This is esports (and How to Spell it) – LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Pro Gaming (Paperback)
Pro gaming's award-winning broadcaster Paul "Redeye" Chaloner brings us the definitive book on esports, the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon in the world today.
Paul "Redeye" Chaloner is quite simply a legend of the esports scene. And now, he will use all his years of experience to write the definitive book on the modern world of esports. What is it? What is life like in an esports team? Just how much corruption and cheating goes on behind it all? And what's it like to stand in front of thousands of people, broadcasting to millions over the world, as one team sits on the brink of earning millions? "Redeye" will reveal all.
What is competitive gaming, and where did it come from? What makes it so exciting? The bitter esports team and country rivalries, the scandals, the money, the last-minute Hail Mary plays; it's all here, brought to you with the trademark wit--and access--of the industry's most respected and experienced broadcaster. He'll even tell you how to spell it. This is the world of esports according to its most famous presenter.
About the Author
Paul 'Redeye' Chaloner is one of the most prolific and recognisable broadcasters in all of competitive gaming, having hosted or commentated on esports tournaments for 83 different video games in 44 countries on six continents in a career spanning two decades. He has appeared on Sky, MSNBC and Eurosport and hosted The International, the biggest tournament in all of esports, four times. In 2016 ESPN called him 'the voice of esports'. You cannot beat him at Unreal Tournament, probably.
Benjamin Sillis is a writer and historian who has covered technology and video games for over a decade. He lives with his family in London.
“Paul has been involved with competitive gaming from its earliest days and his knowledge shines through here. This book is full of terrific stories and insights from the inside, not only of the booms and the busts, but the fascinating people who've grown the scene. It's a must read not only for those interested in the rise of esports but gaming history in general.” —T.L. Taylor, Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Paul Chaloner is a living legend in the esports space. He has seen it all, survived it all and helped build it all. His expertise has created global admiration and his faith and hard work in esports have played integral roles in building a digital sport for a new digital world” —Jason Lake, founder and CEO of Complexity Gaming