#059 - Casting in Esports Building your Experience

with Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson, Esports Commentator for DOTA 2

Topics
00:00 – 02:00 Introduction
02:00 – 05:00 Pathway in Gaming and Esports
05:00 – 07:00 Gamestah and NetGameRadio
07:00 – 08:30 Reminiscing on Australian Esports
08:30 – 11:30 Getting out of Australia for Esports
11:30 – 13:00 Tall Poppy Syndrome in Australia
13:00 – 14:00 Australia being far away
14:00 – 14:30 Creating Local Infrastructure
14:30 – 16:30 Measuring Success in Esports
16:30 – 18:00 Exporting Australian Talent
18:00 – 21:00 Tone in Casting
21:00 – 24:00 Preparation and Reflex Casting
24:00 – 26:30 Telling Stories through Casting
26:30 – 28:00 Traditional Sport Commentary
28:00 – 32:00 Talent of Analysts and Commentators
32:00 – 34:00 Ability to Improvise during Filler
34:00 – 35:30 Wearing Multiple Hats
35:30 – 38:00 Self-Taught Experience
38:00 – 41:30 Proving Credibility through Action
41:30 – 43:00 Understanding the True Value of Esports
43:00 – 45:00 Providing Case Studies with Localised Data
45:00 – 47:30 Building your Path in Esports
47:30 – 49:00 Asking for Opportunities
49:00 – 51:00 Ability to Educate Yourself
51:00 – 53:30 Esports Careers
53:30 – 54:30 Picking New Game Titles
54:30 – 56:00 Developer verse Community Support
56:00 – 58:30 Game Franchising
58:30 – 1:02:30 DOTA 2 Esports Market
1:02:30 – 1:04:00 Accommodating for New Gamers
1:04:00 – 1:07:00 Who Wins in Esports
1:07:00 – 1:08:20 Keeping you Game Relevant
1:08:20 – 1:10:00 Esports Earnings and Prize Pools
1:10:00 – 1:12:00 Diminishing Returns
1:12:00 – 1:14:30 Publishers building Reputation
1:14:30 – 1:16:20 IP Rights and Tournament Organisers
1:16:20 – 1:18:00 Sustainability of Esports
1:18:00 – 1:22:00 Day-to-day of Casting
1:22:00 – 1:25:00 What’s Next
1:25:00 – END Closing Comments

Guest – Toby ‘TobiWan’ Dawson

Host – Chris Smith

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