There’s a lot of Overwatch to catch up on. Contenders Season 1 finals at Intel Extreme Masters Sydney. The Pacific Showdown that follows later in May. And all the latest happenings at Overwatch League and the 2019 World Cup has been announced. And what’s the state of the meta anyway? Thankfully shoutcaster Genome stops by again to bring us up to speed.
This week Seamus sits down with Sam Mathews, co-founder and Chairman of FNATIC – one of the world’s biggest and longest running esports teams, with top-tier teams across CS:GO, League of Legends, Rainbow 6 Siege, and more.
This week I’m sharing a really interesting, and hopefully useful, conversation with Morgan Romine that delves into some of the trickier areas of the state of online gaming, competitive gaming, esports, and the diversity problems that float around this industry like a really bad smell.
A fun chat with Zhiana, a great cosplayer and part of the Geek Bomb brigade, about all the latest developments in World of Warcraft. What have we been up to? What are we hoping for in 8.2 and where the story will go next? Why did Seamus make a Dark Iron Monk? All this and plenty more random Warcraftery so tune in and catch up.
This week on Jetpacks Are Overrated, a conversation about the state of passwords. From biometrics to two-factor authentication, there’s a lot of new tools in the mix that might lead some to feel like there will be a version of our future out there on the horizon where we can finally stop having to remember so many damn passwords!
The Esports Moment: Jack Harari, VP of International Partnerships, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues
This week on The Esports Moment we go one-on-one with Jack Harari, Vice President of International Partnerships at Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. That means all the esports action outside the US across all the Blizzard and Activision esports – especially Overwatch League, which we dig into in our chat.
From concept to finished card, we explore some of the latest arrivals in the newest set Rise of Shadows with two of Hearthstone’s game designers, Liv Breeden and Stephen Chang. Wait ’til you hear how cool their concepting tools are! That should be a game all its own…
I’ve got a short and sweet chat this week, looking at the state of AI adversaries and challenge systems in video games. Not from the perspective of ‘can this AI beat the humans’, but instead from the idea that AI could do a lot to enhance our enjoyment of game experiences if we start applying it in new ways.
Another podcast from our journey to Katowice, Poland, for Intel Extreme Masters, as Seamus caught up over a coffee with Erik Anderson, FaZe Clan’s Head of Esports.
The Esports Moment: Nicola Piggott, Co-founder of The Story Mob (Esports Communications Consultancy)
This week we’re bringing you one of the best voices in the business for selling what esports has to offer to big business. Nicola Piggott is the co-founder of Story Mob, an esports communications consultancy that works closely with some of the biggest teams and brands in the industry. Team Liquid, G2, Splyce, Kinguin, Riot Games and many more.