Sorry I haven’t been updating this as much as I would like to. A large reason why I have stopped blogging once a month as planned was because I picked up streaming on a consistent basis. As such, I usually ventilate for hours on a nightly basis. This consumes my creative free time and I’m too busy or exhausted to sit down and jot down notes.
Now the reason I broke my blog silence is because I feel particularly moved to talk about a time-sensitive topic.
Too often I find that even me, Frodan, who has fully immersed himself in the world of cardslinging, knee-slapping action of Hearthstone, has too often had to ask basic questions such as:
What are the important events in the Hearthstone scene?
When are they happening?
Who is playing in it?
Why should I care?
This is the reason I’m making this post to explain why you and everyone who is within earshot distance of Ben Brode’s laugh (read: every human being on the planet) should be watching Dreamhack Austin this weekend from May 6 – 8th.
What makes someone want to watch others play video games?
To some, it’s the level of play demonstrated such as a ridiculous no-scope headshot from in an FPS. To others, it’s something they can relate to since they don’t really play or care about traditional sports. In the future, fans might even care solely due to culture, which is what Dreamhack has achieved. Pretty much everyone around that part of Sweden goes to the Elmia because it is one of the most fun and epic social events of the year.
Today, the vast majority of fans are drawn by one thing: the story lines of the players/teams and the rivalries behind them. Continue reading →
Many people recognize my work for being able to tread the line carefully and be professional on camera. However, what people may not know about me is that I am also really, really opinionated when it comes to certain topics.
Why a blog?
A few months ago, I got fired up to talk about a few pressing issues I felt was going on in the community. Originally, I wanted to start an audio podcast to vent my thoughts, but after I did my first 45 minute recording/rant, I ended up with many problems, most notably failing to record on multiple channels so the fun audio stuff I had planned messed up (T_T). Pushing the project through would turn out to be much more work than I anticipated…plus I realized I am not good at verbally ranting as I thought I was hahaha! Continue reading →