details in making changes to our business plan and revenue model in order to generate success and they have connected us with some C LEVEL Personnel. A shout out to Rae Willaims at Google for connecting us with Youtube Gaming for becoming a sponsor for our Black10 Esports League. And my team at besntv for being bunch of awesome people and even though Nintendo got me into gaming it was SEGA that made it worth while.

Website: https://www.d1msum.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thuggeekcom/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-fields-903bb02b/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThugGeekcom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThugGeekcom
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7tcUeB1kaJFv9AK-66d7EA/featured
Other: All of BESNTV Social Links Facebook: Besntv; https://www.facebook.com/BESNTV Twitter: @besntv; https://twitter.com/besntv Instagram: @besntv; https://www.instagram.com/besntv/ Twitch: BESNTV1; https://www.twitch.tv/besntv1 LinkedIn: BESN.TV; https://www.linkedin.com/company/rtgn-tv YouTube: BESNTV; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7tcUeB1kaJFv9AK-66d7EA Discord Server: BESN.TV; https://discord.gg/R4aQFkqhMs Website URL: https://www.besn.tv/home

Image Credits
Photos by Julian Robinson aka roguealien87 on instagram

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