ReDeYe: Esports fans should brace themselves for eventually having to pay to watch tournaments

I’ve worked in esports for nearly 18 years now, having started out as a Jolt League admin in 1999, mainly running tournaments for Unreal Tournament.

February 17, 2017

ReDeYe: RFRSH revelation is latest example that esports is still in the Wild West

As esports has grown, more money has come. That much is pretty simple to figure out, but where the money is coming from has started to cause fans some concern.

January 19, 2017

Redeye: Location-based esports teams could work if done right

London Lions versus the Manchester Mavericks. Birmingham Blast versus Newcastle Noobs.

December 16, 2016

Redeye: Rule, Britannia! — UK esports finally on the rise

The United Kingdom esports scene was a mess two years ago.

December 6, 2016

Redeye: Poorly constructed BBC article about sexism in esports does more harm than good

If you’ve followed this column throughout 2016, you’ll know I’ve had a hard time with some of the mainstream press reporting on esports

November 21, 2016

The history of esports broadcasting, Part I: Genesis

Mainstream press recently reported on esports broadcasting as something of a new phenomenon.

September 28, 2016

Redeye: Monte’s claims outline deeper debate in caster pay

Recently, a man I have a lot of respect for in esports broadcasting announced he wasn’t going to be picked up by Riot Games for its League of Legends World Championship this year.

September 27, 2016

ReDeYe: Many aspects go into picking on-air talent for big events

The International 6 talent invites have finally been revealed, and with them comes the inevitable arguments about who should or should not have received them.

July 28, 2016

ReDeYe: What it takes behind the scenes to construct an event like ESL One Cologne

Having spent the last week or so at ESL One Cologne and fielding a number of questions while at the event, I thought it would be good to put together something that might help those who are not as fortunate to attend these gigantic esports events.

July 12, 2016

Casters and talent don’t all need to be high-level players

Playing and watching are different things.

April 28, 2016