Talking Simulator is a personal project from Jordan Erica WEbber, edited by Dan Parkes, with music from Jazz Mickle and artwork from Emilie Majarian.

Esports with Frankie Ward

Esports with Frankie Ward

Team Liquid at the  Intel Extreme Masters  Chicago 2019

Team Liquid at the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019

The umbrella of “games” contains many categories, and one that Jordan knows very little about is esports. Luckily, esports host Frankie Ward – who you may know as the woman who appeared in a shark costume when she presented the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 – took the time to explain why she loves esports so much, and to answer questions like: 

Why have publishers failed to create brand new esports?

How do these digital sports compare to the more traditional physical ones?

And how does the industry make its money?

(Once you’ve listened to this episode, you may also like to check out Cecilia D'Anastasio’s investigation for Kotaku on whether esports is a bubble ready to burst.)

Elsinore with Katie Chironis

Elsinore with Katie Chironis