64 episodes

This podcast interviews veterans of the esports broadcasting community to talk purely about commentating. Each episode is between 60-75 minutes long and discusses things such as approach to casting, how to become a caster, what works in an esports production, the challenges of being a commentator, and much more. Many different esports will be represented over the course of the podcast, but the initial content will be about SC2 casters. Hosts, interviewers, desk hosts, play-by-play specialists and analysts, it's all about talking about video games.You can support the podcast over on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zombiegrub

Caster Calls With ZombieGrub ZombieGrub

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This podcast interviews veterans of the esports broadcasting community to talk purely about commentating. Each episode is between 60-75 minutes long and discusses things such as approach to casting, how to become a caster, what works in an esports production, the challenges of being a commentator, and much more. Many different esports will be represented over the course of the podcast, but the initial content will be about SC2 casters. Hosts, interviewers, desk hosts, play-by-play specialists and analysts, it's all about talking about video games.You can support the podcast over on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zombiegrub

    Episode 64: Vansilli - Valorant Commentator

    Episode 64: Vansilli - Valorant Commentator

    Vansilli boasts one of the oldest resumes in esports, finding his start in casting way back in the 2000s with CS:GO 1.5. Despite working with many of the other OGs of the esports scene, Vansilli may seem like a new face, really finding his footing concretely with the release of Valorant. It's a unique esports tale - perhaps he had the opportunity to be "at the right place at the right time"  in the early 2010s, but decided instead to take a step back from esports right before CS:GO's big boom and work full-time at a non-esports job for years. How does one make the come-back into esports after such a long hiatus? Tune in and find out!  

    https://twitter.com/Vansilli

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    https://youtu.be/lYH5eXghwYo

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    Co-produced by Shayne and VladIV

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 63: Doug - Valorant Commentator

    Episode 63: Doug - Valorant Commentator

    Doug might seem like one of the freshest faces in esports, but he's actually far from it. While a fresh face to prestigious tournament broadcasting, Doug has been involved in the competitive side of video games since Halo 2. While OG in a sense, Doug's ability to naturally pick up on what makes commentators tick and his gung ho attitude made sure he skyrocketed through the ranks of Valorant commentators.

    https://twitter.com/esportsdoug

    Find the video version here -
    https://youtu.be/3Wn4IlE2I7w

    Follow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercalls

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 62: Tombizz - Valorant Commentator

    Episode 62: Tombizz - Valorant Commentator

    Tombizz's career may have started in CS:GO, but Valorant was the game that skyrocketed his popularity. We talk about his eventual decision to move away from GO in favor of Valorant, how he works so well with his co-caster, and I ask him the hard question - how do you become the finalist casters?

    https://twitter.com/Tombizz

    Find the video version here -
    https://youtu.be/UiAytOqUhjc

    Follow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercalls

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 61: Jorosar - Variety Host & Commentator

    Episode 61: Jorosar - Variety Host & Commentator

    Jorosar started his esports career when esports was transforming the most - the release of SC2 and the development of Twitch, previously known as Justin.tv. Jorosar was and is currently a rare example of a commenator and host that has a full time job but casts the highest level of competition. We talk about some of the golden years in the earlier 2010's and what it takes to balance esports with a full time job.

    https://twitter.com/JoRoSaR

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    https://zombiegrub.buzzsprout.com/

    Follow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercalls

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 60: Nekkra - OWL, Pokémon Commentator + TFT Host

    Episode 60: Nekkra - OWL, Pokémon Commentator + TFT Host

    Nekkra started her career in esports in 2018, making her the newest premiere commentator interviewed on this podcast! She very quickly got her first job high-profile job when The Pokémon Company reached out to her in 2018, and only four years later found herself working the premiere Overwatch League.

    https://twitter.com/Nekkra

    Find the video version here -
    https://youtu.be/7XW0MyExhJY

    Follow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercalls

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 59: Chobra - Variety Host, Valorant Commentator

    Episode 59: Chobra - Variety Host, Valorant Commentator

    If you've watched any of the biggest esports of the last decade, you will recognize Chobra. Although much of his career involved LoL, Chobra was also a staple host/translator in SC2 and now sits comfortably as both a Korean *and* English commentator in the Valorant esport. 

    https://twitter.com/WillChobra

    Find the video version here -
    https://youtu.be/f_OcyibXsAU

    Follow the Caster Calls Twitter account - https://www.twitter.com/castercalls

    Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/zombiegrub

    Co-produced by Shayne and VladIV

    Thank you to the big supporters on Patreon!
    Nick
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    ET
    Ravi
    Barrett
    CuddleBunny
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

adriene big love ,

Really good

Remarkably high quality interviews and fascinating historical info for sc2. Probably the closest that era of esports is gonna get to a professionally produced documentary

dkoser ,

Looking forward to the next one

Interesting interview by one of the best casters in esports

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