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We've released 6 episodes about eSports:

103: eSports revisited

In this episode we revisit the world of eSports, a topic that has been a bit of a recurring theme at Octal FM but we haven't properly revisited for a few years. In particular we discuss:

  • How eSports has grown since we last spoke about it.
  • How it has been affected by COVID-19.
  • What we think is next for the industry.

Sound-byte 051: Valorant 'closed' beta

Sound-bytes are our shorter episodes about what we’ve been up to recently. Jalada has got his hands on the Valorant beta, so gives us his first impressions.

061: Get Pokémon! (Trading Cards)

We're joined by a special guest this episode! Tom last joined us back in Episode 10 to discuss MOBAs. We've talked about competitive Pokémon before too, with Marti Bennett back in episode 21. This time, we turn our attention to the trading card game.

021: A wild Pokémon master appears!

In this episode we are joined by the brilliant Marti Bennett. Marti kindly agreed to tell us all about playing Pok√©mon competitively and recount some of her own stories and experiences of the professional Pok√©mon scene. Follow Marti: Related reading/watching: Intro¬†music: JACKS¬†‚ÄstRunaway Fashion Outro music: GlitchxCity - Champion Cynthia Battle Remix

013: Video games; the new spectator sport?

In this episode we take a deeper look at eSports¬†and how it¬†compares to more traditional sporting events. Intro/outro music: JACKS¬†‚ÄstRunaway Fashion

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