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Thorin 'Grilled' (Episode #60)





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Published on Jul 17, 2013

For the 60th episode of my 'Grilled' interview series the subject is myself: Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Editor-in-Chief of Team Acer. OGN LoL commentator Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles guest hosts this special edition, as the griller becomes the grilled.

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Time line of topics

00:05 Intro

00:24 Early sites worked for.

01:52 Starting writing articles.

04:24 Counter-Strike background.

10:18 Creating Counter-Strike guides.

17:58 Becoming a CS colour commentator for ESL.

26:41 Evaluating success as a caster.

30:59 Moving into new games.

38:59 Getting into BW, a game which had been around for many years.

44:50 The process of learning new games and scenes.

49:01 Goals when starting the Grilled interview series.

57:03 Techniques implemented in Grilled interviews.

1:06:19 What keeps him interested in esports?

1:12:20 Appreciating history and being a chronicler of it.

1:19:45 Hemingway's 'iceberg theory' - intentional omission.

1:26:32 Sports related to esports, in terms of journalism.

1:36:10 Non-esports concepts which have influenced his work in the last few months.

1:47:03 Thoughts for aspiring esports journalists.

1:55:48 Aliens come to earth and hold an esports tournament, he is put in charge of creating the coverage team. If the coverage is not good enough the aliens will destroy the world.

2:04:20 Final thoughts.

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