This week I’ve got two of the members of the Fnatic Rainbow Six team – team captain Etienne ‘Magnet’ Rousseau, and coach/manager Jayden ‘Dizzle’ Saunders.
I loved it. You should love it. It was Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers in the best way possible. Emily Blunt rocked as a battle-hardened bug destroyer and Tom Cruise was Tom Cruise but in that way that he’s OK a lot of times. And now word is that we’ll get to go back to the Edge of Tomorrow for a round two…
I sit down with two of the key brains behind Rainbow Six Siege and its smart and steady rise toward the top tier of global esports. Esports Director François-Xavier Dénièle and Brand Director Alexandre Remy. We talk about the road so far, the moves to open up their ecosystem to more third-party tournament partners, and their ambitions for the year ahead (and beyond).
It has been a very nervous wait for Hearthstone esports fans, with a slow road to finding out how they were changing things up for the 2019 season and beyond. We finally got the news and it feels like quite the mixed bag.
Next time you’re visiting the Vatican to say hi to the Pope, or just check out the amazing art collections, take a second look at the helmets worn by the Swiss Guard. Turns out they might look like metal, but they’re starting to be 3D printed plastic.
Between a new price drop and the addition of a simplified set of starting choices for Newcomers, Rainbow Six Siege is making it easy for anyone who’s ever wanted to take it for a test drive.
Welcome to the Outback, ya bloody drongos. Or maybe that should be flamin’ galahs? Thankfully, Siege’s take on bringing Aussie operators and an Australian map to the game aren’t quite that cringeworthy. It rides that line soooo closely, but overall, it’s OTT grouse Aussie Straya yobo stuff – but it works.
I touch on the big, bad news out of Blizzard from last week to kick things off, then the show is a feature interview about the future of revisiting the past in WoW Classic with Countdown To Classic podcast host, Josh Corbett.
The latest Esports Moment is a chat with Order General Manager Jake ‘Spawn’ Tiberi and Order Chairman Adrian Giles. From founding the org to the future of the industry, we cover a lot of ground in this latest episode.
Luke Lancaster, Content Manager at ReedPop (ComicCon, PAX Aus) is our awesome guest host this week, along with a Seamus having a very bad microphone day.
Tabletop trophy hunters rejoice! For all those times you’ve taken out illithid nests, whether in the Forgotten Realms or maybe an old school Spelljammer campaign, you can now stick a mind flayer head on your wall to regale your guests with the tale of your defeated foe.