A lot of folks have asked me to post my prep files and I thought since TI8 has just finished this would be a good time to finally do just that! Contained in the link is an Excel sheet I used to prep for The International 2018. Don't trust all of the numbers to be 100% accurate today as the document was prepped before the event and then updated in SOME places during the event, depending on what I needed each
In the realm of entertainment, eSports has been the new kid on the block for the past couple of decades, evolving and growing in to the industry it is today. One person who knows all too well about the trials and tribulations that come hand in hand with eSports is Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner. Redbull eSports sat down with Paul to discuss how he started out in the world of eSports, what he is up to at the moment, his plans for
It’s not as easy it looks, this tournament production thing. At least, that’s what hopefully came out of watching the Game Show produced Global Esports CupCounter-Strike tournament from Lithuania this weekend. For those who didn’t tune in or didn’t watch, the tournament was plagued by a number of production issues. It also showed that while you can put up a fantastic prize fund ($200,000) and build a great looking studio and place for the players to play, you still need to
We’ve had quite the conversation and debate on Twitter today. Well, as much as you can in 140 characters of course. Feedback for talent (casters, hosts, presenters, interviews, experts, analysts etc) in esports is exceptionally difficult to find in any great quality. Twitch chat you say? Get real. It’s a lot of fun in there, but taking anything worthwhile from it to help you improve as a caster is near impossible. Reddit? Well yes, sometimes, perhaps too rarely there is a
The guys over at Telkom Gaming have written up a great piece on ReDeYe from a full two hour interview he undertook while out in South Africa last week. Get the full feature here.
I sit here in my hotel room writing this with 10 hours to go until I have to leave South Africa on a long plane ride home. Usually after an event I return feeling a little blue, it’s a bit of a comedown after the adrenaline rush of live tv and stage, so it feels only natural to be a little blue. This time however I’m already feeling blue and I haven’t even left for home yet! There isn’t a single
A lot of people ask me about music on my Twitter feed and I like to post a few bits and pieces throughout the year. For those who don't know, I'm super passionate about Alternative Rock. It's a very wide spectrum of music however which touches on parts of metal, progressive, hard, pop rock, gothic and rap. I spend a fair amount of my spare time sourcing new music from bands rarely anyone on my timeline has ever heard of.
2015 was yet another incredible year for esports. For my part, I made a big switch in my career from ESL to Gfinity in March, not fully retiring from the world of hosting and commentating, but definitely stepping back to play a bigger role in the broadcast and production side of things as I headed up the Gfinity offering. We had some big challenges early on and while things weren’t always perfect, the team rallied and the production improved immeasurably over
Yesterday, prompted by the people who run esportscareer.org I got involved in some discussions about volunteering in esports. It was a healthy discussion in the main, but 140 characters is not enough to to discuss something as important to the eco-system of esports. Up front, I'll admit I believe volunteering can really work. After all, it worked for me (eventually!) and it's worked for hundreds of the current top crop of our esports personalities. Some argued that this was perhaps the
Welcome to the home for "Talking Esports" a 93 page free guide to esports broadcasting, written by Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, one of the most experienced esports broadcasters in the world. It is the culmination of more than 15 years experience in the industry having gone from bedroom to the big stage and covering every major esports event the globe over. The book covers almost every aspect of esports broadcasting whether you want to be a home broadcaster, a professional caster at live