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Episode 15: Leigh “Deman” Smith, caster

January 17th, 2019

In the first episode of 2019, Frankie talks to one of the esports industry's most familiar voices, Leigh "Deman" Smith, who has been part of esports since before there was money in its metaphorical banana stand. Now a PUBG commentator, Frankie investigates Leigh's beginnings, and where he thinks we'll see esports go in the future.

Leigh on Twitter - @FollowDeman

Frankie on Twitter - @getfrank


Episode 14: James Bardolph, CS:GO caster and FaceIt Media Creative Director

December 19th, 2018

Frankie Ward catches up with FaceIt Media's Creative Director James Bardolph. In a chat that covers explosions, the London commericial property market and uncomfortable coach trips to Paris, the CS:GO caster reveals the incredible hustle that saw him cast the finals of both of 2018s CS:GO Majors, alongside long-time casting partner Daniel "DDK" Kapadia.

Catch up with James on Twitter - @jamesbardolph


Episode 13: Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez - caster & host

December 4th, 2018

Frankie Ward chats to one of esports' most in-demand hosts and casters, Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez. Initially starting out with his sights on being a pro player, Alex talks about the event that set him on his path as a caster, and his future role on primetime NBC entertainment show The Titan Games, alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Follow Alex on Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube.

Follow Frankie on Twitter, Twitch and Instagram.


Episode 12: Saira Mueller, Managing Editor of Dot Esports

November 22nd, 2018

Frankie Ward talks to Saira Mueller, Managing Editor of news website Dot Esports about how she made the move into Esports, why she set up the Women of Esports Discord, and whether the industry is on the right track towards becoming more diverse.


Episode 11: James Banks, esports host

October 16th, 2018

Esports host and former Counter-Strike 1.6 pro player James Banks chats to Frankie Ward about getting his break in esports, and his move into being on camera. 

Follow James on Twitter at @BanKsEsports


Episode 10: HenryG, CS:GO caster

September 19th, 2018

[CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE] CS:GO caster HenryG is one of the best-known faces in esports. A regular fixture at events by ESL, PGL and FaceIt, and having casted several Majors, the Londoner is clearly at the top of his game. But he didn't always feel like he fit in, as he tells Frankie Ward, in a conversation about being a pro player, life-changing moments and the music of Morrisey...


Episode nine: Jason Kaplan, esports shoutcaster

September 12th, 2018

Frankie squabbles with freelance caster Jason Kaplan, who orginally left his native USA for the German city of Cologne to work full-time for ESL. Starting out as a League of Legends caster, Jason has casted a multitude of games and is currently one of the faces of the Quake Champions esports circuit and the VR Challenger series.


Episode eight: Derek “WTFmoses” Moseley, PUBG caster and content creator

August 29th, 2018

Frankie chats to one of PUBG esports' most recognisable voices, Derek "WTFMoses". Since going full-time as a content creator and caster, Moses has been in constant demand, even casting the finals at the PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Global Invitational 2018 Finals in Berlin.

For more from WTFmoses, find his YouTube channel at and on Twitch at


Episode seven: Tabitha Lyons (Artyfakes), host, cosplayer, model and streamer

July 26th, 2018

Tabitha "Artyfakes" Lyons talks to Frankie Ward about how she went from creating characters for LARP (live action role play) events, to being one of the most successful cosplayers on the covention circuit. As well as her running the Artyfakes props business with her dad Nic, Tabby has recently begun hosting for MCM Comic Con and somehow still finds time to stream on Twitch.


Episode six: James Duffield - esports host, Streamgasm founder and Twitch staffer

July 11th, 2018

Frankie chats to one of the busiest people she knows, James Duffield. Originally a graphic designer, James started his career in gaming with COD and CS-focused YouTube channel Streamgasm. He's now the Senior Creative Producer for Twitch EMEA, working on some of the most creative advertising campaigns in the industry, while also working on a "side hustle" and occasionally taking time away from his desk at Twitch to host CSGO action for tournament organisers such as DreamHack and StarLadder.

Keep up with James at