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Episode 33: Indiana “Froskurinn” Black

August 5th, 2020

Froskurinn is one of the most established faces in League of Legends esports, who also uses her platform to talk about equal rights and diversity. She talks to Frankie Ward about how videogames played a key part in her upbringing, her start in League of Legends coaching, and what it's really like to live with fellow LEC talent Vedius in Berlin.

 

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Episode 32: Adam Savage, gaming and esports host

July 29th, 2020

Adam Savage is like pure sunshine. Hosting for the best part of a decade, he's been the face of several shows on Ginx TV and has made an impression on the global esports stage, hosting in arenas around the world as part of the Blast Pro Series. Here, Adam talks about the different roles he's taken on, his future in esports, what it's like to command a crowd of 12,000 people and his own podcast, The Savage Situation.

 

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Episode 31: Marissa Roberto, sports, esports & gaming presenter

July 22nd, 2020

Marissa Roberto is a Canadian presenter who, as she explains to Frankie Ward, hustled her way into her first hosting role and has gone from strength to strength ever since. She chats about going from gaming in her small hometown to a much bigger one, dipping her toe into CS:GO, and her current role as the host of Digital Sports Centre on TSN (The Sports Network).

 

In the wake of the revelations of harassment in the gaming industry, this podcast discusses d*ck pics for the first time. You have been warned...

 

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Episode 30: Okaydrian, Twitch streamer and host

July 15th, 2020

Frankie catches up with Okaydrian, a Twitch streamer and host who is on a mission to educate his audience while gaming. Okaydrian talks about his route into streaming, as well as his advice for budding hosts who want to make their mark in gaming.

Episode 29: Miles Ross, caster & host

July 8th, 2020

Miles Ross is from a family with an background in producing some of the most entertaining shows on the planet. The caster speaks to Frankie Ward about his background competing in Halo and getting his unexpected start as broadcast talent.

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Episode 27: Ben Goldhaber, founder of JukedGG

December 4th, 2019

One of the first employees to join Justin.TV's gaming verticle, Twitch, Ben Goldhaber spent several years seeing the streaming giant grow into the behemoth it is today. After leaving Twitch in 2018, he decided to continue his mission of bringing esports to the masses with new "esports aggregator" Juked. He talks to Frankie Ward about gaming as a triplet in California, early shoutcasting and how he esports became his everything.

Episode 26: Rich Campbell, esports host & WoW streamer

November 20th, 2019

Rich Campbell, the owner of the most magnificent (but divisive) moustache in esports, gives Frankie Ward a beginner's guide to World of Warcraft, explains how a chance encounter led him to a job at broadcaster MLG, and why wearing deodorant makes him a lesser gamer.

Rich assures fans the Allcraft podcast will be back soon. In the meantime, watch him on Twitch and keep up with him via Twitter and Instagram.

Episode 25: Mathieu “Maniac” Quiquerez, CS:GO analyst

November 6th, 2019

Frankie Ward delves into the history of Swiss CS:GO ex-pro player and analyst Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez to find out more about how he discovered Counter-Strike, his first foray into LAN tournaments and the shocking moment that changed the future of his career as a player.

Recorded at the Crowne Plaza Towers, Cophenhagen in November 2019.

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Episode 24: NaToSaphiX, CS:GO pro player and content creator

October 9th, 2019

Frankie Ward chats to Danish Counter-Strike pro Niels-Christian Sillassen, aka NaToSaphix, about how he made a career from CS:GO. Originally a content creator, Sillassen made his name in pro CS in 2018 as part of the Sprout roster, before joining Heroic for a few months in 2019. Now looking for his next opportunity, the young player also discusses some of the Danish players who he has played alongside during his years of playing the game.

And also his dad, because his dad is rapidly becoming a LAN legend in his own right...

Keep up with NaToSaphiX...

Twitch: NaToSaphiX
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Twitter: NaToSaphiX

Episode 22: Jason “Alchemist” Baker, esports producer and DNP co-founder

August 21st, 2019

Frankie chats to legendary producer and gameplay director Jason "Alchemist" Baker about his first foray into gaming, making moves in esports, how he recovered from the disappointment of early venture GotFrag going under post-acquisition, and his new studio DNP Entertainment with "work wife" Scott "Sir Scoots" Smith.

The interview was recorded in August over Discord, but the intro and outro were both recorded remotely in a hotel room in Cologne while Frankie was in the city for gamescom 2019, so apologies for a lower-than-average recording quality. (The intro is about one minute long, so this can be easily skipped if it offends your ears.)

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