Esports has become a massive part of the gaming landscape, and rAge is becoming the showcase venue - Kwese was on hand with an incredible stage hosting the first ESL Africa tournament (congrats to Energy Esports for a comprehensive CS:Go performance over Bravado gaming
We chatted to two people at rAge who are in different areas of the esports world: first up we chat to Lauren "Pansy" Scott - a professional CS:GO shoutcaster from the UK who has become a full time ESL employee. Lauren was brought to SA by the Kwese, and was gracious enough to spare some time to chat about her origin story, and some advice on managing the expectations of budding shoutcasts.
Then we spoke to Zybrand "Zeylox" Lombaard who manages the CS:GO Rejects team for Veneration Esports. Zybrand has shifted from player to manager, as he realised he couldn't commit to the amount of time required to be a competitive gamer, but still wanted to contribute and be part of the scene.