You have to be a leader | Jess Bolden coach and analyst

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You have to be a leader | Jess Bolden coach and analyst

Guest:

Jess Bolden – Coach and analyst for PENTA Rainbow Six Siege

Twitter: @jessica_r6s

Twitch: twitch.tv/jesspenta

Instagram: @jessbolden

Highlights:

Educated as a criminoligy specialist

Got into playing games on PlayStation 2 through her dad.

While at school she bought Rainbow 6 Siege for her rent money.

Switched from console to PC and started her own team.

Kept studying during the day and got a bachelor in criminology and justice.

Moved to Europe and got the job as analyst for PENTA.

Writing a book “The Three P’s of Esports”.

Topics

Being alone with your expertise in esports.

In esports there isn’t really full support staff available to teams.
The professionals at the non-playing roles are only just now being developed.

The stress of travel, pressure to deliver, getting ready to perfom at a moments notice.

Why is Rainbow Six Siege is attractive for women.

How a background in the military and experience from the australian online community has given Jess a thick skin.

With a platform comes responsibility, if not you are enabling it.

Why Jess feels that she has to stick to FPS games and avoid the more casual gaming.

Games

Jak and Daxter

Skyrim

Call of Duty

Rainbow 6 Siege

Links

CyberGamer

The Three P’s of Esports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HptXXWOG4k

Astralis

Meet the sports psychologist behind Astralis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FB76xQ8XL4

The Rise and Fall of The Frag Dolls: https://kotaku.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-frag-dolls-a-group-that-blaze-1832991370

The #StopToxicity campaign from North: https://www.north.gg/blog/stop-toxicity-next-step

People

Tom “Shas” Lee: https://twitter.com/g2shas

Kevin “Sua” Stahnke: https://twitter.com/G2_Sua

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