Have you ever had the idea to become an esports caster? We all know that competitive games such as Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, or League of Legends would not be quite as much fun watching if it wasn’t for those fellas who guide us through epic matches, explain all kinds of tactics and strategies, and hype the fights. In today’s episode, our guest Michael ‘ KendricSwissh ‘ Kratzel will tell you what it takes to become a professional esports caster and host. The former semi-professional WarCraft III player, who nowadays produces exciting content for Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, has been around for a long time and knows what he’s talking about.
Not only do decent casters have to present the matches they are commentating on to the audience, but they have to pick up the viewers with their unique personality and style as well, and ‘enchant’ them to keep them watching. Therefore, it is important to work on your voice, intonation, vocabulary and flow to make close games even more exciting to watch. Casting is much more than rephrasing things that happen on the screen to other people. It means teaching, entertaining, and creating the right mood, all at the same time.
KendricSwissh has some really useful tips to improve your casting skills, and emphasizes the importance of your preparation, as you have to know the title you are casting and its different metas well. Are you ready to become the next Artosis?