Don’t wait for someone to pay you | Esports shoutcaster Sam Wright

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Don’t wait for someone to pay you | Esports shoutcaster Sam Wright

Guest:

Sam Wright – Esports shoutcaster plus tech and games blogger

Blog: techgirl.co.za

Facebook: facebook.com/techgirlza

Twitter: @techgirlza

Instagram: instagram.com/techgirlza/

YouTube

Highlights:

Got her start in video games with Nintendo games and playing Mortal Kombat 3 on PC that her dad had gotten.

Later her brother and his friends would play Dota in the weekends, and he eventually got signed to a pro team.
That lead to Sam wanting to cover the esports scene more seriously to help build the local scene.

That led to working alongside Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner on a big tournament, and he told her that she could have a career in esports.

That might sound like she got lucky, but she also worked hard to put herself in a situation where she could take advantage of that lucky break.

Besides writing about technology and games on her blog and going esports events, she studied journalism and chose a university where she could do radio.
So before working with esports, she worked in a newsroom.

All these elements clearly give her a lot of useful experience and you can tell by the way she approaches a job like hosting the Overwatch Contenders that she’s thought a lot about what it takes to work in esports and broadcasting in general.

Games:

Mortal Kombat 3

Dota

Overwatch

Links:

Overwatch Contenders: https://overwatchcontenders.com/en-gb/

Code Red: http://coderedesports.com/

Paul Chaloner – Talking Esports – A free book on esports broadcasting

People:

Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner: @paulchaloner

Sheever: @sheevergaming

Sjokz: @sjokz

Pansy: @pansy

Soe: @Soembie

Quickshot: @riotquickshot

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