SA shoutcaster reveals what it’s like to be an esports commentator

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SA shoutcaster reveals what it’s like to be an esports commentator

Sam Wright as stage host for the Nintendo South Africa SuperSmash Golden Series at Comic Con Africa. Picture: Facebook

Video gaming as a career is still far-fetched for many. How much more so, then, for live commentators of gaming?

We all know that many of the job descriptions of tomorrow did not exist just five years ago. But we are almost comfortable with the idea of a solar energy engineer or robot supervisor or body part printer. Now, how about a shoutcaster? That’s someone who provides live commentary of a video game being streamed or displayed live. The name comes from having to shout over the sounds of gunfire, explosions and monsters screaming as they’re being shredded. And, of course, from sheer excitement as the action reaches climactic moments. At the recent rAge gaming expo at the Dome north...


 


 


 

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