Q&A: Sadokist on DroptheBombTV, how he and HenryG became a duo and the importance of versatility

Slingshot’s Blake Bottril caught up with Counter-Strike caster Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett last month to talk about his start as a caster, how he and HenryG became a duo and the importance of versatility. Blake Bottrill: You and Henry recently started DroptheBombTV and you debuted with a lot of b-roll and documentary style footage. How long […]

November 7, 2016

Q&A: Anders Blume on casting Overwatch and the importance of being able to pivot

Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill had the chance to talk to longtime caster Anders Blume at the ESL New York at the beginning of October to talk about casting Overwatch in addition to Counter-Strike and how to stay fresh in different games.

November 2, 2016

G2 Scream on inconsistent play and goals for the rest of the year

Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill talked to G2’s Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom at ESL New York about his team’s roller coaster performances, trying to be consistent and goals for the rest of the year.

October 13, 2016

nitr0 on life after s1mple, Swiss tournament format and over-saturation

Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill and Vince Nairn caught up with Team Liquid’s Nick “nitr0” Cannella after at ESL One New York to talk about life after s1mple, the tournament format and choosing the right events to attend.

October 11, 2016

NAF on OpTic’s improvement: “When ELeague comes around and hopefully we qualify for Brazil, we should be prepared.”

The surprise story of the weekend for many at ESL One New York was OpTic Gaming’s over-performance against G2 Esports, Astralis and a close loss (16-14) to Virtus Pro.

October 7, 2016

Take 4: Music Meets Esports

Over the weekend ESL and Fuse teamed up to bring Krewella to New York to play a half hour set before the Counter-Strike grand finals. I loved it. If you don’t know by now my two greatest loves in the world are esports and house music. Having said that, it is very hard to bring […]

October 6, 2016

The roster move heard around the world: wenton reflects on joining Fnatic

In a move that shocked the world of Counter-Strike in the middle of August, Fnatic and Godsent organized one of the greatest roster shuffles in Counter-Strike history.

October 6, 2016

Outtake: New York, New Thoughts, Old Friends

I’ve always been in love with quotations. Words have so much impact on the way we feel and the way we connect with the world around us. I will occasionally browse through r/quotes or r/quoteporn or visit brainyquote and lose 30-45 minutes of my day. One that I came across the other day that really […]

October 5, 2016

Outtake: BBott Jukebox September

I’m gonna post one of these once a month with everything I’ve been listening to over the month. Here you can find my Spotify playlist with lots more great music! I have to start this off with The Chainsmokers latest release Closer. I just can’t get enough of this song. I’ve been a fan of these […]

September 27, 2016

Take 3: Sixers and Warriors and Wizards, Oh My!

In another monumental sale this morning, a group of investors led by Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis has purchased a controlling interest in esports powerhouse Team Liquid. This comes only 27 hours after Dignitas announced its sale to the Philadelphia 76ers. It was only a matter of time before investors in traditional sports and tech came […]

September 27, 2016