Red Bull Premieres eSports Video Series

Red Bull This Is eSports

Red Bull has been a regular eSports sponsor lately but did you know they have their own coverage too? You’ll find Red Bull’s dedicated (although US-centric) page over at this link. Now they’re taking it one step further by running an informative video series, promising to give us a better look at the world of eSports itself.

“This is eSports” is hosted by Dave “Walshy” Wash, a former Halo Major League Gaming professional with multiple accolades to his name. The first episode starts by taking on the competitive world of StarCraft II – it’s pretty good as far as introductions go, but there’s nothing new to glean from it if you’re a gaming veteran yourself. That’s okay, though, since the next episode promises to go behind the doors of Blizzard Entertainment to talk with two men who helped design StarCraft II.

The video is quick to point out that eSports isn’t just about the game and that’s what I’m hoping we get out of this series. There are plenty of videos to watch for a showcase in mind-blowing skill, but a focus on the players, communities and events would be far more fascinating for anyone interested.

Will this contribute to greater awareness for our growing industry, or will it only serve to entertain the gamers? Tell us what you think!

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.