'Reflections' with ReDeYe

Episode 23 of 'Reflections' talks commentary and hosting with ESL's ReDeYe.

This article was originally published on GameSpot's sister site onGamers.com, which was dedicated to esports coverage.

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner, famed esports commentator and host, is the star of the 23rd episode of 'Reflections'.

Did ReDeYe always have his famous commentator voice? How has his understanding of pacing and energy changed over the years? Is it true that Riot told him he couldn't be a LoL host due to not being female? How can interviewers and hosts overcome the problem of 'The faceless Korean' in SC2? Will his career in the future see him stop appearing on camera?

Time line of topics discussed:

  • 00:06 Intro
  • 00:17 Who is Redeye most generally?
  • 02:14 Did he always have his commentary voice?
  • 03:35 Redeye the early commentator contrasted to now.
  • 07:18 How would he start now?
  • 11:45 Pacing and energy
  • 15:31 Transitioning to becoming a host.
  • 21:42 Keeping newer casters down.
  • 27:27 The story of Riot not letting Redeye get involved with LoL, due to him not being female.
  • 29:00 esports moving on beyond hiring good looking girls for hosting jobs purely on those merits.
  • 32:37 Has the trend in the industry changed?
  • 35:05 Solving the industry perception of the 'faceless Korean' when it comes to interviews.
  • 41:14 Storylines in SC2
  • 44:14 The winner takes all IEM SC2 tournament idea.
  • 50:45 Diversity in tournaments.
  • 55:00 Will Redeye no longer be in front of the camera as his career progresses?
  • 1:01:00 Giving a sports player or commentator as a reference point for each of the following esports players and casters:
  • 1:01:54 Joe Miller
  • 1:02:25 xPeke (LoL)
  • 1:02:52 djWHEAT
  • 1:03:42 MC (SC2)
  • 1:04:43 Deman
  • 1:05:23 GeT_RiGhT (CS:GO)
  • 1:05:52 Jatt
  • 1:07:09 NaNiwa (SC2)
  • 1:07:50 Artosis
  • 1:09:19 ocelote (LoL)
  • 1:11:00 MonteCristo
  • 1:12:04 Stephano (SC2)
  • 1:13:22 Final words/Outro.
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