Esports Central Podcast, Episode 046 (June 13th, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 4:35 - Non-endemic media on esports and the issues that ensue.
  • 20:00 - Local female CSGO players VS international CSGO players.
  • 44:30 - RE ACCE LAN Finals were great.
  • 51:00 - VS Gaming Dota 2 LAN Qualifier gets canceled.
  • 1:13:03 - Late payments the norm in esports?
  • 1:19:58 - Selective outrage in local esports;
  • and much much more!

Correction: Please note axtremes is old and therefore got the date for the VS CS:GO Qualifier LAN wrong in saying this weekend. It is taking place from 21 June 2019. 

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Esports Central Podcast, Episode 045 (June 6th, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 03:10 - Worries for Blizzard as more high level staff part ways with the company.
  • 17:00 - How much influence do big name streamers actually have?
  • 31:30 - Astralis lose number one rank and we dive into Blast Pro Series complications once again.
  • 45:15 - Dota pros in dire need of a detoxifier.
  • 56:30 - Racism in South African Dota ROUND 3.
  • 1:15:10 Energy Esports qualify for the Asia Minor!!
  • and much much more!

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 044 (30 May, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 13:55 - The great Battle Royale debacle and the announcement of Apex Legends Faceit tournament series
  • 21:10 - Is Battalion 1944 a game on the rise?
  • 29:00 - Marketing magician Nate Nanzer leaves OWL to join EPIC games midway through the seasons
  • 37:25 - Addressing the fears of the esports “bubble”
  • 1:05:02 - Another week another racist comment in South African Dota 2
  • 1:32:35 - What’s Mettlestate up to?
  • and much much more!

 

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded on 28/05/2019 for 30/05/2019. Click here for more updates on the racism story and the actions Goliath Gaming have taken since.

 

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 043 (23 May, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 04:25 Valve and Auto Chess split up. Mutual departure or bad break up?
  • 14:00 Tier 2/Tier 3 scene in Dota 2 and the problems that come with it
  • 26:40 Female CS:GO at DreamHack
  • 34:47 Addressing the Rush Esports complaints
  • 41:20 The volatility of esports in the case of Faze Clan and Optic/Immortals
  • 49:52 Racism in South African DotA
  • and much much more!

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 042 (16 May, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 03:05 MDL Disney best and worst major (Dota 2),
  • 13:00 Denial Esports shady dealings continue, 
  • 28:58 Will women in game development help the female esports scene?, 
  • 45:50 Echo Fox Racist owner getting the bomb from riot,
  • and much much more!

The Esports Central Podcast, episode 041 (09 May, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • CS:GO & Overwatch fans clash,
  • The Riot Games walkout & culture clash,  
  • The future of Call of Duty, 
  • On Epic Games, exclusivity, & Rocket League acquisition,
  • Bravado Gaming CoD team makes waves overseas, 
  • Bravado Gaming festival,
  • Ekasi Tech Fest & RUSH esports are on the same weekend,
  • and much much more!

 

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 040 (02 May, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 02:00 ESC Cast has breakdown about Game of Thrones (spoiler alert)

  • 06:15 The major flaws in the ESL MVP voting system

  • 15:28 Fortnite champs call the game trash?

  • 19:58 OWL fans don't understand the basics of sport?

  • 26:50 South Africa has a CS:GO Major qualifier!

  • 39:00 KChicktay and Axtremes ditch the rest of the crew and Talk Echo Fox racism story

  • 51:30 BVD Going to Call Of Duty World League in London!

  • 01:01:10 New female CS:GO league hosted by RE:ACCE

  • 01:10:50 Should local TOs allow coaching in online games?

  • and much much more!

The Esports Central Podcast, episode 039 (25 April, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Michael "axtremes" Harmse and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 03:05 Special guest Scant joins the podcast,
  • 05:07 Shady shenanigans in the esports world,
  • 14:28 Astralis legacy in question and the integrity of Blast Pro series,
  • 25:10 Breaking down the DPC and issues with Valve,
  • 1:00:01 Mettlestate ESEA partnership,
  • 1:08:36 Syntech Masters and first Beyond the Summit “casting couch” style LAN Finals,
  • 1:13:24 ATK Arena Dota 2 1v1 and talent scouting,
  • and much much more!

 

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 038 (18 April, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Kaameel “KChicktay” Chicktay and his panel of esports aficionados:

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 02:10 Mettlestate and ESEA partnership,
  • 10:48 Local CS:GO and OW happenings,
  • 15:15 OWL and their meme policing,
  • 18:30 The great metagame debate in OW,
  • 46:00 OpenAI beats Ti Champions OG,
  • 51:17 WSOE Dota tournament and having EG players as talent, 
  • and much much more!

 

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The Esports Central Podcast, episode 037 (11 April, 2019). Listen to a new live episode weekly, every Thursday morning! Join us as we wrap up the week's local and international esports news! The podcast also occasionally delves into some of the hot topics in the esports scene, providing South African perspectives and opinions. Hosted by Kaameel “KChicktay” Chicktay and his panel of esports aficionados:

  • Glenn "g_kayyKisela,
  • Shaun "Profeci" Murrell, &
  • Special Guest: Andrew "PenguinZA" Hodgkinson

 

Here's a brief breakdown of what the crew covers in this week's episode:

  • 02:18 Is Artifact dead and does Valve care?,
  • 13:40 Fornite World Cup going to be hosted at Arthur Ashe Stadium,
  • 22:30 Valve stepping in with Epicenter Dota 2 Major qualifiers,
  • 36:35 Overwatch player retirements,
  • 54:20 ATK sign Denial Esports CS:GO team,
  • 61:20 Bravado Gaming's CoD squad going to Worlds,
  • 70:30 Bravado Gaming's Cubiex partnership put under the spotlight,
  • and much much more!

 

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