Agragati’s Bio & Work

Business & Esports Pioneer. Consultant & Mentor.

IT Expert. Web Designer. Online Marketer.

Child Actor. Screenwriter.

Non-Profit Server.

Consulting

GameSync Esports Consulting

GameSync Esports Consulting (est. 2015) is a full service B2B provider helping new startups and existing operators in the esports center sector. I cover the entire scope of starting a center and can help in any area, including planning and funding, location and layout, technology, interior design, media, content, branding & marketing, community, events, and more. I have a powerful partner network saving owners potentially thousands of dollars and have served hundreds of centers worldwide.

Retail Brick & Mortar 

GameSync Esports Center

In 2012, I launched GameSync, aiming to serve the casual and serious gamer and elevate the local community. As a purpose-built, first to market enterprise in the emerging esports sector, I was able to capture the local market and leverage our position to create new opportunities, build a customer database of over 13,000, and plant our flag in a city of 3.5 million. In 2018, we expanded and moved to our current location, which strategically puts us in the center of the city, accessible by 4 freeways and surrounded by a popular Asian district. Notable achievements include: 

    • Partnership with HyperX (2018): we are one of only 2 centers in the US that have been given full peripheral sponsorship support.
    • Partnership with Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert (2013), one of the biggest global esports celebrities – a pro CS:GO player, formerly with Cloud9.
    • Partnerships with DXRacer, Steelseries, Matcherino, Gunnar Optics, EVGA, Bawls Guarana, JiNX, and more. 
    • I planned & executed an off-site event business and ran groundbreaking gaming tournaments with customers such as Sycuan Casino & FM94-9 radio (2017, hundreds of attendees), Del Mar Fair at the San Diego County Fairgrounds (2018, our exhibit was featured over 30 days, touching tens of thousands of people) and “Minesync“, a Minecraft tournament at Fleet Week San Diego 2019.
    • We have hosted semi-pro teams including Team Echo Fox, Envision Esports (who utilized our center to boot camp and then compete in a tournament, which they won), and influencers like James Bardolph (vice-president of CS:GO’s famed FACEIT).
    • Over 450 Minecraft and Fortnite private parties
    • Live streamed our tournaments to tens of thousands of people on twitch.tv
    • Official launch party with NCSoft’s Master X Master.
    • Hosted Alienware live tour.
Online Tournaments

GameSync Esports 

GameSync Esports hosts global gaming competitions for thousands of participants online. Featuring cash tournaments as well as open qualifiers (win and you get free entry to the buy-in tournaments) the service is run on our Discord server and utilizes an automated “bot” from our partners Tournament Kings. Events are streamed live at https://twitch.tv/gamesync

Media & Video Production

GameSync Studios

Launched during Twitchcon 2019 with the news director for FOX-5 San Diego and based inside my gaming center, GameSync Studios is a leading independent production company for esports. We create engaging stories for national and international markets (our reporters are multilingual) and can shoot and produce for events, interviews, docuseries, product launches, commercials, and conferences.

Referral Marketing

GameSync Coupons

GameSync Coupons is a code referral program that offers customers a discount on our partner’s hardware products. Since 2015, it has been the largest independent page online for gaming related, always-on coupon codes.

Retail Brick & Mortar 

San Diego PC Help

In 1999, I started San Diego PC Help which became one of the most well known technology support companies in the region, with Nationwide mail in repair service, 18,000 customers including thousands of businesses, 140 phone inquiries a day and 14 employees and contractors at its peak. We were voted best repair shop in San Diego (as seen on CBS-8 local news) and I was featured in interviews with local radio and newspapers.

    Media Mentions & Appearances

    CBS-8 TV news story on Agragati’s pivot into online tournaments during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    CBS-8 TV news story on Agragati’s center and his weekly Smash tournaments (est. 153,000 views).

    Facebook promotional piece for Jeff Zevely’s “Zevely Zone” story. 

    KPBS-FM headliner story on Agragati, Twitchcon and streaming, and the gaming industry.

    Talk radio 760 KFMB’s Jeff Isaac, the “Lawyer in Blue Jeans,” calls Agragati’s tech repair company for help.

    Radio interview part 2. 

    FM949‘s casual gamer’s podcast announcing a tournament run by GameSync Esports.

    Tekken 7 tournament announcement on FM949 by DJ Jeff Hamby.

    NBC-7/Telemundo-20 sports news (also posted to TV anchor Carlos Ramírez’ 500k+ followers).

    San Diego Business Journal full page article featuring an interview with Agragati.

    Gamification

    San Diego Union Tribune article about gamification incuded an interview with Agragati about his marketing strategy to reward customers for visiting his store.

    San Diego CityBeat article on Agragati’s gaming center and the rise of esports in san Diego.

    LA based Children Magazine article featuring Agragati’s vegetarian restaurant in Westwood, CA (January, 1999).

    Esports Industry Articles

    Readership view count: 20521

    Cultural Exchange, Peace Programs & Other Non-Profit Work

    I have traveled to over 65 countries as an international goodwill ambassador and as a volunteer for cultural exchange programs and humanitarian aid service projects, including the Peace Run, the Oneness-Heart Tears & Smiles and Peace Concerts.

    Photography & Videography

    Throughout my travels, I have documented my journey with photographs and I have shot video as a volunteer for non-profit programmes & events.

    Other Achievements

    • I have been a founder, owner and operator in small business for over 30 years. My first enterprise was building, configuring and training customers on desktop PCs when I was 12 years old. At 15, I was writing and submitting speculation scripts in the television industry, one of which was partially utilized for a nationally broadcast comedy on FOX. At 23, I owned and operated my own vegetarian restaurant “Love and Serve” which became a destination for health-conscious diners and was frequented by Hollywood celebrities.
    • Other IT experience includes website design and development, content creation strategy & various other marketing services for small to medium size businesses. 
    • Notably, I was a child actor and had small roles in well known television shows and commercials for popular brands in the early 80’s. 
    • I have consulted with dozens of companies one-on-one and assisted them with various aspects, including: Revolution in Motion, Cohart Products, Flextronics, and more.
    • I also regularly post original esports industry analysis, news and articles at https://www.facebook.com/GameSyncPro/
    • Other media appearances:  San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Reader.
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