Posted: 08/02/2016
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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

Posted: 27/01/2016
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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

Posted: 24/01/2016
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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

Posted: 18/01/2016
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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.

Posted: 09/01/2016
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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

Posted: 03/09/2015
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Yesterday, prompted by the people who run 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

Posted: 20/12/2013
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I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have tuned in to shows and events this year regardless of game and thank all of you for the amazing support and friendliness from everyone in esports that you have shown me this year. I hope you had an amazing 2013 and look forward to an even more remarkable 2014 in esports, it's only getting bigger! Thank you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! p.s. Yes, all three

Posted: 29/11/2012
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Ignore the title, I was lacking creativity when searching for one. Don't ignore the recent events which have seen the best and worst of UK esports rear its ugly head though. For those not aware, November 29th 2012 will go down as a bad day for UK esports. As we've staggered from one disaster to another in the last dozen years, 2012 gave hope that actually UK esports could hold it's own, produce great tournaments & send superb players to international

Posted: 01/09/2012
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Cross posted to Team Liquid blogs. I was asked to do an AMA on reddit, but to be honest, I really don't think people care too much for that, especially as in this community I am not a player or caster, simply a stage/stream host. That said, perhaps it would help if I put some words together to let you know my background. For those of you who don't know me (and that's most likely most of you) I've been a commentator,