you may know me from my recent interviews (Tasteless, Nerchio, DIMAGA, NonY, Zombiegrub).
This time I had the chance to interview
Leigh "Maynarde" Mandalov, our beloved caster/commentator from Down Under with the impressive voice, passion and dreadlocks! Please Enjoy
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(Copyright as far as I know with Liquipedia)
0:00 – Introduction
1:30 - Beginnings of Casting/Commentating – “Old Boys Club”
3:18 - Maynarde? How do you feel about your Nickname? Ever felt the need to change it?
5:55 - Personal Background - Still working full-time in Software/Defense?
8:45 - Starcraft 2 and eSports (Overwatch etc.) - State of the Industry from your perspective?
12:50 – Microtransactions, Longterm - Sustainability of Starcraft, Power of the Community
0:00 - Starcraft 2 - State of the Game - ImbaToss, Terran too weak, Zerg op?
6:10 - Opinion on Balance, Cyclone, Oracle
10:15 – eSports vs. “Real Work” and “Real Life”
14:45 – Streaming as a Job – “I see myself as an Entrepreneur”
18:00 – The difficulties of negotiating payments for casting/commentating
25:00 – Counting Live-Events since 2013
0:00 - IEM Shanghai - Next event for you?
0:45 - Insights int the State of SEA / Oceania
8:35 – The technical side of casting – focus, voice, not getting exhausted
14:00 - Would you cast other games / sports?
16:20 - Have you, as a prober Australian, ever been bitten by Spiders or Snakes?
19:05 - What place in Australia would you recommend to visit?
21:25 - Shout outs to the community! :-)