Words With Christopher "Panky" Pankhurst - Recorded 6/2/13
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Published on Jun 3, 2013
I had a chance to sit down with Christopher "Panky" Pankhurst to talk about commentating, getting involved in League of Legends and whether we've reached the "Golden Age" of League eSports. We also dredge up some old AMA answers and see where they went!
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Recorded June 2, 2013.
00:50 -- Introductions and "getting into eSports" story
2:00 -- First casting experience and World of Warcraft
4:30 -- Helping with the /r/StarCraft community, volunteering in eSports
5:50 -- Moving on to League of Legends, mixing with StarCraft
8:09 -- Starting from the bottom in eSports, volunteering, the "career path"
11:00 -- Acting like you're a professional, even if you aren't
12:30 -- Was there a specific feeling that drew you to casting?
13:52 -- LCS vs. conventional sports, and the fandom on competitive League of Legends
15:35 -- Watching every single LCS match, and the divide between top 4 and bottom 4 teams
17:00 -- The difference between the hype of LCS and the hype of a tournament
17:42 -- Are we in League's "Golden Age" right now?
19:58 -- LCS and the amateur scene; casters and competitors
21:25 -- Season Three being a "trial run", and the small changes in the LCS from week to week
24:00 -- Casting tournaments pre-LCS, and casting Campus Party in a hangar
26:25 -- Venues in League of Legends, and the "creep" of crowds
27:35 -- What do you bring to casting table?
30:43 -- Casting with a color commentator and a pro player
32:24 -- Playing as a substitute in a tournament, at least for fun.
24:52 -- Deman's "So you want to cast" video, and adding to it
37:10 -- Dealing with casters from other games who might come into League due to its popularity
40:41 -- Bringing up some old AMA questions
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