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Three Moves Ahead Episode 173 – Going Pro

June 17th, 2012 by Rob Zacny · 3 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead


Rod “Slasher” Breslau, eSports correspondent for GameSpot and a panelist on Live on Three, joins Julian and Rob to help them with their recent conversion to the cause of eSports and pro gaming. They discuss the difficulties of getting into the pro gaming scene, how it evolved, and the different forms of success embodied by StarCraft 2 and League of Legends. They also describe why eSports appeal to them, and how it speaks to them as strategy gamers.

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  • Paul W.

    So happy to be the first to comment on this episode! I’m a passionate follower of esports (though I don’t follow as broad a set of games as Rod), and have probably been consuming a couple of hours of Starcraft content a day for the past 2 years since it came out.

    I’ve always loved strategy games, and Starcraft: Broodwar was the first time I sat down with a game that just blew.my.mind! I could watch my friends play it and never touch a keyboard but stay riveted by the possibilities of what strategies were or weren’t being used. This game is the one that brought me out of turn based strategy games, and I’ve liked a broader amount of strategy games since then.

    So it is really great to see the intersection of my favorite gaming podcast with one of the best representatives of competitive esports there is. Rod did a stellar job representing fans, and I hope you guys continue to follow the scene as 2012 seems to be a break out year for shows like MLG and the barcraft scene.

    Another reason I wanted to say thanks is that traditional video game journalists have not really gotten into admitting that esports is a “thing” yet, and I only hear about it in bits in pieces when individual journalists who follow the scene. I think games like Starcraft and LoL are going to force folks to recognize it in the near term.

  • Troy Goodfellow

    Closing comments here and encouraging everyone to move discussion to the official forum linked in the post – so many good comments on both sites need to be seen.

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