Professional e-sports - competition using video games - haven’t been around for very long, but in just under a decade, professional video gaming has exploded in popularity and is expected to account for 10% of all sports viewing by 2020, according to Activate. Playing games such as "League of Legends," "Dota 2," "CS: GO" and "Overwatch," athletes like Faker, Karma and Coldzera have become just as famous as superstars from the NFL or NBA. Whether you’ve been a fan since the beginning or are just getting into the sport, here are a few e-sports podcasts to listen to.
This esports life
Hosted by e-sports personality, content creator and color-commentator Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy, each show focuses on the latest competitions, newsmakers, analysis and industry headlines. Govindasamy is also joined by Squeex to help break down the latest in e-sports. Recent episodes include "Gabe Newell’s balls," "Poo brew" and "How to social."
Find it: https://apple.co/2lS4oX0 or https://spoti.fi/2m9zNo1
Andrew Nimsgern, James Graham and Dylan Beal host the live, weekly show and cover the biggest news in e-sports. Along with analysis of the major competitions, the trio conduct exclusive interviews with e-sports professionals and players from around the world. Recent episodes include "Rainbow 6 DDoS Attacks," "Interview w/ Nick Lesec of Esports One" and "100T Making Moves."
Find it: https://apple.co/2mXhQc6 or https://spoti.fi/2m7iuUx
The Center Ring
Host Tim Krajewksi covers the latest e-sports tournament news around the world. Each episode features the latest information on the sports’ biggest tournaments, happenings in the industry and previews of each tournament season. Recent episodes include "OWL Finals 2019 Preview," "CoD: MW, CDL/CSGO Roster Updates" and "CSGO Leagues, Liquid Dota2 Rebuild, H3CZ Joining NRG."
Find it: https://apple.co/2mcHb1f or https://spoti.fi/2nbmV0C
An e-sports podcast with a special focus on Dota, the No Haste podcast discuss everything about the industry with the people who are most passionate about e-sports. Along with Dota-centric content, episodes include player interviews, fan questions and breakdowns of the latest tournaments. Recent episodes include "Recapping Latest Dota News," "Newcomer vs Veteran" and "The future of Dota, Valve, Cosplays, Blink Questions w/ Reinessa."
Find it: https://apple.co/2m21Mpq or https://spoti.fi/2KLRqSK