Entries by Esport-Talk

EST 14: “Gonna win tournament or qualify for BlizzCon” – TLO

StarCraft 2 is widely regarded as the first esport title of the Twitch era. And although the game hasn’t quite the audience it used to have, many people are still interested in the esport scene of this game. Today we have one of the most popular and remarkable personalities of StarCraft 2 in our podcast. […]

EST 13: “My father was against my esports career.” – TheDeadZone

Little did Wargaming know that their game would be one of the most popular esports titles ever. When they released their tactical team shooter World of Tanks in 2010, they couldn’t have known how big their project would become eventually. Today, World of Tanks has more players than any other game on the market, except […]

EST 12: “Winning a major was important for me” – AKAWonder

Hearthstone is a very special part of esports that has maybe more in common with poker than with computer games. After all, Blizzard’s digital card game is not about fast reactions, team play, or fancy micro. Therefore, a Hearthstone pro has to have other to beat their opponents. They have to be patient and calm […]

EST 11: “Know your players well” – PSISTORM’s PengWin

StarCraft II is the game of choice for quite a number of special characters. The pioneer esports title has been around for six years and will continue doing so for the next two years at least. In today’s podcast we welcome another very special guest, who’s been playing the game since release. Stefan ‘PengWin’ Mott […]

EST 10: Meltdown, a place for gamers – Sophia Metz

Big sports events such as American football, soccer, or the Olympic Games have become increasingly more popular in the last couple of years when it comes to watching them in public. The phenomenon of public screening grows also more popular in the esports scene. Tournaments in Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and others, are […]

EST 9: Meet Zerg God Nerchio

StarCraft II is arguably the hardest game esports has to offer these days. The RTS by Blizzard Entertainment has been around for six years and is said to be the game that basically started off the esports era in 2010. Nowadays, the game has not as much viewers as it used to have, but we […]

EST 8: How to run your own Esports Team – Airborner

Starting your own esports organization is by no means an easy task. Not only do you have to find co-workers you can rely on but also decent players for your team. But what does it take to build up a new brand from the scratch? Nick ‘Airborner’ Konstado is CEO of Team Refuse and has […]

EST 7: Street Fighter in Esports – Phenom

Considering its numerous prequels, Street Fighter is a real classic of esports history. If you are in your mid or late twenties (or even older), you might well remember the good old times when you and your friends used to beat up each other on your SNES console after school. Its competitive nature made it […]

EST 6: Esports as an intellectual challenge – Ronan Irish

What a time to be alive because today, we celebrate two special premiers at once! Not only is this episode the first one we dedicate to the popular shooter Halo, but it’s also the first time we welcome a guest from South Africa to our podcast. The incredible Ronan Irish is going to tell us […]

EST 5: Managing an Esports Team like Fnatic – Careion

What do you need in order to build up your esports team? Five dedicated and talented players, five high-end computers, and maybe a place where they can practice, right? Of course, there is much more to forming a successful esports team, and the role of the managers is one of the most critical factors. But […]