Q&A: Susie Kim on her career, getting started as a translator and Korean players’ trash talk

Slingshot contributor Amanda “SageGnosis” Stevens had the chance to catch up with Susie Kim, longtime esports host, interviewer and translator, to talk about her career, how she got started and Korean players’ trash talk.

October 27, 2016

Cat Fight on Pokken: “It’s a Pokémon fighting game! There’s your sales pitch right there!”

One of the newest kids on the block, Pokken Tournament has a lot of people skeptical about the game’s potential to be a serious member of fighting game scene. And it has nothing to do with whether the game is fun or not.

July 28, 2016

Q&A: Marvel casters Yipes and Persia talk EVO, Mandalay Bay and Pokemon

At EVO 2016, Slingshot’s Amanda “SageGnosis” Stevens chatted with Yipes and Persia about ChrisG’s win, EVO being at the Mandalay Bay, and Pokemon.

July 26, 2016

Q&A: James Chen talks FGC, governing bodies and gaming’s future

Fighting games tend to be a lot like soccer matches. For every moment that is explosive and electrifying there comes a lot of moments of footsies.

July 22, 2016

Q&A: MarlinPie talks EVO, Marvel and Guilty Gear

If Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzelez’s play style is personified as boring and safe, filling the screen with projectiles to turn Marvel into a bullet hell game, Kyohei “PG.MarlinPie” Lehr’s would be better described as electrifying.

July 21, 2016

Q&A: NYChrisG on becoming an EVO champion

Slingshot’s Amanda “SageGnosis” Stevens had the pleasure of chatting with ChrisG after his win on Sunday.

July 19, 2016
Blizzard MLG Overwatch

A comprehensive guide to Overwatch

It was a beta that seemingly no one felt a part of. Hype for Blizzard’s newest IP, the first-person shooter Overwatch, came not just from its graphics or gameplay but from how exclusive it was.

May 26, 2016

Q&A: froskurinn on wildcard League of Legends, becoming a caster and Marvel superheroes

As a popular shoutcaster for both the League of Legends Pro League in China and the Oceanic Pro League, Indiana “frosukrinn” Black remains busy at just about all times. She casts seven days per week and is immersed in the League of Legends world.

March 31, 2016

Q&A: TBSkyen on League of Legends comics, RPGs and freelance pay

Slingshot contributor Amanda Stevens, host of The Analyst Desk podcast, had the chance to talk with TBSkyen, a popular esports artist who produces his work on Caster Comix.

March 25, 2016

Q&A: Sky Williams talks League of Legends streaming and his YouTube hiatus

Sky Williams is one of the industry’s most popular streamers and YouTube personalities, and Slingshot’s Amanda “SageGnosis” Stevens had the chance to catch up with him to talk about his background, community outrage and his at times polarizing nature.

March 15, 2016